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An Evening with Matthew McConaughey

In Conversation with Gayle King

Evening Program

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0582
$30 - Member+Book
$35 - Non-Member+Book
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  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
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For 35 years, Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey kept a diary, charting his rise from a rule-breaking kid in Texas to the heights of Hollywood. But his new memoir Greenlights, like McConaughey himself, is definitely not traditional: It’s a collection of anecdotes, poetry, yarns, and lessons from his life that led him to a stage of success he calls “catching greenlights.” 

Join the star of The Dallas Buyers Club, The Lincoln Lawyer, and HBO’s “True Detective” in a conversation with Gayle King, co-host of "CBS This Morning," as he shares unvarnished stories from the book and explains how they instilled in him the importance of values, the power of new experiences, and, as he puts it, “either changing your reality or changing how you see it.”

The ticket price includes a copy of Greenlights (Crown). (see Book Distribution Information for added details).


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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.