‘Michael Clayton’ Director to Reveal the Art of Suspense at MASS MoCA

Tony Gilroy(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Director-screenwriter Tony Gilroy, best known for his Oscar-winning thriller “Michael Clayton,” will pull back the curtain on the art of cinematic suspense in a multimedia presentation in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 8pm, as part of the Williamstown Film Festival’s proceedings.

Gilroy will talk about the colorful history of suspense on the screen, illustrating the discussion with clips from his own work, as well as classics from the genre that have inspired him. Following the event, a reception will be held at Lickety Split.

Gilroy is best known for writing and directing the acclaimed thriller “Michael Clayton,” starring George Clooney and Tilda Swinton. Swinton won an Academy Award for her performance. The film – Gilroy’s directorial debut – captured six more Oscar nominations, including best picture and best original screenplay for Gilroy. His other credits include screenplays for the four wildly popular Bourne films (“The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” and “The Bourne Legacy”), which he also directed. Writer and director credits for Duplicity, Dolores Claiborne, Armageddon, Proof of Life, and The Devil’s Advocate stack up in Gilroy’s IMDB profile.

Dinner and snacks are available from Lickety Split before and during the show. A full bar serves Berkshire Brewing Company beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Tickets are $8 for students and $15 general. Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11am – 5pm Wednesdays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through spring 2015. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during box office hours or purchased on-line at MASS MoCA. All events are held rain or shine.

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