Film Series

A Mighty Heart: Screening and Conversation

October 23, 2013

A Mighty Heart follows Mariane Pearl and her journey to Pakistan after terrorists capture her husband, journalist Daniel Pearl.

Actor, Dan Futterman, journalist, Bret Stephens, and author, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, took the FOLCS stage for a post-screening discussion.

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Dan Futterman

As an actor, Dan Futterman has appeared onstage in numerous New York productions including “Angels in America,” “The Lights,” “A Fair Country,” and “Dealer’s Choice.” His films include Hello I Must Be Going (Sundance premiere), A Mighty Heart opposite Angeleina Jolie, The Birdcage, Enough, and Urbania (Sundance premiere), in which he received Best Actor at the Seattle Film Festival. Futterman appeared recently in the USA series “Political Animals” and as a series regular on the CBS show “Judging Amy”. He has appeared on such shows as “Will and Grace”, “Related”, “Sex & The City” and “Homicide”.

Futterman was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award for his screenplay for the film Capote and was the showrunner for Season 3 of HBO’s “In Treatment”. His most recent script, Foxcatcher starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell and Mark Rufalo will premiere end of 2013.


Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens is deputy editorial page editor and foreign-affairs columnist of the Wall Street Journal and the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He was previously editor in chief of the Jerusalem Post. Raised in Mexico City and educated at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics, he lives in New York with his family.


Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, a former Harvard professor, is the prizewinning and internationally bestselling author of The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism (Little, Brown), to be published in September. His previous books have been translated into sixteen languages and have garnered wide acclaim in the United States and around the world. These works include Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity (PublicAffairs, 2009), A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (Knopf, 2002), and Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (Knopf, 1996), for which Goldhagen won Germany’s triennial Democracy Prize.