Monday, June 12, 2017
Preview: OPENING NIGHT - NYFF 55 2017 - RICHARD LINKLATER’S "LAST FLAG FLYING"
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL
SEP 28 - OCT 15, 2017
LAST FLAG FLYING
Director: Richard Linklater
Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Darryl Ponicsan
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne
Three aging Vietnam-era Navy vets—soft-spoken Doc (Steve Carell), unhinged and unfiltered Sal (Bryan Cranston), and quietly measured Mueller (Laurence Fishburne)—reunite to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of Doc’s only child, who has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi Invasion.
Richard Linklater is a 57 year old (by Opening Night) director of such films as Boyhood, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Before Sunrise, School Of Rock, and Dazed And Confused.
Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10.
VIP passes and packages are on sale now and offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival's biggest events, including Opening Night. Purchase by June 25th and save $50 on all packages.
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LAST FLAG FLYING - IMDB
RICHARD LINKLATER - IMDB
INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD LINKLATER (Hollywoood Reporter 2012)
INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR DARRYL PONICSAN (Veteran's Forum Network)
NYFF OPENING NIGHT FILMS
2016 13TH (Ava DuVernay, US)
2015 The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, US)
2014 Gone Girl (David Fincher, US)
2013 Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, US)
2012 Life of Pi (Ang Lee, US)
2011 Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Poland)
2010 The Social Network (David Fincher, US)
2009 Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France)
2008 The Class (Laurent Cantet, France)
2007 The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, US)
2006 The Queen (Stephen Frears, UK)
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, US)
2004 Look at Me (Agnès Jaoui, France)
2003 Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, US)
2002 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, US)
2001 Va savoir (Jacques Rivette, France)
2000 Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark)
1999 All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
1998 Celebrity (Woody Allen, US)
1997 The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, US)
1996 Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, UK)
1995 Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, China)
1994 Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, US)
1993 Short Cuts (Robert Altman, US)
1992 Olivier Olivier (Agnieszka Holland, France)
1991 The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland/France)
1990 Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen, US)
1989 Too Beautiful for You (Bertrand Blier, France)
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
1987 Dark Eyes (Nikita Mikhalkov, Soviet Union)
1986 Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch, US)
1985 Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
1984 Country (Richard Pearce, US)
1983 The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US)
1982 Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
1981 Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, UK)
1980 Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, US)
1979 Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/US)
1978 A Wedding (Robert Altman, US)
1977 One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, France)
1976 Small Change (François Truffaut, France)
1975 Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
1974 Don’t Cry with Your Mouth Full (Pascal Thomas, France)
1973 Day for Night (François Truffaut, France)
1972 Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)
1971 The Debut (Gleb Panfilov, Soviet Union)
1970 The Wild Child (François Truffaut, France)
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, US)
1968 Capricious Summer (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
1967 The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria)
1966 Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)
1965 Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
1964 Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR)
1963 The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, Mexico)
Review: TONY AWARDS 2016
71ST TONY AWARDS
The acceptance speeches this year seemed more interesting than usual, and the performances from the shows were very well chosen and well performed.
The awards were nicely distributed among a lot of shows.
Previewing future shows is a great idea, but the heavy-handed plugs were not.
The opening number was disappointing. Probably the best host is a talk-show host and comedian with experience on Broadway and a strong interest in all kinds of theater. Kevin Spacey boasts many of these skills, but not much as an improvising comedian. In fact, his best moments as a host came when he channeled Johnny Carson. Given his skill set, it's a little disappointing that he did not boost serious theater as much as he might have.
All in all, though, I enjoyed the show! (And it's refreshing to have this award after a long break from the excessive film award season.)
(Note: A quick shout-out about THEATER TALK on Public TV (in NY, it's usually 2 AM Sat on channel 13 or https://theatertalk.org/) which has had interesting discussions in the last few weeks with many of the nominated and winning actors, directors and writers!)
Here are the winners in the top categories...
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Revival of a Play
Best Lead Actor in a Musical
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Best Lead Actor in a Play
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Best Lead Actress in a Musical
Best Lead Actress in a Play
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Rachel Bay Jones
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Best Featured Actress in a Play
THE LITTLE FOXES
Best Direction of a Musical
COME FROM AWAY
Best Direction of a Play
Tony Lifetime Achievement
James Earl Jones
Sunday, June 11, 2017
TV TONITE (6/11/17) PENGUINS VS PREDATORS VS PRES UNDERWOOD VS KING HENRY
CBS - 8 to 11 - TONY AWARDS - hosted by Kevin Spacey
- Come from Away, Dear Evan Hanson, Hello Dolly, Groundhog Day, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet...
NBC - 8 to 11 - STANLEY CUP - Pittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators
- Going into game 6, Penguins, leading 3 to 2, seem more predatory than Predators, so far.
WNET - 7-11 - SECRETS OF THE SIX WIVES - Henry VIII
- Divorced; Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.