An Evening with Cary Elwes

This event has already passed Location: Horchow Auditorium

Film screening: 5:30 p.m.
Conversation: 7:30 p.m.

From celebrated English actor Cary Elwes, who played the dashing hero Westley in The Princess Bride and the title role in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, comes the New York Times bestselling book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film, filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman and director Rob Reiner. The book also includes a limited-edition poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, this film will resonate with audiences for years to come. Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. This is a not-to-be-missed experience sure to delight all fans of the treasured film!

"An engaging memoir that charts the film's tumultuous journey from a project stuck in development hell, to charmed production, to flop, to classic." —Chicago Tribune

VIP Experience includes priority seating for the conversation and book signing access, a hardcover book, and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Cary Elwes from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Founders Room. 

A book signing of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride will follow the conversation .

Auditorium tickets are sold out for this event; however, a live video-simulcast of the event will take place in the DMA Cafe. Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase during the event. Upgrades to Horchow Auditorium may be possible the night of the event if seats become available. Only those who have purchased simulcast tickets in advance will be eligible for upgrades. Simulcast ticketholders can still meet Cary during the book signing after the program.

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Live Simulcast $20