Elmer Bernstein received the King Vidor Memorial Award for lifetime achievement at a black-tie gala ceremony Sunday, October 27th, 2002 at the historic Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo. As part of the evening’s festivities, a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” followed the award presentation.
The festival, headed by Mary Harris, also presented a recently-restored “Sweet Smell of Success” and “The Magnificent Seven” as part of its regular festival programming. James C. Katz, film producer and one of the world’s leading film restorers, presented the award to Elmer Bernstein.
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