The Museum of the Moving Image kicked off its new series on screenwriter Dalton Trumbo last week with a star known for being able to play everything from a schoolteacher turned meth dealer to a funny sitcom dad.
Bryan Cranston passed by the Astoria museum on Nov. 5 for a preview screening of his new film “Trumbo,” which tells the story of the Oscar-winning writer and includes actors Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Louis C.K. and John Goodman
Cranston took the stage with the director of the film Jay Roach after the preview screening of the film for a discussion.
“Trumbo” follows the 1940s writers war with the American government and film studio bosses over the uses of words and freedom. While blacklisted, Trumbo won two Academy Awards, one under a pseudonym and one using a “front,” according to a description on the Museum of the Moving Image’s website.
The Nov. 5 preview screening was the first of four screenings that will take place in November for a series on Trumbo. The next one will be a screening on the classic film “Gun Crazy” on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. For a full list, click here.