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The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking is proud to announce that Ross McElwee’s 1986 classic SHERMAN’S MARCH has been named as the first recipient of the Cinema Eye Legacy Award.  The award will be presented at the 2010 Cinema Eye Honors in New York City on Friday, January 15 at TheTimesCenter with McElwee scheduled to attend and accept the award on behalf of the film.

The Legacy Award is given to a film that embodies the Cinema Eye mission statement of recognizing and honoring exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film as well as being a film that has inspired a new generation of filmmakers to create art in the nonfiction realm.

In presenting SHERMAN’S MARCH with the Legacy Award, the Cinema Eye Honors recognize the film’s distinctive place in the history of American nonfiction filmmaking and the lasting influence of McElwee’s singular, first-person epic on a host of filmmakers who have chronicled their own stories.

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