We are proud and very honored to announce that Director James Ivory is coming to The JPT on Saturday May 13th!

We will screen one of his favorite films The Golden Bowl followed by an interview with Mr. Ivory by Yale Senior Lecturer Ronald Gregg.

The schedule:

3:30 Pre-show reception in the JPT lobby. Cash bar will be open.

4:00 Introduction and screening of The Golden Bowl(2001)

6:30 Interview on stage of James Ivory by Ronald Gregg 

About the film:  An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower (Nick Nolte) and his sheltered daughter (Kate Beckinsale), both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful American expatriate (Uma Thurman) and an impoverished Italian aristocrat (Jeremy Northam), are entangled with one another in a romantic intrigue of seduction and deceit. The Golden Bowl is an adapation of the classic novel by Henry James.

About James Ivory, Merchant Ivory &  50 years of filmmaking:  For many years Mr Ivory worked extensively with Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, his domestic as well as professional partner, and with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. All three were principals in Merchant Ivory Productions whose films won six Academy Awards.  From Shakespeare Wallah, the bittersweet tale of a wandering theatrical company in India, which established the company's reputation in 1965, to the richly detailed comic masterpiece A Room with a View in 1986, and the poignant Oscar-winning film Howards End in 1992, Merchant Ivory has provided audiences around the world with thoughtful and beautifully crafted features, documentaries, and shorts.

Merchant Ivory's films have been praised for their visual beauty, their mature and intelligent themes, and the shrewd casting and fine acting from which they derive their unique power. Merchant Ivory is actually a collaboration of three remarkable people from three vastly different cultures: Ismail Merchant, the producer,( born in India; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the screenwriter, born in Germany and educated in England; and James Ivory, the director, born in the United States. The scope of their subjects is as broad as their range of locations. They have explored India's past and present in such features as The Householder, Bombay Talkie, and Autobiography of a Princess; the clash of cultures in Shakespeare Wallah, Heat and Dust, and The Europeans; the conflicts and anomie of a modern urban life in Quartet, Roseland, and Slaves of New York; and the struggle for self-discovery in The Bostonians, A Room with a View, Maurice, and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.

About Ronald Gregg: A Senior Lecturer in American Studies, Film Studies, and LGBT Studies and Programming Director for the Film Studies Program. He is also the Director of Film Programming at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center.



Nick Nolte, Kate Beckinsdale, Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam





130 min