On Opening Day of the 2017 Key West Film Festival we a great announcement to get you ready for what’s to come this week. Lois Smith has been entertaining us for decades, with some of her most memorable big screen characters including Mamma Threadgoode in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, Helen’s Mother in DEAD MAN WALKING, or Meg Greene in TWISTER. Most recently, she plays Marjorie in MARJORIE PRIME, a film that premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2017 before opening in theaters to rave reviews.
Her talents have inspired us to laugh, made us cry, kept us in suspense, or just warmed our hearts. You’ve seen Smith in at least one episode of long running TV series such as Law & Order, One Life to Live, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, or The BlackList. When HBO launched True Blood, the unique character of Adele Stackhouse was a perfect fit for Smith. With over 129 credits to her name, she is nearly always working on something, somewhere surrounded by Hollywood’s big names. On stage, Smith is best known for originating the role of Ma Joad in the 1990 adaptation of John Steinbeck’sThe Grapes of Wrath, and for her performance as Halie in the revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer prize-winning Buried Child — both of which garnered her Tony nominations.
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