New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series


SEPTEMBER 20, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1994, 110 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Robert Benton
Starring Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith

Paul Newman stars as Donald 'Sully' Sullivan in this adaptation of Richard Russo's 1993 novel set in upstate New York. Sully is an aging handyman who shirks responsibilities, tweaks authority figures, plays boyish pranks and flirts with younger women. He is forced to make amends, however, when he meets the son he abandoned decades earlier. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Richard RussoRichard Russo, author of the novel Nobody's Fool (1993) will read from and discuss his work on Wednesday, September 25 at 8 P.M. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the UAlbany downtown campus. Russo received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his latest novel, Empire Falls.