The Late Ron Silver in “My Father’s Will” Free Screening

Ron Silver was a passionate actor. When Ron met with writer-director, Fred Manocherian, to view his final film ”My Father’s Will” he was pleased with the results. Mr. Silver felt at peace with Fred Manocherian’s vision and was quite amazed how touching the movie is. “My Father’s Will” which also stars Victor Alfieri, Ione Skye, Talia Shire and is the film debut of singer Sylvia Tosun. Tosun sings the movie’s theme song, “Goodbye My Love”, a fitting song for a final film from a fine actor.

Ronald Arthur “Ron” Silver (July 2, 1946  – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, and political activist.
Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday in honor of actor Ron Silver who died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. Theater marquees will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m., the traditional starting time for evening performances of Broadway shows.

Silver won a 1988 best-actor Tony Award for performance in David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” which he co-starred with Madonna in her Tony nominated Broadway debut. Ron also appeared in such plays as “Hurlyburly” by David Rabe and the comedy “Social Security.” From 1991 to 2000, he was president of Actors’ Equity Association. Silver was 62.

Silver was born in New York City, New York, the son of May (née Zimelman), a substitute teacher, and Irving Roy Silver, a clothing sales executive. Silver was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and attended The East Side Hebrew Institute (”ESHI”) and then Stuyvesant High School. He went on to graduate from SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Chinese, and received a Master’s Degree in Chinese History from St. John’s University in New York and the College of Chinese Culture in Taiwan. He also attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of International Affairs and studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio.

Silver made his film debut in Tunnel Vision in 1976. From 1976 to 1978 he played downstairs neighbor Gary Levy in the series Rhoda. Additional screen roles include Lovesick (1983), the devoted son of Anne Bancroft in Garbo Talks (1984), an incompetent detective in Eat and Run (1986), the pistol-wielding psychopath opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in 1989’s Blue Steel. and the lead in Paul Mazursky’s Oscar-nominated Enemies: A Love Story (1989). Silver also starred opposite Jerry Lewis in the “Garment District Arc” of the crime show Wiseguy (1988). He often said in interviews that growing up the son of a man working in the garment industry was a great help in preparing for the role. He also portrayed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune (1990), based on the trial of Claus von Bülow. In 1998, he starred opposite Kirstie Alley for the last 2 seasons of Veronica’s Closet.

Silver was featured in such diverse films as Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Timecop (1994), and as Muhammad Ali’s boxing cornerman Angelo Dundee in Ali (2001). From 2001 to 2002 and 2005 to 2006, Silver portrayed presidential campaign advisor Bruno Gianelli on The West Wing.

From 1991 to 2000, Silver served as president of the Actors’ Equity Association.

In February 2008, Silver began hosting The Ron Silver Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, which focused on politics and public affairs. The show aired live at 9–11am ET on Indie Talk, Sirius 110.

Silver traveled to more than 30 countries and spoke fluent Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. He taught at the high school level and was a social worker for the Department of Social Services.

He was a co-founder in 1989 of the entertainment industry political advocacy organization the Creative Coalition.

Silver was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2000, he co-founded the organization One Jerusalem to oppose the Oslo Peace Agreement. Its purpose is to maintain “a united Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.

Silver, a Democrat for many years, left the party and became an Independent, and a supporter of President George W. Bush, citing the September 11, 2001 attacks and Democratic policies regarding terrorism as reasons. He spoke at the United States 2004 Republican National Convention and continued to support President Bush. Silver was appointed Chairman for the Millennium Committee by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He had a blog on the Pajamas Media website. There he wrote that his colleagues on the set of West Wing called him “Ron, Ron, the Neo-Con.”

On October 7, 2005, Silver was nominated by President Bush to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. On September 8, 2006, it was announced that Silver had joined an advisory committee to the Lewis Libby Legal Defense Trust. Silver died on March 15, 2009, in New York City after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. He is survived by both parents, brothers Mitchell and Keith, son Adam, and daughter Alexandra

You are invited to a free screening of the upcoming movie, “My Father’s Will”, starring Victor Alfieri, Ione Skye, Talia Shire, Ron Silver… The movie is written and directed by Fred Manocherian and Sylvia Tosun sings the theme song, “Goodbye My Love”, which was also written by FM.  This movie is in association with the Yari Group (Crash, The Illusionist).


Please go to the website and view the trailer: www.MyFathersWillMovie.com
RSVP Required – Seating Limited: pbscreenings@gmail.com – (1 or more guests accepted) Seating schedule enclosed and also listed on the website. (March 27th through April 2nd)

Synopsis: Wealthy and successful businessman, Ferro Olivetti, enjoys the privileges and perks of his social stature. But on his father death bed he promises to obey “his father’s will” that he’ll spend one month away of his identity and money. MY FATHER’S WILL is an adventure filled romantic comedy about a man who thought he had everything he wanted until he found the one thing he needed: true love.

“My Father’s Will” a Romantic New Movie Starring Ione Skye

you1“My Father’s Will” Is a romantic new movie that everyone must see.
Movie Description:
*From the Producers of Crash & The Illusionist: Wealthy and successful businessman, Ferro Olivetti, enjoys the privileges and perks of his social stature. But on his father‘s death bed he promises to obey “his father’s will” that he’ll spend one month away of his identity and money.
Website:
www.MyFathersWillMovie.com
Visit the You Tube link you can get from the website and leave a comment…
*Free Screening Event – Schedule and RSVP info on Website.
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*Sylvia Tosun sings the theme song in the movie.
*Movie stars: Victor Alfieri, Ione Skye, Thalia Shire, Ron Silver