American historical period drama
7:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020
Classic Film Series
Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
Free and open to the public. See map
(United States, 2018, 98 minutes, color) Directed by Michael Mayer.
This adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic features an all-star cast including Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Moss and many others.
Director Michael Mayer, who will appear at the Albany Film Festival on Saturday, March 28, at the University at Albany, won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for "Spring Awakening," which also won the award for Best Musical.
After directing on- and off-Broadway for more than 15 years, Mayer made his feature film directorial debut with A Home at the End of the World, starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright Penn, in 2004. He went on to make the family film Flicka (2006), an adaptation of the story My Friend Flicka.
About The Classic Film Series
The NYS Writers Institute’s Classic Film Series, presented with support from Marc Guggenheim, UAlbany Class of ‘92, features screenings of domestic and international films of distinction and film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters.
The series has included rare films culled from archives and private collections, pre-release screenings from major studios, contemporary international offerings, as well as classics made in the U.S. The Institute will launch the Albany Film Festival in March 2020.
Some of the filmmakers and screenwriters who have visited the Institute have included Hal Ashby, Hector Babenco, Costa-Gavras, Tomas Gutierrez-Alea, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, Neil Jordan, Spike Lee, Albert Mayseles, Gordon Parks, Sr., Raoul Peck, D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus, Bob Rafelson, Phil Alden Robinson, Wallace Shawn, Ron Shelton, Christine Vachon, Agnes Varda, and Robert Wise, and Doug Wright.