N.Y. Film Forum sets 'Wray' day


Filmmaker Rick McKay will give audiences a sneak peek of his new documentary about Fay Wray at a 100th birthday celebration of the "King Kong" actress Tuesday at New York City's Film Forum.

"Fay Wray: A Life" follows the life and travels of Wray and her friendship with McKay, whom she met in the early 1990s. Wray appeared in McKay's 2003 film, "Broadway: The Golden Age."

The new docu features Wray sharing stories of early Hollywood, including her purported affairs with Howard Hughes and Clifford Odets and meeting with Peter Jackson and Naomi Watts before filming the 2005 remake of "King Kong."

Postproduction on "Fay Wray" is scheduled for March at Jackson's New Zealand studio, with a summer/fall 2008 release planned.

The Film Forum also will show Erich von Stroheim's 1928 silent film "The Wedding March," starring Wray.

McKay, film historian Foster Hirsch, the forum's Bruce Goldstein and Wray's daughter Susan Riskin are scheduled to appear.