Ryan Coogler on FRUITVALE STATION
We have entered the Whedonverse.
Abbas Kiarostami at the New York Film Festival
yeah, so that moment when modern cinema’s most provocatively self-reflexive auteur stared down the lens of *my* camera… that was a trip.
Kiarostami dropped by NYFF this morning for a Q&A after the press screening of his new film Like Someone in Love, and i took a whole bunch of pictures of him sitting in a chair, talking into a microphone (or, more often than not, talking *not* into a microphone… but you can’t blame the guy for assuming that his voice carries). he spoke in Farsi (the woman to his right is a translator), but it was nevertheless easy to see that he is / appears to be a jovial, witty, and not especially self-serious guy.
newsy bits: it’s no secret that he plans on returning to italy for his next film, and he repeated as much this morning. on the other hand, i was delighted to learn that he has *several* scripts ready to go should Iran’s political climate allow him to resume working there, and he’s also very interested in making another film in Japan (this is good news, i promise).
p.s. yes, i’m displeased that my lens wasn’t long enough to get lots of *Close-Ups,* but it seems like i got to make a stupid joke about it anyway, so it’s all good.
p.p.s. no one has ever seen Abbas Kiarostami without his sunglasses and lived to blog about it.
Nicole Kidman at 50th NYFF, Pt. I - red carpet (featuring Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Lee Daniels, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, and Naella Gordon) for The Paperboy at Alice Tully Hall; October 3rd 2012
Nicole Kidman at 50th NYFF, Pt. II - press conference (featuring Nicole Kidman, Lee Daniels and David Oyelowo) for The Paperboy at Walter Reade Theater; October 3rd 2012
Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal, and Rob Reiner on the red carpet for the 25th anniversary reunion of The Princess Bride at the 50th NYFF at Alice Tully Hall; October 2nd 2012
Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner pose for their 20x24 Polaroid portraits before the red carpet premiere of Frances Ha at the 50th NYFF; September 30th 2012