Life on the Stage: Frost/Nixon
Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm: Q&A filmmaker Ron Howard and moderator Dori Berinstein
Join us for an evening with filmmaker and JBFC Board Member Ron Howard in a live virtual conversation about his film Frost/Nixon (2008), moderated by JBFC Board Member Dori Berinstein. Frost/Nixon is a cinematic adaptation of the play that premiered in London in August 2006 and opened on Broadway in April 2007, featuring subject matter that is just as timely now as when it first opened.
About the Film:
In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct an exclusive, one-on-one interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter’s own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview that plays out before the court of public opinion.
2008. 122 m. Ron Howard. Universal Pictures. US. English.
Frost/Nixon is currently available to watch on Netflix. Watch the film at your convenience, then join us for a conversation with Ron Howard and Dori Berinstein on October 13!
Join the conversation in real time by tuning in to our YouTube Channel on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:30!
Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas Cinderella Man and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films. Howard directed and produced A Beautiful Mind starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, which earned Howard an Oscar for Best Director and also won awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. He received his first Best Director of the Year award from the DGA for Apollo 13. The true-life drama also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Many of Howard’s past films have received nods from the Academy, including the popular hits Backdraft, Parenthood, and Cocoon, the last of which took home two Oscars. Howard’s more recent films include The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Frost/Nixon, The Dilemma, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Pavarotti, and Rebuilding Paradise.
Dori Berinstein is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television, and the founder and CEO of The Broadway Podcast Network. Dori’s most recent Broadway production is The Prom (Best Musical – Drama Desk Award), for which she partnered with Ryan Murphy on the Netflix adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Cordon, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, and Kerry Washington. Dori’s other Broadway shows include: Marianne Elliot’s revival of Company, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award – Best Play Revival); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award – Best Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award – Best Musical), The Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award – Best Play Revival), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Flower Drum Song, Enchanted April, and Golden Child. As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, Dori directed, wrote, and produced ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime), Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award/American Masters), Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (Showtime), Gotta Dance (adapted for the stage as Half Time), Some Assembly Required, and the documentary short The Last Blintz. Most recently, Dori directed and produced the Special “Joshua Bell: At Home With Music,” which aired on PBS in August 2020. Dori is the Co-Founder and CEO of Broadway Podcast Network, the digital headquarters for top theatre Podcasts, musical podcasts and plays, and virtual theatre-related programming. Dori executive produced and/or supervised over 50 feature, special f/x, and/or animated productions, including Isaac Mizrahi’s award-winning documentary Unzipped, Dirty Dancing (both the feature and TV series) and Jim Henson’s MuppetVision 3-D and Walt Disney’s Imagineering.
This event is part of the Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film series, presented in partnership with: