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ACTOR AND DIRECTOR JOHN TURTURRO WILL DISCUSS HIS RECENT FILM ILLUMINATA AND PERFORM IN "AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING" ON SATURDAY, APRIL 15<

Emily Darrow
914-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
04-05-2000

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Actor and director John Turturro will appear at two events on Saturday, April 15, sponsored by the Italian Studies and the Film and Electronic Arts Programs at Bard College. At 12:00 noon at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, New York, Turturro will discuss and screen his recent film Illuminata, and at 6:30 p.m. at Olin Hall, Bard College, he will appear with Katherine Borowitz for "An Evening of Storytelling." Both events are free and open to the public.

Illuminata is an acclaimed independent film, written and directed by Turturro, which paints a poetic and uproarious portrait of popular theater at the turn of the century in New York City. Among others, it features John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Christopher Walken, Susan Sarandon, Ben Gazzara, and Beverly D'Angelo.

"An Evening of Storytelling," with John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz, is a program of dramatic readings from the works of Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and John Fante. Turturro and Borowitz chose these readings to reflect the richness of the human condition in all its whimsical imaginings, curiosities, and vivid memories.

John Turturro is an acclaimed actor, writer, and director. He has performed in more than forty films and theater productions, including starring roles in Quiz Show, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, The Truce, and Do The Right Thing, among others. In addition to Illuminata, he wrote, directed, and acted in Mac, inspired by the life of his father.

Katherine Borowitz has appeared in numerous plays, movies, and television shows, including Off-Broadway productions of The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui and Lennon; the films Illuminata, Mac, Men of Respect, The World According to Garp, and Just Like in the Movies; television episodes of Law and Order and Miami Vice, and starring roles in Paddy Chayevsky's Mother for the BBC and Seize the Day for American Playhouse.

Both events have been made possible with a grant from the Sons of Italy Foundation. For further information, call 914-758-6822.

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