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JULIAN SCHNABEL SCREENING AND CONVERSATION

Julian Schnabel brings AT ETERNITY’S GATE, his fifth feature, to LACMA for a screening and conversation.

The film—dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa—was co-written by Buñuel collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, and Schnabel.

Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent Van Gogh, with Rupert Friend as his brother Theo, Emmanuelle Seigner as Madame Ginoux, Mathieu Amalric as Paul Gachet, and Oscar Isaac as Paul Gauguin.

AT ETERNITY’S GATE—JULIAN SCHNABEL

Monday, November 5, at 7:30 pm.

Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Top: Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’s Gate.

Above: Oscar Isaac and Emmanuelle Seigner.

Below: Dafoe. Image credit: CBS Films.

PAUL SCHRADER AT THE AERO

The iconoclastic writer and director Paul Schrader will be at the Aero for two nights of screenings this week, engaging the audience with a discussion of his work.

On Wednesday night, Schrader will introduce two of his films from the 1990s: AFFLICTION (with Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek) and LIGHT SLEEPER (Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon).

The following evening the director will present his latest work, the Bresson-meets-pulp fiction tour de force FIRST REFORMED. The film’s star Ethan Hawke will join Schrader for a post-screening conversation.

“When I look back on my life and think of the various people who have befriended me, whether it be Pauline Kael or Charles Eames or whoever, obviously they saw in me a hungry, thirsty sensibility that wanted what they had to give very badly, and if you’re a decent person then you realize that this is what you are put on this earth to do…

“[Eames taught me] that the cult of personality is transient, that we are in fact all alike and that if you don’t understand how we are alike then you won’t get anything done.” — Paul Schrader, 1989*

AFFLICTION and LIGHT SLEEPER

Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 pm.

FIRST REFORMED

Member’s screening on Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 pm.

For membership information, see: egyptiantheatre.com/join

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

* From Schrader on Schrader & Other Writings, edited by Kevin Jackson (London: Faber and Faber, 1990), 27.

From top: Ethan Hawke, poster detail, First ReformedSusan Sarandon and Willem Dafoe in Light Sleeper (1992).