"Madame Sousatzka," a new film starring Shirley Mac-Laine, will have a special premiere showing Wednesday to benefit the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and the Utah Media Arts Center. Admission is $10.
The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cineplex Odeon's Trolley Corners Theaters with a reception featuring winners of the Utah State Fair Piano Competition - Michael Minson, Provo; Tamami Homna, Logan; Lindy Johnson, Beaver Dam - followed by a screening of the film.The movie, directed by John Schlesinger ("Marathon Man," "Midnight Cowboy") and adapted from the novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ("A Room With a View"), stars MacLaine as an eccentric piano teacher in England who takes a young Indian prodigy as a student and takes it upon herself to teach him live, act, think and speak, in addition to playing music.
Tickets are available at all Smith'sTix locations, the Utah Media Arts Center and Trolley Corners Theaters. The evening is sponsored by Cineplex Odeon Theaters and Daynes Music. For further information or reservations phone the Media Center, 534-1158, or the Bachauer office, 521-9200.