The Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center has announced that they will welcome American filmmaker James Ivory on May 13th for a screening of his 2000 film The Golden Bowl, followed by a conversation with Yale Senior Lecturer Ronald Gregg. The event will open with a pre-show cash bar reception at 3:30. The film will screen at 4:00

Director James Ivory

Ivory’s cinematic oeuvre is quite esteemed.  Co-founder of the prolific Merchant Ivory Productions (along with his late partner Ismail Merchant), Ivory helmed an outfit responsible for dozens of stylistic films spanning a half-century.  The Merchant Ivory team is well-known for films- many of them period pieces adapted from famous novels- that explore themes of class, culture, history and love.  Ivory’s films are characteristically transcendent in their cinematography and feature some of our time’s greatest actors, many of whom were eager to work with the famed director.

Films born from historic literary efforts litter his filmography (think Room with a View, The Bostonians, The Remains of the Day), and their screening of The Golden Bowl falls squarely in this category.  Based on the novel by Henry James (with screenplay credit to Ruth Prawer Jhabvala) The Golden Bowl features an ensemble cast and captivating story. Prominent thespians Nick Nolte, Angelica Huston, Kate Beckinsale and Uma Thurman (among others) combine their efforts for a timeless and symbolic story of quarreling romance and social hierarchy.

This event offers a unique experience at The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center- a place that prides itself on providing patrons cinematic art that often parallels the grand history and dramatic opulence of Newport.

Tickets are $15 per person and are now available at or at JPT box office.

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