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Contact: Russ Hudson,
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Mountain" Writer-Producer Speaks at CSUDH March 3
Diana Ossana will talk about
what it took to get the movie onto the screen
Carson, CA— Diana
Ossana, co-writer with Larry McMurtry of the screenplay for
the movie “Brokeback Mountain,” which is
up for eight Oscars at the Academy Awards on March 5, will
speak at 1 p.m. on March 3 at California State University,
Dominguez Hills. CSUDH President James E.
Lyons, Sr. will welcome Ossana.
In her presentation and dialogue, “Is the Success
of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ a Sign of the Times?” Ossana
will talk about her experiences in getting the movie to the
big screen. The movie, which Ossana also produced, is about
the lifelong passion and love two cowboys have for each other
in a time and place where one of the last things they can
do is admit it.
Ossana told The Advocate in January, when “Brokeback
Mountain” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, “A
close friend of mine said to me once that people are mainly
motivated by two emotions: Fear and love. … [Writing
the script for] ‘Brokeback Mountain’ was not
a labor of love for most of us. It was a labor of great passion
Oscar nominations for “Brokeback Mountain” include
Best Adapted Screenplay for Ossana and McMurtry; Best Picture;
Best Direction for director Ang Lee; Best Actor for Heath
Ledger; Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal; Best Supporting
Actress for Michelle Williams; Best Cinematography; and Best
The event is sponsored by the university’s Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Faculty and Staff Association.
It is co-sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services,
the MultiCultural Center, the Office of Student Life, the
Women’s Resource Center, the Institute for the Study
of Diversity and Internationalization, and Interdisciplinary
Studies-Program for Adult College Education.
Ossana’s presentation is free and open to the public.
It will be held in the Claudia Hampton Lecture Hall, Room
D-165, which is reached from an external entrance on the
south side of Welch Hall. Welch Hall is across from parking
lot 3, accessible from the Tamcliff Street-Toro Center Drive
entrance from East Victoria Street. CSUDH is at 1000 E. Victoria
Street, off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways.
It is east of the 110 freeway off 190th Street, which becomes
Parking is $3. Parking passes are available from the yellow
dispensing machines at the perimeters of the lots.
For additional information, call (310) 243-3583 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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