Our next installment of the RiverRun Retro series rides into town on Friday, August 17 at Hanesbrands Theatre in the form of Fred Zinnemann’s legendary western High Noon, starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Author Glenn Frankel will join film historian Foster Hirsch to discuss the iconic film classic, with a reception and book signing to immediately follow. An encore screening will take place in Greensboro on Saturday, August 18 at RED Cinemas introduced by Frankel and Hirsch.
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 at the Winston-Salem screening.
RiverRun Retro is sponsored by Nelson Mullins with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Friday August 17, 7:30PM
209 N. Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday August 18, 5:00PM
1305 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27408
Tickets available at RED Cinemas box office