RiverRun International Film Festival welcomes Peter Ford, son of actors Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell, for a book signing at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro on February 19 and an on-stage discussion about growing up in Hollywood and his parents’ careers and film screening at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem on February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
The SECCA evening includes a screening of his dad’s iconic western, 3:10 to Yuma, described by Bosley Crowther in The New York Times as “a good Western film, loaded with suspenseful situations and dusty atmosphere.” Leonard Maltin characterized the film as “gripping every step of the way.” The story revolves around a rancher trying to bring an outlaw to the train that will deliver him to prison, a seemingly simple mission which turns into a psychologically complex game that will test each man. Van Heflin plays the rancher and Glenn Ford, in a magnificent performance against type, plays the outlaw.
The evening will also include a reception and book signing with books available for purchase from Bookmarks. Peter Ford’s book, Glenn Ford: A Life, was a critical and commercial success and remains one of the all-time bestsellers of the University of Wisconsin Press, a noted publisher of film books.
RiverRun Retro is sponsored by Nelson Mullins and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hospitality sponsors include the Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown Winston-Salem, McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks, Hoots Beer and Mooney’s Mediterranean Café.
Book signing of Glenn Ford: A Life
February 19 at 7:30 PM
304 South Elm Street
Greensboro NC 27401
RiverRun Retro at SECCA
February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
750 Marguerite Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
$15 at secca.org or at door
$10 student tickets available at door with valid ID