Brandeis to host Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda tonight for Boston premiere of 'Nothing But the Truth'

Q&A session following the screening

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming turnout on 12/1, ALL tickets for the premiere/Q&A have been distributed. If you did not receive a ticket, you can still take your chances on the night of the event by arriving early and joining the line for people who do not have tickets but are willing to wait in case there are still any empty seats at 7pm. At that time, we will begin filling all remaining seats with people from that line.

Kate BeckinsaleWHO: Actors Kate Beckinsale ("Serendipity," "Underworld") and Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H," "The West Wing").

WHAT: The Boston premiere of the upcoming major motion picture "Nothing But the Truth"
(Yari Film Group) followed by a Q&A with the A-list Hollywood talent behind it. This will be the fourth time this year that Brandeis has hosted one of the Los Angeles Times' East Coast "Contender Q&A" events, following appearances by Richard Jenkins (11/3), Melissa Leo (11/13), and Mark Ruffalo (11/15).

The series is made possible thanks to a collaboration between Alice Kelikian,
Alan AldaBrandeis associate professor of history and chair of the newly-approved film and visual media studies major, and Scott Feinberg, a Brandeis alumnus who now covers the Oscar race for the Los Angeles Times (see "The Feinberg Files" blog).

"This series has brought some of the most important and exciting films and filmmakers in the world to Brandeis, and it has not only the campus but the entire city of Boston buzzing,” said Kelikian.

Feinberg, who has identified Beckinsale and Alda as potential Oscar nominees, urges students to take advantage of this unique opportunity. "There is nothing like this series anywhere else on the East Coast," he said. "I hope Brandeis students will come out and support it so that we can continue to bring exciting filmmakers to campus."

"Nothing But the Truth," which was influenced by the recent Judith Miller/Valerie Plame controversy, tells the story of newspaper reporter Rachel Armstrong (Beckinsale), who writes a story that reveals the identity of an undercover CIA agent. The government demands to know her source, but she and her attorney (Alda) refuse to cooperate, and she is thrown into jail. Is she doing the right thing? At what cost to herself and her family? And who, incidentally, is she protecting? The film tackles these questions and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, located in the Sachar International Center, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, Mass.

The new series is made possible by the Brandeis University Film Studies Program and The Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund, both chaired by Kelikian.
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