U-Idaho Scholar Grounds Truths: “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” Airs May 28

Friday, May 25 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho – Susan Beegel, Hemingway scholar, affiliate faculty member in the University of Idaho department of English and editor of The Hemingway Review , a scholarly journal produced twice annually by The Hemingway Society and the University of Idaho, is available to provide insights on the new HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn.

Beegel served as the scholarly consultant for the movie, verifying the facts about Ernest Hemingway’s relationship and history with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn.

The film stars Nicole Kidman as Gellhorn and Clive Owen as Hemingway. It premieres at 9 p.m. Monday, May 28 on HBO.

The cast also includes David Strathairn, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Tony Shalhoub, Lars Ulrich, Rodrigo Santoro, Peter Coyote, Diane Baker, Joan Chen and a brief, uncredited role by Robert Duvall.

Director Philip Kaufman’s credits include "The Right Stuff" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," among other box-office and critical successes.

Reviews are available from NPR Morning Edition, in the LA Times and the New York Times: www.npr.org/2012/05/22/153218450/power-couple-covering-war-and-waging-their-own.
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