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FDU WAMFest! Words-Arts-Music Festival

The Art of the Mind

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:30 PM Tent: Sean Astin

Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist and producer, best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies and the title character of Rudy. In 2004, Astin broke into the publishing world and authored the New York Times best-selling There and Back Again, a memoir — co-written with Joe Layden — of his film career with emphasis on his experiences with the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sean is appearing in Season 2 of one of the year's most talked about shows, Stranger Things, as the new boyfriend of Joyce, who is played by Winona Ryder. The highly anticipated series returns to Netflix on October 31, 2017.

Sean Astin will join in a conversation with Professor Anthony Tasso, FDU Department of Psychology. Together, they will talk about Astin's Hollywood career, his advocacy work on behalf of mental health awareness, and his life growing up with two famous Hollywood parents -- Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke and distinguished actor John Astin.

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Sean Astin

About WAMFest

FDU WAMFest is made possible, in part, thanks to generous support from Robert and Patricia Pures and from Morris Arts, a nonprofit whose goal is to create more livable, vibrant and sustainable communities in Morris County.

We welcome philanthropic support from the community to help keep WAMFest as a free event.

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