February 11, 2020 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Richardson
Interview 7:00 pm
As a storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis doesn’t mince words. Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her stories deliver down-home wisdom, southern style. Hers is a voice that finds the heart and the funny bone, riveting audiences of every age wherever she goes.
Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and was a children’s librarian at the Dallas Public Library before becoming a professional storyteller. The “Divine Miss E” is a versatile and riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories are arguably her best. She is a repeated favorite at the National Storytelling Festival. A mother and grandmother, she makes her home in Dallas, Texas. Her website is www.elizabethellis.com.
AIR Time is presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) and is underwritten in part by Erik L. and Deanna Wyse, WealthStar Advisors, and the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.
Movie 7:45 pm
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Based on Fannie Flagg’s novel FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE, director Jon Avnet’s film moves between two relationships taking place more than half a century apart. In the modern-day storyline, unhappy Alabama housewife Evelyn Couch (Bates) is surprised when she befriends and bonds with elderly nursing home resident Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy), who fascinates Evelyn with her tales of feisty, tomboyish Idgie Threadgoode (Masterson) and her deep friendship with Ruth Jamison (Parker) during the 1920s and 1930s. The Whistle Stop Cafe, which Idgie and Ruth operated, was an important place in their small town and, in addition to dishing up delectable barbecue, the Cafe’s employees cooked up a few major scandals as well.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:00 pm – interview with Elizabeth Ellis, storyteller
7:45 pm – movie screening: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Richardson
100 S. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Tickets are $5, but include a $5 food/beverage voucher. Reserve your seat in advance or purchase the evening of the event.
Don’t have time to spare for the entire event? Then you are welcome to stay just for the interview (7-7:45 pm) or just for the movie (starts at 7:45 pm) or both. We understand the many demands on everyone’s schedules these days, but will accept your attendance in whatever capacity you can give. Food and beverage service are available during the entire evening.