By Michael Atkinson
Mike Leigh didn't exactly rescue British cinema in the Thatcher ice age—Greenaway, Ivory, Jordan, Frears, and Loach had all recently crafted global profiles by the time Leigh busted out in 1988, with High Hopes—but then as now, it certainly seems as if he had. Suddenly, here was a distinctively English voice, as genuine as recorded chatter at a Croydon bus stop, and yet outrageously expressive and lampoon-ist (let's call it comic post-realism), infused with a jocular sympathy and microscopically focused on the lost fringe lives of modern lower-to-middle-class Londoners. Read more
The Intimate Gaze: A tribute to Paul Newman—the neglected filmmaker
By Miguel Marias
Much has been written about the late Paul Newman’s blue eyes. But it's strange that his way of looking at people and things through the camera aroused so little interest during his lifetime. Newman directed officially six features from 1968 to 1987, which implies that he stayed inactive behind the camera for the last 21 years of his life. Read more
Oliver Stone: A series of four video essays
By Kevin B. Lee and Matt Zoller Seitz
Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W., which opened October 17, is his latest foray in a genre that has yielded some of his most memorable work: the political biography. The four Stone films examined in this series of video essays—Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon, and Alexander—dramatize conflicted relationships between highly driven individuals, their heroic ideals, and their service to the nation-state.
Arsenic and Apple Pie: Patriotism and propaganda in Born on the Fourth of July
Unreliable Narratives: JFK and the power of counter-myth
Fear and Self-Loathing: Nixon and the unmaking of a president
Empire of the Sun: War and civilization in Alexander, and an epilogue on W.
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Upcoming Public Programs October 20, 2008
Gallery Talk with Brett Littman & Evan Snyderman: Tuesday, 10/21 at 6:30 pm
Exhibition curator and Executive Director Brett Littman will discuss
the legacy of architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman
with Evan Snyderman, Co-Principal of R 20th Century Design.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this remarkable and
pioneering architect and industrial designer!
Artist Talk with Adam Helms: Wednesday, 10/22 at 6:30pm
Gallery Talk with Rirkrit Tiravanija: Thurday, 10/23 at 6:30 pm
Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will discuss his practice and the
Demonstration Drawings with curator João Ribas.
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings, currently on view in the Main Gallery through November 6, presents over 200 works on paper from the artist-s ongoing series of commissioned drawings derived from photographs of demonstrations published in the International Herald Tribune. Learn more about this project as well as other ongoing works by Tiravanija.
Family Art Workshop: Saturday, 11/1 at 10:30 am
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The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue Stages’ 14th Annual Halloween Bash!
Join the fun at the Bay Street Theatre on
Friday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,
and Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Frankenstein (Craig Connors)
Tickets are $15, which include the show and
the fun carnival bash immediately following the show.
Proceeds help support Stages’ scholarship program.
Seating is limited, so call now to buy
your ticket for this popular event.
Call the Bay Street Theatre box office at 631-725-9500.
For more information call Stages at 631-329-1420.