Andre Gregory: Before & After Dinner
Dec 8 to Dec 12
Sunday to Thursday 3:30, 8:30
Dir. Cindy Kleine - 2013 - 108m
A wonderful exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist André Gregory. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory looks back on a career that spanned decades, shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon. He recalls the making of My Dinner With Andre, the Louis Malle-directed classic in which he starred and co-wrote, reflects on his pivotal role in American theatre, dishes on his brief sojourn in Hollywood, and talks about the discovery that led him to question his own identity and life's work. Bringing us back and forth in time, Gregory looks not only at his life, but at the nature of art, love and the creative process. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Cindy Kleine (who is also his wife), Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner is a brilliant portrait of a modern renaissance man.
"It's really wonderful work. Enlightening, moving, and very much a love story." - Martin Scorsese
"... a rich portrait of the artist as an ever-seeking explorer." - Donald Liebenson, RogerEbert.com
"... has a lot of value, because Gregory is such a remarkable individual whose career has gone under-recorded on film and video." - Noel Murray, AV Club
"At last. A documentary that I didn't even know I was waiting for." - Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"...touching and inspiring, celebrating a creative fervor that hasn't been dulled by age. On the contrary, Gregory's race against mortality has only made him more passionate." - Jamie S. Rich, Oregonian
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Dec 8 to Dec 12
Sunday to Thursday 5:45pm ONLY!
Dir. Sophie Fiennes - 2013 - 136m - No Matinees
Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Zizek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.