Writer/director, actor, stuntman, special effects guru, and production manager Gary Kent has announced the release of his autobiographical account of the evolution of independent film, Shadows & Light: Journeys with Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood (Dalton Publishing, 2009).
Shadows & Light: Journeys With Outlaws in Revolutionary Hollywood illuminates the “reel” revolution that started in 1960 with the work of Director John Cassavetes. Gary was an officer in this revolution, compiling credits on over one hundred motion pictures and winning several major film awards. Shadows & Light is Kent’s homage to the artistic, talented makers of magic, who began on the bottom of the dog-pile, and today, find themselves on top of the Hollywood heap. The book is filled with memories, reminiscences, inside information, heretofore unknown facts, anecdotes, pictures, etc. accumulated over forty-some years in independent, outrageous, and courageous cinema.
Shadows & Light features stories of Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, James Caan, William Shatner, Ann Margret, Penny Marshall, Sonny Barger and many more.
The initial book signing for this anticipated book will take place on July 15 at Book People (603 North Lamar) in Austin, Texas. The festivities will kick off at 7pm with music by Pat Hammonds and Chris Kent performing a blues guitar duet, followed by Texas singer-songwriter Bianca DeLeon. Gary Kent will then take the podium to read one of the entertaining passages from Shadows & Light! Food and libations will be provided to attendees while they last.
You can pick up a copy here: Shadows & Light