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Online Webinar, via Zoom

NYAD: Q&A with Annette Bening

WFTV members are invited to this online Q&A for NYAD, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. We will be joined by Annette Bening for the online Q&A. NYAD is available to watch on Netflix now.

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NYAD: Q&A with Annette Bening
NYAD: Q&A with Annette Bening

Time & Location

04 Jan 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

WFTV members are invited to this online Q&A for NYAD, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. We will be joined by Annette Bening for the online Q&A. 

NYAD is available to watch on Netflix now. 

There will be an opportunity to ask Annette questions during the last 15 minutes of the session.

A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.

This inspirational film marks the narrative directorial debut of Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo, The Rescue). NYAD is produced by Andrew Lazar, p.g.a. and Teddy Schwarzman, p.g.a. with a screenplay by Julia Cox, adapted from the memoir “Find a Way” by Diana Nyad.

Event Schedule

18:25: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:30: In conversation with Annette Bening.

19:15: Audience Q&A

19:30: Finish

Annette Bening Annette is a celebrated actor across the stage and screen. She most recently starred in Death On The Nile and can be seen in NYAD directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, and Poolman, alongside Danny DeVito and directed by/co-starring Chris Pine. Past film credits include The Report, 20th Century Women, The Kids Are Alright, American Beauty, The American President, The Grifters, Bugsy, etc. On stage, Bening was last seen in Jack O’Brian’s Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons alongside Tracy Letts, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. Past theatre credits include: King Lear; Ruth Draper Monlogues; The Cherry Orchard; Talking Heads; Hedda Gabler; and MEDEA. Bening received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for her role in Coastal Disturbances.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

At WFTV, we want our events to be accessible for everyone. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact admin@wftv.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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