Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Robert May, Film Producer

Though technically not from Wilkes-Barre or Scranton, film producer Robert May was born and raised in Dallas, PA in Luzerne County.

May produced the 2003 critically acclaimed and award winning independent film The Station Agent, starring Academy Award nominees Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April, High Art, HBO's Six Feet Under), and Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Halloween H20); the film also stars Bobby Cannavale (The Bone Collector, Shall We Dance?). May attended a screening of the film at Cinemark in Moosic, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

May also co-produced the 2003 Academy Award winning documentary The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.

The War Tapes, also produced by Robert May, had its national premiere screening in Wilkes-Barre, PA on July 14, 2006 at the recently opened RC Movies 14. May was in attendance and held a Q&A with the audience after the screening.

In 2006 May also produced Bonneville, a drama will a stellar cast including Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, and Christine Baranski (Chicago).

Two of Robert May's films, The Station Agent and The Fog of War, are available to borrow on DVD from the Lackawanna County Library System.

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