Remembering Nora Ephron
Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 3:35pm
On June 26, 2012, readers and filmgoers everywhere lost a sparkling talent with the passing of Nora Ephron. Her works, however, live on. She was born in Manhattan on June 19, 1941 to two screenwriters. She and her three younger sisters--Delia, Amy, and Hallie--became writers. As a writer wielding the disarming weapon of humor, Ephron seemed ageless. A bright wit and a quick study, she will be remembered as a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, director, playwright, risk-taker, and by all accounts a remarkable friend.
Her best works include Imaginary Friends: A Play With Music; the films Silkwood, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally..., and Julie & Julia; and the books Heartburn, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, and I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections.
On Monday, August 13, a film tribute will be held in her honor at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. At 6:00pm in Room A-5 When Harry Met Sally... will be screened. Starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, this viewer favorite poses the question, "Men and women may be lovers, roomies, or spouses, but is it really possible for them to become true friends?" Directed by Rob Reiner. 1989, 98 mins. R