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Friday, January 30 • 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Salute to Preston Sturges: 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' with guests Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer, moderated by Noah Cowan (SOLD OUT)

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Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was an American playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker who was considered by many to be the father of the screwball comedy. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "The Great McGinty" and went on to write and direct comedy classics including "Sullivan's Travels," "The Lady Eve," "The Palm Beach Story," "Hail the Conquering Hero," "Unfaithfully Yours," and the film that will be screened at this salute, the uproarious 1944 film "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek." One of the highlights of Sturges's work is his use of an unofficial ensemble 'stock company' of the greatest comedic character actors and actresses of the era. There is a parallel in the work of special guests Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, who are key members of a modern 'company' of performers who have created amazing ensemble comedies starting with "This Is Spinal Tap" and leading up through "Best In Show," "Teddy Bears' Picnic," "Family Tree" and "A Mighty Wind." They'll present the film live in-person, moderated by Noah Cowan (executive director of the San Francisco Film Society). Co-presented by San Francisco Film Society  $25 All Ages

Performers
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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest directed and starred in "Waiting For Guffman," "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," all of which he wrote with Eugene Levy. He also directed and starred in "This Is Spinal Tap," which he wrote with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner. He received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of "Best in Show" and an Emmy for "The Lily Tomlin Special." Most recently, he co-created and directed HBO’s... Read More →
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Harry Shearer

Actor…author…director…comedian…musician…philosopher…political satirist…record-company owner…and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask "The Simpsons"), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man. | | For the past two decades he has enjoyed enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to... Read More →
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Michael McKean

Recent New York theatre includes "The Band Wagon," "All The Way," "Gore Vidal’s The Best Man," "King Lear," "Our Town," "Superior Donuts," "The Homecoming," "The Pajama Game," "A Second Hand Memory," "Hairspray." | | Elsewhere: "All The Way," Cambridge MA; "Yes, Prime Minister," Randy Newman’s "Harps and Angels," Los Angeles; "On the Razzle," Williamstown; "Love Song," West End. | | Film: "This is Spinal Tap," "Clue," "Best in... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103