SCRIPT NIGHT: ‘Tuscaloosa’ by Phil Harder

Tickets for Script Night reading of ‘Tuscaloosa’ on sale now

Tuscaloosa 2008 reading at Guthrie

Screenwriters Workshop in association with the Guthrie Theater presents a staged reading of the feature film “Tuscaloosa,” February 21, 2008, 7:30pm, at Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio.

Script Night is open to the public. Click here to purchase tickets online through the Guthrie Theater website.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 1972. Recent college graduate Billy Mitchell works for his psychiatrist father on the lush grounds of an antiquated mental health institution where he falls head-over-heels in love with one of the patients, the beautiful (and possibly crazy), Virginia. Unable to make decisions about his future plans, Billy’s relationship with Virgina forces him to confront his arrogant indifference as well as dark family secrets – the strange disappearance of his mother twenty years prior, the clandestine activities of his father and his Southern cronies, and the terrible possibility that his father may be a murderer. “Tuscaloosa” is based on Glasgow Phillip’s sensual and often humorous novel, and adapted for the screen by Phil Harder, Christine Walker and Paul Sadeghi.

Writer-Director Phil Harder, Producer Christine Walker (“American Splendor,” “Factotum” and “Older Than America”), and Producer Mohsen Sadeghi will attend the reading. Walker and Sadeghi are producing the film through their Eventide Entertainment. ScriptNight is produced by Robb Mitchell in conjunction with the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio and Ben McGovern. ScriptNight is made possible by support from our sponsors at Fredrikson & Byron, Minnesota Film and TV, and Rake Magazine.

(2020 UPDATE)  This film was produced and now can be seen!  Click here to read MSP Mag’s review.