Video & Photos from Gala Tribute to Richard Peña

Posted by Hannah Lee on 10.12.2012

Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated 25 years of Richard Pena's significant contribution to the New York Film Festival and film culture at large with a special gala tribute on Wednesday. Watch clips from the evening's presentation created by filmmaker Jamie Stuart and check out photos of the emotional farewell event:


The crowd at Alice Tully Hall. Photo: Godlis


Richard Peña and former Executive Director Claudia Bonn. Photo: Godlis


Chairman of the Board Ann Tenenbaum, Peña, and Executive Director Rose Kuo. Photo: Godlis


Fill the Void director Rama Burshtein and Peña. Photo: Godlis


Peña with wife Karen Soren and children Ari, Lita and Maya. Photo: Godlis


Peña and board member Irwin Young. Photo: Godlis


Former NYFF selection committee member Phillip Lopate and guest. Photo: Godlis

Peña and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Marcy Bloom. Photo: Godlis


Columbia Film School chair Ira Deutchman and guest. Photo: Godlis


Former Executive Director Joanne Koch and former NYFF selection committee member Wendy Keys. Photo: Godlis


Filmmaker Noah Baumbach and incoming Program Director Robert Koehler. Photo: Godlis


Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker, Peña and Soren.


Inside Alice Tully Hall. Photo: Primavera


Gala tribute dinner. Photo: Primavera


George Munroe and Elinor Bunin Munroe. Photo: Godlis


Eddie Muentes and Denis Bernardo. Photo: Godlis


Gala tribute dinner. Photo: Godlis


Barker with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Joseph Cedar, Charles Ferguson, Burshtein and Dror Moreh. Photo: Godlis


Film Comment editor Gavin Smith. Photo: Olga Bas


Koch on stage. Photo: Phillip May


Peña receives an extended standing ovation from the crowd. Photo: Phillip May


Peña and Moore discuss cinema, the influence of NYFF and Peña's career. Photo: Phillip May

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