The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking has announced that it will be awarding its first ever Cinema Eye Legacy Award to Ross McElwee's "Sherman's March (1986). The award will be presented at the 2010 Cinema Eye Honors Ceremony, Friday, January 15 at the Times Center. McElwee will be on hand to accept his award.
According to a statement from Cinema Eye, "The Legacy Award is given to a film that embodies the Cinema Eye mission statement of recognizing and honoring exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film as well as being a film that has inspired a new generation of filmmakers to create art in the nonfiction realm. In presenting "Sherman's March" with the Legacy Award, the Cinema Eye Honors recognize the film’s distinctive place in the history of American nonfiction filmmaking and the lasting influence of McElwee’s singular, first-person epic on a host of filmmakers who have chronicled their own stories.