2010 Special Awards


Best Film Series

Decadent Shadows ~ The Cinema of Weimar Germany (HFA)

A John Ford Retrospective, parts I – III (HFA)

Nicholas Ray: Hollywood’s Last Romantic (HFA)

Spanning Bridges: A Jeff Bridges Retrospective (Somerville Theatre)

Sternberg Before Dietrich (HFA)


Best Rediscoveries

Burn! (Queimada!) (ArtsEmerson)

The Complete Metropolis (Coolidge Corner)

The Heartbreak Kid (The Comic Vision of Elaine May, HFA)

House (Hausu) (Brattle)

L’Enfer: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (Brattle)


Special Commendations

To Frederick Wiseman, Cambridge’s ground-breaking documentary filmmaker, who, after 43 years and 39 films, is still turning out complex, multi-layered and highly original examinations of institutions and environments.

To Saul Levine, for his single-minded devotion to bring experimental, underground, and avant-garde cinema to the Boston public through his many decades of programming the  Massart Film Society.

To Rebecca Meyers, the director of film programs for ArtsEmerson, who has broadened  Boston  moviegoers¹  options  with  her ambitious programming of independent,  repertory and foreign films  in Emerson¹s new Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.