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Film Talk Series Presents "Peter Weller and the Art of Acting"


On Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., Le Moyne College’s Film Program and the Syracuse International Film Festival present “Peter Weller and the Art of Acting.” The talk will take place in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts at Le Moyne.

Weller will discuss his acting career, which spans four decades and includes credits for stage, film, and television. He is perhaps best known for his iconic roles as Officer Alex J. Murphy (aka Robocop) in the first two Robocop films, as Buckaroo Banzai in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension, as Bill Lee in Naked Lunch, and as Joe Hendricksson in Screamers, but he has appeared in nearly 40 films, including a recent turn as Admiral Marcus in the latest Star Trek blockbuster, Into Darkness. Weller has also made scores of appearances on television, and his work in the medium has included recurring roles as Charles Barosky on Sons of Anarchy, as Stan Liddy on Dexter, and as Christopher Henderson on 24.

In addition to being a gifted and accomplished actor, he is an Academy Award nominated director (for his live action short film Partners) and a budding academic, who is about to receive his Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA. And if RateMyProfessors.com is any indication, Weller—who has taught courses in Art History at Syracuse University—is a phenomenal teacher. Weller will discuss his career and the art of acting, then take questions from the audience.

Tickers are $10 for general admission. (Free to SU students and the Le Moyne community -- these free tickets will be made available at the door one hour prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis.)
posted on: 2/27/2014