MoMA Film Benefit 2020 to Honor George Clooney

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MoMA George Clooney
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One of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world is the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, which is going to honor George Clooney at the Film Benefit this year. It is going to be a virtual event on December 7th this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Chanel presents the 2020 event. 

There is an emergency initiative that has been launched by a group of grantmakers from the arts field, by lending a hand financially to the artists nationwide who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

With this initiative, it will benefit both Artist Relief as well as MoMA, and for the first time ever supporters have been given an option of buying a $25 ticket directly for the Artist Relief.

The schedule for the program will start with George Clooney’s work as an actor and also feature a surprise musical performance. There will be the eight-time Academy Award nominee — chosen in various categories than anyone else in the history of Oscar and is going to be seen in the Netflix film “The Midnight Sky,” which is planned to be released in December. 

George Clooney’s eight films have been included in the MoMA’s film collection which are 

  • Out of Sight in 1998
  • Three Kings in 1999
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000
  • Spy Kids in 2001
  • Intolerable Cruelty in 2003
  • Good Night, and Good Luck in 2005
  • Syriana in 2005
  • The Good German in 2006

Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, said that the vast contribution done by George Clooney as an actor, producer as well as a director has made a huge impact and also shows his deep dedication towards social justice and also towards humanitarian aid all over the globe.