RI Film & TV Office's Steven Feinberg Will Moderate THE PRINCESS BRIDE: AN INCONCEIVABLE EVENING WITH CARY ELWES
Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office will moderate the talkback and Q & A with star Cary Elwes following a screening of The Princess Bride at The VETS in Providence on November 2, 2018. The event The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes, is on sale now.
Feinberg recalls, "When William Goldman's fanciful novel, The Princess Bride was published in 1973, I was ten years old and was sick with the flu. My Dad decided that he would read the book to me aloud, and we would alternate chapters between the two of us because he and my Mom wanted to encourage me to read. It quickly became my favorite novel and as a result, the following summer, I wrote my first screenplay ever and, of course, it was of The Princess Bride. Merely an eleven-year-old half-pint, and dreaming to become a future movie mogul, I planned to make a feature film version of this wonderful adventure. Alas, over a decade later, the movie rights fell into much more distinguished hands---Rob Reiner. With an all-star cast, joyful writing, whimsical direction and A plus production value, The Princess Bride was released to a world-wide audience and soon enchanted the entire globe. For this long-time admirer, I am not surprised that the cinematic adventure stands the test of time and its great success is certainly not inconceivable!"
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes will play The VETS on Friday, November 2nd at 8:00pm. Tickets are $69.50-$29.50 and can be purchased by visiting www.TheVetsRI.com; by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787); or in person at the PPAC/The VETS box office located at 220 Weybosset St. in Providence. A limited number of VIP packages are available and include the best seats in the house, a meet and greet with Cary Elwes and a signed copy of Cary Elwes best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.
The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts in Providence. The VETS on-site box office is only open on show days.
In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!
The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the Top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the Top 100 Screenplays of All Time, The Princess Bride continues to resonate with audiences young and old.
Cary Elwes has been seen in a multitude of films, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula, Lady Jane, The Crush, Twister, Saw, Liar, Liar and many more. Elwes recently joined the cast of Netflix's hit show, Stranger Things.
Steven Feinberg is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. He formerly spent 22 years in Los Angeles and worked with every major Hollywood studio as a writer, director and producer. His internationally successful feature film Fortress was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Movie in 1994. Since 2004, in his capacity at the Film & TV Office, Steven shepherded over $500 million of film and television production into the state, creating thousands of jobs for local talent, crew and small businesses.
He received the first Annual Imaginnaire Award from New England's Imagine Magazine, has been the Honorary Chairman for Rhode Island's official Academy Award Oscar Night from 2009 to the present, served as the Vice-President on the Board of Directors for "Celebrate Rhode Island" in 2010 to assist families with heating during difficult times, is a member of the Touro Fraternity, was designated the "Rhode Island Hospitality Ambassador of the Year 2010" by the Ocean State's Convention & Visitor's Bureau, received the George M. Cohan Ambassador Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2011 and, in 2012, was nominated by the United States Coast Guard for the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Orientation Conference.
Most recently, Steven wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, Pell, which explores the dramatic challenges Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell faced to create the vital "Pell Grant" program and its impact on education and society today. The documentary, sponsored by the Lumina Foundation and the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and won the prestigious Providence Film Festival Award for "a New England director whose work brings cinematic excellence to an international audience."
Steven is the co-host of the RIPBS weekly series doubleFEATURE which explores the art of cinema, and he previously studied cinematography at UCLA and film and television production at the prestigious USC Cinema School in Los Angeles.