David Mamet: A Life in Film

What: The night after the October 12 opening of the Broadway premiere of A Life in the Theatre, David Mamet will make a very rare New York appearance to discuss his career in film. The evening of conversation will be moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz. Mamet has written incisively about the craft, and the business, of filmmaking in books including “Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business” and “On Directing Film.” He is both a brilliant practitioner and sharp observer of the art of filmmaking, and the evening promises to be a memorable look at his artistic process and at the highlights of his film career.

About the Artist: David Mamet may be best known as one of America’s most influential and important contemporary playwrights (“American Buffalo,” “Glengarry Glen Ross”). Yet he has also had a remarkable career in film, as a director and screenwriter. He received Oscar nominations for his screenplays for “The Verdict” and “Wag the Dog,” and he has directed such distinctive films as “House of Games” and “Redbelt.” Several of his plays, including “Glengarry Glen Ross,” have been adapted into films.

When/Where: Wednesday, October 13th, at 7PM at the Tishman Auditorium (66 W. 12 Street, Manhattan) Tickets are $12 for students with valid ID. Order online or call 718.777.6800. When ordering
tickets, students should mention their school name (or include in comments field, if online).

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