FSLC announces free Ron Howard talk for In the Heart of the Sea, November 22


The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the next of the popular FREE Film Society Talks with director Ron Howard at 5:00pm on Sunday, November 22 timed to his new film In the Heart of the Sea. Talks are sponsored by HBO and include a combination of clips, trailers, and extended conversations with questions from the audience. Additional fall talks to be announced.  

Ron Howard began his career as an actor, playing beloved television roles such as Opie on The Andy Griffith Show and Richie Cunningham on Happy Days before transitioning into film with American Graffiti (1973). He made his feature directorial debut with Grand Theft Auto in 1977 and amassed a body of work that includes Splash (1984), Cocoon (1985), Parenthood (1989),Apollo 13 (1995), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Frost/Nixon (2008), and A Beautiful Mind (2001), which earned him the Oscar for Best Director. 

On November 22, the director will sit down and discuss his career in front of and behind the camera, as well as the making of this new film, In the Heart of the Sea. The film is set during the winter of 1820 when a New England whaling ship was assaulted by a whale of mammoth size and will, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits to stay alive. This real-life disaster inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and opens in theaters December 11. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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