Thursday, July 30, 2020
7:00pm (doors 6pm)
$15 general admission, $10 for members

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Jaws – 45th Anniversary Movie Screening with Carl Gottlieb

Join us for a 45th anniversary screening of the classic 1975 film Jaws as part of the 2020 “Better on the Big Screen” Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works and Richmond University Medical Center.

Special appearances by Jaws co-writer Carl Gottlieb for a post-movie Q&A and meet and greet!

About JAWS:

An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they’re “gonna need a bigger boat” to battle the bloodthirsty beast.  Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, and Robert Shaw.


Carl Gottlieb co-wrote the screenplay and acted in JAWS, for Universal Studios, and his additional screen writing credits include THE JERK, with Steve Martin, JAWS 2, WHICH WAY IS UP, JAWS 3D, and DR. DETROIT. He co-wrote and directed CAVEMAN, a feature for United Artists, and directed a Steve Martin short film, THE ABSENT-MINDED WAITER, nominated for an Academy Award (“Oscar”).

Gottlieb’s won an Independent Spirit Award, and was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for the JAWS screenplay. He’s won an Emmy for his writing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for CBS-TV, and in 2010, the Writers Guild of America honored him with the Morgan Cox Award, in recognition of his decades of service to the community of writers.

He has taught screenwriting at Columbia University in New York, School of the Arts; at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, the University of Miami’s School of Communications and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema & Television. He has taught and lectured at the Beaune Film Forum and Equinoxe Writers Workshops in France, and is a founding director of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, which present the annual “City of Lights, City Of Angels” Film Festival in Los Angeles (the second largest French film festival in the world).

Gottlieb is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was active in Writers Guild of America West, where he was both as an officer and member of the Board of Directors.  In 2010 he received the union’s Morgan Cox Award for his years of service.

Schedule of Events:

6:00pm – Doors Open

6:30pm – Pre-Show Organ Music by Ian Fraser

7:00pm – “Jaws” movie screening

Q&A to follow with Carl Gottlieb plus meet and greet in the lobby