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Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan Will Tell How 'I Got Schooled' at Luncheon June 11

May 29, 2014 | By Andrea Stone |

Writer-Director M.Night Shyamalan.

Writer-Director M.Night Shyamalan.


Hollywood writer-director M. Night Shyamalan will discuss his off-screen campaign to close America’s education achievement gap at a Club luncheon on Wednesday, June 11.

Known for such supernatural thrillers as "The Sixth Sense" and more recently the sci-fi action film “After Earth,” he recently published a book, "I Got Schooled," about the work of the foundation he and his wife founded to help inner-city students succeed.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Tickets cost $22 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at the member rate. Tickets cost $36 for nonmembers.

Books will be available for purchase and Shyamalan will sign the books immediately following the luncheon.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here:

For questions, please email or call 202-662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to not later than 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception

To submit a question in advance, put SHYAMALAN in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming luncheons:

May 27 – Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization
May 28 – Dr. Ben Carson, noted neurosurgeon and author
Aug. 1 - Denis Sassou Nguesso, president of Republic of Congo