The Man Who Would Be King
1975, USA, UK, John Huston, 129 min.
Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, and Christopher Plummer
Introduced by author Jacob Tomsky
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum. Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45pm at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).
BEHIND THE SCENES
• A pocket watch bears a secret insignia.
• The only film in the ‘Flip Side’ series that was set in the Himalayas.
• Karroom Ben Bouih, who played the high priest Kafu-Selim, was 103 years old when he made his first and only film appearance. When he saw some of the footage he declared that now he would live on forever.
About the Speaker
Jacob Tomsky is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book Heads in Beds; a Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-called Hospitality. Well-spoken, uncannily quick on his feet, and no more honest than he needs to be, he also is the founder and president of Short Story Thursdays, a weekly, email based short story club. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, The Daily Beast, and other venues. Born in Oakland, California, to a military family, Tomsky now lives in Brooklyn, New York.