An Evening with Film Director Barry Sonnenfeld!



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Mar 5 7:30 PM


An Evening with Film Director Barry Sonnenfeld!

Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 pm
$45 Members | $50 Public
Tickets include a copy of his new book: "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker" & gala book signing reception with live jazz guitar by Mike Soloway, NY Times acclaimed musician

If I went to prison and saw that Barry Sonnenfeld was going to be my cellmate, I would think, ‘Oh, this is going to be a breeze.' –Jerry Seinfeld

Join legendary film director/cinematographer, and famed raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld for a lively evening featuring clips from some of his most beloved works, and a discussion of his new book "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker." Sonnenfeld directed such beloved classics as Get Shorty, The Addams Family, and the Men in Black Trilogy. His career as a cinematographer includes working with the Coen Brothers on Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, and Blood Simple, Rob Reiner on When Harry Met Sally and Misery, as well as Penny Marshall on Big, Sonnenfeld was also Executive Producer on both the film and TV Series adaptations of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the TV series' The Tick and Pushing Daisies.

Beyond Barry’s idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, his outrageous and hilarious memoir BARRY SONNENFELD, CALL YOUR MOTHER traces his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as The Addams Family, Men in Blackand colorful anecdotes from his many beloved movies. With a writing style reminiscent of David Sedaris, Tina Fey, Norah Ephron and Augusten Burroughs, this book is a roadmap for anyone who thinks they can’t succeed in life because of a rough beginning. Event produced by Jud Newborn.

“Barry’s memoir is amazingly honest and brazenly hilarious. Now excuse me, I need to take a shower and try to get some of those images out of my head.” –Cheryl Hines

“The extraordinary thing about Barry is how many truly strange and amazing chapters he’s had in his life.” –Neil Patrick Harris

“Barry Sonnenfeld’s memoir is not unlike many of his films. It’s an incredible story about an unlikely hero. There is action, adventure, comedy, horror—and just a little bit of porn.” –Kelly Ripa

“Anyone who has encountered Barry, for any length of time, has wondered how he came to be the way he is. The answer is hilariously, poignantly, and forthrightly told through various stories that resulted in me feeling nauseous, laughing out loud, blushing, and repeatedly saying under my breath, ‘Oh my God, Barry.’ Sometimes all of those things at once.” – Allison Williams

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