‘War Room’ doc wins Legacy Award

Cinema Eye taps Bill Clinton feature for honor

The Cinema Eye has tapped Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker’s 1993 documentary “The War Room” as the recipient of its 2013 Legacy Award.

The movie, a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, and the filmmakers will be feted at the 6th annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony on Jan. 9 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.

A screening of the film and a discussion with key members of the filmmaking team will be held the following night at the museum.

Previous Legacy awards went to Ross McElwee’s “Sherman’s March,” the Maysles Brothers’ “Grey Gardens” and Frederick Wiseman’s “Titicut Follies.”

The Hot Docs Film Fesitval will partner with Cinema Eye to present the award and will host a screening of “The War Room” in Toronto during festival, which takes plac April 25 – May 5.

The creative team on “The War Room” includes producers R.J. Cutler, Wendy Ettinger and Fraser Pennebaker; co-cinematographers Nick Doob and Kevin Rafferty and co-editor Erez Laufer.

“The War Room” was the name for Clinton’s campaign center in Little Rock, Ark. Pennebaker and Hegedus managed to secure partial access and shot nearly 35 hours of footage with a focus on James Carville and George Stephanopoulos.

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