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NPR Presents: Audie Cornish and Riz Ahmed Live
October 17, 2018
8 PM - 9 PM
Join NPR’s Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, as she sits down with creatives for intimate, long-form conversations about their projects and process, how they stay inspired, and what it means to be creating work in conversation with American culture in 2018.
Live from murmrr ballroom, Audie will chat with British actor, rapper and activist, Riz Ahmed. While known best for his characters in "Nightcrawler," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and HBO’s "The Night Of," Ahmed is also a performer in the critically acclaimed rap duo "Swet Shop Boys." His most recent projects include this Fall’s dark comedy, "The Sisters Brothers" and Marvel film, "Venom."
A recent New York Times Magazine article gives insight into Ahmed saying, “You don’t expect a South Asian actor to be in blockbusters, westerns, Shakespeare, hip-hop and TV about immigrant families, but there he is, because these are not separate strains of the culture — they are all one thing, and that thing is him.”
7:00pm / Doors
8:00pm / Show
9:00pm / Grab a drink, hang with Audie and new friends
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