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The Father and the Bear

Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time:  4:00pm (doors open at 3:00pm)

Location:  Angelika Film Center
                5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
                Dallas, Texas  75206

The Father and the Bear is John Putch’s ninth feature film as writer/director.  The veteran director (and actor) has helmed numerous televisions series (Cougar Town, Scrubs, Ugly Betty) and feature films, as well as his independent films including Valerie Flake and Mohave Phone Booth.

"THE FATHER AND THE BEAR" is Putch's most personal film to date. The story follows a retired character actor with diagnosed dementia (WIL LOVE), who longs to perform at his beloved summer theater one last time.  Against his daughter's wishes (DENDRIE TAYLOR), he accepts a role from the newly installed artistic director (DAVID DeLUISE) who is unaware of the man's condition.

The film was shot entirely on location in Putch's home town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania at the Totem Pole Playhouse.  A summer stock theater, which his late father WILLIAM PUTCH guided as artistic director for 30 years.  The film stars WIL LOVE, one of Totem Pole's veterans, who's career performing there spans over 40 years. Putch's use of archival material both still and Super-8 of the theater, and Love's performances are expertly woven into the story which also stars DAVID DELUISE as the theater's new artistic director.

Putch’s depiction of the lead character dealing with the onset of dementia was also informed by some of the issues his mother, actress Jean Stapleton, faced at the end of her lifetime.

Admission is free; however registration is required.  Seating is limited. Please click below to register.

May Fair 2017


Do you know a Senior who has made a significant impact on our community? Nominate them TODAY for the "Older Americans Month Community Impact Award".

Honorees will be recognized during the 2017 Mayfair, to be held May 26th at the Hyatt Regency
Click on this link to submit your nominations by May 1, 2017

Criteria for Posting

Minimum expected audience of 200 people.
All contact and registration information is the responsibility of the primary host organization.
The conference program/agenda is subject to review and approval for posting prior to placement on the Greater Dallas AA website.
The posting will include program content only; there will be no posting of named sponsors.
Logos will not be posted.
Content of the program/agenda must be submitted for review at least 2 weeks prior to posting date, using the Association preferred format as follows:
a. Name of event
b. Date of the event
c. Time of the event
d. Location of the event
e. Short narrative of program content, not to exceed 250 words.
Placement on the website will not exceed 4 weeks prior to the event and at no time after the conference.


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