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‘Silkwood’ Sounded The Alarm

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Meryl Streep in

Meryl Streep in "Silkwood."

authorStaff Writer on Mar 1, 2020

In 1983, celebrated director Mike Nichols put his theater career on hold to tell the story of Karen Silkwood, a chemical technician and union labor activist. From a script by Alice Arlen, and a first-time screenwriter named Nora Ephron, Nichols assembled an all-star cast featuring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher, who gave one of her first dramatic performances on screen. The film, “Silkwood,” was nominated for five Academy Awards and its exploration of the importance of both whistleblowers and corporate accountability seems as relevant today as it did almost 40 years ago.

On Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., HamptonsFilm will screen “Silkwood” at Guild Hall in East Hampton. A conversation about the film’s importance follows with Hamptons International Film Festival board chair Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent. Guild Hall is at 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Tickets are $25 ($20 Guild Hall members).

The screening is offered as part of the third annual “THAW Fest,” an East End-wide arts festival sponsored by the Hamptons Arts Network to celebrate spring and promote the broadly diverse range of cultural programs and institutions that make the South Fork unique. For more information visit hamptonsfilm.org.

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