The 3rd Annual Lumière Celebration
A Benefit for the Philadelphia Film Society
December 20, 2018
Join the Philadelphia Film Society for the 3rd annual presentation of the Lumière Award. The Lumière Award, named in honor of the first filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière, is given to those who have demonstrated a passion for the furtherance of filmmaking as a vital artform and growing industry in Philadelphia. Past recipients include Director M. Night Shyamalan and Actor Bruce Willis.
This year, it is our pleasure to present the Lumière Award to the Academy Award® winner and Philadelphia native
to honor his contribution to the legacy of filmmakers hailing from the City of Brotherly Love. With a career spanning over two decades, McKay has proven to be a comedic icon, having founded the Upright Citizens Brigade and racked up writing, producing and directing credits including Saturday Night Live, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. In more recent years, McKay has shown his incredible talent in the dramatic world with The Big Short, for which he won a Best Screenplay Oscar®, HBO’s Succession, and his newest film, Vice.
Thursday, December 20
Philadelphia Film Center
5:00 PM | VICE Chairman’s Reception
5:30 PM | Lumière Reception
7:00 PM | Award Presentation & Exclusive Screening of Vice
About the Film
VICE explores the story of Dick Cheney (CHRISTIAN BALE), a bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Directed and written by Adam McKay, VICE Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe and Jesse Plemons.
Lumière Package (GA) | $125
Includes elegant hor d’oeuvres and signature drinks at the Lumière Reception, the Lumière Award Presentation, and the exclusive screening of Vice.
Red Carpet Package (VIP) | $175
Includes the VICE Chairman’s Reception, the Lumière Reception, Lumière Award Presentation and the exclusive screening of Vice.
About the VICE Chairman’s Reception
New this year! Step to the front of the line and behind the scenes for the “VICE Chairman’s Reception,” where, in honor of our awardee and his new film, VICE, the Film Society’s VICE Chairman, Betsy Filton, will host an exclusive champagne reception as we toast to Adam and kick off the evening’s festivities. You’ll be there when Adam arrives and see him walk the red carpet and field questions from the media. And that’s not all, before joining the main event it’s your turn to walk the red carpet as our photographer takes a commemorative photo — which we’ll frame and send to you following the event.