BFI homages Weinsteins
by Annika Pham
- Miramax founders made Honorary Fellows
As part of its landmark 50th anniversary celebrations, the National Film Theatre is organising a Gala on 20 October during which the co-founders of Miramax, brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein will receive a BFI – British Film Institute Fellowship for their outstanding contribution to film and television culture.
Past recipients of this prestigious awards include Robert Altman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gérard Depardieu and Clint Eastwood.
October will see the beginning of a month-long celebration at the London-based National Film Theatre with a full programme that includes opportunities to hear and talk to personalities from the world of culture like writer John Le Carré, Oscar winning musician Elmer Bernstein (The Man with the Golden Arm), composer Michael Nyman (The Piano) and British film directors Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar) and Mike Leigh (All or Nothing).
The South Bank of the river Thames has been home to the National Film Theatre since 1957 while the institution was actually founded five years before, in 1952, during the Festival of Britain celebrations. It started life as one of the world’s most important film libraries and gradually developed. It will host the 2002 Regus London Film Festival from 6-21 November.
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