The NYS Writers Institute invites you to a free film screening and discussion:
November 3 (Friday): Martin Scorcese’s BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
Film screening followed by Q&A with former paramedic Joe Connelly, on whose novel the film is based, and members of UAlbany’s Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service including UAlbany students Sydney Gobrick, President, Carly Fielding, Chief, and Amanda Kimler, Vice President. — 7:00 p.m. [note early start time], Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus
– Directed by Martin Scorsese (United States, 1999, 121 minutes, color)
– Starring Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman
Based on the bestselling autobiographical novel of the same name by Joe Connelly, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD follows a burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic working the graveyard shift at the height of the crack epidemic in the early 1990s as he is haunted by the ghosts of the people he couldn’t save. Student volunteers of UAlbany’s award-winning Five Quad Ambulance Service will join Connelly immediately following the screening in a conversation about the rewards and perils of serving on an ambulance corps.
Cosponsored by UAlbany School of Criminal Justice’s Crime, History, and Public Memory Film Series. More about the film: http://www.albany.edu/w riters-inst/webpages4/archives /Connelly_joe17.html
For more information, contact the NYS Writers Institute at 518-442-5620, or online at www.albany.edu/writers-inst .