Film & Talk: “Alice’s Restaurant” & Arlo Guthrie @ the Mahaiwe

October 21st, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

The latest installment of the new movie-and-chat trend is coming to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.

On Wednesday, November 25 (which not coincidentally is Thanksgiving Eve), the Mahaiwe will screen Arthur’s Penn’s classic 1969 film “Alice’s Restuarant,” adapted from Arlo Guthrie’s epic Thanksgiving Day story-song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.”

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Making the evening extra special, Arlo Guthrie will be on hand to begin the evening at 7pm with an on-stage interview conducted by WAMC-FM’s Alan Chartock.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of that fateful Thanksgiving Day in 1965 when Arlo Guthrie, then age 18, drove to the Berkshires to have Thanksgiving dinner with his friends Alice and Ray Brock at their Great Barrington home in the Trinity Church. The Trinity Church is where the song “The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” began and where the movie “Alice’s Restaurant” was filmed. It continues to service the local and international community as the home to the Guthrie Center and the Guthrie Foundation.

Tickets for the talk and film are on sale now, priced at just $10.

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