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Blind
Directed by
Michael Mailer

USA / 2016 / 106
minutes
OPENING NIGHT FILM
World Premiere

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Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Alec Baldwin, Michael Mailer
SYNOPSIS:
A Best-selling novelist, Bill Oakland (Alec Baldwin), loses his wife and his sight in a vicious car crash. Devastated, lonely and bitter, the accomplished writer and professor spends his days trying to cope with his condition. When socialite Suzanne Dutchman (Demi Moore) is forced into community service as a plea bargain for being associated with her husband's insider trading, their lives intersect. Reading to him weekly in his room at the rehab center, Suzanne concedes the brilliance behind Bill's angry facade, while in this intimate setting, he must engage with this strong, fiery woman, who is clearly his match.
BIO:
Michael Mailer has been working extensively in the independent film business since graduating from Harvard University in 1987. He co-wrote and produced his first feature film, "A Fool And His Money," starring Sandra Bullock and George Plimpton, in 1988. Since then, Mailer has produced over 20 features.

His films include the critically acclaimed "Two Girls and a Guy," starring Robert Downey, Jr, Heather Graham, and Natasha Gregson Wagner; "Black and White," starring Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, Elijah Wood, and Mike Tyson;" and "Empire," starring John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, and Peter Sarsgaard. Mailer also found success in films like "Lost Junction" with Neve Campbell; "The Last Producer" with Burt Reynolds, Lauren Holly, and Benjamin Bratt"; and "Harvard Man," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, and Adrien Grenier.

Michael Mailer Films was established in 2004 to focus on both independent, character-driven films and larger, concept-oriented studio pictures. Since its formation, MMF has produced six pictures. Among them, the romantic comedies "Kettle of Fish," starring Matthew Modine and Gina Gershon; and "The Golden Boys," starring David Carradine, Rip Torn, and Bruce Dern. Additionally, Mailer produced two films released through Sony: The mixed martial arts-urban western "Blood and Bone," and a remake of Hitchcock's "The Lodger." Mailer's "The Ledge," a suspenseful drama starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, and Charlie Hunnam, debuted in Main Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by IFC. Bio excerpet from http://www.michaelmailerfilms.com/about.html

MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott, Viva Bianca, James McCaffrey
Executive Producer(s): Alec Baldwin, Mark Damon, Jonathan Gray, Alan Helene, Scott Kluge, David Moscow, Alessandro Penazzi, Khuloud Kelly Rabadi
Producer(s): Michael Mailer, Diane Fisher, Pamela Thur, Martin Tuchman, Jennifer Gelfer
Director(s): Michael Mailer
Screenwriter(s): John Buffalo Mailer, based on story by Diane Fisher
Cinematographer(s): Michal Dabal
Editor(s): Jim Mol
Production Designer(s): Laura Miller
Sound Designer(s): Justin Kaupp

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