Dinner and a Movie event to feature award-winning director

Mark Medoff at NMSU's Center for the Arts grand-opening gala. (Photo by Mike Jones) JUL13

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When was the last time, or first time for that matter, you had dinner and a movie with the filmmakers? Uncle Bill’s home movies don’t count. Award-winning screenwriter Mark Medoff is coming to Silver City to screen his new film The Heart Outright on Saturday, August 6. The film’s director Ross Marks will also be present. An Italian-themed dinner will be served on the patio next to Light Hall on WNMU’s Silver City campus. Diners will have an opportunity to meet the filmmakers. They will also introduce their production in historic Light Hall Theater.

Mark Medoff is a playwright, screenwriter, film and theater director, actor and professor. His play “Children of a Lesser God” received both a Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. He wrote the screenplay for the major motion picture starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Ross Marks, director and professor, organizes the Las Cruces International Film Festival, which attracts worldwide attention.

An al fresco dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The bar will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by an introduction to the movie by the filmmakers at 7:00 p.m. After the showing, a VIP reception will be held at Datura Day Spa in downtown Silver City.

Tickets for dinner and movie are $25 per person. Movie-only tickets are $10. The VIP reception for supporters of the Silver Screen Society are $50. Tickets will be available at Gila Hike & Bike, Manzanita Ridge and the WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs in Hunter Hall. This special presentation is supported by the Rotary Club of Silver City and Western New Mexico University.

For additional information, contact Mark Richard at 575-537-5988.

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