Media Legacy Award: Harry Knowles

Media Legacy Award: Harry Knowles

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GRAND PIANO screening (starring John Cusack and Elijah Wood) with HARRY KNOWLES Conversation
Harry Knowles redefined the audience's relationship with cinema when he founded the immensely popular Ain't It Cool News, revolutionizing the film criticism industry and empowering the "fanboy" as a highly impactful force in Hollywood. An iconic figure among film geeks, Knowles' legion of followers are led by his passion, which is evident in his writing, his search for the latest and greatest news, and through his strong connection with others. And, it is his love for pop culture that speaks to the fans, who, through him, have discovered iconic artists like Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim), Adam Green (Hatchet), and many others. Knowles is also the co-founder of the Fantastic Fest, a genre-focused film festival held annually in Austin, Texas.

Join Mr. Knowles for a screening of the thrilling new film Grand Piano. Starring Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and John Cusack (Being John Malkovich), this haunting and captivating tale of a concert pianist, who learns the true meaning of stage fright, comes to life when he discovers a mysterious note written on his music sheet. "An organized torment with multiple participants," Knowles writes, Grand Piano "is the best suspense thriller I've seen in fuck forever."