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Writer, director Rod Lurie to visit Newhouse School Sept. 23-24

September 14, 2010

Wendy S. Loughlin
(315) 443-2785

Writer and director Rod Lurie will visit Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, to discuss and present an advance screening of his film “Straw Dogs,” a remake of the original. The events are free and open to the University community.

strawdogsThe original “Straw Dogs,” released in 1971, was directed by Sam Peckinpah and starred Dustin Hoffman, Susan George and Peter Vaughan. Lurie directed the remake, which is due out in 2011 and stars Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden and Kate Bosworth.

Lurie and Newhouse adjunct professor Doug Brode will screen and discuss the original film on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Refreshments will follow.

Lurie will present an advance screening of the remake on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Discussion and refreshments will follow.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Durantini at 443-1944 or mmdurant@syr.edu.

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