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Meet Director & Actor Don Petrie

February 23, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location Online - Zoom
SponsorCoordinator: Roberta FriedmanCostThis event is FREEPosted InThe Film Institute at Montclair State
seriesFilms and Filmmakers
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Donald is probably best known for the hit comedies How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey for Paramount Pictures, and Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock, for Warner Bros., not to mention the holiday hit Grumpy Old Men starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. Additional feature credits include the recent  romantic comedy Little Italy for E One starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen, and the Fox Searchlight comedy My Life In Ruins starring Nia Vardalos as a guide of the ancient Greek ruins leading the most outrageous bus tour group ever. Richard Dreyfuss heads up an international cast among others. Petrie began his entertainment career as an actor, appearing in many TV episodes and then shifted his career to directing episodic tv e.g.  episodes of the Chuck Lorre/Netflix series The Kominski Method starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, and multiple episodes of the Dick Wolf Chicago series Chicago Med, Chicago PD and Chicago Justice which he also executive produced. Petrie’s first feature,  a critical and box office success, and still today a cult favorite, Mystic Pizza starred Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, Vincent D’Onofrio and provided Julia Roberts with her first breakthrough role.