An Evening With Gene Wilder
Special Screening of: See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Post-film Q&A with Gene Wilder, moderated by Karen Wilder
Wednesday, October 16, reception at 6:30 p.m. film at 7:30 p.m.
Avon Members (including Carte Blanche & Educators): $25, Nonmembers: $35
For tickets call the business office during daytime hours at (203) 661-0321, or the box office during showtimes at (203) 967-3660 x 2.
About the film: The third pairing of comic actors Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder after Silver Streak (1976) and Stir Crazy (1980). Wilder plays Dave, the deaf proprietor of a newsstand and employer of blind gambler Wally (Pryor). When Wally's bookie is shot and killed at the stand, Dave and Wally are arrested for the crime. Since the deaf Dave had his back turned and didn't see the crime, while the blind Wally only heard it, the clues they have to offer the police are slim -- Dave's glimpse of a shapely leg and Wally's whiff of a perfume called Shalimar. It turns out the dead man was in possession of a coin that he dropped into Dave's tip box, which Wally is now carrying. The coin contains a valuable microchip sought by crime baron Sutherland (Anthony Zerbe), for whom hired killer Eve (Joan Severance) and her British partner, Kirgo (Kevin Spacey), are working. Posing as lawyers, Eve and Kirgo spring Dave and Wally from jail, leading to a series of misadventures as the coin changes hands and the two sensory-challenged pals attempt to learn who has framed them and why.
About Gene Wilder: One of America’s most iconic and beloved stage and screen actors, Gene Wilder is an equally accomplished screenwriter, director and more recently, an author. In addition to his memoir Kiss Me Like A Stranger, My Search For Love And Art, Wilder has written the novels My French Whore, The Woman Who Wouldn’t and the collection of short stories What Is This Thing Called Love? Wilder is a long-standing member and supporter of the Avon’s film advisory board and has appeared at the Avon on many previous occasions to present some of his favorite classic films, as well as many of the unforgettable titles from his amazing body of work. He and his wife Karen are long-time residents of Stamford and remain actively involved in numerous local philanthropic activities.
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