"Living Legends": Three Classic Films, Their Writers, and a Party!
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The last date listed for "Living Legends" Film Screenings was Saturday September 15, 2007 / 11:00am-9:30pm.
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Legendary filmmaker Robert Altman directs an all-star ensemble cast -- including Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones and Woody Harrelson -- in this acclaimed cinematic adaptation of one of public radio's most beloved and longest running hit shows, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. A selection of Altman family home movies will be shown prior to the movie screening, along with insightful commentary by an Altman family member. And, as a special treat, a surprise guest cast member and moderator will take to the Alex Theatre stage for a live Q&A before the screening. Learn More
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It was a wonderful event; first of all just to see the films and then what a golden opportunity to hear these writing legends tell stories about the actual movie and about their experiences. I hope the WGA continues to have the series. I particularly enjoyed see Teacher's Pet with Doris Day & Clark Gable. They don't make talent like that anymore.
Spend the day at the exclusive Writers Guild Theater watching films written by three living screenwriting legends: Fay Kanin (Meet Me in St. Louis), Irving Brecher (Teacher’s Pet), and Millard Kaufman (Bad Day at Black Rock). Q&A with the writer will follow each screening. Ticket price includes all three screenings, PLUS gala catered evening reception with open bar.*
“Meet Me in St Louis,” starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien and Mary Astor, followed by Q&A with writer Irving Brecher
“Teacher’s Pet,” starring Clark Gable and Doris Day, followed by Q&A with writer Fay Kanin
“Bad Day at Black Rock,” starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan and Anne Francis, followed by Q&A with writer Millard Kaufman
About the Ticket Supplier: Writers Guild FoundationOriginally founded in 1966 by James R Webb and a group of other prominent screenwriters, the Writers Guild Foundation has evolved considerably over the last decade. For years its library was its major program, and today its focus is on the two areas of historical preservation and education. Working closely with the Writers Guild of America, west, the Foundation provides a number of services and programs to both working writers and the public.
In recent years the Foundation has developed a broad range of initiatives designed to:
- preserve the history of screenwriting as an artform
-promote writing for film and television as literature in its own right
- collect and preserve the best and most representative film and television writing from each year for present and future generations to study
-provide primary and continuing educational opportunities for professional writers and students
-and raise public consciousness about what writers do and the importance of good writing in the collaborative arts of film and television.