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Trustee Emeritus Steve Schwartz '70 Among Producers of The Road

Story posted November 30, 2009

Trustee Emeritus Steve Schwartz '70, president of Chockstone Pictures, and his wife, Paula Mae, are two of three producers behind the new film, The Road, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel — and Class of 2013 first-year book — by Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country for Old Men. Nick Wechsler, the third producer on the film, also produced The Time Traveler's Wife.

The Road, which was released November 25, 2009, stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as a father and his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The two struggle to survive as they make their way toward the coast for possible safety and to look for other survivors. The movie also features Charlize Theron and Robert Duvall.

Watch the trailer for The Road.

In 1990, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, who split their time between Malibu, Calif., and Gloucester, Mass., founded Schwartz Communications, one of the leading public relations agencies in the U.S. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., the agency also maintains offices in London, San Francisco and Stockholm.

Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center

Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz provided the lead gift for the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center, which was dedicated in October 2002.

Schwartz Outdoor Learning Center

In addition to being an avid kayaker, Steve Schwartz has hiked all over the world, including Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Costa Rica, Iceland, across Wales, and throughout the Alps and the White Mountains of New England. He has said his hope is that the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center will ensure that Bowdoin students can acquire the same leadership skills and wilderness experiences that have helped shape his life.

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