Sketches Of Frank Gehry
USA, Germany, 2005, 83 min, Documentary
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Starring Chuck Arnoldi, Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Rolf Fehlbaum, Frank O. Gehry, Bob Geldof, Dennis Hopper
A look at the life and career of the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, a visit to four buildings (the Vitra Museum in Germany, Maggie's Centre, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and the Disney Concert Hall in L.A.), and an inquiry into creativity in conversations between Ghery and Sidney Pollack, who had been friends and mutual admirers for years. Early experiences (playing with blocks with his grandmother, drawing with his father, hearing Alvar Aalto lecture), discovering computer-assisted design, finding a psychoanalyst, experimenting on his own home, and bringing an artist and sculptor's sensibility to architecture are part of Gehry's story. Friends, artists, critics, and curators comment.
USA/Germany/Poland, 2009, 100 min, Drama
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Scott Cooper
Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a hermit who has no regard for anybody in the town or anyone who wants to get to know him. But one day, after a fellow old hermit as died and he hears people in the town telling stories about him, he decides that he needs to get these stories out in the public. He recruits Frank (Bill Murray) the local funeral home director to host his own funeral. This way he can hear what everyone is saying about him, and get the truth to his past out in the open. But will he be able to get anybody to come? And will he be able to reveal his secrets?
USA, 2010, 106 min., Documentary
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Starring Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Damon Hill, Bernie Ecclestone
The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing.
USA, United Arab Emirates, 2011, 91 min, Drama
Directed by Jodie Foster
Starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence
Walter Black (Gibson) is a depressed CEO of Jerry Co., a toy company nearing bankruptcy. He is kicked out by his wife (Foster), to the relief of their elder son Porter (Yelchin). Walter moves into a hotel. After unsuccessful suicide attempts, he develops an alternate personality represented by a beaver hand puppet found in the trash, which from then on he always has with him, and through which he communicates with other people. This helps him greatly recover. First he reestablishes a warm bond with his younger son Henry, then with his wife, although not with Porter. Also he is successful again at work by creating a line of Mr. Beaver Building Kits for kids.
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