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From the Victoria Film Festival website: Writers and film aficionados take note – this one is for you. 

In Conversation With… Paul Schrader 

Raging Bull. Taxi DriverAmerican Gigolo. 

How many times have you watched these masterpieces? All were written by one remarkable man.  

AfflictionFirst Reformed and his latest Master Gardener show Schrader not only as writer but also director. Schrader’s creativity will stand the test of time.  

Join us for an in person evening of conversation with Paul Schrader hosted by Richard Crouse. 

Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader was born on July 22,1946, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his B.A. from Calvin College, then his M.A. from UCLA, while working as a film critic and writing Transcendental Style in Film. He attended the inaugural class at AFI. He has written or directed over thirty films, including four collaborations with Martin Scorsese. The first, Taxi Driver, won the Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival. In 1978, he directed his first film, Blue CollarSchrader’s catalog of film includes American Gigolo, Cat People, Mishima and Affliction. In 2019, Schrader was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for First Reformed, which he also directed.  

Interviewer:  Richard Crouse 

Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for the 24 hour news source CTV’s News Channel and CP24. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, The Richard Crouse Show, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is also the author of ten books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, the bestselling Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils and Elvis is King: Costello’s My Aim is True 

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