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Roger Deakins is up for the American Cinematheque Career Achievement Award

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Roger Deakins, a renowned cinematographer known for his work with the Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese and more, will receive a career achievement award at the American Cinematheque’s second annual Tribute to the Crafts.

Deakins earned 15 Oscar nominations and two wins during his long career. Most recently, director of photography Sam Mendes’ latest film “Empire of Light” received BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) nominations. Deakins has also collaborated with filmmakers such as John Seles, Denis Villeneuve and Agnieszka Holland over the years.

American Cinematheque’s invitation-only Tribute to the Crafts is set for February 9 at the Arrow Theater in Santa Monica. The event is co-hosted by American Cinematheque board member, producer Paula Wagner and producer and founder-CEO of The Black List, Franklin Leonard.

On Feb. 8, the American Cinematheque will host a double-feature retrospective of the Deakins-lensed films “Fargo” (1996) and “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001) at the Arrow Theater in Santa Monica. Deakins will participate in a Q&A and sign copies of “Byways,” his first photo book showcasing his personal collection of portraits and landscape photographs.

John Buchan and Jason Knight of “Woman Talking” for casting, Paul Rogers of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for editing, and Alexandre Desplat of “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” for his score.

The American Cinematheque is a member-supported non-profit cultural arts organization created in 1984, focused on creating an engaged film community through immersive film curation, conversation and presentation. The American Cinematheque offers film programming, screenings, panels and special events.

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