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CHARLIE KAUFMAN IN CONVERSATION

The American Cinematheque celebrates I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGSCharlie Kaufman’s wonderfully destabilizing meditation on memory and aging—with a director’s virtual Q & A, moderated by Tony Gilroy.

The film—now screening on Netflix—stars Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis.

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CHARLIE KAUFMAN Q & A

American Cinematheque

Saturday, September 12.

5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

Now streaming on Netflix.

Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), from top: Jessie Buckley (left) and Jesse Plemons; Plemons (left), Buckley, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis; I’m Thinking of Ending Things poster; Plemons and Buckley; Buckley (left). Images courtesy and © Netflix.

REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI — UNE FILLE FACILE

After a brief detour, writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski is back in top form with UNE FILLE FACILE, a recent entry in the Mediterranean villa film genre.

Co-written by the director in collaboration with Teddy Lussi-Modeste and the film’s co-star, French media personality Zahia Dehar, UNE FILLE FACILE also features Benoît Magimel, Nuno Lopes, Clotilde Courau, and newcomer Mina Farid—who, over a revelatory summer, learns the difference between “principles” and “value.”

UNE FILLE FACILE / AN EASY GIRL

Now playing on Netflix.

Rebecca Zlotowski, Une fille facile / An Easy Girl (2019), from top: Mina Farid (right) and Zahia Dehar; Lakdhar Dridi and Farid; French poster, courtesy and © Les Films Velvet; Benoît Magimel (left), Nuno Lopes, and Clotilde Courau; Farid and Dehar. Images courtesy and © Les Films Velvet and Netflix.

MARTIN SCORSESE AND ROBERT DE NIRO AT THE EGYPTIAN

THE IRISHMAN actually started about thirty-five years ago with the idea of the remake of The Bad and the Beautiful and the sequel Two Weeks in Another Town. Somehow we exhausted that. And so when [Robert De Niro] came across this story and gave it to me, he said: “You know, this is an amazing part for Joe, if he wants to do it.” And also for Al Pacino—and I never worked with Al all these years, you know? We just knew that they were right for it. And then we looked at each other and realized we were meant for this somehow. It’s not necessarily a culmination, but a sense of contemplation of where we are, near the end of our lives. — Martin Scorsese

To open the American Cinematheque series The Films of Marty and Bob, Scorsese and De Niro will participate in a full discussion about forty-five years of cinematic collaboration, followed by a screening of their latest masterpiece THE IRISHMAN.

MARTIN SCORSESE and ROBERT DE NIRO IN CONVERSATION—THE IRISHMAN

Saturday, January 4, at 6 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman (2019), from top: Joe Pesci (left) and Robert De Niro; De Niro, Al Pacino, and Ray Romano; Kathrine Narducci (left) and Stephanie Kurtzuba; U.S. film poster; De Niro and Bobby Cannavale (foreground right); De Niro, Pesci, and Lucy Gallina. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the actors, the photographers, and Netflix.

ADAM DRIVER AT THE EGYPTIAN

Adam Driver will be at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend for a between-film conversation. The American Cinematheque presentation on Sunday of Noah Baumbach’s acclaimed MARRIAGE STORY and Jim Jarmusch’s underseen gem PATERSON begins at 7:30 pm, with Driver taking the stage shortly before 10.

MARRIAGE STORY and PATERSON

Sunday, December 15, at 7:30.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Adam Driver in Paterson (2016); Scarlett Johansson and Driver in Marriage Story (2019) (2); U.S. poster for Paterson; Driver and Golshifteh Farahani in Paterson; Driver in Marriage Story. Images courtesy and © the filmmakers, the actors, the photographers, Netflix (Marriage Story) and Amazon Studios (Paterson).

DRIES

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“ ‘Fashion’ is such an empty word.” — Dries Van Noten

As is stated by curator Geert Bruloot at the onset of DRIES—the Dries Van Noten documentary directed by Reiner Holzemer—this original member of the Antwerp Six remains an “artisanal designer,” bringing emotion and passion to a field overrun with indistinct “product.”

Van Noten is always looking, eyes wide open to a variety of influences, and a believer in the art of coincidences. Amid the beautiful, flowering brocades, Van Noten introduces what he calls “bad taste,” or “things that hurt the eye.”

“I need contrasts, I need tensions. I need a kind of clash in the collections.” — Van Noten

The film features Van Noten explicating several key runway shows, as well as a look into the visually rich home life Van Noten shares with his longtime partner Patrick Vangheluwe, both of them happily possessed by their possessions.

Also seen and heard from in the film: Iris Apfel, Pamela Golbin, Suzy Menkes, and Jane Birkin.

 

DRIES, Netflix.

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See: hero-magazine.com/dries-van-noten-documentary

Top: Dries Van Noten watching an exit.

Above: Ringenhof, the estate of Van Noten and Patrick Vangheluwe in Lier, Belgium.

Below: Van Noten (second from left) and his fellow Antwerp Six.

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