Press Release

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale to Present Screening of QB VII ( Television’s First Dramatic Mini-Series) and Discussion with its Legendary Producer Douglas S. Cramer and Star Juliet Mills

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – On Sunday, January 10, 2016, join NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for a screening of QB VII, the groundbreaking mini-series drama of a Nazi war crime trial and winner of six Primetime Emmys, and a discussion with its legendary producer Douglas S. Cramer and star Juliet Mills. This special event will begin at 10:30 am (One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale), and will coincide with the last day of the museum’s exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.

QB VII was the first television mini-series and originally aired in 1974. Based on a true story, the riveting drama was among the first U.S. films shot on location in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and was the first TV drama to include actual footage of a Nazi concentration camp.

The screening and discussion are free with museum admission. (Museum admission is free for museum members, NSU students, faculty, staff; $12 adults, $8 seniors, military, $5 non-NSU students with ID). Reservations are requested. For reservations, call 954-262-0204 or email [email protected] Seating is limited. For the complete schedule visit nsuartmuseum.org/events.

QB VII (1974, 390 mins.) was produced by Douglas S. Cramer and stars Anthony Hopkins, Juliet Mills, Leslie Caron, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, and others, and was based on the best-selling novel by Leon Uris.

Douglas S. Cramer is one of America’s most successful television producers whose pioneering work includes developing the first network nighttime serial, Peyton Place, the first live action series, Batman, the first series to feature a black woman lead in a professional role, Julia, along with other shows such as Dynasty, The Brady Bunch, The Love Boat and The Odd Couple.

Celebrated actress Juliet Mills earned an Emmy Award for her performance in QB VII. She starred in the 1970s TV series Nanny and the Professor and was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress for her performance in the Broadway play Five Finger Exercise, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film Avanti opposite Jack Lemmon.

The exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, on view at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale through January 10, 2016, explores how avant-garde art influenced the look and content of network television during its formative years. From the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, the pioneers of American television adopted modernism as a source of inspiration, Revolution of the Eye looks at how the dynamic new medium of television in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design. The exhibition includes works by such artists as Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol, as well as ephemera, television memorabilia and clips from historic television programs and film, including Batman, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, and The Twilight Zone.

QB VII Screening and Discussion is presented at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in association with NEXT GENERATIONS

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