Launching to independent film star status in the mid-1990s with impressive back-to-back performances in two landmark Danny Boyle films (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting), Ewan McGregor later propelled to superstardom as young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), while steadily building an exceptional career across stage, television, and screen (Moulin Rouge!,Big Fish, Black Hawk Down, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). AMERICAN PASTORAL marks McGregor’s directorial debut.
OUR SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM will feature an onstage conversation with Ewan McGregor, a screening of AMERICAN PASTORAL, and the presentation of the MVFF Award in recognition of his auspicious directorial debut. Join us after the program for a celebratory reception at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera.
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Seymour “Swede” Levov (Ewan McGregor) seemed destined to have it all: the beautiful wife (Jennifer Connelly), an adored daughter (Dakota Fanning), a successful business. But in the turbulent ‘60s, his perfect life begins to unravel. Terrific performances drive Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel. US 2016, 126 min. Directed by Ewan McGregor
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
7:00 pm | Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael
Program & Reception | $85 general | $75 CFI members
Program Only | $45 general | $40 CFI members