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Film Screening: Flash of Genius

You are Cordially Invited to the Following Film Screening:

Flash of Genius
Members accompanied by ONE guest only are invited to a Preview Screening of Flash of Genius from Universal Pictures.
Seating is LIMITED! Please RSVP by 11 AM Thursday, October 2nd.
RSVP via email only to Phyllis Bishop at Confirmation of seating is necessary for all screenings!
Screening Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Screening Location: AMC West 68th & Broadway
Time of Arrival: 6:00 PM (please join the line opposite the Food Emporium at the back of the cinema)
Check In: with Phyllis Bishop for your ticket to the screening
Screening Time: 7:00 PM
Screening Run Time: 2 hours

Cinema Security (anti-piracy) is enforced. Please turn off all cell phones and PDA electronics. No computers or cameras are allowed inside.
Director: Marc Abraham
Writers (WGA): Screenplay written by Philip Railsback and based on John Seabrook’s New Yorker article of the same name
Cast: Greg Kinnear and Lauren Graham with Alan Alda and Dermot Mulroney
Producers: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Thomas A. Bliss and Eric Newman
Executive Producers: J. Miles Dale, Jonathan Glickman and Michael Lieber
Release Date: 3rd October 2008 (USA)
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Synopsis: Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win. The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work—or for that matter, anyone's work—be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.

Organizer Phyllis Bishop


Thu, Oct. 2, 2008
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern


AMC Theater
West 68th Street & Broadway
New York, NY