You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

D.C. gala fetes Marvin, Fuller’s ‘One’

Restored 'Big Red One' screening planned

WASHINGTON — Warner Bros. will announce this week a Hollywood-style charity gala in the nation’s capital to honor the memory of late thesp Lee Marvin and his service in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Centerpiece of the evening — scheduled for April 28, at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theater & Cultural Center — will be a screening of “The Big Red One: The Reconstruction,” a recently restored version of Sam Fuller’s 1980 war epic that starred Marvin.

Expected to attend the festivities are original cast members including Perry Lang, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Kelly Ward and Bobby Di Cicco, who will join widows Pamela Marvin and Christa Fuller and at least two USMC generals in a tribute to fallen Marines everywhere. Previously uncirculated photos of Marvin as a Marine Corps PFC in the Pacific also will be on display.

Slated to speak about the movie and its place among Hollywood war films and in modern history is filmmaker, historian and critic Richard Schickel, who led last year’s effort to restore “The Big Red One” per Fuller’s original intentions.

Tickets, costing $50, entitle bearers to a red-carpet arrival, a seat during the speaking tributes and entry into the screening. All proceeds go to the USMC’s Law Enforcement Foundation, which distributes aid to children of Marines and federal law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty.

Popular on Variety

More Scene

  • Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson waits

    Marianne Williamson Attends Project Angel Food Gala Honoring Jamie Lee Curtis

    Author, activist and Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has a personal connection to Project Angel Food — and not just because she founded the charity 30 years ago. At Saturday night’s anniversary gala at the organization’s Hollywood headquarters, she explained the link between the nonprofit and her daughter, India Emma: “I always know how old [...]

  • 71st Emmys Governors Ball

    Why the Television Academy Plans to Donate Furnishings From the 71st Emmys Governors Ball

    The Emmys’ official after party is set to impress — and to leave a permanent impression. At the annual press preview of the 71st Emmys Governors Ball, the Television Academy announced a partnership with Living Spaces, Habitat for Humanity and the Hollywood Community Housing Project that will provide more than 80 custom sofas, chairs and [...]

  • Gaby Hoffmann, Albert Cheng, Alexandra Billings,

    'Transparent' Team Reflects on Series Finale Without Jeffrey Tambor

    Friday night’s premiere of the series finale of “Transparent” at L.A. Live’s Regal theater felt like a family reunion for the Pfefferman clan. Matriarch Judith Light embraced each one of her TV children (Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass) and guest stars from previous seasons (Cherry Jones, Melora Hardin, Bradley Whitford) who also turned [...]

  • Game of Thrones Season 8

    'Game of Thrones,' 'Avengers' Win Big at 45th Annual Saturn Awards

    As Jamie Lee Curtis picked up her first trophy ever at the 45th Annual Saturn Awards Friday night, she had a good luck charm on her arm: former manager Chuck Binder, whom she said was the reason she became an actor. “I was in college and had no thought of being an actor,” Curtis told [...]

  • Pom Klementieff poses at the launch

    Marvel Cinematic Universe Star Pom Klementieff Talks Disney-Fox Merger, X-Men Dreams

    Pom Klementieff may have entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing Mantis in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” followed by appearances in the last two “Avengers” movies, but that wasn’t her original superhero plan. “My dream was to be in X-Men,” she told Variety on Thursday at the Chanel dinner for its new fragrance Gabrielle [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content