Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema and the Myth of Cool

Event Date:

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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The Norman Lear Center hosted a free screening of Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema and the Myth of Cool, an award-winning documentary in which Hollywood insiders and health professionals speak out about artists' rights, social responsibility and the First Amendment with regard to tobacco depiction. This 60-minute documentary includes interviews with Sean Penn, Ted Danson, Michael Crichton and Christy Turlington.

A panel discussion followed the screening. Panelists included Robert Markowitz, director of Word of Honor, Tuskegee Airmen, and Afterburn; Grant Show, actor on Six Feet Under and Melrose Place; Tom Bourgeois, director of Program Pracitices for CBS; Deirdre Imershein, producer of Scene Smoking; and Melissa Havard, director of the Entertainment Initiative, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

February 18, 2004, 4pm
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
Room 207