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An Evening with Isabella Rossellini
January 24, 2019 • 7:00 pm PST
Actor, model, filmmaker, and philanthropist Isabella Rossellini was born to film royalty—her parents are Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini—and has created a life for herself that is perhaps richer and more varied than any film. She has been the face of Lancôme; acted in landmark roles (see David Lynch’s Blue Velvet); created Green Porno, a wacky and wonderful web series about animal behavior; and is the author of a new book, My Chickens and I, about raising chickens on her Long Island farm—among many other experiences and achievements. In conversation with David Bridel, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, Rossellini will reflect on life, art, animals, age, and much, much more, with a sparkling intelligence and natural grace that is hers and hers alone.
Isabella Rossellini grew up in Paris and Rome. She made her cinematic debut as an actor in 1979 in the Taviani brothers’ film Il Prato (The Meadow) and has appeared in numerous other films, including the American features Blue Velvet, White Nights, Rodger Dodger, Cousins, Death Becomes Her, Fearless, Big Night, and Joy. She has worked with directors including Robert Zemeckis, David O. Russell, David Lynch, Robert Wilson, Taylor Hackford, Marjane Satrapi, and Guy Maddin.
This event is presented in conjunction with Rossellini’s “theatricalized lecture” Link Link Circus at the Broad Stage.