Lawrence of Arabia, The Manchurian Candidate, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Miracle Worker, Days of Wine and Roses, Lolita, The Music Man, Sweet Bird of Youth, and the list goes on and on, including foreign-language films by Bergman, Kurosawa, and others. Was 1962 the greatest year at the movies? The sheer volume of important and mature works released that year is extraordinary.
Authors Stephen Farber and Michael McClellan will participate in a special discussion event to celebrate their new book. Joining them will be Philip Kaufman, one of America’s greatest filmmakers (whose career began after 1962), and Katherine Haber, production executive associated with Blade Runner and several films by Sam Peckinpah (Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country is one of the films that will be discussed).