Printer Friendly

REPEATING WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -- PARAMOUNT PICTURES

 In "Special Screening of `Bopha!' to Benefit Artists for a Free South Africa," moved earlier today, Paramount Pictures has added a 6 p.m. private party with filmmakers and cast. The revised release follows.
 SPECIAL SCREENING OF `BOPHA!' TO BENEFIT ARTISTS
 FOR A FREE SOUTH AFRICA
 WHAT: Special screening of "Bopha!" to benefit artists for a free South Africa, hosted by Paramount Pictures and the Reebok Foundation.
 WHO: Attendees included "Bopha!" stars Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, Malcolm McDowell, Marius Weyers, Maynard Eziashi, Michael Chinyamurindi and "Bopha!" filmmakers: director Morgan Freeman, executive producer Arsenio Hall, producers Lawrence Taubman and Lori McCreary, screenwriters Brian Bird and John Wierick, editor Neil Travis, and composer James Horner. Other celebrities attending include: Tracy Chapman, Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Matt Groening, Robert Guillaume, Jasmine Guy, Arthur Hiller, Harley Jane Kozak, Spike Lee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Ontkean, Sidney Poitier, Rain Pryor, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Holly Robinson, John Savage, Will Smith, Blair Underwood and Henry Winkler.
 WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 21
 6 p.m. private party with filmmakers and cast
 7:30 p.m. screening
 WHERE: Director's Guild of America
 7920 Sunset Blvd.
 Hollywood
 ABOUT "BOPHA!":
 Release date: Friday, Sept. 24, 1993
 Starring: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard,
 Marius Weyers, Maynard Eziashi and
 Michael Chinyamurindi
 Produced by: Lawrence Taubman amd Lori McCreary
 Directed by: Morgan Freeman
 Screenlay: Brian Bird and John Wierick
 Exec. Producer: Arsenio Hall
 Set in South Africa shortly after the Soweto uprisings of 1976, "Bopha!" is a fact-based story of how differently parents and children view the future. The events force one father, a black policeman (Glover) to make impossible choices between duty and family. Eziashi plays the policman's son. Woodward plays his wife. Weyers plays a local Afrikaaner police captain who struggles against the cruel tactics of the Special Branch that threaten the fragile peace of his township. McDowell plays the captain of the Special Branch who brings upon this small township the very violence he is sent to prevent.
 All press must be accredited by Paramount to cover the event.
 CONTACT: Riki Leigh Arnold, Photo, 213-956-5684; Ginger Slaughter, Print, 213-956-5423; Gregg Brilliant, Radio, 213-956-5872; Gail Silverman, TV, 213-956-4721; Alfred Pignat, International, 213-956-5551.
 -0- 9/16/93
 /PRNewswire -- Sept. 16/


CO: Paramount Pictures ST: California IN: ENT SU:

NY-LS -- LA032 -- 2907 09/16/93 19:49 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Sep 16, 1993
Words:390
Previous Article:COMMUNICATION NORTHWEST SPONSORS UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SPEAKER SERIES
Next Article:APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS FILES SUIT AGAINST CHECKMATE SYSTEMS
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters