Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

For the past month, I’ve been interning at The Film Society of Lincoln Center.  Most of my energy has been focused on helping them with this year’s Chaplin Award Gala.

Each year, the Film Society honors a person who has made a significant contribution to the film community.  Last year they honored Michael Douglas, and the year before that Tom Hanks.  This year they honored actor/director Sidney Poitier.

Mr. Poitier was recognized for the broad scope of his work, for breaking down color barriers and for the far reach of his personality.  The ramifications of Poitier’s career are evident by simply looking at the celebrities who came out to honor him : Bill Cosby, Ben Kingsley, 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.

Things have settled down a considerable amount in the office, but they are sure to pick up again soon.  The Film Society produces an extremely impressive number of film screening and events.  In June they will be opening a new film center!

Last Wednesday evening they screened ‘The Beaver,’ a new film directed by Jodie Foster.  She was in attendance and did a Q & A after the screening.

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~ by carayeates on May 14, 2011.

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