DAILY NEWS: Spielberg at Lincoln Center; and CMJ's Line Up
by Eugene Hernandez and Wendy Mitchell/indieWIRE
>> Spielberg Set for Evening at Lincoln Center
(indieWIRE: 10.15.02) — Director Steven Spielberg has agreed to participate
in a special “Evening with Steven Spielberg” at Lincoln Center this fall.
Film Society of Lincoln Center Chairman Ira Resnick announced the event
Sunday at the closing night of The New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.
On November 25 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Spielberg will discuss
his films, his views on cinema, will present clips of his work, and will
screen his new film, “Catch Me If You Can.” The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The screenplay was written by Jeff Nathanson and is based on the book by the same name by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding.
The 40th New York Film Festival ended Sunday night with a screening of Pedro
Almodovar‘s “Talk to Her” (Hable Con Ella) and a special Grand Marnier
after-party at Man Ray downtown. As previously announced, organizers also
presented the Grand Marnier Fellowships on closing night. [Eugene Hernandez]
[Tickets for Evening with Steven Spielberg event will be available via the
Film Society of Lincoln Center at 212-875-5050.]
>> CMJ Sets Film Fest Line-Up
(indieWIRE: 10.15.02) — The annual CMJ Music Marathon, set for October 30
to November 2 in New York, has announced the line-up for its Film Fest. Many
of the selections, of course, have a musical theme. Highlights include the
the Funk Brothers story “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” the Ani
Difranco doc “Render,” the cover band film “Tribute,” the self-explanatory “Between Resistance Community: The Long Island Do-It-Yourself Punk Scene,” and “The Pocket,” about Washington, D.C.’s Go-Go movement. Some non-musical offerings include Troma’s “Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV,” the thriller “Phone Booth” starring Colin Farrell, the Ice Cube film “Friday After Next,” and “Horns and Halos,” Mike Galinsky and Suki Hawley‘s doc about the underground press that published a controversial biography of George W. Bush. A selection of shorts will also be shown.
Venues for film screenings will include Makor, Two Boots Pioneer Theatre,
the DGA Theatre, and Marathon headquarters at the Hilton Hotel. For more information, visit cmj.com. [Wendy Mitchell]