U.Va. Bookstore bringing
Ethan Hawke to Grounds
by Brigitte Lacombe
and author Ethan Hawke will appear July 29 at two events on Grounds.
Virginia Film Festival will
hold a screening and discussion of Hawkes most recent film
and directorial debut, Chelsea Walls, at 4 p.m. in
the Newcomb Hall Theater. Hawke will answer questions from the
audience at the films conclusion. Tickets ($7, $3.50 for
students with current U.Va. IDs ) will be available from the U.Va.
Bookstore after July 15 and at the Newcomb Hall Theater box
office on the day of the event.
8 p.m. in the McIntire Amphitheatre, Hawke will perform a selection
of scenes from his new novel, Ash Wednesday, and will sign copies
of the book afterward. In case of inclement weather, the reading
will be held in the Chemistry Building auditorium. This event
is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, the follow-up to Hawkes critically acclaimed
first novel, The Hottest State, is the story of young newlyweds
who travel across America confronting their histories, their decisions
and each other in an attempt to succeed as both partners and adults.
Copies of the book may be purchased at the U.Va. Bookstore or
at the event.
in Texas in 1970, Hawke began acting at Princetons prestigious
McCarter Theater. In his first major film, Dead Poets Society,
he starred opposite Robin Williams. He is also known for roles
in Waterland, Reality Bites, Before
Sunrise and Gattaca. After directing Chelsea
Walls, he co-starred with Denzel Washington in Training
Day, earning an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.
for both events will be available in the Central Grounds Parking
Garage on Emmet Street (fee charged) and in the large lot across
Jefferson Park Avenue from Cabell Hall (free after 5 p.m.)
appearance at U.Va. is co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Festival,
University Programs Council and public radio station WMRA. For
information, contact Laura Martof at 924-1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.