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Towelhead screens with director Alan Ball

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TV writer-director Alan Ball, who created the HBO series Six Feet Under and won an Oscar for the screenplay of American Beauty (1999), will appear at Landmark's Century Centre on Monday, August 25, following a 7 PM preview screening of his feature directing debut, Towelhead. Adapted from the 2005 novel by Alicia Erian, the movie stars Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, and Summer Bishil as the main character, a Lebanese-American teenager trying to survive life in a Houston suburb during the Persian Gulf war in 1991. The movie premiered last September at the Toronto film festival under the title Nothing Is Private.

Tickets are free, but admission is first-come, first-served. To RSVP, send an E-mail to TowelheadChicago@43kix.com. The Landmark is located at 2828 N. Clark, 773-509-4949.

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