Sunday afternoon, I was at the Film Forum for a screening of the 1965 film by director Otto Preminger "Bunny Lake Is Missing".
After the screening, the film's star Keir Dullea participated in a discussion and Q&A session with the audience.
I've been a fan of Mr. Dullea since seeing films he starred in "David and Lisa" (1962) and of course, "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968).
The discussion portion centered around "Bunny Lake Is Missing" and how difficult it was to work for director Otto Preminger. But, also. Keir talked about how much he enjoyed working with his co-stars Sir Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley and Noel Coward.
The Q&A session covered his long running career – including an upcoming television series that he'll be starring in. But, it seemed the most enjoyable part of the Q&A for the audience was him reminiscing about working with director Stanley Kubrick on "2001: A Space Odyssey". As a matter of fact, right after finishing work on "Bunny Lake Is Missing". Keir found out that Kubrick had offered him the role of astronaut Dr. Dave Bowman in "2001". It's a film role that he'll be forever remembered for.
It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.