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Leslie Dixon is an American screenwriter and producer. Some of the screenplays she has written include: Outrageous Fortune, starring Bette Midler, Overboard starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Pierce Brosnan and directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and Hairspray starring John Travolta. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for her Freaky Friday screenplay. Her recent screenplay Limitless was adapted from Alan Glynn’s thrilling novel The Dark Fields, the story of Eddie Morra, a down-and-out writer who takes a miracle drug which allows him to reach his true potential. The film starred Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and was
directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist). Dixon is the granddaughter of photographer Dorothea Lange and landscaper painter Maynard Dixon. She is married to screenwriter Tom Ropelewski.
The Phoenix Cinema – DOORS OPEN AT 8.00pm €9
The screening will be followed with a Q&A with the director Tom Ropelewski
Daniel Rhodes Dixon is the elder son of two icons of the American art world, photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-19 5) and painter of the Southwest Maynard Dixon (1875-19 ). As a child he came to recognise his parents’ extraordinary gifts, but his view of them changed dramatically during the Depression. While Lange and Dixon were in the field creating some of the most indelible images of the 0th Century, Daniel and his younger brother John, beginning at the ages of seven and four, were ‘farmed out’ to a series of foster homes, never knowing when they might see their parents again. Child of Giants is the story of a child who learns that his birthright comes with gifts and curses … the story of every child who must find his own path in life from under the shadow of formidable parents.