Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Patricia Neal

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Fri, 02/15/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Northwestern University Library invites you to celebrate The life and legacy of Patricia Neal. 

5:30 pm  | Curator’s Tour and Reception
University Library, Main Floor
The late Oscar-winning actress and Northwestern alumna Patricia Neal lit up the screen in films like Hud, The Fountainhead, and The Day the Earth Stood Still. This exhibit, On Her Own Terms: The Life and Legacy of Patricia Neal, was drawn from her newly established archive at Northwestern University Library. Walk through the exhibit with curator Benn Joseph and explore the dramatic off-stage roles she undertook—as wife and mother, glamorous celebrity, and activist stroke survivor.  
7:00 pm | Screening of the film Hud
Block Museum, Block Cinema
Director Martin Ritt’s explosive family drama stars Paul Newman as Hud Bannon, an arrogant and embittered man with little regard for society or the feelings of others. Dodging responsibility at every corner, Hud locks horns with his principled father, Homer (Melvyn Douglas), a cattle rancher, and finds himself an unlikely role model for his impressionable young nephew, Lonnie. Northwestern alumna Patricia Neal netted a Best Actress Oscar for her nuanced portrayal of Alma Brown, the sharp-tongued caretaker of three generations of Bannon men. Restored by the Academy Film Archive.
For questions about these events, please contact Sara Stigberg at s-stigberg@northwestern.edu.