2016 Plaza Classic Film Festival Featuring Actress Candy Clark at Screening Of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
Academy Award nominee Candy Clark will take part in this year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival to discuss her experiences with David Bowie while making the film, “The Man Who Fell to Earth”.
Clark’s appearance with The Man Who Fell to Earth is part of the El Paso Community Foundation’s ninth annual Plaza Classic Film Festival, which will feature more than 90 movies from August 4-14 in and around the historic Plaza Theatre.
Clark will be interviewed at 9 p.m. Saturday, August 13 in the Plaza Theatre. The screening of the full director’s cut of the Nicolas Roeg sci-fi classic will follow immediately after. She will also be signing autographs at a time and location to be announced.
In the 1976 release, Candy played Mary-Lou, Bowie’s love interest. Bowie, made his movie debut as Thomas Jerome Newton, an extraterrestrial sent to Earth to transport water to his dying planet.
Candy Clark is a Fort Worth native who was nominated for her performance in George Lucas’ 1973 blockbuster American Graffiti. Her other movie credits include John Huston’s Fat City, The Big Sleep, More American Graffiti, Blue Thunder, At Close Range, Zodiac and When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?, which was filmed in El Paso.
The Man Who Fell to Earth joins a lengthy list of titles announced for this year’s PCFF, including the original Star Wars trilogy, Rocky, Annie Hall, The Music Man, Apocalypse Now, Funny Girl, Frankenstein, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Manchurian Candidate, Gentlemen’s Agreement and Pride and Prejudice.
Plaza Classic Film Festival tickets go on sale July 8. Festival Passes, which include admission to all movies, are $200. A limited number of Film Club Passes, for high school students, are $100. Passes are available at plazaclassic.com/tickets and 915-533-4020.