• Los Angeles’s American Cinematheque announced today that it will honor programmer, producer, and indispensable all-around friend to film Tom Luddy with its prestigious Sydney Pollack Award at its annual fundraising gala on March 27. The cofounder and current codirector of the Telluride Film Festival, Luddy has been a major force in nonprofit film exhibition, preservation, and distribution for decades, programming such California venues as Pacific Film Archive (where he was also director from 1975 to 1979), the F. W. Murnau Film Society, and the Telegraph Repertory Cinema, and serving as director of special projects for Francis Ford Coppola’s production company, Zoetrope. The Sidney Pollack Award is an honor given to those whose tireless work in showcasing cinema may have gone under the radar. We salute our friend Tom Luddy, whose other credits include assistant camera work on Chris Marker’s Sans soleil and producing Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.

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  • By Cristopher Howard
    March 22, 2010
    05:36 PM

    Congrats, Tom and thanks for all the great films at Telluride Film Fest. I'm hooked it keeps getting better every year.
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  • By Daniel
    March 23, 2010
    02:42 AM

    A most fitting choice. Congratulations seconded! Tom is one of the most generous friends of film and filmmakers I've ever had the privilege to meet. Cheers!
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