Events

When:

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Where:

Concert Hall Screening

Tickets:

FREE
 
 

Premiere Screening: The Last Full Measure


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Adelphi is honored to bring filmmaker Todd Robinson (’82) back to our Garden City campus for a screening of his new feature film followed by a Q&A moderated by Nick Petron, Chair of the Department of Theatre.  This event is FREE, but tickets are required.

THE LAST FULL MEASURE recounts the true story of William Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescueman, who continually faced danger throughout more than 250 combat missions in Vietnam. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone, heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, and he was killed.
Thirty-two years later, Pitsenbarger’s father seeks the help of a Pentagon investigator and other surviving veterans of Operation Abilene to procure the Medal of Honor to honor Pitsenbarger posthumously.

Starring: Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Alison Sudol, Diane Ladd, Amy Madigan, John Savage and Bradley Whitford.

Film Duration: 106 minutes
Rated: R

Writer/Director Todd Robinson has enjoyed an eclectic career in Film, Television and Documentaries  with a Prime Time EMMY and National Board of Review awards among others.  Some of his films include:The Four Diamonds, White Squall, Lonely Hearts and Phantom.  Last year Robinson served as supervising producer on the CBS hit show Chicago PD.  Robinson’s current film The Last Full Measure opens across the country on October 25th and stars Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Irvine, Christopher Plummer, Bradley Whitford, Diane Ladd, William Hurt, Amy Madigan, Ed Harris, the late Peter Fonda, Alison Sudol, John Savage and Samuel L. Jackson.   Robinson received a Summa Cum Laude BFA in drama from Adelphi University and is one of the founding members of The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation, named for his college roommate, the late Jonathan Larson.  Robinson currently sits on the board of directors of “Save A Warrior”, a foundation that provides direct intervention services for veteran suicide prevention.  Saveawarrior.org  Robinson also serves as professor of film production and screenwriting at the University of Southern California’s prestigious “School of Cinematic Arts”.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
p – 516.877.4000
e – boxoffice@adelphi.edu

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