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Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Honoring

Morgan Freeman

With Presenters
Robert De Niro Matthew Broderick
Danny Glover Helen Mirren
Jerry Schatzberg
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Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event to honor the film career of the extraordinary Academy Award-winning actor.

The evening will celebrate the remarkable talent of an actor who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film history and applaud his enduring commitment to cinema. The event will be attended by a host of notable guests and will include movie and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award.

Tribute Chair: Bernard L. Schwartz
Gala Chairs: Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee; Susan and John Hess
Vice Chairs: Elissa and Edgar Cullman; Hearst Corporation; Victoria and S.I. Newhouse, Jr.; Natasha and Dirk Ziff

Support for the 43rd Chaplin Award Gala is generously provided by Major Sponsors Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hennessy Paradis Imperial.

 

The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema.

Event Details

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Chaplin Award Tribute to Morgan Freeman

The tribute will feature film clips and speeches by many acclaimed actors, directors, and colleagues, culminating with the Award presentation.

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Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner, which will take place on the Promenade at the David H. Koch Theater, offers guests the opportunity to dine with many notable attendees in a more intimate environment.

Tickets

Gala Dinner + Tribute Tickets

The Gala Dinner, which will take place on the Promenade at the David H. Koch Theater, offers the opportunity to dine with many notable attendees, while also securing premium seating at the Gala Tribute. To learn more and purchase these tickets, contact [email protected] or call 212-875-5076.

Tribute-Only Tickets

Tribute-Only tickets include a seat at the highly-anticipated Chaplin Award Tribute at 7:00 p.m., and range in price from $50 – $500.

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Please be advised that tickets will sell-out quickly.

About the Film Society
& the Chaplin Award

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s preeminent film presentation organization, was founded in 1969 to celebrate international cinema, to recognize and support new filmmakers, and to provide a year-round home for the global film community.

The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. The Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, Barbra Streisand and, last year, Robert Redford. See the full list here.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can secure premium seating at the Chaplin Award Gala tribute by purchasing the Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets which included premium seating at the tribute and the Gala Dinner.

Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets are on sale now. These tickets may be purchased by contacting us at [email protected] or (212) 875-5685.

The evening’s festivities will begin with the Gala Tribute program at 7:00 p.m. For those attendees who purchase Gala Dinner + Tribute tickets, a special dinner will take follow the Tribute at 9:00pm.

The evening’s attire is cocktail.

Tribute-only tickets range in price from $100 - $500.

For Gala Dinner + Tribute tickets, the face value of each ticket less $300 is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual circumstance with regard to tax deductibility.

Tribute-only tickets will be available for pick-up at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office. When ordering online, you may also select Print At Home tickets. Gala Dinner + Tribute tickets will be available for pick-up at the VIP desk in the Sunken Plaza in front of Alice Tully Hall the night of the gala, unless previous arrangements have been made via the Gala RSVP line ([email protected] or 212.875.5076).

If you have additional questions about the Gala, please contact us at (212) 875-5076 or [email protected].