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Clips and Conversation about Their New Film

 Mon, Jul 21, 8 pm

NEW YORK, July 10—What’s better than a new film with Wallace Shawn and André Gregory, the stars of cult favorites like My Dinner with André and Vanya on 42nd Street? How about a new film with Wallace Shawn and André Gregory directed by Jonathan Demme? 92Y welcomes all three, along with actor Lisa Joyce, to discuss their latest project – an update of Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, the modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses. Now he wants to make peace with himself and those around him as his life approaches its final act.

92Y’s evening includes clips from the film and a discussion about how Shawn translated Ibsen’s play (despite not knowing Norwegian), how Gregory created his legendary theatrical production of it, how Demme came to direct the project and how Lisa Joyce tackled her key role in the film.


WHO:              Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, Wallace Shawn and Lisa Joyce

WHAT:            Clips and Discussion of New Film, The Master Builder

WHEN:            Monday, July 21, 8 pm

WHERE:         92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

TICKETS: or 212.415.5500

Press Information: Sarah Morton, [email protected]

About 92nd Street Y

Now celebrating its 140th Anniversary, 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age, transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit

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