Frederick Wiseman, one of our greatest and most prolific documentarians, always delves deeply into his subjects and for his latest, AT BERKELEY, that’s more true that ever. He found one of California’s great treasures, U.C. Berkeley, such a rich subject that it required a four hour film. It is receiving some rave reviews, including this one from one that most astute of film critics, David Denby of The New Yorker. We are proud to open AT BERKELEY this Friday at the Music Hall.
THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE filmmaker Liz Marshall and subject Jo-Anne McArthur will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:20 screenings at the Music Hall Friday-Sunday, November 15-17.
In December we’re excited to open the Coen Brothers’ new movie INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, and one of the reasons, other than the fact that the Coens are inevitably entertaining, is that this one, like O Brother Where Art Thou?, has a major musical component, in this case, the American folk music revival of early 1960’s Greenwich Village. NPR is streaming the entire T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack, and there is some beautiful stuff. Enjoy.
The New York Times just published Terrence Rafferty’s piece about Ralph Fiennes’ new film about Charles Dickens, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. He directs and stars as the great novelist and, as it happens, plays Magwitch in a new production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, which we’ll open in multiple theaters this month. We’re also excited to open THE INVISIBLE WOMAN on Christmas Day.
The director of WADJDA, Haifaa Al-Mansour, will introduce the 11 am screening at the Music Hall this Sunday, November 10.