Wednesday, April 9, 2008


My friend Stefan Kloo of the Goethe Institut Los Angeles sent me an email today letting me know about a special screening of the new Western The Man Who Came Back, produced by and starring Eric Braeden.

Though Braeden is probably best known to most for his 28 year (and counting!) run as Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless, to me he's Dr. Charles Forbin, hero scientist of the criminally underrated Colossus: The Forbin Project. (Not to mention his role as Bernhardt Stieglitz in "The Werewolf" episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker.)

For the time it takes to phone in an RSVP, you can attend the screening as a guest of the Institut, and admirers of Mr. Braeden's work and career will be able to meet him there in person.

From the Institut's website:

The Man Who Came Back

Produced and starring Eric Braeden

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission is free
RSVP is required by April 9th at 323.525.3388

Produced by Eric Braeden, directed by Glen Pitre, starring Eric Braeden, Billy Zane, Armand Assante, George Kennedy

Set in the 1870s in Texas "The man who came back" is a story of murder, conspiracy and one man's revenge.
Written and directed by veteran indie director Glen Pitre, the feature is based on one of the bloodiest labor strikes in the history of the United States.

Eric Braeden took a hiatus in 2007 to portray Reese Paxton in the moody western, shot on location in Conroe and Brackettville, Texas.

Eric not only donned a Stetson but took on the Executive Producer cap as well. Other actors rounding out the cast include Billy Zane, Armand Assante, Carol Alt, Sean Young, Ken Norton and Jennifer O'Dell.

This screening is presented by the German-American Cultural Society

No admission without reservation. Doors open at 2:30pm.

Short notice, I know, but what are you gonna do?