Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A FLASH OF GREEN -- The Movie

One of my favorite Florida films -- A FLASH OF GREEN -- will be at the Enzian Theater on Oct. 20. But here's the even better news: Director Victor Nunez will also be on hand to talk about FLASH and his other films, including GAL YOUNG 'UN (based on a short story by Marjory Kinnan Rawlings), RUBY IN PARADISE (the film debut of Ashely Judd, set in Panama City), YULEE'S GOLD (about a Florida beekeeper played by Peter Fonda) and COASTLINES (a thriller with Josh Brolin set in a small Florida town.)

For those of you not familiar with A FLASH OF GREEN, it's based on the 1962 book by John D. MacDonald about a newspaper reporter involved with greed, corruption and environmental plunder -- the eternal Florida themes -- in a town much like Fort Myers. The film came out in 1984 with Ed Harris (above) as the reporter, Jimmy Wing, and Blair Brown (also above) as his lover and the head of a group trying to stop a big developer.

Nunez, a Florida native who teaches film at FSU, is a state treasure. I'm looking forward to seeing his film and hearing his words. Call the Enzian at 407.629.1088 to reserve your seat.

And I must add -- I am delighted that the Enzian now has Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA on tap.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

I'm surprised and delighted that some one else likes these movies and puts them in the same category!

Jeff said...

Wow..Victor Nunez is a film director..and a big-time soccer player (:))...a la the Wikipedia link...

Bob Morris spoke at my high school graduation in Punta Gorda, Florida, in 1982. His books are great...