The Crazies Free Movie Screening followed by a discussion with
screenwriter Scott Kosar, producers Michael Aguilar & Dean Georgaris and co-writer Ray Wright.
This movie is about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. This movie is rated R.
Scott Kosar wrote “The Machinist” (2004) while still a graduate screenwriting student at TFT – and credits the intensely personal project with changing his life. “I wanted to write something from the gut,” he explains, “and Hal Ackerman, Richard Walter and Tim Albaugh taught me how to do that.”
“The Machinist” attracted attention for its uncompromising portrait of a personality in decline and for the shocking weight-loss undertaken by star Christian Bale to depict the title character’s collapse. The film caught the eye of producer-director Michael Bay, who hired Kosar to write remakes of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) and “The Amityville Horror” (2005).
First come, first serve. Early arrival is highly suggested.
Monday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
James Bridges Theater, 1409 Melnitz Hall
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Televison
102 East Melnitz Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 90095