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Chekhov for Children

Monday, October 18, 2010

Director Sasha Waters Freyer, writer Phillip Lopate, and Angus Johnston talk about “Chekhov for Children,” a documentary about the 1979 staging on Broadway of Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” by New York City 5th and 6th graders, directed by Phillip Lopate and starring Angus Johnson. It explores the interplay between art and life for a dozen friends across 30 years. “Chekhov for Children” is screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday, October 21, at 6:30 pm.

Guests:

Sasha Waters Freyer, Angus Johnston and Phillip Lopate

Comments [2]

Vicky from NYC

PS75 and the UWS of the 70s was an amazing place that nurtured creativity and community. I graduated in 1976 and was part of one of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative film projects - A Child's Version of a Soap Opera and also wrote short stories and plays. I think I have a copy of the Spicy Meatball somewhere. Is there any coy of our video left? It would be wonderful to reconnect with friends from early childhood! I'll try to attend the screening Thursday night.

Oct. 18 2010 01:10 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

I can imagine a child hearing the lines “When people have no real life, they live on their illusions. Anyway, it’s better than nothing,” and thinking of their parents.

Oct. 18 2010 12:46 PM

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