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Dryden Theatre to honor Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rochester, NY - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will be honoring Philip Seymour Hoffman by screening more than a dozen of the late actors films.

Hoffman, a Fairport native, died in February.

"Hoffman was one of the screen's most versatile, daring, and prolific actors whose performances were not only a delight to watch, but often transcended the films themselves," said Caroline Yeager, assistant curator, Moving Image Department, George Eastman House.

"The Dryden is honored to be hosting a major retrospective of his work, as a way to remember a man who became one of the most revered actors in the world, yet who never forgot his roots. He was a great friend to George Eastman House, and we miss him dearly."

Part I of the series A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman will begin on Wednesday, July 2, and will include the following films:


Boogie Nights (1997)                                     Happiness (1998)

Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m.                              Wednesday, July 9, 8 p.m.


Magnolia (1999)                                              State and Main (2000)

Wednesday, July 16, 8:30 p.m.                       Wednesday, July 23, 8 p.m.


Love Liza (2002)                                             25th Hour (2002)

Wednesday, July 30, 8 p.m.                            Wednesday, August 6, 8 p.m.


Along Came Polly (2004)                                Capote (2005)

Wednesday, August 13, 8:30 p.m.                   Wednesday, August 20, 8 p.m.


Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Wednesday, August 27, 8 p.m.


Part II of the series will run from September through October and will include the following films: Owning Mahowny (2003), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Savages (2007), Doubt (2008), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Pirate Radio (2009),and The Master (2012). The full list of titles and showtimes for Part II will be announced in August.


Tickets for screenings in the Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Part I can be purchased at or at the Dryden Theatre box office.

 Admission is $8 for the general public and $6 for students and museum members.


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