The Park Theater in Jaffrey, New Hampshire is producing a live online chat program three days before this year’s Oscars program (April 25, ABC Network). The ticketed group chat program, Oscar Talk !, will premiere live on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. with on-demand replays available later.
The program will be hosted by Academy Award®-winning writer / actor / director Ernest Thompson (Best Adapted Screenplay, On Golden Pond). Scheduled panelists include Estelle Parsons (Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress, Bonnie & Clyde), Russell Williams II (Oscar® for Excellence in Sound, Fame and Dancing with Wolves), Professor Emeritus of Keene State College Film Studies and director Larry Benaquist and Peg Aloi, film and media critic and fellow of the Boston Society of Film Critics.
The panel will discuss this year’s Oscar nominees (and the films that weren’t selected), Oscar telecast, Oscar history, issues in the film industry, the effect of Covid -19 on industry, and more. In addition to the discussions and interviews, video clips will be shown. The public will also be able to ask questions of the panelists.
Individual tickets for the April 22 live event are $ 10 and group tickets are $ 15. They can be purchased by going to theparktheater.org, calling (603) 532-8888, or visiting the theater box office at 19 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH. The live event will be recorded and available on demand online two days after the original broadcast.
“We are delighted that Ernest Thompson is hosting this special live fundraising event for us. Ernest is a longtime supporter of the Park Theater. Being an Oscar® winner and writer / director himself / actor, he is uniquely qualified to lead this roundtable. We have an exceptional panel of Oscar® winners / nominees and film experts. It should be a highly entertaining and informative event, “said Steve Jackson, CEO and Managing Director of the Park Theater.
The event can be watched on a smartphone, tablet, or streamed to your big screen TV via Apple Airplay or Chromecast.