Free tickets for this advance screening with director David Mamet attending for a Q&A afterwards are no longer available! RSVP's are closed!
David Mamet directs Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, from his own screenplay, in this HBO film about the murder trial of one of the most influential and important record producers of the last century. Take a look at the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwwHwpd62eg) and see if you want to come along. If you don't already have a ticket, you'll have to wait in the standby line.
There is no dinner planned before the movie because we should all be in line no later than 6:45. I will be at Ray's and Stark Bar (http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=133) for drinks at 6 PM, though, expecting to get in line at 6:30, if anyone wants to join me.
The HBO Films production Phil Spector (2013) brings David Mamet and Al Pacino together again. Pacino’s performance as avatar of aggression salesman Ricky Roma in Mamet’s film adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross garnered him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination. In Phil Spector, Mamet brings his talents as writer and director to HBO for the first time; in this production, he turns his eye to the story of the hugely successful—and equally reclusive—record producer during his trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. Attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Helen Mirren) takes over Spector’s defense mid-trial, which led to her infamous closing statement in the case. Right and wrong—and how those qualities figure in the eye of the beholder—are often central to Mamet’s work and is also a key theme in Phil Spector as Baden is caught in the midst of the maelstrom.