Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — At 93, screen legend Sidney Poitier has achieved a new career milestone: Arizona State University has unveiled The Sidney Poitier New American Film School. University president Michael M. Crow says the decision to name the school after Poitier, the first Black winner of a lead acting Oscar, is about much more than an emphasis on diversity. He says it’s about the filmmaker’s creative energy and drive and the way he advanced his life. The university says it has invested millions of dollars in technology to create what’s intended to be one of the largest, most accessible and most diverse film schools.last_img read more

Phoenix, Starring Julia Stiles & James Wirt, Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgScott Organ’s Phoenix celebrates its opening night off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre on August 7. The play, under the direction of Jennifer DeLia, stars Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt. View Comments Related Shows Phoenix When Bruce (Wirt) and Sue (Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000-mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. The one-act dark romantic comedy will run through August 23. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2014last_img read more