THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER TO PRESENT
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
ON MAY 5
INCLUDES A SCREENING OF AN ARCHIVAL PRINT OF WOODY ALLEN’S ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
FOLLOWED BY A CONVERSATION WITH TONY-WINNING DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER SUSAN STROMAN AND PRODUCERS LETTY ARONSON AND JULIAN SCHLOSSBERG
New York, New York (April 11, 2014) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced today a one-night-only event, From Screen to Stage: Bullets Over Broadway, on Monday, May 5 at 6:30PM. The evening will include a screening of an archival print of Woody Allen’s rollicking Oscar®-winning jazz-age ensemble comedy Bullets Over Broadway, followed by a conversation with five-time Tony winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman and lead producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg. The event celebrates the April opening of Bullets over Broadway: The Musical, starring Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, at the St. James Theatre.
The May 5 conversation will be moderated by Kent Jones, the Director of the New York Film Festival, and will address the creative process of turning a movie into a musical, touching on the pleasures as well as the pitfalls of this particular transformation, including plenty of backstage stories. Following the discussion, the audience is invited to a reception in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery. Print is courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A special thank you to Theatre Communications Group for hosting this evening and Roy Furman.
Allen’s 1994 Bullets Over Broadway marks the first-ever Centerpiece selection of the New York Film Festival and is a tale of life in the theater during the very Roaring Twenties, populated with gangsters, showgirls, and other colorful personalities. Along with Dianne Wiest (who won the Oscar® in 1995 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role), as a diva who devours all in her path, and John Cusack, as an idealistic playwright, Jim Broadbent, Harvey Fierstein, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Reiner, Jennifer Tilly, and Tracey Ullman make up the outstanding ensemble cast that helped the film become a classic. The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards® in 1995, including Best Director for Woody Allen, Best Original Screenplay for Allen and Douglas McGrath, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Chazz Palminteri, and two Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominations for Dianne Wiest and Jennifer Tilly.
The screening will take place on Monday, May 5 at 6:30PM at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street. Tickets are on sale today, Thursday, April 10. Admission is $13; $9 for students and seniors (62+); and $8 for Film Society members. Visit FilmLinc.com for more information.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, The Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award. The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the Kobal Collection, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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