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U.Va. Bookstore To Bring Actor Ethan Hawke To Grounds In July

June 25, 2002--

WHO: Actor and author Ethan Hawke

WHAT: Performance of selected scenes from his new novel, "Ash Wednesday"

WHEN: Monday, July 29, 8 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: McIntire Amphitheater (Rain location: Chemistry Building Auditorium)

WHAT: Screening and discussion of Hawke’s directorial debut film, "Chelsea Walls"

WHEN: Monday, July 29, 4 p.m.

Tickets are $7, $3.50 for students with current U.Va. ID.

WHERE: Newcomb Hall Theater

The University of Virginia Bookstore presents actor and author Ethan Hawke in a special appearance at the McIntire Amphitheatre on Monday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Hawke will perform a selection of scenes from his new novel, "Ash Wednesday," and will sign copies of his book following the outdoor performance. In case of inclement weather, the reading will be held in the Chemistry Building Auditorium on McIntire Road. This event is free and open to the public.

"Ash Wednesday," the follow-up to Hawke’s critically acclaimed first novel, "The Hottest State," is a moving story of young newlyweds who travel across America confronting their histories, their decisions, and each other–in a heart-rending attempt to succeed as both partners and adults. Copies of the book will be on sale in advance at the U.Va. Bookstore or at the event.

Hawke’s appearance at U.Va. is co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Festival, University Programs Council, and WMRA–Public Radio 103.5. In conjunction with this reading, the Film Festival will hold a screening and discussion of Hawke’s most recent film and directorial debut, "Chealsea Walls," at 4 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.) on July 29 in the Newcomb Hall Theater, located in the basement of Newcomb Hall. Hawke will answer questions from the audience at the film’s conclusion. Tickets 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. Tickets are $7, $3.50 for students with current U.Va. ID.

Born in Texas in 1970, Hawke began acting at Princeton’s 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." Hawke’s performance earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Parking 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.)

For more information, contact Laura Martof at the U.Va. Bookstore at (434) 924-1073 or lam2c@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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