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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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BAUMBACH’S STORIES

Elvis Mitchell: “You’ve made a film where art has replaced religion… The artist, played by Dustin Hoffman, feels patronized by the world. [Through his dialogue] he’s a narcissist writing history as it happens, as if no one around him is living it at the same time.”

Noah Baumbach: “Dustin told me that his lines were hard to remember because they referenced nothing external, but were all self-referential self-assessments… The best compliment I ever got was from Mike Nichols…”

Mitchell: “Well… ” [laughs]

Baumbach: “Nichols said, ‘You realize how embarrassed we all are.’ ”

(Conversation from the October 12 LACMA screening of Baumbach’s THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED), which was followed by a Q & A with Mitchell, curator of Film Independent at the museum.)

Embarrassment—recognized and shared—is always a delight in a room full of fellow movie-goers watching a new comedy by Noah Baumbach. And while Baumbach is happy for his current Netflix association, he’d prefer that you see his work in a cinema.

 

THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED), through October 26.

LANDMARK, 10850 West Pico Boulevard, Rancho Park, Los Angeles.

landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/the-landmark/film-info/the-meyerowitz-stories

LAEMMLE NOHO, 5240 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood.

laemmle.com/films/42922

Opening Friday, October 27:

LAEMMLE MONICA FILM CENTER, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

TOWN CENTER, 17200 Ventura Boulevard, Encino.

THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED), now streaming on Netflix.

netflix.com/title/80174434

Noah Baumbach (left) and Elvis Mitchell at LACMA, October 12, 2017. Image courtesy of WireImage and Film Independent.

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