Media Legacy Award: Kenneth Turan

Media Legacy Award: Kenneth Turan

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Kenneth Turan continues to shape the landscape of the film industry and how audiences connect with films that are both impactful and entertaining. As the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio's Morning Edition, his honest and forthright reviews have changed the lives and careers of thousands of artists. His passion for great cinema is infectious, and his voracious readership looks for his guidance in the search for sophisticated entertainment.

Join Mr. Turan for this insightful conversation, when we will screen the outstanding Fruitvale Station, which he describes as "an incendiary portrait of a life cut short...Director Ryan Coogler, in his debut, skillfully balances hope and despair as he explores the true tale of police shooting victim Oscar Grant." Fruitvale Station won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance, as well as the Un Certain Regard Prize of the Future at Cannes.