41st Chaplin Award Gala: Rob Reiner

April 28, 2014, 7:00pm
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center 

Join us as we salute the acclaimed director of some of the most popular and
influential motion pictures of the past few decades, Mr. Rob Reiner.

Award presented by cinema legend, and 1998 Chaplin Award recipient,
Martin Scorsese

Scheduled to Appear:
Billy Crystal          Michael Douglas
Michael McKean          Robin Wright
James Caan          Meg Ryan

The event will celebrate the range of Reiner’s work from the pure comedy of This Is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride to the intense drama of Stand by Me, the romantic comedy of When Harry Met Sally…, as well as his extensive on-screen work highlighted with the role of Michael “Meathead” Stivic in the landmark television series All in the Family.

The annual Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s major fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work in education, artist development, and cross-cultural film outreach.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents the prestigious New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and annual programs including Dance on Camera, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Latinbeat, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, NewFest, and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

In addition to these programs, the Film Society operates the Walter Reade Theater, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and publishes the nation’s most respected journal on cinema, Film Comment.

Chaplin Award
This celebration of Mr. Reiner is the continuation of a 41-year tradition at the Film Society that honors a distinguished film artist whose body of work and lifetime of achievements represent a significant contribution to the art of film.

Past honorees include luminaries such as Meryl Streep, Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, and of course, the iconic Charlie Chaplin. See the complete list.