Go behind the scenes with ten obsessive filmmakers, including Ed Harris, Todd Haynes, Alfred Hitchcock, Ennio Morricone, and Hilary Swank.
Famous actor and shameless dilettante James Franco has made short work of his art career since his first solo show only two years ago at Clocktower Gallery. His latest project at LA MOCA is based on Nicholas Ray’s classic 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause.
In The Sea Gull, Sidney Lumet’s 1968 adaptation of the celebrated Chekhov play, characters’ charms become their tragedies. No one is judged. To the camera, desires are not foolish, but sincere and complex; the ambiguities of human behavior are recorded with a sense of melancholy. Careful dissolves bridge each act, signifying passions that drift from allegiance to allegiance before they ultimately fade. Tepidly received upon initial release, the film has all but disappeared from cultural memory. As part of its Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet retrospective, the Film Society of Lincoln Center resurrects this forgotten film, perhaps the late director’s most misunderstood, for one screening on Saturday, July 23.