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Moore set to receive IFP kudo

Leigh, Cheadle, Talbot also to be feted

NEW YORK — “Fahrenheit 9/11” helmer Michael Moore has been tapped to receive the filmmaker award at the IFP/New York’s 14th annual Gotham Awards Wednesday at Tribeca’s Chelsea Piers.

Moore joins Mike Leigh, Don Cheadle, Dan Talbot and the team behind Focus Features’ “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” to round out the list of those receiving achievement awards at this year’s event.

Kudocast, slated to air live on cable net IFC, has this year recast itself as an awards season gala rather than the fall event that used to coincide with the annual IFP Market. For the first time at the Gothams, pics will compete in best film and docu categories.

“Fahrenheit” is nominated in the docu derby.

“We always wanted to pay tribute to Michael’s work,” said IFP/New York exec director Michelle Byrd. “Dating back to 1989, with ‘Roger & Me,’ his career has been a series of seminal moments, and his influence and passion have had a worldwide impact.”

Bob Balaban is skedded to serve as Gothams emcee, with helmer John Cameron Mitchell hosting a red carpet show and DJ Grandmaster Flash providing tunes throughout.

Presenters expected to make the scene include Kevin Bacon, Thomas Haden Church, Willem Dafoe, Mos Def, Jonathan Demme, Ethan Hawke, Anthony Mackie, Virginia Madsen, David O. Russell and Kyra Sedgwick.

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