Moving Image to Present Preview Screenings and Pinewood Dialogues with Alan Parker (The Life of David Gale) and David Cronenberg (Spider).
Moving Image to Present Preview Screenings and Pinewood Dialogues with Alan
Parker (The Life of David Gale) and David Cronenberg (Spider)
Sunday, February 9, 7 pm: Alan Parker/The Life of David Gale at DGA Theater, Manhattan
Monday, February 10, 7 pm: David Cronenberg/Spider at the Museum
Acclaimed directors David Cronenberg and Alan Parker will participate in Pinewood Dialogues following preview screenings of their new films in special programs presented by the American Museum of the Moving Image. On Sunday, February 9, Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning, Fame, The Commitments) will speak after a screening of The Life of David Gale, a riveting thriller starring Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney, and Kate Winslet. On Monday, February 9, David Cronenberg (Naked Lunch, Videodrome, Crash) will speak after a screening of Spider, his adaptation of Patrick McGrath's nightmarish novel, starring Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, and Vanessa Redgarve. Screening locations and ticket information are listed below.
Sunday, February 9
A Pinewood Dialogue with Alan Parker
THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE
Universal, 2003, 130 mins. Directed by Alan Parker. With Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney. A discussion with Alan Parker (The Commitments, Angela's Ashes) follows a screening of his latest film, about a University of Texas professor, an advocate for the abolishment of capital punishment, who is falsely convicted of the rape and murder of another activist and suddenly finds himself on death row. This event takes place at the Directors Guild Theater, located at 110 West 57 Street, in Manhattan. Tickets ($16 public / $10 members) can be purchased in advance by calling 718-784-4520.
Monday, February 10
A Pinewood Dialogue with David Cronenberg
Sony Pictures Classics, 2003, 98 mins. Directed by David Cronenberg. With Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson. David Cronenberg (Videodrome, Naked Lunch, Crash) will discuss his latest film, a brilliant adaptation of Patrick McGrath's novel. This event takes place at the Museum in Astoria. Tickets ($16 public / $10 members) can be purchased in advance by calling 718-784-4520.
Note: A 1992 interview with David Cronenberg can be read and listened to online at the Museum's Pinewood Dialogues Online Web site at < http://pinewood.movingimage.us >. This site archives the Museum's past discussions with key figures in film and television including Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes, Willem Dafoe, David Lynch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Waters, and ten others.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Group tours by appointment, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum Admission: $8.50 for adults; $5.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $4.50 for children ages 5-18. Children 4 and under and Museum members are admitted free.
Film programs: Film screenings are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted. Reservation privileges are available to Museum members only.
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American Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street, Astoria, New York 11106