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BAMcinématek to honour Sam Shepard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-09-14 17:11:47

BAMcinématek pays screen tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright - True West: Sam Shepard on Film Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Sam Shepard, who died on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73, will be honored by BAMcinématek in New York with True West: Sam Shepard on Film.

Wim Wenders' Don’t Come Knocking and Paris, Texas (BAFTA Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Shepard); Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar nomination for Shepard's portrayal of Chuck Yeager); Graeme Clifford's Frances; Daniel Petrie's Resurrection; Terrence Malick's Days Of Heaven; Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, co-written by Shepard; Robert Altman's adaptation of Fool For Love; Robert Frank's Me And My Brother (text by Shepard, poems by Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky); Shirley Clarke's video of Shepard's Tongues performed by Joseph Chaikin, and Far North, directed by Sam Shepard will be screened.
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Sam Shepard

Chicago – He was a true renaissance man, but his unassuming persona would conceal that lofty designation. Sam Shepard was a playwright, actor, author, screenwriter and director of countless important stage and screen works. Shepard died on July 27th, 2017, of complications due to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Als). He was 73.

Sam Shepard, American Storyteller

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He was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and graduated high school in California. After a brief stint in college, he started his career in a traveling theater repertory company. After landing in New York City, he dropped the Rogers from his name and began to work Off Broadway. He won six Obie Awards for his stage writing, and began his screen career by penning “Me and My Brother” (1968) and “Zabriskie Point” (1970). His had a love connection with rocker Patti Smith, which led to the collaborative play “Cowboy Mouth” (1971). He
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Broadway salutes Sam Shepard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-08-03 12:37:13

Broadway salutes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard on August 2, 2017 Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2010, I attended a dress rehearsal for Sam Shepard's A Lie Of The Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke. Alessandro Nivola, who took on the role Harvey Keitel played in the Eighties, told me that Sam "started offering up new dialogue."

Sam Shepard shared bird rescue and Gregory Corso stories. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Shepard in 1969 provided a text for Kenneth Tynan's Broadway musical/revue Oh! Calcutta!, which also had contributions from Samuel Beckett, John Lennon and Jules Feiffer. True West came to Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly in 2000. Gary Sinise and John Malkovich played the brothers in the 1982 Steppenwolf Theatre Company production which was filmed for television.

Buried Child won a Pulitzer in 1979 and the play with Lois Smith was directed by Sinise in 1996.

Fool For Love starred Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda
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This Is the Play That Won Sam Shepard a Pulitzer Prize

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This week, beloved actor and playwright Sam Shepard died of complications from Als at the age of 73. His passing was met with an outpouring of emotion from famous fans who have long been inspired by his work; in addition to starring in classic films like The Right Stuff, Steel Magnolias, Black Hawk Down, and The Notebook, Shepard also penned over 40 plays, as well as a handful of books, short stories, memoirs, and essays. It was one of these projects that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1979. RelatedRemembering Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange's 30-Year Hollywood Love Story Shepard took home the Pulitzer Prize for drama thanks to his play Buried Child in 1979. It follows a family during the rural economic slowdown of the 1970s and depicts the disillusionment with the American Dream. It launched Shepard into fame as a playwright, and Buried Child's Broadway production in 1996 also garnered five Tony Award nominations.
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Broadway Will Dim The Lights For Sam Shepard

Update Tuesday Am: The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute Wednesday night in memory of playwright, actor and novelist Sam Shepard beginning at 7:45. On Broadway, Shepard debuted with his contribution to the musical revue Oh! Calcutta! (1969) followed by Operation Sidewinder (1970), a revival of Oh! Calcutta! (1976), Buried Child (1996), True West (2000), and Fool for Love (2015). He received Tony Award nominations in 2000 for True West and 1996…
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Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Sam Shepard

Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Sam Shepard
The Broadway community will honor the legacy of Sam Shepard on Wednesday night. Lights across theater marquees will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Et in memory of the influential American playwright and actor, who died Thursday at age 73.

Shepard debuted on Broadway with his contribution to the 1969 musical revue Oh! Calcutta! followed by the 1970 play Operation Sidewinder. After a 1976 revival of Oh! Calcutta!, he penned his 1996 play Buried Child, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, and the 2000 work True West. His last Broadway play, 2015's Fool for Love, starred Sam...
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8 Brilliant Quotes From Sam Shepard Plays

The artistic world lost a giant on July 27, when Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor, and author Sam Shepard passed away. The prolific talent, whose influential works include “The Buried Child,” “Fool for Love,” and “True West,” left in his wake an astounding 44 plays. Focusing mainly on the dark underbelly of the lives of American families, Shepard’s work contains monologues, dialogues, quotes, and passages of the richest degree, which every actor would be better off knowing. Below, are a very select few. Do yourself a favor and read their sources in their entirety. “Buried Child”Shelly: ...He made all of you sound familiar to me. Every one of you. For every name, I had an image. Every time he’d tell me a name, I’d see the person. In fact, each of you was so clear in my mind that I actually believed it was you. I really
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Peter Travers on Sam Shepard: The Cowboy-Mouth Poet of Stage and Screen

Peter Travers on Sam Shepard: The Cowboy-Mouth Poet of Stage and Screen
Rolling Stone's Peter Travers pays tribute to the late, great playwright/actor Sam Shepard: "It was never about him. It was always about the work." Everett Collection

Sam Shepard famously hated endings. As a playwright, he felt "the temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap."

He got that right. So Shepard leaves us to deal with his ending, a death at 73 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by family. Als, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, was the culprit. The obits pay
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Quote of the Week: Sam Shepard

"To sing a song is quite different than to write a poem. I'm not and never will be a novelist, but to write a novel is not the same thing as writing a play. There is a difference in form, but essentially what you're after is the same thing."

Sam Shepard (5 November 1943 - 27 July 2017), American actor, writer, playwright, director, winner of three Pulitzer Prices in theater. I shall always remember your brilliant play/musical The Tooth of Crime at La Mama Theatre starring Ray Wise. Or the Quaid Brothers in True West at the Cherry Lane Theater. I'd forgotten that you and Bob Dylan wrote the epic "Brownsville Girl" from Dylan's Knocked Out Loaded. You were a guy's guy; a dude well before The Big Lebowski. Rip, Sam.
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An Appreciation of Sam Shepard: A Countercultural Playwright Who Became, as an Actor, an Ironic Icon

An Appreciation of Sam Shepard: A Countercultural Playwright Who Became, as an Actor, an Ironic Icon
There’s a grand irony to the life and career of Sam Shepard, who died Thursday at 73, that couldn’t have been lost on him. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, when he was first coming up as a playwright, he was part of a shaggy experimental New York theater scene, a kind of loose downtown collective that emerged from the dead flowers of the counterculture and grew into something else: a hazy ’70s druggie/poet garden of indolent creativity. It was an off-Broadway, off-kilter, semi-off-the-grid scene that sprouted up through the cracks of what had been hippie culture and would soon become punk.

Shepard wrote his plays with a wild-dog discursive freedom that would have been unimaginable before the ’60s, and his fabled romantic affair with a singer-poet named Patti Smith seemed baptized in a kind of bohemian purity. At that point, he’d already begun to flirt with Hollywood, though
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In memoriam: writer and actor Sam Shepard

Tony Sokol Aug 1, 2017

Sam Shepard has sadly passed at the age of 73. We bid farewell to a great playwright, author and actor.

Playwright, author, and actor Sam Shepard, who spearheaded the Off Broadway movement, and starred in such films as The Right Stuff, Mud and Midnight Special, died on the 27th of July, the theatre public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown announced. Shepard was 73 years old. Known for such plays as Buried Child, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Curse Of The Starving Class and A Lie Of The Mind, Shepard’s 1969 science fiction play The Unseen Hand influenced Richard O'Brien's stage musical The Rocky Horror Show.

Shepard wrote 44 plays as well as books of short stories and essays. Besides his 1979 work Buried Child, his plays, True West and Fool For Love were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 11 of Shepard’s plays won Obie Awards including Chicago and
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Playwright, actor Sam Shepard dies aged 73

Playwright, actor Sam Shepard dies aged 73
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor who suffered from Als died at his home.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard has died from Als. He was 73.

Shepard died on July 27 at his home in Kentucky surrounded by family. “The family requests privacy at this difficult time,” Chris Boneau, the spokesman for the family, said.

Shephard won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his play Buried Child and received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff.

His final on-screen appearance came in 2015 on the Netflix drama Bloodline. As an actor his screen credits include Days Of Heaven, Resurrection, Frances, Country, Fool For Love, Crimes Of The Heart, Baby Boom, Steel Magnolias, Bright Angel, Defenseless, Hamlet, The Notebook, Black Hawk Down, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Brothers, Mud, August: Osage County, Cold in July, Midnight Special, In Dubious Battle, and You Were
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Sam Shepard: Celebrities Pay Tribute to Legendary Playwright and Actor

Sam Shepard: Celebrities Pay Tribute to Legendary Playwright and Actor
Sam Shepard's death Thursday spurred an outpouring of old Hollywood memories from some of the industry's biggest stars, including Alyssa Milano, Antonio Banderas and Jason Alexander.

Shepard died at his Kentucky home surrounded by loved ones, his family announced Monday. The celebrated playwright and actor had been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, family spokesperson Chris Boneau told ABC News. He was 73.

Rest with the angels, Sam Shepard. My condolences to all that loved him. https://t.co/EmkNymyohG

Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 31, 2017

Oh Man.
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Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dead at 73

Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died Sunday at the age of 73.

Shepard, who suffered from Als in recent years, died at his home in Kentucky from complications from the disease, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter.

The winner of 13 Obie Awards, Shepard won his first six for plays he penned between 1966 and 1968. After his success on the off-Broadway stage, Shepard segued to screenwriting with credits on films like Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriske Point and Robert Frank's Me and My Brother.

During this time, Shepard also
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Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73
Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has died. He was 73.

He died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed to Variety.

Known for writing that suffused the fringes of American society with a surreal and brutal poetry, Shepard rose to fame when he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the supporting actor category for his part in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.”

He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point,” and Robert Altman’s “Fool for Love,” based on his play.

Shepard was one of the leading figures of the Off Off Broadway movement that flourished in downtown New York beginning in the early 1960s. His
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Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73
Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has died. He was 73.

He died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed to Variety.

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Known for writing that suffused the fringes of American society with a surreal and brutal poetry, Shepard rose to fame when he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the supporting actor category for his part in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.”

He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point,” and Robert Altman’s “Fool for Love,” based on his play.

Shepard was one of the leading figures of the Off Off Broadway movement that flourished in downtown New York beginning in the early
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Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Dies at 73

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Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Dies at 73
Sam Shepard, author, playwright and actor, died on July 27 from complications of Als, theatre public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown confirmed Monday. He was 73 years old. Shepard is the author of 44 plays as well as books of short stories, essays and memories, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play, “Buried Child.” His plays, “True West” and “Fool for Love,” were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1983’s “The Right Stuff.” Shepard’s plays include “Cowboys,” “The Rock Garden,” “Operation...
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Finding faith by Anne-Katrin Titze

Eugène Green with Kleber Mendonça Filho's Aquarius star Sônia Braga Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, who have their film The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue) screening in this year's New York Film Festival and are the co-producers for Cristian Mungiu's Graduation (Bacalaureat), also co-produced Eugène Green's Son Of Joseph (Le Fils De Joseph) starring Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Maria de Medeiros and Mathieu Amalric.

Vincent (Victor Ezenfis) Marie (Natacha Regnier) Joseph (Fabrizio Rongione): "I like Balthazar very much, but since my childhood I've always liked donkeys."

Following my conversation with Sônia Braga on her Oscar worthy performance in Kleber Mendonça Filho's Aquarius, we ran into Eugène Green whom I was meeting to discuss his film up at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He spoke with me about Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert with Monica Vitti, Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar,
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Ed Harris to take to the London stage for the first time with ‘Buried Child’

Hollywood actor Ed Harris is to take to the London stage for the very first time with a London production of Buried Child. Harris will appear on the West End stage, to reprise his role of Dodge in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. Harris will be joined by fellow Golden Globe winner, Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), who will also reprise her role of Halie, with further casting to be announced in due course.

The New Group’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios in London for a strictly limited season from 14 November – 18 February 2017, with press night on 24 November.

Buried Child is the next unmissable New Group production, presented by Lisa Matlin, and Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group, to transfer
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‘Buried Child’ Theater Review: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan Dig Deep Into Sam Shepard Territory

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‘Buried Child’ Theater Review: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan Dig Deep Into Sam Shepard Territory
“Buried Child” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 and became Sam Shepard‘s first widely produced play. Before Shepard came along, no one had thought to combine the absurdism of Edward Albee with the earthiness of “Tobacco Road.” Shepard never quite re-created the magic of his first big success, as the recent Broadway revival of his “True West” showed. His sure talent for creating monologues that actors love to chew scenery with overtook his less-secure sense of dramatic structure. In the New Group’s revival of “Buried Child,” which opened Wednesday at Off Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center, Shepard’s gift for language.
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