Archive for July, 2009
I’ll be honest, I don’t know what to make of it. It’s a strange trailer which, I think, is unlikely to draw in anyone who isn’t already interested. There’s just one fleeting shot of Richard Kind, otherwise it completely concentrates on the character of Larry Gopnick played by Michael Stuhlbarg. What do you think?
Thanks to Lachlan for mailing the news in!
Between the 18th September and 19th October the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Coen brothers’ hometown, will screen 35mm prints of all 13 of their movies to date to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their dazzling debut, Blood Simple. As if this wasn’t amazing enough, they also have Joel and Ethan coming in on 25th September to sit down and discuss their movies and careers. Tickets for the “Regis Dialogue” cost 100 bones or clams or whatever you call them. I suspect they will be in short supply. I SO with I could attend!!!
Here is the full press release;
The Walker celebrates the 50th Regis Dialogue and Retrospective with Minnesota’s own Joel and Ethan Coen in the 25th-anniversary year of their stunning debut, Blood Simple, and prior to the release of their 14th feature, the locally filmed A Serious Man.
A Regis Retrospective will run from September 18 – October 17 and feature 35mm prints of all 13 films the Coens have written, edited and directed, including: Blood Simple; Raising Arizona; Miller’s Crossing; Barton Fink; The Hudsucker Proxy; Fargo; The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou;The Man Who Wasn’t There; Intolerable Cruelty; The Ladykillers; No Country for Old Men; and Burn After Reading
Regis Dialogue with Joel and Ethan Coen
Friday, September 25, 8 pm in the Walker Cinema
Price: $100 (includes post-dialogue reception)
Regis Dialogue tickets will be on sale exclusively to Walker Contributing members from August 17 to September 9. To purchase tickets, call the Donor Line at 612.375.7641. Beginning September 10 at 11 am, all Walker members can register to be on a waiting list for any remaining tickets at walkerart.org/coens or by calling 612.375.7655. Available tickets will be sold only through this member waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
Given the high demand for tickets, you may wish to upgrade to a Contributing-level membership. To join, call 612.375.7641.
Terrific news indeed- the Coen brothers latest creation, A Serious Man, has been confirmed as part of the line up of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival as a “Special Presentation” in what will be its World Premiere. It’ll be showing between 10th and 19th of September though the actual date and time appear to have not yet been set.
Just think- the World Premiere of the new Coen movie is only around 6 weeks away!!! SIX WEEKS!
Thanks to Eugene for the nod.
As any regular reader here will no doubt know there is an annual Lebowski Fest where a lot of Lebowski fans get together, dress up, throw some rocks, knock back some Caucasians and generally have a ball while celebrating the awesomeness that is The Big Lebowski. Filmmaker Eddie Chung has spent five years creating a documentary about Lebowski Fest and the fans that attend, check out the site here. It is due out on DVD on August 18th and it also has some preview showings across the US. Here are the dates (sorry I was a bit late and have missed the first one)…
Crown Plaza http://www.crowneplaza.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/sdfpl/transportation?start=1
830 Phillips Lane
San Francisco, California
Roxie Cinema – Mission http://www.roxie.com
3117 16th St.
(at Valencia St)
time – TBD
July 30th, 31st & August 1st
Los Angeles, California
Laemmle Theater http://www.laemmle.com/
11523 Santa Monica Blvd
30th – 10pm, 31st and 1st – Midnight
Portage Theater http://www.portagetheater.org/
4050 N Milwaukee Ave.
time – TBD
Coolidge Corner Theater http://www.coolidge.org/
290 Harvard Ave.
New York, New York
Cinema Village http://www.cinemavillage.com/
22 E 12th St.
Time – TBD
Arlington Cinema and Draft House http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/
2903 Columbia Pike
Time – TBD
Lakewood Theater http://www.lakewoodtheater.com/
1825 Abrams Rd # A
Time – TBD
Looks like a blast, especially for people like me who haven’t yet been able to attend.
Thanks to Bunnie for letting me know.
Veteran actor Harve Presnell has succumbed to cancer. He died on Tuesday at the age of 75. He had a long and distinguised career on stage and screen but is best know to us here on YKFK as Jerry Lungergaard’s (William H. Macy) father-in-law, Wade Gustafson in the Coen brothers’ 1996 sleeper hit Fargo.
Harve Presnell 1933-2009
Once again, the frankly awesome, John Turturro is talking about the possibility of a Jesus Quintana Big Lebowski spin-off movie. It seems he really wants to do it and the world really wants to see it so come on, Joel and Ethan- write the thing!!! Check out this brief red carpet interview…