Lisa Cholodenko to be Honored at the 2015 Legacy Awards

October 28, 2015

On November 5, Lisa Cholodenko (‘97) will receive the Visionary Award at the 2015 Legacy Awards, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, the world’s largest LGBT film archive. The Legacy Project, a partnership between Outfest and the UCLA Film and Television Archive, is dedicated to preserving LGBT moving-image media that might otherwise be lost to neglect or deterioration.

Cholodenko is being honored for her body of work, which includes such feature films as High ArtLaurel Canyon and The Kids Are All Right, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, which recently swept the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. “When Lisa Cholodenko burst onto the independent film scene with ‘High Art,’ we were thrilled by her commitment to depicting a lesbian relationship with such unwavering veracity,” Outfest Executive Director Christopher Racster said in a statement. “However, it was ‘The Kids Are All Right’ that made the biggest impact, showing the world that LGBT parenting is just as joyful, complicated and challenging as straight parenting.”

Tom Hanks will also be honored at the gala for his work in Philadelphia.