Past Event

When Harry Met Sal: Rob Reiner on Marriage Equality, Political Activism, and a Life in Hollywood

Fri, Feb 1 2013 - 12:00pm

When Harry Met Sal: Rob Reiner on Marriage Equality, Political Activism, and a Life in Hollywood

Rob Reiner, Film Director, This Is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally...,  A Few Good Men, Misery, The American President, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Bucket List; Actor; Screenwriter; Producer; Executive, Castle Rock Entertainment; Political Activist

In conversation with Dan Ashley, News Anchor, ABC 7 TV; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

Regular seating is sold out. Library seating (limited view) is available for $10 standard, $10 members.

From his starring role as Meathead on the popular 1970s sitcom "All in the Family"  to his blockbuster films The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men, Reiner has been entertaining audiences for decades with his singular humor and artistic vision. As a director, he’s worked with A-list actors Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, and Kathy Bates, as well as celebrated writers Nora Ephron and Aaron Sorkin. Son of comedic genius Carl Reiner, he grew up in a political family where civil rights were a frequent topic around the kitchen table. A Hollywood legend and political activist, Reiner joins us to talk politics around our proverbial table. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear challenges to both Proposition 8 and DOMA, Reiner will discuss his views on the future of marriage equality, his involvement in other political causes, and his incredible contributions to the entertainment industry.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 11:15 a.m. check-in and light hors d'oeuvres, noon program