Monday, February 2, 2015

Film explores the lifelong friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper

Richard Zampella

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 2, 2015 – Writer and director John Mulholland will be joined by producer Richard Zampella, for a free screening of their documentary "Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen" on Wednesday, Feb. 11. 
The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, located at 135 College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg. A question and answer session will follow the screening. 
With never seen photos and footage from the Gary Cooper estate and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, "Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen" looks back at the friendship of writer Ernest Hemingway and actor Gary Cooper. 
From 1940 when they met until their deaths just seven weeks apart in 1961, Cooper and Hemingway "connected, collided, clashed, and reconnected in Idaho, New York, Cuba, and Paris."

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