Dec. 5, 2001

American Cinematheque Presents...

Lee Strasberg 100th Anniversary Tribute

 

 

Tickets available 30 days in advance.

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Arguably the greatest American acting teacher of the 20th century, Austrian-born Lee Strasberg (1901 – 1982) was co-founder of the legendary Group Theatre in New York in the 1930’s, and the artistic director and guiding light of the Actors Studio from 1947 until his death. His list of students includes such names as Robert DeNiro, Anne Bancroft, Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Dustin Hoffman, Joanne Woodward, Al Pacino, Julie Harris, Montgomery Clift and (perhaps most famously) Marilyn Monroe.

Please join us in saluting this legendary acting teacher and performer, at a screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER Part II (starring Strasberg and several of his most famous students), followed by a Q&A with Strasberg’s widow Anna, actor Martin Landau, actresses Lesley Ann Warren & Sally Kirkland and others!

 

Wednesday December 5 – 7:00 PM

Anna Strasberg, Lesley Ann Warren, Sally Kirkland and Martin Landau in-person!!

THE GODFATHER Part II, 1974, Paramount, 200 min. Francis Ford Coppola’s near-perfect sequel to the original GODFATHER follows Mob chieftain Al Pacino as he ruthlessly consolidates power in the Las Vegas gambling world of the late 1950’s, while simultaneously flashing back to father Robert DeNiro’s brutal induction into the Mafia in 1900’s Sicily and New York. Lee Strasberg’s brilliantly understated film acting debut in his Academy Award-nominated performance as Jewish crime boss Hyman Roth, was one of his rare film appearances in an astounding internationally renowned career as an acting teacher, director, producer, actor, lecturer, writer and mentor, spanning more than 70 years. Discussion following with Anna Strasberg, Lesley Ann Warren, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau and other guests.