2020 Cinema Eye Honors Weekend | January 4-6, 2020

Kooyanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi to Receive 2020 Cinema Eye Legacy Award

Reggio’s Debut Masterpiece to Have Special Screening at the Museum of the Moving Image on Saturday, January 4

October 24, 2019 | Los Angeles, California – Cinema Eye Honors that this year’s Legacy Award will be presented to Godfrey Reggio’s poetic nonfiction masterpiece, Koyaanisqatsi. “Few nonfiction features have had the lasting influence of Reggio’s debut film,” said Cinema Eye Founding Director AJ Schnack. “Each element of Koyaanisqatsi: Ron Fricke’s epic cinematography, Philip Glass’ legendary score and Fricke and Alton Walpole’s stunning editing endures and inspires new generations of filmmakers and influences many of the films that are made today. It’s long been our hope to recognize this seminal work and we are thrilled to celebrate it at this year’s Honors.”

Said filmmaker Godfrey Reggio: “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Koyaanisqatsi, for I means we: Philip Glass, Ron Fricke, Alton Walpole, (producer) Mel Lawrence, et al, and the audience that completes this story to behold.”

The Museum of the Moving Image will host a special screening of Koyaanisqatsi followed by a conversation with Godfrey Reggio on Saturday, January 4. The 2020 Cinema Eye Honors will be presented at the 13th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Museum of the Moving Image on Monday, January 6.