Join Austin Film Festival & Violet Crown Cinema on Sunday June 2 at 4pm for a special 20th anniversary screening of the Robert Altman directed film Cookie’s Fortune with writer Anne Rapp in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Starring an ensemble cast including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, and Liv Tyler, Cookie’s Fortune is a crime comedy that follows a family of strong, eccentric women in small-town Mississippi in the wake of a family death. Altman and Rapp collaborated on both Cookie’s Fortune and Dr. T & The Women, characterizing the tone of Altman’s later career.
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Meet Anne Rapp:
Anne Rapp is a writer and ex-script supervisor in the movie industry who worked on more than 60 feature films, beginning with “Tender Mercies” in 1981 and ending with the HBO TV series “Westworld.” She has worked with many acclaimed directors including Jake Kasdan, Billy Bob Thornton, Judd Apatow, Harold Ramis, Ken Kwapis, Jonathan Nolan, Lawrence Kasdan, Sydney Pollack, Robert Benton, Bruce Beresford, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemekis, David Mamet, Rob Reiner, Bill Forsythe, Ivan Reitman and Tom Hanks. She began writing short stories which led to a job writing for Robert Altman who directed two of her original screenplays, “Cookie’s Fortune” and “Dr. T and the Women” and a television episode written for the ABC series “Gun” entitled “All the President’s Women.” The screenplay for “Cookie’s Fortune” earned Anne an Independent Spirit Award nomination as well as an Edgar Allen Poe nomination. She wrote a television special for CMT, a live Texas music variety show called “Stars over Texas” hosted by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and featuring Dolly Parton and Vince Gill, and she later teamed with Benson again and wrote the musical “A Ride With Bob” a stage performance about the life and legacy of the western swing great Bob Wills. It ran for eight years. Anne has also written scripts that are in development for Alison Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg and Dana Kuznetkoff, and has several of her own original scripts in development as well. She is currently producing and directing a documentary about the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and two-time Oscar winner, Horton Foote. She has published short stories and essays, and has twice served as visiting professor of screenwriting at the Michener Center for Writers, the graduate writing program at University of Texas. She currently lives in Austin, Texas.