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Hollywood's Darkest Moment: "The Front" Screening and Q&A

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 7:00 pm

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and SVA Theatre presents an evening with blacklisted screenwriter Walter Bernstein and a special 40th anniversary screening of The Front.
Join The Academy for an evening dissecting the history of the Hollywood Blacklist, from the perspective of someone who lived through it. Following the screening of his 1976 film The Front, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Original Screenplay, screenwriter Walter Bernstein will sit with Michael Barker (co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics) to discuss the lasting legacy of Hollywood’s darkest moment and reflect on his own experiences during that time.
About the film: Directed and produced by Martin Ritt, The Front tells the story of blacklisted writer Alfred Miller (Michael Murphy), who enlists his bookie friend Howard Prince (Woody Allen) to serve as a front for his scripts for a television series starring Hecky Brown (Zero Mostel) and produced by Phil Sussman (Herschel Bernardi). As Howard becomes famous and falls for script editor Florence Barrett (Andrea Marcovicci), he finds his life complicated by the cutthroat politics of the 1950s.
New 4K DCP restoration provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The Front is rated PG and runs 95 minutes.  Children under the age of 6 may not be admitted.
Doors will open approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event.  Seating is general admission.
Ticket Information
Tickets are only available through Eventbrite by clicking here or on the ticket icon above and will not be on sale at the box office in advance of the event.  Tickets may be available at the door one hour prior to the event, at 6:00PM, depending on availability.
Your Eventbrite ticket — either printed or displayed on your smartphone — is required for entrance.
Please note:  There are no refunds or exchanges. Late seating is at the discretion of management. There is a six ticket limit per person, per purchase. Please note, Q&A participants are subject to change.