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Meet The Author: Illeana Douglas
July 11, 2024

Meet The Author: Illeana Douglas

Meet Illeana Douglas – Author of Connecticut in the Movies
Facilitated by Paul Marcarelli

Don’t miss this fascinating exploration of Connecticut in the Movies with author and actress Illeana Douglas facilitated by Paul Marcarelli!

Illeana Douglas has long been known for shining new light on forgotten films. Now the celebrated actress and film historian turns her focus to a heretofore unrecognized brand: the Connecticut movie! Told from the passionate perspective of the author who grew up here, and filled with behind-the-scenes stories as well as her own personal snapshots of the places where these films were made, Illeana takes the reader on a cinematic road trip through Hollywood history and Connecticut geography.  From classics of the Golden Age to contemporary films, Illeana will explore how Connecticut is seen through the lens of film across the various time periods.

About Illeana Douglas: Illeana has starred in films like Cape Fear, To Die For, as well as in TV shows like Goliath, Shrill, Entourage, and Six Feet Under .She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Six Feet Under. Her work has included numerous roles in film and TV including appearances in Seinfeld, Frasier, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Drew Carey Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Larry Sanders Show. Douglas is the granddaughter of two-time Academy Award–winning actor Melvyn Douglas.  A classic film lover, she hosted Trailblazing Woman for Turner Classic Movies and participated in many film documentaries, including CNN: The Movies and Kino Lorber’s Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers, which she also executive produced and hosted.

About Paul Marcarelli: Paul Marcarelli is best known from his 25 years acting in TV commercials, most notably as the face of Verizon and more recently Sprint. Also an award-winning filmmaker, he wrote and produced the feature films Clutter starring Natasha Lyonne and Carol Kane, as well as 2011’s The Green, which starred Illeana Douglas. Other producing credits include: I am Divine, Boulevard, Chemistry, The Shallow End, and the 2015 Sundance hit The Royal Road.  He lives in Litchfield and is currently writing a memoir about his work in commercials.

Live, In-Person & Live on Zoom:
Thursday, July 11: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Zoom Link: Click here at 7 PM on July 11 to Zoom to this event.

In-Person Registration: Click here to attend in-person.
Location: 160 South Street, PO Box 187, Litchfield, CT 06759 & Virtual

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