Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club

The stars of the film THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE appeared at The National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South in New York on Friday, February 11 to read from the new book "In the Mean Time," by Anthony Haden Guest. Mr. Guest, along with Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Juliette Bennett (AS GOOD AS DEAD) read satiric selections for a packed room of people from the theater, art, and journalistic worlds. The three performers just wrapped shooting the comedic film THE THORNHILLS, directed by acclaimed director Thomas Caruso.

THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE is penned by Connington, and stars the trio of performers. It tells the story of an urbane British man-about-town named "Anthony Haden Guest." He visits a young society couple named the Thornhills, and the audience is privy to his comedic and satiric commentary on them. The score is by Deirdre Broderick, who also wrote the score for the films ZOMBIE and ABCD.

Guest, Bennett, and Connington have numerous credits in theater and film. THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE will make the round of film festivals across the country in 2011. There are rumors that the three may develop further projects with director Thomas Caruso

Bill Connington is an award-winning New York based actor and writer. He appeared in the award-winning play ZOMBIE, based on the novella by Joyce Carol Oates, and directed by Thomas Caruso. (www.thomascaruso.com). The short film of ZOMBIE is currently making the rounds of the film festivals, including the sold-out screening at the NYC Downtown Shorts Film Festival: Audience Screenings on February 10. Upcoming film festivals include Washington DC, and Cleveland. Connington is currently writing the full-length feature ZOMBIE. www.zombiethefilm.com.

Juliette Bennett starred in the films AS GOOD AS DEAD, and THE OTHER WOMAN, as well as the upcoming CON ALAS PINTADAS. Accustomed to a number of walks down red carpets, Bennett is considered to be one of the "beautiful actors to watch" in New York. www.juliettebennett.com.

Anthony Haden Guest is a British writer, performer and cartoonist who has written a book on Studio 54, was awarded a New York Emmy for writing and narrating a documentary, THE AFFLUENT IMMIGRANTS, and played a role in the film THE

LAST DAYS OF DISCO. He is the step-brother of the film director Christopher Guest (BEST IN SHOW, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN). www.anthonyhadenguest.com.

The National Arts Club was founded in 1898 and is located in the historic Tilden Mansion on Gramercy Park in New York City. The club is committed to artists of all kinds, gives scholarship to young artists, and recognizes the work of established artists.

Photo Credit: Colleen M. Delaney

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club
Anthony Haden Guest

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club
Juliette Bennett and Bill Connington

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club
Juliette Bennett and Bill Connington

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club
Juliette Bennett and Bill Connington

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club
Juliette Bennett and Bill Connington

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club
Bill Connington

Photo Flash: Stars of THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE at National Arts Club


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