On Dec. 9, the 92nd Street Y's "Reel Pieces" program culminates with an appearance by Broadway star and Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Walken.
Immediately following a screening of the chilling '80s thriller, "At Close Range," which starred Walken, the actor will be interviewed on stage by Dr. Annette Insdorf, director of film studies at Columbia University. A question and answer period with the audience follows the interview.
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 recently starred Off Broadway in The Dead. That show will soon reopen on Broadway.
The screening interview and questions will 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