The life and work of the late Spalding Gray will be celebrated in a big way this week at IFC Center (323 6th Av.) in Manhattan from December 8 - 10th, 2010 . Wednesday night will begin the tribute, which leads up to the Friday’s release of Steven Soderbergh’s new documentary on Gray And Everything is Going Fine. There will be guests galore.
Wednesday, December 8, 7:30pm the program screens the filmed version of the Tony Award-winning production of Our Town (1989, Kirk Browning), a long-running Broadway hit staging of Thornton Wilder’s iconic American play, directed by Gregory Mosher and starring Spalding Gray, with support from Eric Stoltz and Penelope Ann Miller.
Mosher will be in attendance to discuss the film, along with Kathie Russo (Gray’s widow and producer of And Everything is Going Fine) and Amy Hobby (producer of And Everything is Going Fine).
Thursday, December 9, 7:30pm, the tribute screens two rare films. First, Thomas Schlamme’s 1988 Terrors of Pleasure, a 60-minute monologue written and performed by Gray.
Next is A Life in Progress, 1985, directed by Robbie Henson, a 30-minute portrait of the artist. Additionally, this night will feature a trailer for Joe Berlinger’s and Bruce Sinofsky’s Brother’s Keeper which features a monologue performed by Gray. Berlinger, in person, will discuss his work with Gray, along with returns from Russo and Hobby.
Look for Soderbergh to make an appearance during the premiere week of his And Everything is Going Fine. The only one who won’t be there, sadly, is Spalding Gray himself.
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