The Paley Center's DocFest 2010 will feature the panel "A President To Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy with Robert Drew and Alec Baldwin," Oct. 27 at 6:30 PM. Baldwin will interview Drew about his new documentary on President Kennedy, created from the groundbreaking films he made about Kennedy in the 1960's.
Actors Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Phyllis Somerville and Gabourey Sidibe will discuss "The Big C," the new Showtime series about a woman living with terminal cancer, along with the show's creator and executive producer, Darlene Hunt, and co-executive producers Jenny Bicks and Vivian Cannon. The discussion, which will take place Nov. 1 at 7 PM, will follow a screening of a new episode of the series, which will air on Showtime that night.
"The Crowd Goes Wild: Five Years of Jersey Boys," Nov. 8 at 7 PM, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys and the legacy of the pop group that inspired it, The Four Seasons. Original band members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio and the musical's co-authors, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, will appear in a discussion moderated by "The Late Show with David Letterman" musical director Paul Shaffer and featuring archival performance clips.
Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Alexander will visit The Paley Center Nov. 21 at 3 PM for "A Look Back at 'Playing for Time,'" which will focus on the acclaimed television film about a group of women who performed with an orchestra at Auschwitz in an attempt to avoid death. The film's executive producer, Linda Yellen, will also discuss the film on its 30th anniversary. The film, its writer Arthur Miller, and both Redgrave and Alexander earned Emmy Awards.
"I Like America: Noel Coward in the U.S.A.," Dec. 16 at 6:30 PM, will examine the Master's journey through Broadway and live American television, with clips and live performances from Steve Ross, Simon Jones, Nancy Anderson and Tammy Grimes. The Paley Center is located at 25 West 52nd Street. For more information, visit paleycenter.org.