Hollywood director goes deep in ‘I AM’
Rockland — The engaging and entertaining documentary “I AM” will be screened Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The screening, co-sponsored by Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, will be followed by a discussion led by Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising.
“I AM” poses two practical and provocative questions: what is wrong with our world; and what can we do to make it better? Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Bruce Almighty,” recounts what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed; and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world.
The event is free. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.