25 New Faces of Indie Film: "Shepard and Dark"
Monday, December 17, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
IFP & Filmmaker Magazine
A 25 New Faces Special Screening Series
"Shepard and Dark"
DECEMBER 17th, 2012
ONE SHOW ONLY
TUESDAY DECEMBER 17th, 2012
7:30PM DOORS OPEN/ 8:00PM SHOW
Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and, despite leading very different lives, have remained close friends ever since. Shepard became a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright (Buried Child) and an Academy Award®–nominated actor (The Right Stuff), while Dark was a homebody with a penchant for letter writing and photography, supporting himself with odd jobs — from dogcatcher to deli worker. Through the decades, they stayed bonded by family ties. Dark married an older woman named Scarlett; Shepard married her daughter. The two couples lived together for years until Shepard broke away for a relationship with Jessica Lange in 1982, leaving Johnny to help raise Shepard’s first son. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters.