EVENT OVERVIEW: Cary Elwes will present his New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books at a Multimedia Author Event! Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mainstreet.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mainstreet will have a Special Quote-Along Screening of The Princess Bride that is SOLD OUT on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM. As You Wish: The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes Q&A. The SOLD OUT Special Ticket Price includes a Ticket to the Quote-Along, props for the show, the live-streaming Q&A, a Autographed Hardcover of the New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and a commemorative, silkscreened pint glass made especially for this Event. A SOLD OUT Quote-Along Screening of The Princess Bride with an exclusive Cary Elwes live stream Q&A on the Big Screen? Inconceivable! But true!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cary Elwes is a celebrated English Actor who starred in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, he says, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades. He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family. Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: From Actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.
DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Cary Elwes will discuss his life and his New Book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.
5:30 PM: Doors will Open. Music will be performed by External Combustion Orchestra.
6:00 PM: A screening of a 27 Minute Documentary Film about the making of The Princess Bride.
6:35 PM: Five Rings Fencing will demonstrate on stage the Fencing styles in The Princess Bride.
7:00 PM: Cary Elwes and Vivien Jennings will be In Conversation about As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It's your choice for the same price.
ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. Admission Packages will be available for purchase at the Sales & Service Table of this Event. Unity Temple Doors will OPEN at 5:30 PM.
DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.