The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater Presents; Film Comment Selects: An Evening with Anton Corbijn, Jonathan Glazer, Mark Romanek, and Stéphane Sednaoui – with Special Guest Michel Gondry.
In 2003 the newly formed Director’s Label released three DVD collections dedicated to the work of Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Chris Cunningham. The discs contain music videos, short films, documentaries, commercials, video installations, and other rarities. Newsweek promptly proclaimed the titles, “some of the best cinema made in the last decade.” The New York Times hailed the artists as “directors who transcend music.” And rabid fans sent the lavishly designed DVDs into certified gold and platinum orbits.
On Tuesday, September 13, at 7pm, the editors of the Film Society’s Film Comment magazine, Palm Pictures, and the Director’s Label will present a special event celebrating the release of the next volumes in the monographic series by four of today’s most innovative filmmakers: Anton Corbijn, Jonathan Glazer, Mark Romanek, and Stéphane Sednaoui.
FILM COMMENT SELECTS: AN EVENING WITH ANTON CORBIJN, JONATHAN GLAZER, MARK ROMANEK, AND STEPHANE SEDNAOUI will sample highlights including rare director’s cuts and previously unseen content, such as Sednaoui’s short film inspired by Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”; Romanekian, featuring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and Robin Williams; and an excerpt from NotNa, Lance Bang’s new documentary on Corbijn. Both Romanek and Glazer have already ventured into features (Romanek directed One Hour Photo and Glazer Sexy Beast and Birth), Corbijn is working on his first feature (based on the life and death of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis), and we assume there will be an announcement any day now from Sednaoui.
Following the night’s screening, all four directors will be present onstage for a roundtable Q&A. And as if that wasn’t enough: The inimitable Michel Gondry will be on hand to MC the event.
GENERAL INFORMATION Special ticket prices for this event are $12 FSLC members and affiliates, $15 general public. The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 W. 65th St., plaza level. Tickets are available at www.filmlinc.com or at the box office. There is a $1.25 surcharge per ticket bought online. For information, call (212) 875-5600.