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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 115-11
April 9, 2011

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE DEATH OF FILM DIRECTOR SIDNEY LUMET

Mayor Announces Lumet to Receive "Made in NY" Lifetime Achievement Award June 6

"Today we lost one of the great chroniclers of our City, a prolific filmmaker who embraced New York as his home. Sidney Lumet will be remembered for his ability to draw great performances out of his actors, his technical talents as a filmmaker, and his zeal for the arts. I was lucky enough to know Sidney - we spoke just last week. I let him know that we intend to honor him this June with the "Made in NY" Lifetime Achievement Award. Sidney will now receive the award posthumously and I will ask his daughter Jenny, also in the movie business, to accept it on his behalf. He touched countless lives through his work, including mine - 12 Angry Men is one of my favorite films - and I know his friends and family will miss him dearly. May god bless his memory."







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