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Hemingway & Cooper: True Gen

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


A 2013 feature-length documentary, Cooper & Hemingway: True Gen, highlights the friendship of two 20th Century American Icons – Gary Cooper, awarded two Academy Awards for acting, and Ernest Hemingway, awarded the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize for

Literature. The film will screen one time on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in the historic Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn. The film starts at 7 p.m.

The two men’s friendship lasted for 40 years from when Gary Cooper stared in Hemingway’s book turned to film, Farewell to Arms in 1932 to their deaths two weeks apart in 1961. The men had at least one similarity in that they were both outdoors men

but more contrasts in that one was a cowboy the other a suburbanite, one understated and conservative the other volatile and liberal.

New York times review says “The true gen was military shorthand for ‘genuine information’ and suggests Cooper’s economical acting style, which dovetailed with Hemingway’s less-is-more writing philosophy.” Director John Mulholland’s documentary is a study of two men that left their mark on the 20th Century.

During July and August the Hemingway Veneto Collection of photographs is hanging in the Auburn City Hall. These are photos of Ernest Hemingway and his friends taken during the three times in his life that he spent time in Venice and the Veneto area north of Venice. Check out Facebook page Hemingway’s 120th Birthday Commemoration for more information. You must go see the exhibit – it rivals any show in a New York art gallery. The photos are part of a traveling exhibit that has been shown in colleges, libraries and art galleries in the US and Europe.


July 30
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Auburn State Theater


Auburn State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603 United States
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