eastman-house.jpgShannon will introduce his film The Missing Person; also appearing will be the film's editor and Rochester native Mollie Goldstein Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House welcomes Oscar®-nominated screen and stage actor Michael Shannon at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, as he presents the film The Missing Person, in which he stars. Shannon also has appeared in Revolutionary Road (for which he earned a 2009 Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Bug, 8 Mile, and World Trade Center. He will introduce the film and talk with the audience following the screening. Also taking part in the question-and-answer session with Shannon will be Mollie Goldstein, the film's editor and a native of Brighton. In an ingenious updating of classic film noir, The Missing Person (Noah Buschel, US 2009, 98 min.) features private detective John Rosow (Shannon) is hired to tail a mysterious middle-aged man traveling with a Mexican boy from Chicago to Los Angeles. In a complex plot laden with multiple characters, surprise turns, and snappy dialogue, Rosow unravels the mystery and learns something startling about himself along the way. The Los Angeles Times noted The Missing Person is "a great-looking movie, with an evocative use of music and, in rugged-yet-sensitive Michael Shannon, has an actor whose forceful, focused presence is the film's sturdy linchpin." The New York Times said, "Mr. Shannon's clenched, traumatized performance is a marvel." Examiner.com noted, "Shannon's complete performance - he moves like The Elephant Man and enunciates like Mickey Rourke - allows (the director) to drift into David Lynch territory without getting drowned in it," and Boxoffice Magazine said, "Michael Shannon adds another stunning performance to his resume." Admission is $7 general admission/$5 students. Please note, no Take-10 tickets or passes will be accepted at this special event. For more information, please visit dryden.eastmanhouse.org or call (585) 271-3361. Attn. Media: A high-res film still of Michael Shannon in The Missing Person is online at https://secure.eastmanhouse.org/ (click on Dryden Theatre, and scroll to "The Missing Person" in the Jan/Feb 2010 folder)

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Contact: Dresden Engle dengle@geh.org (585) 271.3361 ext. 213