MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE SALUTES ANNETTE BENING
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 583 Park
New York, New York, November 6, 2017—Annette Bening will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 31 th annual Salute on December 13, 2017 at 583 Park Ave. in New York. The news was announced today by Michael Barker and Ivan L. Lustig, Co- Chairmen of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.
Barker stated, “On screen, stage, and television, Annette Bening is one of America’s finest living actresses. From her Broadway debut in Tina Howe’s Coastal Disturbances to her emotionally complex performance last year in 20th Century Women and now as movie star Gloria Grahame in the upcoming Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool , her stunning range as an actress has always been staggering and uncompromising. We at the Museum of the Moving Image have wanted to honor her for some time but there is no question in our minds that this is so obviously her moment.”
The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, and an award presentation, featuring clips from Bening’s career introduced by her friends and colleagues.
Lustig stated, “The Salute will help support the Museum’s education and community engagement programs, which serve youth and adults, and children and their families, most of whom are residents of the most ethnically diverse region in the world, Queens.”
Bening joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the Museum’s Salute. Past honorees include Warren Beatty, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Julianne Moore, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Jimmy Stewart.
Annette Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. She was last seen in A24’s 20 th Century Women directed by Mike Mills, for which she received her eighth Golden Globe nomination, as well as Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply . Upcoming for Bening is Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool with Jamie Bell; Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull, opposite Saoirse Ronan; Dan Fogelman’s drama Life, Itself with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson, and Antonio Banderas; and Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut Georgetown , opposite Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave.
Bening has appeared in over 35 feature films, including Danny Collins , The Search , The Face of Love , Ruby Sparks , Girl Most Likely , Ginger & Rosa , The Kids Are Alright , Mother and Child , Being Julia , American Beauty , In Dreams , The Siege , The American President , Mars Attacks! , Richard III , Love Affair , Bugsy , Regarding Henry , The Grifters , Guilty by Suspicion , Valmont , Postcards from the Edge , and The Great Outdoors . Bening also recently appeared in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for television.
In addition to her screen honors, Bening received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for her role in Coastal Disturbances . She was last seen on stage in Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear . Additional theater credits include Ruth Draper Monologues at Geffen Playhouse, Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard at Mark Taper Forum, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads at Tiffany Theater, Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler at Geffen Playhouse, and Medea at UCLA.
Museum of the Moving Image (movingimage.us) advances the understanding, enjoyment,
and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital
media. In its stunning facility—acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design—the
Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs
featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education
programs. The Museum also houses a significant and comprehensive collection of
moving-image artifacts. For more information, visit movingimage.us.
Individual tickets start at $1,500 for the Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Annette
Bening. For more information, contact Event Associates at 212 245 6570.
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