DALLAS, OCT 25, 2010: The DALLAS Film Society has announced they will honor screen legend, Robert Duvall at their inaugural fall fundraising event The Art of Filmon November 19, 2010, at the Hall of State, Fair Park.
Oscar-winner Duvall will be presented with the DALLAS Star Award during an evening that will celebrate the achievements of his career. The following day, the DALLAS Film Society will screen a retrospective of three of Duvall’s most famous films. The Art of Film, sponsored by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, is a rare opportunity for 400 film lovers to gather at an elegant dinner and be a part of an intimate conversation with Duvall and renowned film critic, Elvis Mitchell.
“With an illustrious career spanning 50 years, Robert Duvall is one of Hollywood’s elite and we are thrilled that we will have the opportunity to honor him at The Art of Film,” said Tanya Foster, President and CEO of the DALLAS Film Society. “Dallas is a city that embraces the arts and reveres great actors. This is a historic event for the DALLAS Film Society as we give Dallas the chance to pay tribute to a true movie star, outside of the Film Festival mold.”
The DALLAS Film Society honors individuals who have made important contributions to modern cinema and the advancement of the art of film. Duvall joins a list of luminaries who have received the stunning Steuben Crystal DALLAS Star Award, courtesy of Neiman Marcus. Previous recipients have included, amongst others, Frank Darabont, Lauren Bacall, Sydney Pollack, Charlize Theron, John Lee Hancock, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola, Amber Heard, Marvin Hamlisch and Robert Towne.
Five-time Academy Award nominee, actor-writer-director Duvall has a body of work that few can equal. His performances in To Kill A Mockingbird, Tomorrow, Godfather I and II, Network, Apocalypse Now, The Great Santini, Lonesome Dove, The Apostleand his Academy Award-winning role in Tender Mercies are ranked as some of the finest acting ever to be put on film.
The Art of Film will help raise funds to support the DALLAS Film Society’s year-round education and community outreach programs.
“We hold this inaugural event very close to our hearts as film is an art form that deserves to be cherished by all ages,” said Lynn and Allan McBee, 2010 Co-Chairmen of The Art of Film. “The Film Society’s educational programs are one of the vital components of their mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers. ThroughThe Art of Film, we can help raise money and awareness to support this most worthwhile goal. We expect The Art of Film to become one of the most sought-after events on the fall social calendar.”
Individual tickets from $250 are available for purchase, and underwriting opportunities are available from $2,500-$25,000. Contact Charla Masarik at email@example.com or call 214.720.0555 for more information.
ABOUT THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY
The DALLAS Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the DALLAS Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival is a presentation of the DALLAS Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city.
Save the dates for the 2011 DALLAS International Film Festival (March 31-April 10, 2011).
For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit dallasfilm.org. The offices of the DALLAS Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.
ABOUT THE ARTHUR E. BENJAMIN FOUNDATION
The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization created to assist the building and growth of other foundations through leadership, management, marketing, and public relations. Established by Delray Beach business leader and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin, the Foundation’s core focus is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and animals, support young adults through educational efforts, and aid women in breast cancer recovery. For more information, please visit www.arthurebenjamin.com.