Aug. 8, 2006
By popular demand, a second screening of "The Fountainhead" has been added on August 13 at 5:45 PM, immediately following the first screening and Q & A. RSVP's are being accepted for the second screening only. Please call 818-762-9995. Please note that an RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Seating is first come, first served. Our original press release follows below.
The Ayn Rand Institute
Irvine, CA—The Art Directors Film Society will offer a free screening of the 1949 Warner Bros. classic "The Fountainhead" in tribute to its production designer, Academy AwardŽ winner Edward Carrere.
The screening will take place on August 13 at 2:30 PM (doors open at 2:00 PM) at the Directors Guild Theater 2, 7920 W. Sunset Blvd., and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A about the film and Carrere.
Panelists will include Jeff Britting, manager of the Ayn Rand Archives at the Ayn Rand Institute and associate producer of the feature documentary "Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life," and James Sanders, architect, filmmaker and author of Celluloid Skyline: New York and The Movies. The panel will be moderated by John Muto, screenwriter, production designer and founder of the Art Directors Film Society.
As Jeff Britting explains, "The Fountainhead" has a profound theme of universal appeal, and "should be watched by anyone who battles against conformity and who fights to keep their work intact--a theme of concern in any profession, but especially so in today's Hollywood. The Fountainhead's story--and the back story of the film's production--vividly captures the importance of individual integrity."
Ayn Rand fans and movie enthusiasts should not miss this opportunity, explains Britting: "This screening of 'The Fountainhead' features a rare print of the film struck from the original negative, courtesy of the Library of Congress. The black-and-white cinematography of one of the finest extant prints will dramatically highlight Edward Carrere's sweeping production design."
Britting is currently writing a full-length book on the production history and cultural impact of the film version of Ayn Rand's classic novel.
RSVPs are required and are accepted at the Film Society's co-sponsor Below-the-Line Web site at www.btlnews.com/screenings or through the ADG at 818-762-9995. RSVPs will not guarantee seating; priority will be given to those who arrive first.
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