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About Larry Gross

Conceived and sponsored by filmmaker Hunter Carson, the son of film legends L.M. Kit Carson and Karen Black, the Storyteller Award recognizes the contributions to cinema by a screenwriter(s) who exemplifies a unique voice. The award is inspired by the work of Kit Carson, both in front of, and behind the camera, as a writer, director, producer, and actor on films such as PARIS, TEXAS, and BREATHLESS.

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary screening of 48 HOURS, we salute the work of co-writer LARRY GROSS, whose career spans more than four decades as a screenwriter, producer, and film journalist. The tribute includes a screening of the iconic buddy cop movie, starring Nick Note and featuring the film debut of Eddie Murphy, followed by a candid conversation with Gross on the art of writing for the screen.

Perhaps best known for his work with writer/director Walter Hill, their screenwriting collaboration resulted in four films: 48 HOURS (1983), STREETS OF FIRE (1984), ANOTHER 48 Hours (1990) and GERONIMO (1993). He also adapted VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE (2009) from the best selling novel by Paulo Coehlo and WE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (2004) for which he won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Other works include BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (2004), PROZAC NATION (2001) CHINESE BOX (1997) and TRUE CRIME (l999) starring and directed by Clint Eastwood

He is a frequent contributor to film journals including Film Comment, Sight And Sound, Filmmaker Magazine, Movie City News, Premiere Magazine. He has taught screenwriting at Columbia University, New York University, Chapman University and Brooklyn College. 

L.M. Kit Carson Storyteller Award Honoring Larry Gross
Sunday, Oct. 22, 3:30pm, Scottish Rite

Sponsored by: Hunter Carson

48 HOURS (35th Anniversary Screening) + A Conversation with Larry Gross

DIRECTOR: Walter Hill USA | 1982 | 1h 36m
CO-WRITTEN BY: Larry Gross & Walter Hill
SUN. OCT. 22 3:30 PM | SCOTTISH 

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. Starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in his feature film debut.

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