Chestertown – Academy Award-winning director Victor Fleming was one of the giants of Golden Age Hollywood, who in one year alone helmed two of the screen’s most enduring classics, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.” Find out more about this legendary filmmaker when Baltimore Sun film critic Michael Sragow presents a lecture based on his book Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master, in the Sophie Kerr Room at Washington College’s Miller Library on Monday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. A booksigning will precede the talk at 6 p.m.
Sragow’s presentation comes as the highlight of Victor Fleming Weekend, a retrospective of the director’s works being screened as part of the 2009-2010 Washington College Film Series.
Sragow has written as a film critic and columnist for The New Yorker, The Atlantic and salon.com. He attended New York University and Harvard University, majoring in history and literature. Formerly a film critic for Rolling Stone and the San Francisco Examiner, Sragow has been reviewing movies for the Baltimore Sun since 2001.
When Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master was published in 2008, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures raved that Sragow’s biography “restores the director to his rightful place in film history and popular culture. It’s a fantastic read, assiduously researched, using primary archival resources and a full complement of remembrances from Fleming’s family and colleagues.”Admission to Sragow’s lecture, and to all screenings during Victor Fleming Weekend, is free and open to the public. For more information on Victor Fleming Weekend screenings, visit the events calendar at http://news.washcoll.edu/.