News Release — February 6, 2007
"Robert De Niro Film Series"
EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center hosts the "Robert De Niro Film Series"
WHEN: 7 p.m., four dates between Feb. 20 and March 27.
WHERE: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets.
BACKGROUND: In 2006, actor, director, producer Robert De Niro donated his collection of film-related materials to the Harry Ransom Center. With materials from the late 1960s to the present, the archive includes annotated scripts, notes, research materials and an extensive collection of costumes De Niro wore in his films.
The following films will be screened in the series:
Feb: 20: Brian De Palma's "Greetings" (1968), starring Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham and Jonathan Warden. Rated R.
Feb. 27: Roger Corman's "Bloody Mama" (1970), starring Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Bruce Dern and Robert De Niro. Not rated.
March 19: John D. Hancock's "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973), starring Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro and Vincent Gardenia. Rated PG.
March 27: Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" (1973), starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. Rated R.
The screenings are free and open to the public. Ransom Center Associate Curator of Film Steve Wilson will introduce each film and discuss selected items from the De Niro collection at the screenings.
Media Contact for members of the press
Public Affairs Representative
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin TX 78713-7219