Nothing Lasts Forever
Director Tom Schiller and Actor Zach Galligan in attendance
Book signing will follow the screening
7 pm March 20
200 Hudson St.
New York, NY
One of the original writers for Saturday Night Live, Tom Schiller is best known for his short films starring John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Phil Hartman and Chris Farley. Nothing Lasts Forever, Schiller's still-unreleased feature film, takes place in a futuristic Manhattan run by the Port Authority, where bureaucratic testing regulates the lives of the island's inhabitants. His creative hopes dashed after failing the artistic licensing exam, idealist Adam Beckett seeks a way out, resulting in a journey through the subterranean channels of the city and then to the moon. Inspired by Orwell and Art Deco and composed of b&w, color and 30s stock footage, Nothing Lasts Forever features the inspired cast of Zach Galligan, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sam Jaffe and Lauren Tom.Director: Tom Schiller. 82 mins. 1984. 35mm.Tom Schiller will appear in person to introduce several of his Schiller's Reel shorts, including The Acid Generation, Don't Look Back in Anger, Perchance to Dream, Java Junkie and La Dolce Gilda.Michael Streeter, author of Nothing Lost Forever: The Films of Tom Schiller, will attend the screening of Nothing Lasts Forever and the book will be available for sale