Friday, November 16, 2007
THE DOLLHOUSE COMES TO YOUNG FRIENDS OF FILM
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Enters the Dollhouse, Dec. 6, as a Young Friends of Film screening hosts the actors from Todd Solondz’s breakthrough film, Welcome To The Dollhouse.
Young Friends of Film is a membership program at the Film Society, designed for film enthusiasts ages 21–40. Screening classic films from past New York Film Festivals and New Directors/New Films series, paired with special guest speakers and after-screening parties, Young Friends of Film events allow younger generations of moviegoers firsthand access to the remarkable films they may not have had the chance to see on the big screen.
(Recent events have included screenings of Louis Malle’s Murmur of the Heart, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway and preview screenings of Run, Fatboy, Run and Waitress, with recent appearances by Andre Gregory, Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, David Schwimmer, Chazz Palminteri and Keri Russell.)
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will welcome actors Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton III and Daria Kalinina to a Young Friends of Film screening of Todd Solondz’s Welcome to the Dollhouse at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
"Solondz’s hilarious breakthrough film is an unflinching look at junior high hell. Dawn “Wienerdog” Wiener (Matarazzo) is incredibly awkward, the laughing stock of her class, a clear family second to her younger sister (Kalinina) and the object of threats from a local thug (Sexton). Her brother Mark sympathizes, but he is otherwise consumed with getting into a top-tier college and playing in his band. When the band takes on a hunky new lead singer (Ugly Betty co-star Eric Mabius), Dawn immediately develops an obsessive crush."
Dollhouse opened New Directors/New Films in 1996, after earning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The actors will be onstage for a Q&A session with the Film Society’s Will McCord after the screening, followed by a reception with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets to this Young Friends of Film event are $25 and include the screening and the reception afterward. They are available at both the Walter Reade Theater box office and online at www.filmlinc.com. Young Friends of Film members receive one complimentary ticket.
Additional information about the Young Friends of Film program is available by calling (212) 875-5600 or online at http://www.filmlinc.com/membership/membership_ym.htm .