Director Peter Hunt to appear with musical '1776'

Gwyneth Paltrow's mom, Blythe Danner, sings the tender love song "He Plays the Violin," in the 1972 patriotic movie musical "1776," which screens Wednesday at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Danner plays Martha Jefferson in this faithful adaptation of the Tony Award-winning 1969 Broadway hit about the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence. Peter Hunt, who won the Tony for directing the play, helmed this enjoyable history lesson, which featured numerous members of the Broadway cast, including William Daniels, Ken Howard and Howard Da Silva. Hunt will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. The film will also screen Thursday on TCM. Howard Da Silva, left, as Benjamin Franklin and William Daniels as John Adams in the movie "1776."
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