This website is dedicated to setting the record straight.
Today’s truth exists in a virtual world. And since, as Frank Lloyd Wright once noted, “The truth is more important than the facts,” I have decided to attempt to put my house in order. Hopefully you’ll find your visit worthwhile.
You may browse the site by clicking on the tabs that line the top of this page. Each tab will take you into a different arena. The tab marked “Films” will take you to movie projects both present and past. Those interested in the life and work of Sam Peckinpah might consider looking at the video found under “Screen & Classroom.” Writing samples…? A Director’s Reel…? Simply click on the appropriate tab.
Discover something’s amiss…? Drop me a line and let me know. If you’re right, I’ll be the first to change it. If you’re not, in the saintly words of the dear departed mother of Chicago’s late Mayor Richard J. Daly: “There’s a sprig o’ mistletoe dangling off the tail o’ me coat…”
[To reach Garner Simmons by email click on the link in the upper right]
THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL — GARNER SIMMONS was a principal speaker at A Retrospective on the Life & Films of SAM PECKINPAH August 7th – 10th, 2015 in Locarno, Switzerland
The Retrospective included screenings of all of Peckinpah’s feature films along with much of his television work coupled with panels and discussions.
Following Locarno, the SAM PECKINPAH RETROSPECTIVE traveled to the Cinematheque Franciase in Paris and then on to Turin, Italy before concluding its run in New York City’s Lincoln Center on March 31st thru April 8th, 2016, where again, Simmons was a principal speaker introducing The Deadly Companions, The Wild Bunch and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.
The Writers Guild of America, West has selected the screenplay The Wall by Garner Simmons for recognition in conjunction with its 2016 Writer Access Project. This is the second year in a row that Simmons has had his work selected for recognition. In 2015, his screenplay A Cool State of Blood won this same competition.