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iW NEWS | Gothams To Honor Van Sant

iW NEWS | Gothams To Honor Van Sant

IFP announced today that director Gus Van Sant will be presented with a Gotham Awards Tribute at the 18th Annual Gotham Awards on Tuesday, December 2nd in New York. This year, Van Sant has directed the highly anticipated film “Milk,” about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in the United States. The film will be released by Focus Features in select cities on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 and then expand in December. In recognition of Van Sant’s “fearlessness in using film to explore LGBT issues,” IFP also announced a new initiative aimed at “inspiring the next generation of LGBT filmmakers.” IFP is teaming with the The Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School in New York City. IFP is donating 45 video cameras to the school. [Peter Knegt]

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