Ali MacGraw was a cinema icon in the late 1960s and early 1970s thanks to memorable performances in films like “Goodbye, Columbus,” “Love Story” and “The Getaway.” Today she lives in New Mexico, a place that plays an important part in the new documentary “Awakening in Taos.”
MacGraw narrates the film about arts patron Mabel Dodge Luhan, a Buffalo native and influential writer. The film will have a special Buffalo screening attended by MacGraw and the film's director/screenwriter Mark J. Gordon. Luhan lived in Taos, New Mexico, and invited guests like D.H. Lawrence and Carl Jung to visit and be inspired by its beauty.
It’s a fascinating story, and an event made even more interesting with the appearance of MacGraw.
The screening coincides with a touring exhibition of her works displayed in the Burchfield Penney through May 28.
"Awakening in Taos"
Screens at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.).
A meet-and-greet with MacGraw and Gordon precedes the screening at 6 p.m. A panel discussion and Q-and-A follows.
Tickets are $30 general and $20 for Burchfield Penney members. Call 878-6011 or visit burchfieldpenney.org.