Jodie Foster will speak about ‘Silence of the Lambs’ at Dryden Theatre on Wednesday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jodie Foster, the acclaimed actress of “The Silence of the Lambs”, will speak about the film at a special screening at the Dryden Theatre in Rochester on Wednesday.

Foster will speak about the film before the screening at the theater within the George Eastman Museum. It starts at 7:30 p.m. You can get tickets here.

On Thursday, Foster will accept George Eastman Award for her contributions to the art of cinema. Past recipients include legendary actors or directors including Charlie Chaplin, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Julia Roberts. The award has been given since 1955.

To celebrate Foster’s legacy, the Dryden Theatre will screen some of her films throughout May. All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m.:

  • Friday, May 5 The Accused (Jonathan Kaplan, 1988)
  • Saturday, May 6 Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
  • Tuesday, May 9 Little Man Tate (Jodie Foster, 1991)
  • Wednesday, May 10 Nell (Michael Apted, 1994)
  • Wednesday, May 17 The Mauritanian (Kevin Macdonald, 2021)
  • Friday, May 19 Contact (Robert Zemeckis, 1993)
  • Friday, May 26 Panic Room (David Fincher, 2002)

Over her career of more than 45 years, Foster has earned two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for portraying FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling in “The Silence of the Lambs” and a rape survivor in the 1988 film “The Accused”.

The Los Angeles-born actress has recently ventured into filmmaking, making her debut as a director for the 1991 film “Little Man Tate” and more recently “Home for the Holidays” and “The Beaver”. She will also star in the upcoming season of HBO’s “True Detective: Night Country.”