30th anniversary screening of Ironweed with William Kennedy

It looks like the whole film is on Youtube courtesy of Paramount Pictures. It's embedded above.

The NYS Writers Institute's classic film series wraps up its fall season December 9 with a screening of Ironweed at UAlbany. It is, of course, the film adapted from the William Kennedy novel. Kennedy will be at the screening to talk about the story and answer questions ahead of time with Marion Roach.

Film blurbage:

Adapted for the screen by William Kennedy from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, IRONWEED tells the tale of Francis Phelan, a drifter who returns to his home city of Albany to make peace with a past that haunts him. Filmed at several Albany locations, it brought international attention to the Capital Region and earned Oscar nominations for both Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.

The event starts Friday, December 9 at 6:30 pm withe Kennedy talk and Q&A. The screening is at 7 pm. It's in Page Hall on the downtown UAlbany campus. It's free.

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There will also be a whiskey tasting, other refreshments and festivities, and we will raffle off locally-crafted Ironwood whiskey.

Partially filmed in Hudson, NY i saw some scenes i owned a building on Cherry Alley at the time!

A great experience.
I was in the Lark Street strike scene and two others. The strike scene involved mostly tall dudes. Being 5'7", I had to fight my way to the front of the line where I was given a line to shout out that can be seen on film, got to toss tomatoes at Nathan Lane on the trolley and somehow show up prominently on the official movie poster.
On another occasion, I was asked to stand in for a few minutes at Jack's trailer by Lark Street while an AD went on an errand. Within five minutes a car (Volvo) pulls up, a women and child exit and head for the trailer. II didn't realize until after saying she couldn't gain access that it was Meryl Streep and one of her daughters. Here's Johnnie!!!

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