Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

SWEET LIBERTY (w/ guest Alan Alda)

Year: 1986
Country: United States

SWEET LIBERTY (w/ guest Alan Alda)

In addition to starring as Michael Burgess, a small town college professor who is plunged into a summer of madness when a film company arrives to make a movie of his lusty novel about the American Revolution. Alan Alda wrote and directed SWEET LIBERTY. It's a triple assignment he handled previously with considerable success on "The Four Seasons," on of the top 5 grossing films of 1981. Prior to that, he starred in and wrote "The Seduction of Joe Tynan."



Alda has received numerous awards as a motion picture and television actor, writer and director. These include two Writer's Guild Awards, three Director's Guild Awards, six Golden Globes and seven People's Choice Awards. In his 11 years on the hit television series M*A*S*H, he won the Emmy Award four times and is the only person to be honored by the TV Academy as top performer, writer and director.



Besdides a successful career, Alda has found the time to take up causes he believes in. An ardent feminist, he campaigned extensively for passage of the Equal Rights Amendent. With his wife, Arlene, he is working to help Amerasian children who have been abandoned by American GI's; they donated the sizable royalties from their book, "The Last Days of M*A*S*H," to the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, which provides assistance to the half American, half Asian children in 14 centers throughout Indochina.



Alan Alda will be in attendance.

Screenplay
Alan Alda

Producer
Martin Gregman

Cinematography
Frank Tidy

Principal Cast
Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins, Lillian Gish

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