Robert Redford accepting the 42nd Chaplin Award. Photo by Godlis.
The star-studded evening kicked off with a hilarious speech by Jane Fonda, who received the Chaplin Award in 2001 and starred alongside Redford in The Chase (1966), Barefoot in the Park (1967), and The Electric Horseman (1979). After that, we heard from writer-director J.C. Chandor, whose 2013 film All Is Lost was an official selection at the 51st New York Film Festival and starred Redford (and Redford only) as a man lost at sea. The final speaker, Barbra Streisand, was another Chaplin Award recipient, back in 2013, and offered heartfelt praise for her The Way We Were (1973) co-star before finally bringing him out on stage to accept the award.
The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s major fundraising event, helping to support our ongoing work in education, artist development, and cross-cultural film outreach. Past recipients include Sidney Poitier, Meryl Streep, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, and, of course, Chaplin himself.
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