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Friday, May 24, 2024
Whether it’s an awestruck Anthony Bourdain praising Goodfellas, Alanis Morissette and Kristin Wiig singing along with Bridesmaids, or Jeff Tweedy reflecting on documentaries that move him to write and play, The Modern School of Film delivers an evening like no other. Intelligent and irreverent; stimulating and spontaneous; intimate and unforgettable. Now for the first time, the Cary Theater is proud to present a LIVE EPISODE of MSF’s industry-acclaimed weekly series and podcast — Murmur “Where Culture. Meets Craft.” www.murmurradio.com Hosted by Robert Milazzo, founder of The Modern School of Film, Murmur invites artists and innovators from the worlds of film, music, comics, comedy, and culture to discuss the sights and sounds and ideas that have created their legacies and changed their lives. Murmur presents real-time conversations with artistic icons as they reveal sides seldom seen and insights impossible to forget. Guests will also answer your questions and maybe try and ask you a few… So get ready. Murmur is truly one-of-a-kind. Robert’s guests for the podcast include author and screenwriter, Dave Eggers and The Simpson’s producer, Al Jean. Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; What is the What, winner of the Prix Medici and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Zeitoun, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the American Book Award; A Hologram for the King, finalist for the National Book Award; and more recently The Circle and Heroes of the Frontier. Eggers has written or co-written film screenplays including Where the Wild Things Are and Away We Go. German director, Tom Tykwer adapted his book A Hologram for the King, which starred Tom Hanks. Hanks also stars in the upcoming James Ponsoldt adaption of Egger’s The Circle, which also stars Emma Watson and John Boyega. Among his other awards are the Heinz Award, the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award, Germany’s Albatros Award, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, and he has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Al Jean is a screenwriter and producer well known for his work on The Simpsons. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Harvard University in 1981. Jean began his writing career in the 1980s with fellow Harvard alum Mike Reiss. Together, they worked as writers and producers on television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonALF and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.  Jean was offered a job as a writer on the animated sitcom The Simpsons in 1989, alongside Reiss, and together they became the first members of the original writing staff of the show. They served as show runners during the show’s third (1991) and fourth (1992) seasons, though they left The Simpsons after season four. Jean returned full-time to The Simpsons during the tenth season (1998). He became show runner again with the start of the thirteenth season in 2001, and has held that position since. Free tickets available at the door starting at 6 p.m.