Williams at the Movies: My New Gun
July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This summer film series celebrates notable contributions by Williams College alumni to the feature film industry. We hope to have some surprise guests along the way, and urge you to consider making an entire evening of it by enjoying a special prix fixe dinner available @ $35.00 pp++ (choose two courses) before and after the movie in the Bar & Grill.
During the movie, enjoy complimentary popcorn. A concession stand will also be available for sales of beer, wine and soda, mixed nuts, cheese plates, crudités, sliders and warm pretzels starting at 5:30.
The series will be introduced by Professor Jerry Carlson ’72, a film historian and Chair of the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College of The City University of New York.
July 19 – My New Gun
Written and directed by Stacy Cochran ‘81. My New Gun is a comedy about a woman whose husband gives her a gun, supposedly for “protection” in a dangerous world, which is clearly the last thing she needs. “‘My New Gun’ is a delectably wry slice of suburban life, imagined by Ms. Cochran and played with perfect bewilderment by the enormously appealing Ms. Lane.”- Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Cochran’s feature film debut stars Diane Lane and James LeGros, and includes Tess Harper, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Stephen Collins. My New Gun premiered in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature.