April 15th, 2009

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Looks like I will be speaking at the American Cinematheque's tribute to Ann Savage, taking place this coming Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

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Originally I kind of demurred, feeling like I never really knew her, but I've been asked to speak specifically on her career post-DETOUR, and that's certainly something I can do (mainly it gives me an excuse to praise RENEGADE GIRL again!). The tribute will include screenings of the astonishing MY WINNIPEG, and an interesting little noir thriller Ann made at Columbia, PASSPORT TO SUEZ, in which Ann gets to play the conflicted femme fatale. Most amazingly, admission is free! I know very few of you have seen the brilliant MY WINNIPEG, so if you're in L.A. - here's your chance, and it won't cost you anything except the gas to get there.