Video & Photos from Gala Tribute to Richard Peña

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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