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David Auburn’s short play “An Upset” came to life Saturday night at a unique location — the iconic Sheats-Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills.
“I was a semi-pro tennis player in France and Italy years ago and I just love the sport,” explained Ryan Sweeney, who is starring and producing.
Directed by Jeffrey Meek, Sweeney plays an older, argumentative American tennis pro who finds himself pitted against a younger Romanian player, portrayed by Troy Clevenger. Sweeney and fellow producers Chris Schembra and Andrew Sokolsky are planning for performances in Paris, London and New York with the goal of reaching the big screen eventually.
“There really hasn’t been a great movie about tennis and the play is so good — sort of an undiscovered gem,” Sweeney said after the performance concluded before several hundred on the tennis court.
- Dave McNary
Ennio Morricone accepts an Honorary Academy Award during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 25, 2007.
The Weinstein Company has released a 7-minute video from the actual recording session of L’Ultima Diligenza per Red Rock (versione integrale) from The Hateful Eight.
In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, »
- Michelle McCue
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