NATAS Screening: "I AM" + Q&A with Director Tom Shadyac
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences & Paladin Films invite you and a guest to a preview screening of "I AM" and Q&A wih Director Tom Shadyac.
Tuesday, March 1st
AMC Metreon - San Francisco
A FILM BY TOM SHADYAC
OPENS SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 4
Written & Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Running Time: 76 minutes
Admission: NATAS & SFFS Members + 1 Guest. Guests must be accompanied by members.
I AM, a prismatic and probing exploration of our world, what's wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better, represents Tom Shadyac's first foray into non-fiction following a career as one of Hollywood's leading comedy practitioners, with such successful titles as "Ace Ventura," "Liar Liar," and "Bruce Almighty" to his credit. I AM recounts what happened to the filmmaker after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged a changed man. Disillusioned with life on the A-list, he sold his house, moved to a mobile home community, and decided to start life anew.
Armed with nothing but his innate curiosity and a camera crew, Shadyac embarks upon a journey to discover how he as an individual, and we as a race, can improve the way we live. Appearing on-screen as character, commentator, guide, and even, at times, guinea pig, Shadyac meets with a variety of thinkers and doers--remarkable men and women from the worlds of science, philosophy, and faith--including such luminaries as David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch. An irrepressible Everyman who asks many questions but offers no easy answers, he takes the audience to places it has never been before, and presents even familiar phenomena in completely new and different ways.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is the premier and most recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television.
The Academy awards the EMMY®, the most prestigious, peer-judged honor in television for outstanding creative achievement. Its International Council gives EMMY's® for foreign television.
Membership Info: http://emmysf.tv/membership.html
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