Texas Focus Film Series: ‘Tender Mercies’


October 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Austin, TX

About the Event:

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the Texas based film, Tender Mercies.

About the Guest Speaker
Anne Rapp is a writer and script supervisor in the movie industry who worked on more than 60 feature films, beginning with “Tender Mercies” in 1981 and ending with the HBO series “Westworld.” She has worked with many acclaimed directors including Jake Kasdan, Billy Bob Thornton, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis, Ken Kwapis, Jonathan Nolan, Lawrence Kasdan, Sydney Pollack, Robert Benton, Bruce Beresford, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemekis, David Mamet, Rob Reiner, Bill Forsythe, Ivan Reitman and Tom Hanks. Writing short stories led to a job writing for Robert Altman who directed two of her screenplays, “Cookie’s Fortune” and “Dr. T and the Women.” The screenplayfor “Cookie’s Fortune” earned Anne an Independent Spirit Award nomination as well as an Edgar Allen Poe nomination. She wrote the musical “A Ride With Bob” for Ray Benson’s stage performance about the life and legacy of the western swing great Bob Wills. Anne has more recently written scripts for Alison Eastwood and Whoopi Goldberg and has several of her own scripts in development. She is currently producing and directing a documentary about the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and two-time Oscar winner, Horton Foote.

Promotional support for the Bullock Museum's film programs is provided by The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio, Television, and Film. Additional promotional support for the Texas Focus Film Series is provided by the Texas Film Commission.

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