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THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS

July 17
7:30 PM
New Beverly Cinema: Los Angeles

Event Overview

It’s a family affair for Paul Newman as he produces and directs a feature film adaptation of Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Joanne Woodward stars as a dysfunctional widow struggling to survive while barely looking after her two teen daughters, a rebellious cheerleader (Roberta Wallach) seemingly destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and a shy wallflower (Nell Potts, Newman and Woodward’s real-life daughter) striving to bloom.

“Producer-director Paul Newman has made his finest behind-the-camera film to date in the screen version of Paul Zindel’s play. As the slovenly, introverted mother of two young girls, Joanne Woodward brilliantly projects the pitiable character.” – Variety

“An engaging adaptation of Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which sees Paul Newman’s cool, lucid direction transforming what could have been a pretentious domestic drama into a touching account of small joys in sad and stunted lives. Woodward is excellent” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Event Overview

It’s a family affair for Paul Newman as he produces and directs a feature film adaptation of Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Joanne Woodward stars as a dysfunctional widow struggling to survive while barely looking after her two teen daughters, a rebellious cheerleader (Roberta Wallach) seemingly destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps and a shy wallflower (Nell Potts, Newman and Woodward’s real-life daughter) striving to bloom.

“Producer-director Paul Newman has made his finest behind-the-camera film to date in the screen version of Paul Zindel’s play. As the slovenly, introverted mother of two young girls, Joanne Woodward brilliantly projects the pitiable character.” – Variety

“An engaging adaptation of Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which sees Paul Newman’s cool, lucid direction transforming what could have been a pretentious domestic drama into a touching account of small joys in sad and stunted lives. Woodward is excellent” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out