Monday, August 29th at 7pm and Tuesday, August 30th matinee at 2pm
Hosted by Danny Epperson and Page Laws (both at Monday screening only)
(Following written by Mal Vincent) Exquisite, elegant Audrey Hepburn shines as Holly Golightly in one of the most requested films. (The only other Hepburn film shown in Mal’s festival has been her greatest dramatic role, in The Nun’s Story). Based on the Truman Capote novella, the film features the memorable Henry Mancini score and the Oscar-winning song “Moon River.” The cast includes George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and a regrettably stereotyped outing by Mickey Rooney. (forgiveness is required) Blake Edwards directed. Mal confirms that Miss Hepburn in person was just as enchanting as on screen. He has requested that his obituary would include the fact that he once held hands with Audrey Hepburn. (1961, 115 minutes)
Danny Epperson is an Emmy award-winning producer, director, writer, editor, actor, and television host. His most recent hosting duties were with WHRO Public Media’s “Cinema 15” classic film series. At WHRO, Danny also produced “This Week in Mal’s World,” an award-winning podcast featuring legendary film critic, Mal Vincent. Danny also produced the daily talk radio program, “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” on WHRV-FM.
Page Laws, Ph.D. is Professor of English and Dean Emerita at Norfolk State University. She was a film colleague and close companion of Mal.