Film Independent Live Read New York, NYC

Affair: Film Independent Live Read New York

When: Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: The Times Center, NYC

Deets: Film Independent announced that Olivia Wilde (Vinyl, Meadowland) will be the Guest Director for the Film Independent Live Read New York, presented by Film Independent and The New York Times. Wilde will direct the Live Read of Hannah and Her Sisters at the TheTimesCenter on Friday, May 13. A second Live Read will take place on Friday, October 14. In Live Read tradition, talent will be announced in the days leading up to the performance via Twitter @filmindependent.

“I've had the great privilege of watching Olivia Wilde bring so many great performances to life at the Live Read, from The Big Lebowski to Shampoo to Boogie Nights,” said series creator Jason Reitman. “She understands not only the characters but the inner workings of these screenplays like few actors I've worked with. Can't wait to see what she does in her directorial debut of Hannah and Her Sisters.”

Past Live Read Guest Directors have included Laurence Fishburne, Seth Rogen, Quentin Tarantino and Paul and Chris Weitz, among others. Hannah and Her Sisterswas released theatrically in 1986 and was written and directed by Woody Allen. Elvis Mitchell is the Film Independent Curator.

"I'm a huge fan of what Elvis and Jason have done with the Live Read in L.A.,” said Olivia Wilde. “I look forward to bringing the concept to New York and inviting our incredible community of actors to participate in the fun."

Film Independent has presented Live Read to its audiences since October 2011 as a part of Film Independent at LACMA and at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA. Each exclusive, one-night-only performance brings together a cast of high-profile actors for unrehearsed, live on-stage readings of celebrated screenplays. Past screenplays include American Beauty, American Pie, Boogie Nights, Dazed and Confused, The Empire Strikes Back, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glengary Glen Ross, The Hateful Eight, His Girl Friday, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction and most recently Stand by Me. As performances are not recorded or broadcast, only the audiences at the live performances are able to experience Live Read.

Who You May Spot: Olivia Wilde, Woody Allen, all-star cast

Hint For The Average Socialite: For ticket information, please visit Film Independent members enjoy a 24-hour exclusive pre-sale on Thursday, April 21. General admission tickets go on sale Friday, April 22.

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