The American Society of Cinematographers

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10th Annual Lake Arrowhead Film Festival

April 1, 2009

Friday, April 3rd from 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Gala Awards Dinner
Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC will be honored at this year's Gala Awards Dinner at the 10th Annual Lake Arrowhead Film Festival.  Held in the Ballroom of the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Resort, dinner will be served as guests join in celebrating the remarkable talents of industry professionals.  This is the event no one wants to miss, and will be hosted by actor Vincent Spano.  Tickets are $125, and the dress is cocktail attire.

Saturday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. — No Subtitles Necessary Screening
No Subtitles Necessary follows the lives of renowned cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond from escaping the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary to present day. As film students in Hungary, they shot footage of the Russian invasion of Budapest and subsequently volunteered to smuggle it out of the country. Barely escaping with their lives, they fled to America and settled in Hollywood, eventually saving enough money to buy their own 16mm camera to begin shooting movies.

Both rose to prominence in the late 60's and 70's having shot films such as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Deliverance, Paper Moon and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. During that time, working with directors including Robert Altman, Bob Rafelson, Peter Bogdanovich, and Martin Scorsese, they helped define a new American film aesthetic, and pioneered innovative, fearless ways to tell stories.

This is the story of a 50 year journey, an intimate portrait of two giants of modern image making and their deep bond of brotherhood that transcended every imaginable boundary.

Sunday, April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. — Filmmaker Awards Luncheon

Filmmakers and industry veterans will be honored as the 10th Annual Lake Arrowhead Film Festival comes to its dramatic conclusion at the Awards Luncheon held in the Ballroom. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the filmmakers who have truly achieved award-winning excellence in the work presented before the festival's attendees.  This luncheon promises to be a memorable occasion filled with the celebration of the art of filmmaking and will be hosted by actor Christopher McDonald.  The ticket price for the luncheon is $50, and the attire is casual