Joe Papp in Five Acts – Screening/Q&A with Mike Wallace, Pulitizer Prize-winning
screening followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Tracie Holder & Karen Thorsen,
& Mike Wallace, the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Gotham
Tuesday, December 11th, 6:30 PM
The Graduate Center / 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street, NYC
Elebash Recital Hall
seating is limited and first come first served. (no tickets or RSVP required)
Directed by Tracie Holder, Karen Thorsen
with MERYL STREEP, JAMES EARL JONES, KEVIN KLINE, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, MARTIN SHEEN, OLYMPIA DUKAKIS, MANDY PATINKIN, NTOZAKE SHANGE and other greats of the stage and screen.
Joe Papp in Five Acts (84 mins; 2012) is the story of New York’s indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts who introduced interracial casting to the American stage, brought us free Shakespeare in the Park, Hair, and A Chorus Line, and nurtured many of our greatest playwrights, directors, and actors. Using his life and work as its prism, the film explores the issues he chose to champion: freedom of expression; democracy in the arts; and the definition of American culture.