Film Preview: To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine


Saturday, May 14, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Actor Ian Ruskin embodies Thomas Paine in the world premiere of "To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine," presented by Age of Reason Productions Wednesday, June 1 at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, Seattle, Washington.


Thomas Paine literally changed the world through his pen but remains the most misunderstood man in American history, revered and quoted by all and every aspect of our political spectrum. He was one of the world’s greatest political writers and worst politicians, a very nearly deadly combination across the world! We are pleased to present a new 59–minute film of Ian Ruskin’s acclaimed one-man play. A rare historical drama that addresses a multitude of contemporary issues that challenge us today, Paine’s story also inspires us to “always speak the truth as one sees it, no matter the consequences.” Directed by cinematography Haskell Wexler, the movie stars Ian Ruskin as Thomas Paine and Elliott Gould voices the narration. Ossie Davis Theater.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
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Free. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
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