vrijdag 4 juni 2010

Upcoming chat: 8 Juni 2010


Val Kilmer’s Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy—a film in the making

Val Kilmer and Mike Davis
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
2:00pm EDT - 3:00pm EDT




As the leader of a religious movement that inspired hundreds of thousands of followers, Mary Baker Eddy broke through many of the boundaries women faced in the 19th century. As a humorist and novelist, Mark Twain transcended his humble Southern upbringing and became known the world over. Both were writers and thinkers. Both were followed by journalists. And they knew each other. He was fascinated by her success and intelligence, so much so that he wrote a book about her. She took notice when he wrote and talked about her. Whether you’re interested in both or just one of these great American figures, join this chat to learn how actor and filmmaker Val Kilmer plans to portray their intersecting lives and shed light on their significant achievements. Mary Baker Eddy Library researcher, Mike Davis, who’s provided historical background for the film, will join Val to answer your questions.
About Val Kilmer: Actor Val Kilmer, a lifelong Christian Scientist, is well-known in the movie industry. A graduate of The Julliard School, his long list of credits include roles in Top Gun, Willow, Batman Forever, Thunderheart and The Ghost in the Darkness. He received critical acclaim for his break-out role as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors. Many will also know him as the voice behind Moses in DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. Val will be playing the part of Mark Twain in this current film project and has spent the last seven years doing extensive research on the lives of Twain and Eddy in order to write the script and prepare for his role. To find out more about his film project, go to www.twaineddyfilm.com
About Mike Davis: Mike Davis, a native of Ohio, has a Master’s degree in Library Science from San Jose State University. He has a long-standing interest in the history of Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science movement, and has worked in the archives now housed in The Mary Baker Eddy Library for about 25 years. Mike has also written articles for the Christian Science periodicals.

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