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Presented by Mr. Steven Kampmann

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Presented by
Mr. Steven Kampmann

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 7:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church
Bethlehem Pike & East Mill Road in Flourtown, PA

  Steven Kampmann

Stealing Home, the Warner Brothers movie which was written and directed by Chestnut Hill native, Steven Kampmann (with partner Will Aldis), was shot in Springfield Township and the surrounding area in 1987. The film, starring Jodie Foster and Mark Harmon, was featured at the Society's History in Motion event this past November.

Steven Kampmann will be traveling to Springfield to speak on the challenges of writing and directing the film. Steven has not spoken in a public forum about the making of Stealing Home, so this will be a first. This special presentation will provide an entertaining glimpse into the world of movie making. He will show clips from the film pointing out the local homes and landmarks featured in the movie, as well as his method of capturing the beauty of Chestnut Hill and the Springfield area.

Steven graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Master's Degree in Psychological Counseling from St. Michael's College in Vermont, where he wrote his thesis on a method of recording dreams. At the Vermont State Hospital he studied the art of roleplaying, humor, and psychodrama in group therapy. It was studying these techniques that drew his interest to drama, comedy, and ultimately to show business. Steven began his film and TV career as a comedic actor/ writer at the legendary Second City Theater appearing both in Chicago and Toronto. He wrote and produced the hit television show WKRP in Cincinnati before co-starring as Kirk Devane on the successful Newhart show two years later. He has appeared as an actor in eight movies including Club Paradise with Robin Williams, For the Boys with Bette Midler, and Analyze That! with Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal. He co-wrote the hit comedy Back to School starring Rodney Dangerfield. Other writing credits include The Couch Trip with Second City alum Dan Aykroyd and the cult classic, Clifford, starring Martin Short also Second City alum. Steven's Christmas film, Special Delivery, debuted on the Fox Family Channel in December 2000. He co-wrote, directed, and appeared in Second City's first feature film in forty years, Buzzkill, released on Valentine's Day, 2012. In addition to teaching Dream Workshops all over the country, he continues to write.

Most recently he completed his first dramatic play, Great Shame, and is currently outlining his own dream book called The Dreams Course based on a series of lectures focused on high school and college aged dreamers.

Please join us on May 21st, as Mr. Steven Kampmann pulls back the curtain to reveal movie magic. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge for admission. Reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call 215-233-4600

Attendees to the May program are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to the First Presbyterian Church's neighborhood food pantry. Please help us to support this important cause.

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