Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Oscar-nominee Margaret Avery to attend screening of 'The Color Purple'

I'm hosting another screening at the Robinson Film Center. This Sunday, we'll take a look at "The Color Purple" for our monthly Scene Screened series.

Margaret Avery, who earned an Oscar nominee for her work in the Steven Spielberg-directed drama, will answer our questions during a post-screening Q&A!

The screening begins at 4 p.m. Sunday (July 6). (RFC is projecting the flick digitally this time, so no film breaks!)

Tickets are $25 and go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow (July 2) to film center members and 1 p.m. to the general public. To get 'em, call Kim Sizemore at (318) 459-4124.

Avery is in town rehearsing for "The Member of the Wedding," a theater production by River City Repertory Theatre. The show runs July 16-20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

In speaking with River City Rep's Patric McWilliams, he said the screening offers his organization a chance to partner with a local arts organization and build audiences.

Many of you will know Avery from her work on the locally made movie, "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins." While filming that movie here, she attended a River City Rep production of "The Glass Menagerie," where she met Patric and eventually got cast in "The Member of the Wedding."

Come down to the screening Sunday. It should be fun.

PHOTO: Margaret Avery sits down for an interview Monday regarding "The Member of the Wedding." (Douglas Collier/The Times)

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