Screening Paterno

4 Apr 2018 - By TW Staff

Monday night, Time Warner Center hosted a special screening of HBO Films' Paterno, which centers on Penn State’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno, in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

From left: Casey Bloys (President HBO Programming), Al Pacino, Richard Plepler (HBO Chairman and CEO), Barry Levinson (Director/Executive Producer), Len Amato (President HBO Films). Photo: StarPix/HBO.
HBO executives, including Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, feted guests at a post-screening dinner reception at Porter House New York

Director & Executive Producer Barry Levinson was joined by stars Al Pacino, Kathy Baker, Annie Parisse, Greg Grunberg, Larry Mitchell and Ben Cook; and by executive producers Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana and Edward R. Pressman.

CNN reporter Sara Ganim—who broke the Sandusky story as a 23-year-old journalist at the Harrisburg, Pa. Patriot-News in 2011—was also in attendance.

Additional guests of note included Jeffrey Wright, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Burstyn, Paul Sparks, Bob Costas, Famke Janssen and Brenda Vaccaro.

Get a look behind the scenes with Al Pacino and the rest of the cast in the video below, and be sure to tune in when Paterno debuts on HBO Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET.