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NEW EVENTS FROM
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 14
IN PERSON AND ONLINE
***In Person ***
Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf | BARDO: ADVANCE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH WRITER-DIRECTOR ALEJANDRO G. IÑÂRRITU
Wed, Nov 30, 6 pm, from $20
Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu after a screening of Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, a blend of surrealist autobiography and historical engagement that demands to be seen on the big screen. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). The following year, he received the Academy Award for Best Director for The Revenant (2015) — the first director since 1950 to win back-to-back Oscars. His other internationally celebrated films include 21 Grams, Babel, and Biutiful. Stylistically dazzling, Bardo is Iñárritu’s first movie shot in Mexico since his breakout hit Amores Perros in 2000. It follows a renowned journalist (Daniel Giménez Cacho) who returns home to Mexico City after years away and finds himself in limbo. Alternatively hilarious and poignant, Bardo — a Tibetan Buddhist word for a state of existence between death and rebirth — takes us on a breathtaking spiritual ride.
NOTE: This screening (in 35mm) and discussion will take place at the Paris Theater, 4 West 58 Street, near Fifth Avenue. Bardo is currently in theaters and will be released on Netflix December 16.
Cabaret Conversations with Michael Kirk Lane
LEE ROY REAMS
Mon, Dec 5, 7 pm, $20
Lee Roy Reams has been hailed by the New York Times as “Broadway’s song & dance man nonpareil” for his leading Broadway roles in The Producers (Carbonell, Helen Hayes & Las Vegas Life Awards), 42nd Street (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), Beauty & The Beast, La Cage Aux Folles, Hello, Dolly!, An Evening with Jerry Herman, Applause, Lorelei, Oklahoma! & Sweet Charity. On Broadway, he directed the last revival of Carol Channing’s Hello, Dolly! & An Evening with Jerry Herman. His TV, concert & cabaret appearances have taken him around the world and to the White House before four U.S. Presidents (Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr. & Clinton). Most recently, he played to another sold out house at Broadway’s Feinstein’s / 54 Below & made history as the first American male to star as Dolly in an Equity production of Hello, Dolly! at the Wick Theatre where he also starred in La Cage Aux Folles.
***In Person & Online***
Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf | LIVING: ADVANCE SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH ACTOR BILL NIGHY AND DIRECTOR OLIVER HERMANUS
Tue, Dec 6, 7:30 pm, from $25 (NOTE: Online tickets are for the Talk only, which begins at approximately 9:20 pm. They do not include the screening)
Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Bill Nighy and Oliver Hermanus after a preview screening of Living. Acclaimed at film festivals including Sundance and Telluride, it’s the touching portrait of a joyless civil servant in 1953 London — a magnificently understated performance by Nighy — whose dire diagnosis leads him to transformation. The screenplay by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro ( The Remains of the Day) is based on Akira Kurosawa’s film Ikiru. Bill Nighy is perhaps best known as the aging rock star in Love Actually — for which he received a BAFTA Award as Best Supporting Actor — and has displayed an amazing versatility on stage and screen for the past 50 years. Among his films are The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pride, Notes on a Scandal, and Valkyrie. He played vampire leader Viktor in three Underworld films and did the performance capture and voice for Davy Jones in two Pirates of the Caribbean titles. He also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries for Gideon’s Daughter. His theater successes include David Hare’s Pravda, Skylight (with Carey Mulligan), and A Map of The World. On Broadway, he starred in the 2006 premiere of Hare’s The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes. Oliver Hermanus received acclaim for Moffie, a 2019 war drama about gay recruits in the homophobic South African military of the 1980s. His other credits as writer-director include Shirley Adams, Beauty, and The Endless River, which premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival as the first South African movie invited to the main competition. Living will be released by Sony Classics on December 23.
***In Person & Online***
JACK IN THE BOX: OR HOW TO GODDAMN DIRECT: JACK O’BRIEN IN CONVERSATION WITH ETHAN HAWKE
Wed, Dec 14, 6:30 pm, from $25
Join Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien with Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke for a conversation on O’Brien’s new book, Jack in the Box. Part guidebook to the art of directing, part love letter to the craft of theater, Jack in the Box candidly chronicles O’Brien’s life as a director — from the triumphs to the flops. Hear him and Hawke (who he directed in Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia) as they discuss their work together, O’Brien’s remarkable career, the directors who inspired him on his journey, stories from behind the scenes, and more.
***In Person & Online***
NETFLIX’s EMILY IN PARIS: ADVANCE SCREENING AND PHILIPPINE LEROY-BEAULIEU IN CONVERSATION
Wed, Dec 14, 8 pm, from $25 (NOTE: Online tickets are for the Talk only, which begins at approximately 8:40 pm. They do not include the screening)
Join acclaimed actress Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu for an advance screening of the eagerly awaited third season of Emily in Paris, followed by a conversation. Starring as Sylvie, the Parisian head of the luxury marketing & PR firm Savoir (and Emily’s boss), Leroy-Beaulieu’s performance in Emily in Paris is utterly captivating — and after the second season ended on a dramatic cliffhanger, the new season zeroes in on Sylvie and Emily’s dynamic like never before. Hear Leroy-Beaulieu discuss the making of the season, how she developed her role, stories from behind the scenes, and more.
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Face masks are highly recommended for everyone age 2+ in performance spaces.
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