High Noon

Discussion, Screening & Book-Signing

RiverRun Retro will show the classic western “High Noon” at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem, with a reception and book signing to immediately follow the screening.  Author Glenn Frankel will join film historian Foster Hirsch to discuss the iconic film classic starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Glenn Frankel is an author, academic and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He worked for many years for The Washington Post, where he was bureau chief in Southern Africa, Jerusalem and London and editor of The Washington Post Sunday Magazine.  His latest book is “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.”

Accolades for the book include inclusion on The Los Angeles Times’ 17 best non-fiction books of the year and The Washington Post’s 50 notable works of non-fiction.  Foster Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College and author of 16 books on film and theatre including “Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen” and “Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would be King.”  Upon the film’s release in 1952, Variety noted, “The mood of the citizens, of Gary Cooper the marshal, and his bride (Grace Kelly), a Quaker who is against all violence, is aptly captured by Fred Zinnemann’s direction and the graphic lensing of Floyd Crosby, which perfectly pictures the heat and dust of the sun-baked locale.”

Bookmarks will offer copies of Frankel’s book for sale and signing after the film.

Tickets $12 (including taxes & fees)

Friday August 17, 7:30PM

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209 Spruce Street

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