Newswire 2/22: Norman Mailer & Film Comment Selects’ Opening Weekend

Posted by John Wildman on 2.23.2011

What Just Happened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Independents Night: NORMAN MAILER: THE AMERICAN

Film Society’s Marian Masone sat down with director Joseph Mantegna and Mailer’s daughter, Danielle Mailer to discuss the film’s look at the controversial author, filmmaker, politician and personality. The screening proved to be a family affair as attending the screening were...roll call please.... Mailer’s 1st wife, Beatrice Mailer; his 2nd wife (and Danielle’s mother), Adele Mailer; and Mailer’s 4th wife, Beverly Mailer.  

 

(left to right) Director Joseph Mantegna and Film Society of Lincoln Center Associate Director of Programming Marian Masone prior to the screening of NORMAN MAILER: THE AMERICAN on Thursday, February 17. (Photo by Godlis.)

 

Film Comment Selects – The Opening Weekend

The Film Comment editors handpicked gems veered wildly from the Jason Eisener’s homage to 80s trash cinema, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN to Werner Herzog’s 3-D exploration of the CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS. In between, film fans caught the cinema of Isild Le Besco, some Extreme Asian grisly movie fun courtesy of Kim Jee-Woon's I SAW THE DEVIL and a night of Warhol and the Velvet Underground. And that was just the opening round….

 

  

The return of BAGHEAD? No, it's just director Jason Eisener whipping up the crowd the way they do it in Canada before the screening of his film HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN… (Photo by John Wildman)

…and afterwards talking about the film and trying to pick out his favorite "kill" in the movie with Film Comment’s editor Gavin Smith. (Photo by John Wildman)

 

The Walter Reade audience dons their 3D glasses for Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS on Sunday, February 20. (Photo by John Wildman)

 

Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Digital Strategist Eugene Hernandez gets congratulations for the successful re-launch of the Film Society’s website (filmlinc.com) from Indie Wire’s Brian Brooks at the Viva Radio after party for the Film Comment Select’s screenings of VELVET UNDERGROUND IN BOSTON and VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO on Monday, February 21. (Photo by Godlis)

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