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VBMA Lecture series presents actor Michael York Feb. 28

VERO BEACH — The second lecture of the Vero Beach Museum of Art’s 2011 International Lecture Series is Adventures in Film Making: Life at 24 Frames a Second, presented by actor Michael York. The lecture takes place on Monday, February 28. All ILS presentations take place in the Leonhardt Auditorium, with two presentations by each speaker – one at 4 pm and a second at 6 pm. A light wine reception with an opportunity to meet the speaker will bridge both presentations beginning at 5 pm in the newly enclosed Wahlstrom Sculpture Garden/Laura and Bill Buck Atrium.

Join the celebrated actor for a light-hearted look at his extensive 40-year career. Working with Laurence Olivier at his new National Theatre in the distinguished company of such luminaries as Maggie Smith, Albert Finney and Ian McKellen proved to be a vigorous environment in which to perfect his craft. As his skills and acclaim grew to encompass the cinema, he worked under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli in The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet and Jesus of Nazareth. Among his many films are Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, Murder on the Orient Express, all three Austin Powers movies, and the two Omega Code films.

York’s adventures have spanned the most dynamic period of film history: he was one of the last Hollywood studio contract players, worked in Europe’s New Wave, and saw the advent of the current digital era. Always a maverick, his life has been guided by whatever interested him the most.

Upcoming Lectures: An Evening with Billy Collins on March 7, presented by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins; and Hollywood 1939: The Greatest Year on March 21, presented by columnist, film historian, and host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Robert Osborne.

This year’s series is made possible through Presenting Sponsor: Nichols Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Coxhead; and by Patron Sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. David J. McKenna; and Additional Support from the Kenneth W. Cunningham, Jr. Endowment Fund, and the Virginia H. Van Wormer Lecture Fund.

Individual tickets are $65 for the general public; $55 for Museum Members.

Register in-person at the Museum, by phone at (772) 231-0707, or online at

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