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Julia Roberts to introduce film at the Dryden Theatre the evening before she accepts the George Eastman Award

The May 2 Eastman Award Ceremony honoring Julia Roberts is SOLD OUT; Roberts will also introduce a film on May 1

Rochester, N.Y., March 12, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced that Academy Award winner Julia Roberts will introduce a special screening of Full Frontal (Steven Soderbergh, 2002) at the Dryden Theatre on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. Roberts will be in Rochester to accept the George Eastman Award on Thursday, May 2 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Dryden Theatre, and has agreed to introduce the film on May 1. Tickets to the film screening are $50 and can be purchased online at eastman.org/eastmanaward2019 beginning Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. for Eastman Museum members; if there are tickets remaining, they will be released to the public on Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m.

For more than thirty years, Roberts has brought a cast of unforgettable characters to the screen. Her performances have brought her four Academy Award nominations and an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, as well as nine Golden Globe nominations and three Golden Globes. When asked to select one film from her extensive resume to introduce at the Dryden Theatre, she personally selected Full Frontal.

About Full Frontal
Full Frontal is Steven Soderbergh’s formally inventive ensemble piece shot on both video and film, demarcating “real life” from the film-within-the-film. Roberts is an actor being filmed in a romantic drama while dealing with her own issues off the set. A sly commentary on the creative nature of narratives, particularly in motion pictures, the film follows a set of Hollywood denizens across what appears to be a single day. Art mirrors life as lines of dialogue and awkward situations appear in both the real world and the fictional—the artists are creating their own narratives as they create them for an audience. The all-star cast also features David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, David Hyde Pierce, and Blair Underwood, as well as cameos by Brad Pitt, director David Fincher, and Soderbergh himself.

Ticket Information
The Full Frontal screening will include an introduction by Julia Roberts. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at eastman.org/eastmanaward2019. Tickets will go on sale to the public on March 18 at 10 a.m. Members of the museum will have access to advance ticket sales, beginning March 14. To become a member of the George Eastman Museum, visit eastman.org/membership or call (585) 327-4833 for more information. There will be a four ticket limit per purchase. Please note: No passes or discounts will be accepted. General admission; no reserved seating. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. No autographs or photos with Roberts.

Visit eastman.org/eastmanaward2019 for more information and to purchase tickets.

About the George Eastman Award
Since its founding in 1947, the George Eastman Museum has championed the creativity, history, and preservation of cinema and photography and their related technologies. The George Eastman Award was established by the museum in 1955 to recognize individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to the art of film. The George Eastman Award was the first lifetime achievement award given by a US cultural institution to honor cinematic work of enduring value. Since its inception, the award has recognized more than sixty actors, directors, and cinematographers.

About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit eastman.org.