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Film Society to Honor Martin Scorsese

Film Society to Honor Martin Scorsese

by indieWIRE

The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City has chosen director
Martin Scorsese as the subject of its annual Gala Tribute, May 4, 1998. The
Film Society, which also runs the New York Film Festival and
Film Comment Magazine, has honored 24 other film artists; including Alfred
Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Federico Fellini, Shirley MacLaine and Clint
Eastwood. Martin Scorsese’s relationship with The Film Society dates back
to 1973 when “Mean Streets” was picked up for distribution after a New York
Film Festival screening.

Stated Roy L. Furman, Chairman of the Film Society of Lincoln Center:
“Scorsese truly has a passion for films: making them — brilliantly,
dynamically, exhilaratingly — but also showing them, reviving them,
preserving and restoring them, and by all means talking about them,
inspiring archivists and scholars and tirelessly proselytizing to audiences
to take the precious legacy of our 20th century art form to heart. Martin
Scorsese is a pioneer, a true champion of films old and new, and in every
sense a filmmaker of vision. We are proud to salute him as our 25th

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