Monday, April 22, 2013

Paley Center Premieres: Mel Brooks and Bates Motel

There are only so many chances to meet Mel Brooks before he dies. He's an old Jewish man, but you have one more chance other than The Twelve Chairs screening part of the TCM Classic Film Festival this Thursday. You also have his Lifetime Achievement award from AFI if he makes it to June. I just kid about him not being around because he matters so much to the comedic landscape and his offspring is a nice boy, a writer in face, but about zombies. We wouldn't have World War Z to look forward too if Mel never got some down time.

The Paley Center answers our prayers for another chance to meet Mel Brook in person.

"In advance of its PBS broadcast premiere, the Paley Center will present a special premiere screening of American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise and an onstage conversation with writer Mel Brooks, writer, director, producer, editor Robert Trachtenberg, series creator and executive producer Susan Lacy, and film interviewee moderator Richard Benjamin, with additional guests to be announced, to celebrate the iconic comedy genius of Mel Brooks."

 American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Thursday, May 9

Then you have the remake of Bates Motel not far from that date

"Bates Motel: Reimagining a Cinema Icon will feature a special premiere screening and onstage conversation with the series’ cast and creative team including executive producer Carlton Cuse ("Lost"), executive producer Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"), Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke and Nicola Peltz, with the moderator to be announced. A&E Network’s Bates Motel is inspired by Hitchcock’s genre-defining film, Psycho. "

Bates Motel: Reimagining a Cinema Icon on Friday, May 10