The American Society of Cinematographers

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Mario Tosi, ASC Honored by FLIFF

September 10, 2009
Over the years, FLIFF has had the distinction of honoring many filmmakers such as directors Martin Scorsese, Lord Richard Attenborough, Norman Jewison, Peter Bogdanovich, John Schlesinger, Robert Wise, Arthur Hiller, John Frankenheimer... and actors Vincent Price, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Matt Damon, Eva Maie Saint, Gena Rowlands, Nick Nolte... just to mention a few. However, we have been deficient in one important area... cinematographers. We will begin righting that wrong with our Tribute to Mario Tosi.

Mr. Tosi has shot over 23 films including Hearts of the West (Jeff bridges, Blythe Danner, Andy Griffith), Carrie (Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie), MacArthur (Gregory Peck), The Betsy (Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones), The Main Event (Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal), The Stunt Man (Peter O'Toole), Resurrection (Ellen Burstyn), Whose Life is it Anyway (Richard Dreyfus, John Cassavettes) among others.

From September - mid Ocober, FLIFF and Cinema Paradiso will play tribute to Mr Tosi with free member screenings ($5 non-members).