Writer Pen Densham recounts a meeting director David Lean

Many years ago that wonderful institution, the American Film Institute, scheduled an extraordinary weekend of screenings.  Non-stop David Lean movies, building to the first screening of “A Passage to India”.  For those of us lucky enough to find out; David Lean was going to be present to introduce and discuss his films.

I was much younger then, struggling to see if I would have a career in Hollywood. To this day I remember my awestruck sense of being in the presence of this filmmaker. It was almost intimidating.

David introduced the first movie to screen and said he would be back to take questions afterwards.  And then something very cool happened.  I guess I must have gone to the washroom – and there was David in the theater lobby.

Just waiting, killing time.



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