September 14-16, 2012, at the Aero Theatre
For her filmmaking talents, witticisms, and her personal charm, Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 - June 26, 2012) was a longtime favorite of the Hollywood creative community. If it is possible for writing to run in the family, she surely had literary genes: Ephron's parents were both screenwriters, as are two of her three younger sisters. Nora's career as a wordsmith began as a columnist for The New York Post and later, Esquire, but it was her marriage to another writer, Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein, that pointed her toward the movie business by way of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (the dissolution of that marriage eventually would become her original screenplay for HEARTBURN). While real-life drama SILKWOOD earned her one of three Oscar nominations, Nora Ephron is best remembered for her deft touch with romantic comedy. With box office hits WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, she redefined the form for the '80s and '90s; on the latter film (and its successor, YOU'VE GOT MAIL), Ephron also handled directorial duties.
Join us for a tribute to writer-director Nora Ephron, which will also include MY BLUE HEAVEN.
Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.