Annie Baker Will Discuss The Origins of Pulitzer Prize-Winning The Flick

News   Annie Baker Will Discuss The Origins of Pulitzer Prize-Winning The Flick Award-winning playwright Annie Baker will be featured at the IFC Center Dec. 4 at 7 PM in a discussion about a film that helped inspire one of her own plays.

IFC will screen Ingmar Bergman's film "Fanny and Alexander," which Baker said helped inspire her Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick, in 35mm. Baker will discuss the film's impact on her own life and writing and will sign copies of The Flick.

The Flick was described during its 2013 Off-Broadway world-premiere engagement at Playwrights Horizons as such: "In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world."

Read about the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama here. 

Baker's play inspired off stage drama last spring when Playwrights Horizons subscribers criticized the play's length, prompting the Off-Broadway company's artistic director Tim Sanford to respond.

Read: Power of the Pause in Annie Baker's The Flick Inspires a Letter From Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director. The Flick will receive a New York remounting at the Barrow Street Theatre, according to the New York Times.

Baker is also the playwright of Circle Mirror Transformation, Body Awareness, The Aliens and an adaptation of Uncle Vanya for Soho Rep.

The IFC Center is located at 323 Sixth Ave. at West Third St. Visit ifccenter.com for more information.

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