Visual Acoustics: The Modernism Of Julius Shullman
USA, 2008, 83 min, Documentary
Directed by Eric Bricker
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Ford, Frank O. Gehry, Kelly Lynch, Julius Shulman, Dante Spinotti, Angelika Taschen
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.
USA, 2011, 106 min, Comedy / Drama
Directed by Thomas McCarthy
Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey
Tom McCarthy, acclaimed writer/director of “The Visitor” and “The Station Agent”, once again explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in his new film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. McCarthy's deft touch with balancing drama and comedy, broken hearts and poignant humanity is at play in “Win Win”.
A Letter To Elia
USA, 2010, 60 min, Documentary
Directed by Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese
Starring Martin Scorsese, Elia Kazan, Elias Koteas
A Letter to Elia is a 2010 documentary film directed by Kent Jones and Martin Scorsese that follows the life and career of film director Elia Kazan and how he influenced Scorsese. Made from stills, chosen clips from Kazan's signature films including "On the Waterfront," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Gentleman's Agreement," "Baby Doll," "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "A Face in the Crowd," "America, America," and "The Last Tycoon", readings from Kazan's autobiography, a speech he wrote on directing read by Elias Koteas, a videotaped interview done late in Kazan's life, and Scorsese's commentary on and off screen.
Leaves of Grass
USA, 2009, 104 min, Comedy/ Crime/ Drama
Directed by Tim Blake Nelson
Starring Edward Norton, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey
When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (both played by two-time Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brother`s death are greatly exaggerated, and he`s soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest.
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