THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED PRESENTER LINE UP TO HONOR SIDNEY POITIER
AS RECIPIENT OF THE 38TH ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD
AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED MAY 2ND AT ALICE TULLY HALL
New York, NY (April 13, 2011) -The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the presenter line up for the upcoming 38thAnnual Chaplin Award, being presented to Academy Award-winner Sidney Poitier on the evening of Monday, May 2, 2011 at Alice Tully Hall. The event will be attended by a host of notable guests and celebrities honoring the film legend’s groundbreaking career and will feature film and television clips commemorating his prolific career as both an actor and as a director, culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award.
This year’s line up of presenters include – Ben Kingsley, Bill Cosby, Chris Tucker, Dan Aykroyd, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Lulu, Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Norman Jewison, Quincy Jones, Quentin Tarantino and Ruby Dee.
The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin – who returned to the US from exile to accept the commendation. Other honorees include 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 and most recently, Michael Douglas.
Tickets, benefiting the Film Society of Lincoln Center include admission to the Gala Tribute and post-celebration reception. For additional information, please go to www.filmlinc.com or call the Gala Hotline, 212.875.5685.
PAST FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER GALA TRIBUTE HONOREES
2010 Michael Douglas 1996 Clint Eastwood 1982 Billy Wilder
2009 Tom Hanks 1995 Shirley MacLaine 1981 Barbara Stanwyck
2008 Meryl Streep 1994 Robert Altman 1980 John Huston
2007 Diane Keaton 1993 Jack Lemmon 1979 Bob Hope
2006 Jessica Lange 1992 Gregory Peck 1978 George Cukor
2005 Dustin Hoffman 1991 Audrey Hepburn 1975 Joanne Woodward
2004 Michael Caine 1990 James Stewart & Paul Newman 1974 Alfred Hitchcock
2003 Susan Sarandon 1989 Bette Davis 1973 Fred Astaire
2002 Francis Ford Coppola 1988 Yves Montand 1972 Charles Chaplin
2001 Jane Fonda 1987 Alec Guinness
2000 Al Pacino 1986 Elizabeth Taylor
1999 Mike Nichols 1985 Federico Fellini
1998 Martin Scorsese 1984 Claudette Colbert
1997 Sean Connery 1983 Laurence Olivier
About the Film Society of Lincoln Center
The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new directors, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of film. Advancing this mandate today, the Film Society hosts two distinguished festivals. The New York Film Festival annually premieres films from around the world and has introduced the likes of François Truffaut, R.W. Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese, and Wong Kar-Wai to the United States. New Directors/New Films, co-presented by the Museum of Modern Art, focuses on emerging film talents. Additionally, the Film Society presents a year-round calendar of programming at its Walter Reade Theater and offers insightful film writing to a worldwide audience through Film Comment magazine. The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from 42BELOW, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts, WNET New York Public Media and the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit: www.FilmLinc.com