Affleck to present Damon's Cinematheque Award
Tom Luddy also to be honoredBen Affleck will present the 24th American Cinematheque Award to Matt Damon, with whom he wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Good Will Hunting," at the Cinematheque's tribute to Damon on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
As part of the evening, Tom Luddy, co-founder and co-director of the Telluride Film Festival, will be honored with the second annual Sydney Pollack Award, presented by Rick Nicita, Cinematheque board of directors chairman. The award honors an individual who has been of critical importance and continuing influence in non-profit film exhibition, film preservation and/or independent film distribution.
Also participating in the tribute are Damon's colleagues Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Charlize Theron and Robin Williams. George Clooney and Ben Stiller will appear in individual, pre-taped comedy sketches, while President Clinton will narrate a piece about Damon's humanitarian efforts.
ABC will broadcast the tribute at a date to be announced.