Film Series: New Rochelleans in Front of, Behind the Camera

The free films will be shown in the New Rochelle Public Library's Ossie Davis Theater.

Beginning in April, New Rochelleans will have the opportunity to see a series of films that feature actors, actresses, writers or directors who are from New Rochelle.

The films will be screened at 7 p.m. in the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library.

Up first on April 4 will be Jeremy, the 1973 film starring former New Rochelle resident Glynnis O'Connor, as well as Robbie Benson and Len Bari.

Benson plays a teenager who falls in love with O'Connor in this 90-minute film. It's rated PG.

On April 18 is a film directed by former New Rochelle resident Carl Reiner called Enter Laughing. The 1967 film stars Jose Ferrer, Shelley Winters and Elaine May and features Reni Santoni as an aspiring actor whose parents want him to go to pharmacy school.

The film is based on a play by Joseph Stein which was based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Reiner. Reiner co-wrote the screenplay and was a co-producer of the film.

New Rochelle native Richard Roundtree stars in 1972 film Shaft's Big Score! It will be shown April 25.

The classic 1954 film On the Waterfront, directed by former New Rochellean Elia Kazan, will be screened May 16. The stellar cast includes Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger and Eva Marie Saint.

The film series is presented in conjunction with New Rochelle's 325th Anniversary celebration.


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