Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.
“It was the most rewarding time of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” says Frank Milano about his 1984-1986 Peace Corps experience in Zaire, a time when the country was host to between 65 to 70 Peace Corps volunteers. Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
COURTESY PHOTO Isabel Vincent’s book ‘Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship.’
Journalist Isabel Vincent’s well-received 2016 memoir, “Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship,” is being made into a movie starring British actor David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot for more than two decades. Suchet will play Edward, the 93-year-old widower whom Isabel met shortly after Edward’s wife of 69 years had died.
A portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor made by Jean Marcellino, a member of of The Painting Group and one of 25 artists who painted Ms. O’Connor during a six-hour sitting in 2006. (Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jean Marcellino.)
Imagine being in the same room with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner as each of 25 artists creates, in just six hours, a portrait of one of the most famous women on the planet. Well, you will have that chance on March 16 at 7 p.m. when Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Library presents the documentary “Portraits of a Lady.” The screening is being presented in partnership with the Hamptons Take Two Documentary Film Festival and will be followed by a discussion with Walter Bernard, co-producer of the film. (more…)