For the fifth year in a row, the remarkable Kat Kramer is presenting her series, "Films That Change The World." Film buffs, students and educators will be delighted. Being held tonight, November 13, 2013, at the Sunset/ Gower studios in the Cannon Screening Room, Kat and her celebrity guests, which include Lily Tomlin, Ed Asner, Ric O'Barry and Louis Gossett, Jr. as well as Dr. Helen Caldicott, the event shows the film Fallout. Others in attendance will be George Chakiris, Mike Farrell, Pete Hammond, Marsha Hunt, Rick Overton, Mark Rydell, Beverly Todd, Glynn Turman, as well as honorary event committee members that include Ed Begley, Jr, Harrison Ford, Sharon Stone and Billy Bob Thornton.
Fallout, a critically acclaimed documentary about nuclear holocaust is produced by Rough Trade Pictures in association with Screen Australia and Film Victoria. The film explores the myth and reality of Nevil Shute's international bestseller On The Beach and Stanley Kramer's film adaptation of the novel, which was filmed in Melbourne in 1959. That classic stared Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson. The film was co-produced by Lawrence Johnson and produced and co-written by Peter Kaufman. It's 86 minutes long.
Before the screening Dr. Helen Caldicott, a renowned Anti-Nuclear Activist, who was the subject of the 1982 Academy Award winning documentary short, "If You Love This Planet," will be speaking. She will be introduced by award winning comedian Lily Tomlin.
After the film, Katharine "Kat" Kramer will moderate an informative eye -opening panel discussion with Dr. Caldicott, actress Donna Anderson (who appeared in the movie), Tomlin, Louis Gossett, Jr, Ric O'Barry, Karen Sharpe Kramer (Golden Globe Award winning actress, also appearing in the film) and Heather Mayfield, daughter of the novelist Nevil Shute.
The event, which also honors the birth year of filmmaker Stanley Kramer, is being held adjacent to where the great man, Kat's father, once filmed 15 of his 35 movies. For more information on Mr. Kramer go to www.stanleykramer100.com.
The Cannon room is located at 6060 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Ca 90028. Arrivals will begin at 6 pm and will be followed by a reception at 6:30 pm with the program commencing at 7:30 pm. Following the panel discussion, Dr. Caldicott will be available to sign copies of some of her books for sale, including "Loving This Planet," "A Desperate Passsion," "The New Nuclear Danger," "Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer," "If You Love This Planet," and "War In Heaven."
While this is primarily a film salon, there are a limited number of free tickets that will be availabe to the public on the first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in attending, please call KNK Productions, Inc, at 818 760 3106 or email knkproductions@cs-com.