Catherine Wyler and Richard Rymland were just in Mulhouse, France, Catherine’s father’s birthplace, where the town has decreed that 2022 is L’Année Wyler or Wyler Year. They kicked off the celebration over the weekend of July 1, which would have been Mr. Wyler’s 120th birthday, and 100 years since he arrived in Hollywood! Among the celebrations was the unveiling of the fresco/caricature (pictured) and a 12-minute film made by a group of Mulhouse’s own middle school students.
The celebration continues at the Chesapeake Film Festival on October 2 at the Ebenezer Theater with a screening at 2:25 pm of DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WYLER, produced by Catherine Wyler, followed by a conversation with Ms. Wyler that will also touch on her career in filmmaking. A special screening of ROMAN HOLIDAY directed by Mr. Wyler in 1953, starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn will take place at 12:20 pm. Get your tickets for these screenings and conversation here.