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“I don’t blame you. When I was your age, I was knockin’ ’em off left and right; but I never did it with nobody’s daughter.”
The Wanderers (1979) screens Friday December 16th through Sunday December 18th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30 all three evenings.
The Bronx, 1963. The 50’s style greaser gang the Wanderers find themselves becoming obsolete as the world changes all around them. The beginning of the Vietnam war and the assassination of President Kennedy signify the end of innocence while these lovably macho and rugged Italian-American lugs deal with gang fights, racial conflicts, finishing high school, and the awkward, yet inevitable transition from adolescence to adulthood. With the 1979 film The Wanderers, based on Richard Price’s cult novel, Director/co-writer Philip Kaufman delivered a vivid, funny, moving and sometimes even surreal evocation of a magical period in time. He »
- Tom Stockman
The awards evoked several standing ovations by the more than 500 union members attending at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Former SAG VP Mike Farrell presented Fairchild with her award and former SAG president Alan Rosenberg made the presentation to Johnson.
Johnson, who was a key figure in pushing for diversity in show business during the past two decades, noted in her acceptance that she is the first African-American recipient of the honor. “I will continue to talk about diversity, no matter how uncomfortable those conversations may be,” she added.
“She’s ensured that diversity has become an integral part of our industry,” Rosenberg noted.
Johnson recalled a key moment during the six-month 2000 commercials strike when the union »
- Dave McNary
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