Love Among the Ruins (George Cukor, UK, 1975)
Sweet Bird of Youth (Richard Brooks, USA, 1962)
Incident At Loch Ness (Zak Penn. 2004)
starring Werner Herzog
The Grand (Zak Penn, 2007)
featuring Werner Herzog
História Trágica com Final Feliz (Regina Pessoa, PT, 2006, aka Tragic Story with Happy Ending)
When the Cat’s Away (Chacun cherche son chat) – France, 1996.
91 Minutes, Color, French, Subtitled in English.
DIR/SCR Cédric KlapischPROD Aïssa Djabri, Farid Lahouassa, Manuel MunzDP Benoît Delhomme CAST Garance Clavel, Zinedine Soualem, Olivier Py, Renée Le Calm, Romain Duris, Joël BrisseED Francine SandbergPROD DES François Emmanuelli SOUND Olivier Le Vacon
When the Cat’s Away is a gentle French comedy that explores the problems and anxieties of contemporary urbanites. When Chloe (Garance Clavel), a young Parisian, decides to take a long-overdue vacation, she has to find someone to look after Gris-Gris, her beloved cat. Everyone, including her gay male roommate, refuses to help her, but she finally makes an arrangement with the elderly Madame Renée (Renée Le Calm), who often watches over other peoples’ cats and dogs. However, when Chloe comes back, Madame Renée tells her that unfortunately the cat has been lost, and the unlucky owner goes on a search for her dear animal friend. While looking for the cat, she meets many colorful characters who populate the neighborhood. —allmovie guide.
Plaza Suite – USA, 1971.
114 Minutes, Color, English.
DIR Arthur HillerPROD Howard W. KochSCR Neil SimonDP Jack Marta CAST Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Barbara Harris, Maureen StapletonED Frank BrachtPROD DES Arthur LonerganMUSIC Maurice JarreSOUND David Dockendorf, Ben Winkler
It is not uncommon for actors to double and triple in roles while appearing in the “omnibus” plays of Neil Simon. Plaza Suite was the first film version of a Simon play to carry over the multiple-role device to the screen. Walter Matthau appears in all three one-act playlets comprising Plaza Suite, with a different leading lady in each. First we see Matthau as the husband of Maureen Stapleton, nostalgically returning to the same hotel suite where they’d spent their honeymoon 24 years earlier. Times have changed, however, and the twosome spend more timing sniping at one another than pitching woo. The second vignette casts Matthau as an effusive movie producer (lavish toupee and all) who hopes to seduce his old sweetheart Barbara Harris. The third and best sequence finds Matthau and Lee Grant playing the parents of a bride who steadfastly refuses to leave her locked room to attend her own wedding. —allmovie guide.
I Went Down – Ireland, 1997.
107 Minutes, Color, English.
DIR Paddy BreathnachPROD Robert WalpoleSCR Conor McPhersonDP Cian de Buitléar CAST Peter McDonald, Brendan Gleeson, Tony Doyle, Michael McElhattonED Emer ReynoldsPROD DES Zoe MacLeodMUSIC Dario Marianelli SOUND Simon J. Willis
This Irish road movie follows the misadventures of some Irish ex-cons. When Dublin hood Tom French (Tony Doyle) comes down hard on slow-witted Anto (David Wilmot), Git (Peter McDonald) intervenes and then is assigned a mission. He is ordered to travel to Cork to bring back French’s friend Frank Grogan (Peter Caffrey) and the money Frank in holding. Along for the ride is French’s associate Bunny (Brendan Gleeson). The two rescue Grogan from gunmen, but Grogan claims to know nothing about any money, only about his 18-month affair with French’s wife. Thus, uncertainty looms on the horizon as the three drive back to Dublin. Shown at the 1997 Edinburgh Film Festival. —allmovie guide.
Free and Easy
Edward Sedgwick (1930)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Brian Henson (1992)
Peacock (2010) Dir: Michael Lander
White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights
Dick Carruthers (2001)
Kings of the Sky (2004)
New stills for:
Altered States (1980)
Dir. Ken Russell
Busy Bodies (1933)
Hog Wild (1930)
Police Python 357
Le choix des armes (Choice of Arms)
La Menace (The Threat)
Les Mots Bleus (Words in Blue)
Le Deuxième Souffle
Dir. Raoul Servais
Dir. Barry Barclay
Dir. Raoul Servais
Forgot to post this last night. Already entered into the form.
DIR — Kevin Costner
Racetrack (1985) Frederick Wiseman
Deaf (1986) Frederick Wiseman
Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat)
(1979) Color, mono sound; 28 minutes
Dir. Bill Viola
Generation Kill (2008)
Dir: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones