- This event has passed.
May 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Academy Award winning actor and bestselling author Tom Hanks for an exclusive in-person event to celebrate the release of his first novel, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece on Saturday May 13, 2023 in the Chapman Theater of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (3rd and Cincinnati in downtown Tulsa).
- The lobby opens at 5:00 and doors to the theater will open at 6:15 pm. The program begins at 7:00pm and no late seating will be permitted.
- There is a small bag policy for this event. Only small purses/clutches will be allowed into the theater. Please inform all the guests in your party and plan accordingly.
- You will pick up your copy of The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece at the event when you enter the theater.
- Please consider carpooling or using a ride share service (such as Lyft or Uber) for this event. Saturday May 13 is a very busy night downtown with Mayfest happening in the Arts District and an event happening at the BOK Center.
- If you drive to the event, consider parking south or east of the PAC and please factor in additional time to get to the building from your car
The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece is a novel about the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film…and the humble comic books that inspired it. Funny, touching, and wonderfully thought-provoking, while also capturing the changes in America and American culture since World War II.
This event is sold out, each ticket includes one (1) hardcover copy of The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks and one (1) seat at the event at 7:00 pm on May 13. Guests will receive their copy of The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece at the event after scanning in their ticket.
All tickets are being sold through the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, https://tulsapac.com/, and all seating is reserved for this event. Please do not purchase tickets from third party vendors as they can not be guaranteed to be valid tickets for the event.
For information about the Tulsa PAC including directions and information about accessible seating visit https://tulsapac.com/plan-your-visit.
About The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece
From the legendary actor and best-selling author: a novel about the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film…and the humble comic books that inspired it. Funny, touching, and wonderfully thought-provoking, while also capturing the changes in America and American culture since World War II.
Part One of this story takes place in 1947. A troubled soldier, returning from the war, meets his talented five-year-old nephew, leaves an indelible impression, and then disappears for twenty-three years.
Cut to 1970: The nephew, now drawing underground comic books in Oakland, California, reconnects with his uncle and, remembering the comic book he saw when he was five, draws a new version with his uncle as a World War II fighting hero.
Cut to the present day: A commercially successful director discovers the 1970 comic book and decides to turn it into a contemporary superhero movie.
Cue the cast: We meet the film’s extremely difficult male star, his wonderful leading lady, the eccentric writer/director, the producer, the gofer production assistant, and everyone else on both sides of the camera.
Bonus material: Interspersed throughout are three comic books that are featured in the story–all created by Tom Hanks himself–including the comic book that becomes the official tie-in to this novel’s “major motion picture masterpiece.”
Tom Hanks has won Academy Awards for best actor for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He has starred in, among many other films, Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Catch Me If You Can, Captain Phillips, Bridge of Spies, Sully, Toy Story, The Post, and It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He is also the author of a best-selling collection of stories, Uncommon Type.
Praise for The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece
The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece is its own universe, complete with a sun, a cast of circling planets, and a limitless number of stars. Its gravity pulls you in and its far reaching, multi-layered, rollicking exuberance holds you in place. I would have been happy to live inside this book forever.” — Ann Patchett, best-selling author of These Precious Days
“This is a wild, ambitious and exceptionally enjoyable novel. A story about how stories happen, with a swirling kaleidoscope of characters across the best part of a century, and a real beating emotional heart. It has a lot of astute and fascinating things to say about comic books, movies, show business, America and human beings. I loved every page.” –Matt Haig; author The Midnight Library, The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive
“An extravagant, buoyant, joyfully sprawling book, bursting with affection for its characters, for the intricate lore of the movie business, and for the many ways in which human beings are one another’s greatest opportunity.” –Tana French, award-winning novelist of In The Woods and The Searcher