MoMA’s Second Annual Film Benefit
Honors Innovative Filmmaker Tim Burton
Burton’s visionary filmmaking is the subject of the major MoMA exhibition Tim Burton (November 22, 2009 – April 26, 2010), which will trace the current of Burton’s visual imagination, from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature work in film.
Included will be 700 examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, and an extensive film series spanning Burton’s 27-year career.
The event will raise funds to ensure that great works of cinema continue to join the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
In addition to a cocktail reception and dinner, the evening will include a special presentation recognizing Burton as a groundbreaking director.