Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell will screen 'The Front' Thursday

Cornwell will also discuss the film, and the book it’s based on, with co-executive producer Stanley M. Brooks ’79

Patricia Cornwell and Stanley M. Brooks on the set of "Patricia Cornwell's The Front"

“Patricia Cornwell's The Front” screening and conversation with Patricia Cornwell and Stanley M. Brooks
Thursday, April 8, 2010
7 p.m.
Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque

Brandeis University

WALTHAM, Mass.— Author Patricia Cornwell- whose riveting and wildly popular crime novels have made her one of the world’s best-selling writers- will be at Brandeis University on April 8 for a preview screening of the film adaptation of her book, “The Front.”  The screening, which will be the first in New England, offers local audience members a chance to see the movie before its April 17 world premiere on cable television station Lifetime.
Cornwell will join her co-executive producer, and Brandeis alumnus, Stanley M. Brooks ’79, for a conversation following the screening. They’ll also take questions from the audience.
“Patricia Cornwell's The Front” serves as the sequel to Cornwell’s “At Risk,” which has also been made into a film. The movies, which will both premiere on Lifetime in April, mark the first time that Cornwell’s work has been adapted for film. “Patricia Cornwell's The Front” follows Massachusetts State Police detective Win Garano (played by Daniel Sunjata of “Rescue Me”), as he reunites with District Attorney Monique “Money” Lamont (Andie MacDowell of “Sex, Lies and Videotape” fame) to solve a cold case that may be tied to one of Boston’s most infamous killers.

"I had been interested in adapting Patricia Cornwell to the small screen for a number of years and was thrilled when we were able to convince her to allow us to adapt the Win Garano novels,” said Brooks. “These thrillers were perfect for Lifetime as they had a powerful female character at the lead and a handsome detective. I couldn't be more excited to be hosting the New England premiere at my alma mater and bringing Patricia to campus. As the former head of student programming during my years at Brandeis- I would have run through walls for an event like this!"
Alice Kelikian, chair of the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program, which is sponsoring the event, said, “We are honored to be part of the overdue screen debut of Patricia Cornwell’s work, with a murder mystery set in Boston, and produced by a distinguished Emmy-winning alumnus. 'The Front' is as gripping on film as it is in print.”
The screening will begin at 7 p.m. in the Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, located in the Sachar International Center on the Brandeis campus. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Those interested in attending should contact Dona De Lorenzo at or 781-736-8270.

"Patricia Cornwell's At Risk" premieres April 10 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

"Patricia Cornwell's The Front" premieres April 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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