The MFA Program in Screenwriting at the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts invites the public to celebrate Valentine’s Day with acclaimed screenwriter, director and producer Peter Farrelly, who will present his popular romantic comedy There’s Something About Mary, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 14 at the Orpheum. A screening of the movie, which stars Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon, will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Mr. Farrelly. The evening will conclude with a Valentine-themed reception at the theater hosted by DLMFA Co-founder Joanna Plafsky. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door, which opens at 6:30 P.M.
The filmmaker, along with his brother Bobby Farrelly, is best known as the creator of such films as Dumb & Dumber, Shallow Hal, Hall Pass, Stuck on You and Me Myself & Irene, among other hits. He is in Fairfield to serve as Program Advisor and featured guest speaker at the low-residency David Lynch MFA Program in Screenwriting at Maharishi University of Management.
According to Screenwriting Program Director Dorothy Rompalske, “We are thrilled to have a filmmaker of Peter Farrelly’s stature joining our team. Peter is a practitioner of the Transcendental Meditation technique so, in addition to sharing his vast knowledge of screenwriting and the film industry, he embodies our program’s unique objective which emphasizes using TM to help our screenwriting students access their creativity.