Cinema Eye Announces American Movie As 2016 Legacy Award

Cinema Eye, the nonfiction film organization that organizes and presents the annual Cinema Eye Honors, has announced that the 2016 Legacy Award will be presented to Chris Smith’s beloved 1999 documentary, American Movie, the unforgettable story of a filmmaker pursuing his passion project.

Director Chris Smith will accept the award on behalf of the film at the Cinema Eye Honors Lunch, to be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Manhattan.

In addition, Cinema Eye announced today that acclaimed filmmaker and burgeoning comedian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself) will serve as host and master of ceremonies for the 2016 Cinema Eye Honors, to be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.


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