AFI & SKIRBALL invite YOU to meet some of today’s most influential
How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers
Appearing this month:
Writer/director/actor JON FAVREAU live!!
Join us as pop-culture icon and multi-talented JON FAVREAU (Swingers, Elf, Made, TV’s Friend’s) present the film that has most inspired his career, STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
Q&A WITH JON FAVREAU BEFORE THE SCREENING
JON FAVREAU screens STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
Starring Buster Keaton
DIRECTOR: Charles F. Riesner SCREENWRITER: Carl Harbaugh from his story.
CAST Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Tom Lewis, Marion Byron
Featuring LIVE music accompaniment…A treat for all your senses!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2 PM
at the Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049 • (310) 440-4500 • www.skirball.org
A beautiful Sunday afternoon drive—take Mulholland Drive. It’s breathtaking and so simple!
$10 General • $8 AFI, Skirball, and Cinema’s Legacy Members* • $6 Students. Advance tickets recommended: Available in advance via TicketWeb at (866) 468-3399 or www.ticketweb.com. Tickets also available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
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For more about the Cinema’s Legacy series, visit www.afi.com.
ABOUT JON FAVREAU:
Jon Favreau is a true multi-hyphenate. After establishing himself as an actor and writer of considerable talent with the acclaimed hipster comedy Swingers, he has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects. Favreau made his feature film directorial debut in 2001with Made, for which he also wrote the script and starred in opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean “Puffy” Combs. He also directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit Elf starring Will Ferrell, and the critically praised sci-fi family adventure Zathura starring Tim Robbins. He is also well-known as a guest star in numerous episodes on TV’s Friends. Favreau is now preparing to direct Marvel’s Iron Man, set to begin filming in January 2007.
ABOUT STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. stars the brilliant physical comedian Buster Keaton as the long-lost cosmopolitan son of a steamboat captain who, upon their reunion, tries to groom his son for the boat business. The plot thickens when Jr. falls for the daughter of a rival boat captain, his father is jailed, and a nasty storm looms. The last of nine independent feature films starring Keaton, Steamboat Bill, Jr. is also one of the last great silent comedies (Black & white, silent, 1928, 71 minutes)
ABOUT CINEMA'S LEGACY:
Inspired by a simple question—“What filmmaker has most inspired you?”—Cinema’s Legacy is an ongoing monthly series of conversations where contemporary filmmakers screen work they credit with encouraging and shaping their art and discuss firsthand the films and filmmakers that have influenced their careers. Presented by the American Film Institute and the Skirball Cultural Center, this acclaimed series has featured numerous notable filmmakers including Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Andy Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mira Nair, Rob Reiner, Jim Sheridan, Tom Tykwer, and Wim Wenders. Additional information about the series is available at www.afi.com.
Official Website: http://www.skirball.org
Added by Damon on August 17, 2006