New York, New York (January 4, 2011): Golden Globe nominee Paul Giamatti sits down with CEO of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk for a special preview Spotlight Initiative screening of Barney’s Version followed by a Q & A. The event hosted by The Learning Annex takes place on January 10th at 6:30 pm in New York City (AMC Kips Bay Theatre, 570 2nd Avenue).
Based of Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel, Barney’s Version is the warm, wise, and witty story of Barney Panofsky, (Paul Giamatti), a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional, the film spans four decades and two continents, of Barney’s colorful life. The reason that Barney must tell his story now — or, at least his version of it — is that his sworn enemy has just published a tell-all book that dredges up the more compromising chapters of Barney’s past.
Barney’s Version features Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman, and Dustin Hoffman, and is directed by Richard J. Lewis and produced by Robert Lantos.
Barney’s Version opens in New York (Lincoln Plaza, Union Square) and Los Angeles (Landmark, Arclight Hollywood) on January 14th.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION AND THE SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE
The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actors Dana Delany and Tim Daly serve as the organization’s Co-Presidents.
The Spotlight Initiative was launched in 2008 by The Creative Coalition to support independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world.
*** THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT. ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED***
Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition