Why Acting Matters: An Evening with David Thomson
March 11 only
The author of more than twenty books including biographies of David O. Selznick, Orson Welles, and his indispensible, New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Mr. Thomson comes to us on the eve of the publication of his latest work, Why Acting Matters, wherein he considers acting’s place on stage and screen and in everyday life.
Schedule:Wednesday, March 11
6:00pm: BOOK SIGNING RECEPTION ($15)
7:00pm: David Thomson Discussion & Film ($10)
9:40pm: David Thomson Q&A
To be published February 17 by Yale University Press, Why Acting Matters probes deeply into this most elusive of subjects, examining the allure of the performing arts for both artist and audience while addressing the many paradoxes inherent in acting itself. Tonight Mr. Thomson will discuss among other things, EXACTLY why acting matters and why he has chosen to show you THE MISSOURI BREAKS before introducing Arthur Penn’s 1976 film starring Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest & Harry Dean Stanton, to be projected on 35mm.
After the film, Mr. Thomson will take questions from the audience. Of course copies of the hotly anticipated book, Why Acting Matters, will be available for purchase, and David Thomson will be there in person to sign those books at a Beer & Wine reception for the author at 6:00pm.
Film: THE MISSOURI BREAKS
Directed by Arthur Penn. Written by Thomas McGuane & (uncredited) Robert Towne. With Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest & Harry Dean Stanton. 1976. 35mm. 126 mins.
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