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BSFC Press Release - January, 08 2008

 

CONTACT:  Loren King, President, Boston Society of Film Critics

                       Loren.king@comcast.net

                       (617) 921-4605

 

 

FRANK LANGELLA TO BE GUEST OF HONOR AT BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS CEREMONY

                  

“STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING” STAR TO RECEIVE BEST ACTOR AWARD JANUARY 20 AT THE BRATTLE THEATER

 

BOSTON — Stage and screen star Frank Langella, whose powerful performance in “Starting Out in the Evening” earned Best Actor honors from the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), will attend the BSFC’s first-ever awards ceremony Sunday, January 20, 2008 at the Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.

 

Langella’sappearance will be accompanied by a screening of “Starting Out in the Evening,” a drama about a novelist in the twilight of his career who is rejuvenated by a complex relationship with an ambitious young grad student (Lauren Ambrose). The film is directed by Andrew Wagner from the novel by Brian Morton and costars Lili Taylor.

 

Tickets to the event are available to the public through the Brattle Theater.

 

Langella, who topped the Bostoncritics’ list for best actor of 2007, is a three time Tony award winning actor. He will reprise his 2007 Tony winning role as Richard Nixon in the upcoming film adaptation of “Frost/Nixon” to be directed by Ron Howard. His extensive film credits include “Dracula” (1979) opposite Laurence Olivier, in which Langella recreated his famous stage role. More recently, he appeared in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005) as former CBS chief executive William S. Paley and in Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” (2006) as Daily Planet editor Perry White.

 

The awards event will also honor several members of the Bostonfilm community cited by BSFC for their contributions in 2007. Local awardees include Nick Paleologos, director of the Massachusetts Film Office; Kaj Wilson, outgoing curator for the Boston Jewish Film Festival; and Tom Doherty, Brandeis University professor and author of “Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code.”

 

Formed in 1981, the BSFC is made up of 20 professional film critics working in the print and broadcast media in and around Boston. The group votes for the best films and performances of the year each December. Visit the BSFC website at www.thebsfc.org for a complete list of winners.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, visit the Brattle Theatre website at www.brattlefilm.org.

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Misstropolis, The Boston Phoenix, The Brattle Theaterand the Massachusetts Film Bureaufor helping make the inaugural BSFC event possible.