Film: DEAR MR. BRODY
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About The Event
Screening at Theatre Three412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777Guest Speaker: Melissa Robyn Glassman, Producer and Subject in Film; Q&A moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio
Directed by Keith Maitland In January 1970, hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr., the 21-year-old heir to a margarine fortune, announced to the world that he would personally usher in a new era of peace and love by giving away his twenty-five million dollar inheritance to anyone in need. In a frenzied few weeks, Brody and his young wife Renee ignited a psychedelic spiral of events. Instant celebrities, the Brodys were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to this extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, an enormous cache of these letters are discovered–unopened. In this riveting follow-up to his acclaimed film, TOWER, presented by the PJDS in 2016, award-winning director Keith Maitland reveals the incredible story of Michael Brody Jr. and the countless struggling Americans who sought his help, to create a deeply moving meditation on desire, need, philanthropy, and love. Running Time: 97 minutes
In addition to our live presentations at Theatre Three, we have added a VIRTUAL presentation of the series as well. These screenings will take place on Tuesdays after the live screenings on Mondays.