Boisean Michael Hoffman (Soapdish, One Fine Day, A Midsummer's Night Dream), is hosting a red carpet premiere of his new movie The Last Station in Boise on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Egyptian Theatre at 7 p.m.
Adapted from the novel by Jay Parini, The Last Station follows the late life of celebrated Russian author Leo Tolstoy. The deteriorating Tolstoy, played by Christopher Plummer, and his wife Sofya, played by Helen Mirren, are at odds over whether Leo’s considerable fortune from Anna Karenina and War and Peace will go to the Russian people or to Sofya and the couple’s many children. When a young member of the Tolstoy movement (James McAvoy) is sent by Leo’s publisher (Paul Giamatti) to live on the Tolstoy estate, Leo must confront his conflicting beliefs and his ultimate legacy.
and Parini will be on hand at the after-party for a Q&A, and Boise Contemporary Theater managing director Helene Peterson also mentioned the possibility that McAvoy and Parini could make an appearance. Tickets for the screening are $25 a pop, or $75 for the movie and after-party at the Rose Room. Final details are still being hammered out, explained Peterson, but look for tickets to go on-sale at the beginning of next week.
All proceeds from the screening will go to Agency for New Americans, a refugee resettlement agency, and Boise Contemporary Theater. Check back on Cobweb for updates.