MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN introduced by Victoria Riskin
Sunday, March 17
Victoria Riskin, author, producer, and daughter of Robert Riskin and Fay Wray, will introduce Frank Capra’s MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936).
Victoria Riskin adapted Willa Cather’s My Antonia for television and was a producer of Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding as well as The Last Best Year, based on her experience as a psychologist. Riskin was president of the Writers Guild of America West and served for twelve years as a director of Human Rights Watch. She lives in Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, David W. Rintels. Her new book Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir (Pantheon) will be available for purchase at our concession.