Meet Award-Winning Director David O. Russell At Vidiots In Santa Monica On Sunday

Saturday, 8 Feb 2014, 7:12:00 AM

Mitch James

LA Times movie writer Glenn Whipp (left) interviews filmmaker David O. Russell at a previous Vidiots Foundation discussion and screening of the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”
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LA Times movie writer Glenn Whipp (left) interviews filmmaker David O. Russell at a previous Vidiots Foundation discussion and screening of the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”

The Vidiots Foundation in Santa Monica will host award-winning

director David O. Russell this Sunday night for a discussion and

screening of clips from his most recent film "American Hustle."

It will be held at 7:30 pm at Vidiots, located at 302 Pico Boulevard.

Russell released his debut feature-length project, "Spanking the

Monkey" in the 90's. He later directed the action drama "Three Kings"

and the comedy "I Heart Huckabees."

Russell has earned Oscar nominations for his directing work on 2010's

"The Fighter" and 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook" for which he won

numerous awards: BAFTA award for best adapted screenplay, AFI Award for

Movie of the Year, Hollywood Film Festival-Director of the Year,

Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director/Best Screenplay and the

Humanitas Prize for Feature Film.

His latest film "American Hustle" won the BAFTA award for Best

Adapted Screenplay, the SAG award the Cast, the AFI award for Movie of

the Year, and is nominated for 10 Oscars.

Tickets to Sunday's event are $15, and can be purchased online vidiotsfoundation.org by clicking on Paypal “buy” button for preferred

event.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Vidiots, 302 Pico

Boulevard, Santa Monica or call 310.392.8508 and pay by phone with a

credit card.

All proceeds go to The Vidiots Foundation and are tax deductible.

Parking available at Civic Center off of 2nd Street and at 1571 4th

Street.

Doors open at 7 pm where there will be refreshments and boogie a little to the soundtrack of "American Hustle."

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