With three screening/discussions remaining on the 92nd St Y's "Reel Pieces" schedule, there have been some changes made in the program.
Dr. Annette Insdorf, director of film studies at Columbia University, will introduce the following films and then interview the artists on stage. A question and answer period with the audience follows each interview.
On Dec. 2, Milos Forman will be the guest artist, replacing Christopher Walken whose appearance has been moved to Dec. 9. Forman will preview the hotly anticipated film, "Man on the Moon," based on the life of the late comedian Andy Kaufman.
Dec. 6 still marks the screening of the 1996 film “Bastard Out of Carolina” with Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston. Now a director herself, Huston is the daughter of legendary director John Huston. Her film credits as an actress include “The Dead,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and the upcoming “Agnes Browne,” her directorial debut.
The 92nd Street Y notes the substitution of Dec. 6 for an earlier show originally advertised for Nov. 11 that has been canceled. Patrons with Nov. 11 tickets will be honored on Dec. 6 when that program takes place at Caspary Auditorium, Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue. Next on the schedule is Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Walken, who will be at the 92nd St. Y on Dec. 9, a week later than originally announced, to screen an as-yet-to-be named film.
Walken's prolific career began on the New York stage in 1959 with J.B. His appeared in his first musical in 1963 with Best Foot Forward (Clarence Derwent Award) and was later seen in The Rose Tatoo, Uncle Vanya, House of Blue Leaves and Kid Champion (Obie Award), among others. Now a pop icon, Walken's film credits include “Pulp Fiction,” “King of New York,” “Biloxi Blues,” “At Close Range,” “Pennies From Heaven” and “The Deer Hunter” (Oscar for Best Supporting Actor). He is currently starring Off-Broadway in The Dead.
Patrons should note that Angelica Huston's appearance takes place at Rockefeller University, while all other programs in the "Reel Series" take place at the 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Tickets are $20. For tickets call Y-Charge at (212) 996 1100.
-- By Murdoch McBride