Interview, Part 1:
producer, "5 to 7,"
2015 Texas Film Awards Honoree
After working for and with Steven Spielberg for more than a decade, the Dallas-born Bonnie Curtis began forging her own path as a producer with 2005’s The Chumscrubber and Red Eye. She has since produced the Oscar-nominated Albert Nobbs, The Face of Love, 5 to 7, and the upcoming Last Days in the Desert. The Austin Film Society will screen 5 to 7 at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre with Curtis, director Victor Levin, and actress Berenice Marlohe in attendance. The title of this romantic drama refers to the day of time Berenice Marlohe’s married mother of two meets with her lover, Anton Yelchin’s aspiring writer. 5 to 7 also stars Frank Langella and Glenn Close, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Albert Nobbs. IFC Films will release 5 to 7 in theaters and on VOD on April 3. Bonnie Curtis began her Hollywood career working for Disney before becoming Steven Spielberg’s personal assistant. She worked on Spielberg’s Hook, Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List before going on to serve as the associate producer of The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad, the co-producer of Saving Private Ryan, and the producer of A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report. The religious saga The Last Days in the Desert, Bonnie Curtis’ follow-up to 5 to 7, reunites her with her Albert Nobbs director Rodrigo García and stars Ewan McGregor as Jesus. Bonnie Curtis was named one of the 2015 Texas Film Hall of Fame honorees alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Wilson, Guillermo Del Toro, and the late L.M. Kit Carson. The Texas Film Awards will be held March 12 at Austin Studios.
Aired: Feb. 12, 2015 and March 2, 2015
Web sites: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/5-to-7 and https://www.austinfilm.org/