You are invited to a special preview screening of I AM and Q&A with director Tom Shadyac on Thursday, March 24th at 2:10pm in the Mark Wechsler Theatre (Mary Gradon Center #315) at American University.
Tom Shadyac’s writing/directing career was launched in 1994 with the Jim Carrey smash hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In the years that followed, Shadyac would establish himself as one of the most prolific comedy directors in Hollywood while working with some of the biggest names in the business as writer/director of huge hits such as Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams,Accepted, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Most recently, Tom wrote and directed I AM, his first documentary feature, and an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what we can do to make it better? The film is just beginning its theatrical run, and opens at E Street Cinema the day after this special sneak preview screening and Q&A at AU.
More about the film including a trailer is at:
A recent interview with Tom on MSNBC about I AM:
Visiting Filmmaker: Tom Shadyac
From the director of Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, and Ace-Ventura: Pet Detective comes a surprisingly powerful and inspirational film.
The shift is about to hit the fan.
“I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world.”