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Filmmaker Dan Sallitt to speak at the Dryden Theatre on June 12

Q&A; with director following the screening of “The Unspeakable Act”

Rochester, N.Y., June 9, 2015—Acclaimed director Dan Sallitt, will be appearing at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House on Friday, June 12, for a Q&A session following the screening of his most recent film, The Unspeakable Act (2012) at 8 p.m. Sallitt will return to the theater on Saturday, June 13, to introduce a film that he has chosen to accompany his feature, A Month in Thailand (Paul Negoescu, 2013).

“Sallitt has made a total of four films which stand as both proof of his unique talent and his extensive knowledge of film throughout history,” said Jurij Meden, Curator of Film Exhibitions, George Eastman House. “Influenced by some of the great filmmakers of the past, he shows an unerring desire to expose some of the more uncomfortable situations that can be stumbled upon in life. His fearless pursuit of the honesty in these trying moments create his engulfing cinematic portraits that have been well received both in the United States and in Europe.”

Dan Sallitt, originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA, now lives and works in New York City. A Harvard graduate with a degree in mathematics, he is a multifaceted filmmaker with a variety of interests. It wasn’t until he attended a screening of To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944) that he caught the film bug, and he has since made a tremendous impact with his relatively small number of films and his other work in the field. Sallitt is also known for his film reviews and other writings on film, much of which can be found on his blog, Thanks for the Use of the Hall.

Tickets for the screening of both The Unspeakable Act on June 12, accompanied by a post-screening Q&A with Sallitt, and A Month in Thailand, presented by Sallitt on June 13, can be purchased at the Dryden Theatre box office. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students and Eastman House members. For more information about the Dryden Theatre, visit dryden.eastmanhouse.org.