Here' a cool little gem for those of you in LA on August 26th--Chris Carter of X-files fame is going to be doing a love Q/A at Skirbal theater, and presenting the movie that inspired him to be a filmmaker and has influenced him, the classic Great Expectations. Here is the official info:
AFI & SKIRBALL invite YOU to meet some of today’s most important
Appearing this month (TUESDAY, August 26, 7:30 PM):
(director of the upcoming feature The X-Files: I Want To Believe )
Creator of the Golden Globe and Peabody-winning mega-franchise THE X-FILES, Chris Carter became a household name along with the unforgettable Sculley and Mulder as portrayed by Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Carter graces the Skirball stage with his presentation of the Oscar-winning 1946 classic GREAT EXPECTATIONS, directed by David Lean, generally acknowledged as one of the greatest translations of literature to film of all time.
Q&A with Chris Carter to precede the screening.
Chris Carter screens GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Directed by David Lean
Starring John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Marita Hunt, Bernard Miles, Alec Guiness.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 7:30 PM*
at the Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049 • (310) 440-4500 • www.skirball.org
*cash wine & beer bar and healthy concessions at 7 PM. Event starts at 7:30
Avoid the traffic—take Mulholland Drive. It’s breathtaking and so simple!
$10 General • $8 AFI, Skirball, and Cinema’s Legacy Members* • $6 Students. Advance tickets available on site at the Skirball, online at www.skirball.org, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX. Tickets also available at the door the evening of the program, subject to availability.
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For more about the Cinema’s Legacy series, visit www.afi.com.
ABOUT CHRIS CARTER:
Chris Carter is director/writer/producer of the current X-FILES feature film, I WANT TO BELIEVE. Carter got his start in the entertainment business in 1985 when Jeffrey Katzenberg, then chairman of Walt Disney Studio Entertainment, read one of Carter’s screenplays and signed him to a development deal. Carter went on to develop projects for Twentieth Century Fox, where, in 1993, he created THE X-FILES. THE X-FILES was the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1995 and 1997, Emmy-nominated three times for Best Drama, and winner of a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Chris’s production company -- Ten Thirteen Productions -- has been responsible for 201 episodes of THE X-FILES, 67 episodes of MILLENNIUM, 9 episodes of HARSH REALM, 13 episodes of THE LONE GUNMAN, and the original X-FILES feature film, FIGHT THE FUTURE.
ABOUT GREAT EXPECTATIONS:
One of the great translations of literature into film, David Lean's Great Expectations brings Charles Dickens's masterpiece to robust onscreen life. Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, and Estella populate Lean’s magnificent tapestry, beautifully photographed by Guy Green and designed by John Bryan.
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 most recent guests Oliver Stone, Dennis Hopper, Jon Favreau, Forest Whitaker, and John Landis. Additional information about the series is available at www.afi.com.