MANCHESTER - Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present the second film in the fall film series with Jed Tullett on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3-5 p.m. in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Film expert Jed Tullett will give a brief talk before the screening of the film "Duel," directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Richard Matheson. It stars Dennis Weaver, who plays a terrified motorist stalked on a remote and lonely road by the unseen driver of a mysterious tanker truck.

Jed Tullett was educated at Oxford and London University. In the late 1980s he joined his close friends, the actors Susan George and Simon MacCorkindale, at their film production company Amy International at Shepperton Studios outside London and began a career in film making - writing, re-writing and in production. His first work re-writing came on "Stealing Heaven" (1988), and "That Summer of White Roses" (1989) where he also had a production assistant credit. During the 1990s he was commissioned to write feature films on a wide range of subjects from: the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, apartheid in Africa, Virginia Woolf, The Crusades, Napoleon, and "The Circle of the White Rose" (with Ben Kingsley). He has also written/re-written extensively for television both in the USA and Britain on various subjects including - The Moors Murderers (BBC), Edgar Cayce (Channel 4), Custer and Crazy Horse (History Channel), Charles and Diana (ABC), The Bay of Pigs, and the true story of an Irish priest's relationship with an American divorcee (CBS). Within the past few years he has worked as an uncredited script doctor on numerous projects. He has recently completed his first novel and is currently at work on a modern version of "The Canterbury Tales" for British television.

Note the change of time for this film discussion and screening to 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call Karen Dreiblatt at 802-768-8079.