10 April 2012

Event: Kenneth Lonergan Q&A on Margaret

Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret is based on a true story. The incident that sets the film's story in motion—the distraction of a bus driver about a cowboy hat that ends in an accident—happened to a high-school classmate of the writer-director. She told him the story during a lunch date in the 11th grade, and the whole time all he could think about was how he wanted to sleep with her.

Lonergan tells this story often, as he did during a Q&A following a screening on Saturday night at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, but now it has a new twist: he was telling it again at a recent Q&A when he saw a hand waving from the audience. And there was Jill Breslauer, the girl herself, whom he hadn't seen in 30 years, at the movies with her husband—and wearing a cowboy hat!

Keep reading this dispatch from the Film Society at Lincoln Center at The L Magazine

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