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Richard Levine USA / 2017 / 107 minutes East Coast Premiere
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Richard Levine, Francine Prose
Ted Swenson is a published author working as a creative writing professor, with a comfortable marriage and a passion for his work. But as the guidance he provides to a gifted student intensifies, Submission, based on the best-selling novel Blue Angel by Hudson Valley resident Francine Prose, delves into a deeper story, exploring issues as creative envy and the pressure of personal expectations as Swenson tries to navigate the slippery slope from teacher to Guru, admirer to manipulator.
Director Richard Levine delivers a suspenseful human drama mixed with a risque blend of comedy making the film entertaining and compelling. Honest and authentic, with gifted leading actors Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin carrying the film, supported by Kyra Sedgwick and Janeane Garafolo who deliver critical roles, Submission is a biting commentary on political correctness, gender politics and the witnessing of a decent man setting his life aflame.
— Monique Ray
BIO: Richard Levine most recently wrote and produced the Amazon pilot, The Interestings, directed by Mike Newell. He was a writer, director and Executive Producer of the Golden Globe winning series, Nip/Tuck, for all of its seven seasons as well as the Golden Globe nominate series, Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer. He wrote for and produced the Golden Globe nominated Masters of Sex and co-created the ABC series, Scoundrels, starring Virginia Madsen. Richard graduated from Juilliard, and in addition to being a playwright, he wrote and directed the feature film, Every Day starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Eddie Izzard and Brian Dennehy. It was a New York Times Critic's pick.
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