the eight-day week
After attending tributes this past week to Jane Fonda and Romy Schneider, we’re ready for something a bit more contemporary. (Not that Ms. Fonda’s hippie comedy isn’t on the very bleeding edge.) This year’s Ghetto Film School benefit is to raise money to get young people proficient in filmmaking—the art they produce is both reflective Read More
the eight-day week
Robert DeNiro’s keeping a pretty busy schedule these days—and no, we don’t mean he’s filming The Godfather Part IV and Rocky and Bullwinkle 2 back-to-back! In the run-up to his Tribeca Film Festival, he’s become well-nigh inescapable—at least for those lucky enough to party-hop from last night’s Tribeca Ball to tonight’s Vanity Fair party marking Read More
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival has announced its special events for this year’s program. The events New Yorkers can catch are to include an April 22 interview between movie-industry stalwarts and prominent political commentators Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon–warning, first three rows may get politically awakened!
Jim Sheridan, director of In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot is to be interviewed by his screenwriter daughter Naomi Sheridan on April 28. As for special talks, classic thriller WarGames is to come with a post-show discussion with actress Ally Sheedy, director John Badham, and officials from BitCoin and the U.S. Air Force on April 28; the documentary Let Fury Have the Hour comes with a post-screening talk with artist Shepard Fairey and Eve Ensler among others on April 23.
Meet the Fockers star Robert DeNiro managed to piss off the Obama campaign with a crack about Republican white women during a “set” performed at a re-election fundraiser Monday night at Locanda Verde.
“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney,” De Niro said. “Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”
Even though the crowd seemed to love it, by now the backlash (starting with Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, who called the joke “inexcusable”) has gone all the way to the top…of the White House.
In an anteroom outside the Tribeca Grand screening room before the screening of Robert DeNiro‘s new movie Being Flynn, a publicist pointed out the posters for Mean Streets and Taxi Driver hanging on the wall. “These classic DeNiro films,” said the flack, “and if Liza [Minnelli] shows up like she’s supposed to–well, there’s the Cabaret poster.”