The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Rob Reiner will be honored at the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala. Celebrating Reiner’s mold-breaking body of work, the event will be held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 28th, 2014.
Reiner has a track record of taking film in new directions. Look no further than his preeminant works: “This Is Spinal Tap,” “The Princess Bride,” “Stand By Me,” and “When Harry Met Sally.” Reiner, it seems, has very nearly mastered the strange alchemy of making ‘cult classics.’
While his directorial body of work speaks for itself, Reiner has applied his talents in other fields as well. At the event, a host of notable guests will honor Reiner’s achievements as a producer, an actor, and a political activist.
The Film Society’s board has expressed excitement over honoring the artist’s ever-growing legacy. According to Ann Tenenbaum, the Board’s Chairman, Reiner “has brought some of the most enduring and entertaining films of recent history to the screen, from iconic cult-classic comedies to powerful dramas that together illustrate an amazing range and body of work. As a director, actor, and producer, we welcome him to the list of these master multi-hypanates who have been prior recipients of the Chaplin Award Tribute.”
The Annual Gala began in 1972 and commemorated Charlie Chaplin’s return to the US after a lengthy period of exile. Reiner will join the ranks of an impressive list of icons. To name a few: Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, and, last year, Barbra Streisand.
Tickets, benefiting the Film Society of Lincoln Center include admission to the Gala Tribute and post-celebration reception. For more information, visit their website.