will be participating in the 2009 NEW YORKER FESTIVAL (taking place at various venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn Oct 16 – 18).
In a rare opportunity to get to know the iconic filmmaker Tyler Perry, he will sit down for an hour-long interview with The New Yorker’s editorial director Henry Finder
at 4PM on Saturday 10/17 at Cedar Lake Theater in Chelsea. Tickets are $27 each.
Also a featured event at this year’s 10th Anniversary Festival will be a Saturday night sneak-preview of “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” After the screening, The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh
will talk with Sapphire
and the film’s director, Lee Daniels
. Lionsgate will release “Precious” in theaters on November 6th. The screening and interview will take place at 8PM on Saturday, 10/17 at the Directors Guild of America in midtown Manhattan. Tickets are $25 each.
To buy tickets go to newyorker.com/festival
or call 800-440-6974. A portion of the ticket proceeds from this year’s Festival will be donated to the Harlem Children’s Zone, which offers a holistic network of education, social services and community-building programs to children and families in Harlem.