Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright honored at MOMA

Antonio Saillant · March 23, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/187b

Antonio Saillant and Chris Meloni Co-Hosted a Celebration in honor of Director Ted Kotcheff at MOMA

Antonio Saillant and Chris Meloni Co-Hosted a Celebration in honor of Director Ted Kotcheff at MOMA. (New York, NY, March 24, 2011)—Actor, Producer and owner of Angel Light Pictures, Antonio Saillant, co-hosted the surprise 80th birthday festivities for executive producer of "Law & Order: SVU,"  Ted Kotcheff with Chris Meloni.  The Sunday, March 20, event, was also hosted by his wife, Laifun,   screened his 1971 Australian film, "Wake in Fright," which debuted 40 years ago at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, "Wake in Fright" was declared a "Cannes Classic" (and was screened again as part of that year's retrospective program). It's one of only two movies to hold this "Cannes Classic" distinction.  After the screening Kotcheff held a Q &A much to the delight of the audience.  Also joining the celebration  and the party afterwards held at Bice (East 54th) were actors Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Brian Dennehy and Michael Talbott (First Blood) and many other close friends and family of the honoree.

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