American Cinematheque
to Honor Tom Luddy

Mar 22, 2010

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.