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A Tribute to Leonard Schrader

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May 15th and 16th

A Tribute to Leonard Schrader

The screenwriter Leonard Schrader, who passed away in late 2006, wrote screenplays in both Japanese and English and his love for and immersion in the culture of Japan resulted in Mishima, an audacious and ravishing film co-written with and directed by his brother Paul. A year later, Leonard's powerful adaptation of Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman earned Schrader, director Hector Babenco, and producer David Weisman Oscar nominations. In addition to teaching and writing, Schrader was a passionate collector of vintage lobby cards, leaving behind a personal collection of over 8,000 original cards, many from rare silent films.


Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 pm

A Tribute to Leonard Schrader
In addition to teaching and writing, Leonard Schrader was a passionate collector of vintage lobby cards, leaving behind a personal collection of over 8,000 original cards, many from rare silent films. Tonight, David Weisman hosts a tribute to Schrader that will include guest speakers, an audio visual presentation of selected lobby cards.

Free admission



Thursday, May 15th at 9:00 pm

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN 1985/color/118 min.
Scr: Leonard Schrader; dir: Hector Babenco; w/ William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

For his performance as a Latin American homosexual sharing a cell with a macho revolutionary, William Hurt took home the Best Actor award.

Free admission



Friday, May 16th at 7:30 pm

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985/b&w and color/120 min.
Scr: Leonard Schrader, Paul Schrader; dir: Paul Schrader; w/ Ken Ogata

This unique portrait of the controversial, self-styled samurai of postwar Japanese literature applies different styles and moods to depict both the worlds of his novels as well as the torments of his private life. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, the film features a score by Philip Glass.



 

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