The Harry Dean Stanton Award

Vidiots Foundation’s annual tribute to an iconic member of the film community whose body of work has helped define American cinema is named for the Award’s first recipient, actor Harry Dean Stanton. Mr. Stanton was honored on October, 23, 2016 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles with an evening of music, film, and tribute from Kris Kristofferson, Anjelica Huston, David Lynch, Danny Huston, Rebecca De Mornay, Father John Misty, Karen O, John C. Reilly, Jakob Dylan, Griffin Dunne, Inara George, Harper Simon, and many more.

The show was produced by Vidiots Foundation, Harper Simon, Leslie Wilson, Logan Sparks, Sophie Huber, and Laila Nabulsi to benefit Vidiots.

The show’s epic House Band was led by Harper Simon, and included acclaimed musicians Carla Azar, Paz Lenchantin, Benji Lysaght, and Will Canzoneri.

The show was shot and edited by Vidiots friend and supporter Garrett Sutton. Photography was provided by Liz Bretz, Matt Petit/Image Group L.A., and Autre Magazine.

Artwork was created by Midnight Marauder, and by Ben Stoddard, both Vidiots friends and supporters.

Watch the show HERE.

Future recipients of the Award will reflect Vidiots’ eclectic, idiosyncratic, and invaluable contribution to film history.

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