Col Needham is the founder of IMDB. Not surprisingly, he’s a cinephile of the highest order and reliably the best fun to talk to at film festival parties. His cinema enthusiasm is infectious and for decades, he’s catalogued his film-watching habits, first in a meticulously kept diary (circuitously leading to the world’s most popular film website) and now for the web public to scrutinize.
Lesser known are the brilliant dinners he hosts at various festivals, gathering an eclectic group of film folks for dinner and a game. Guests are seated at different tables but furnished with the same list of questions meant to instigate conversation about movies…ways for us to share our love and appreciation of cinema, and by extension, way for us to get to know each other.
We’ll talk to Col about his lifelong love of movies and the founding of IMDB. And We’re joined by actress Molly Shannon, Director Miguel Arteta, producer Lynette Howell Taylor, and John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, who will give the “dinner game” a try.
And we take a look at cinema’s best and worst dinners, those we’d want to attend and those from which we’d definitely want to be excused.
LFLA Member reception to follow.
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