STONEFACED: THE DOCUMENTARY
Robert A. King is a New York City architect and professor obsessed with gargoyles, Norton has published two of his books: Animals in Stone and Faces in Stone. Stonefaced is a new documentary about the grotesques that most New Yorker’s walk by everyday without noticing but have entranced King for years. The film will be featured at the Queens World Film Festival on Saturday, March 9th (screening details). Watch the trailer.
“Many people asked, while the film was being shot, and now, after, what it was like, to see De Niro as my father. It must have been strange, they say, or it must have been thrilling, or it must have been a trip, or it must have been wild. I have no simple answer to that question, I never did, and so I wrote a book.”
—Nick Flynn on why he wrote The Reenactments. He took the photo above, of Julianne Moore playing his mother.
AN EVENING WITH NICK FLYNN - GET TICKETS
To celebrate the publication of his latest memoir The Reenactments, Nick Flynn joins audiences for a discussion of his work, a book signing, and a special screening of Being Flynn, a film based on his bestselling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Rose Cinemas
When: Tuesday, January 8th, 7pm
How Much: $13 (General Admission), $9 (Students/Seniors), $8 (BAM Cinema Club Members)
“Maybe only poets should be allowed to write memoirs, because they know that our perception is partial, our recollection is worse, and the world is made of shards and fragments that make patterns, but leave gaps and sharp edges. Nick Flynn’s excellent new memoir embraces the unknown and unknowable as the very core of our experience.” — Rebecca Solnit, author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Nick Flynn’s memoir, The Reenactments, will be in stores on January 7, 2013. It chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn, from his best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and watching the central events of his life reenacted: his father’s long run of homelessness and his mother’s suicide. Enter to win an advance copy of The Reenactments on Goodreads today.
TODAY IN “NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE” NEWS
Marion Cotillard stars in Rust and Bone, a new film getting all sorts of praise the way that films do: “powerfully human and life-affirming,” ”two towering performances,” nominated for the Palm d’Or at Cannes, that sort of thing.
It’s based on Craig Davidson’s Rust and Bone—about fighting and love. (Now you know where they got the title. And the plot, too.) Read it before you see the movie.