The Apple & indieWIRE Q & A series at Apple Store Soho is wrapping up with a few more events over the next two days. “Micmacs” director Jean-Pierre Jeunet will be there tomorrow after a conversation with the directors of “Freakonomics,” including Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock, Seth Gordon, Alex Gibney, Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady. Today, catch Neil Jordan.
All events are free at the Apple Store, Soho (103 Prince Street in New York City).
Neil Jordan: Thursday, April 29, 5:00 p.m.
Join Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game,” “The Brave One”) as he discusses his new fantasy-drama, Ondine. Starring Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda, the film tells the story of an Irish fisherman named Syracuse (Farrell) who discovers Ondine in his fishing net and believes her to be a mermaid. But as Syracuse and his daughter get to know Ondine, they realize that enchantment and darkness go hand in hand. Moderator: Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)
Tarik Saleh: Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.
The Egyptian-Swedish writer-director speaks about his animated science-fiction film “Metropia,” a futuristic look at a terrifying Europe where the world is running out of oil. Saleh and his collaborators used an innovative technique in which actual photographs were altered and heavily stylized in a computer program, and then animated. Moderator: Eric Kohn (indieWIRE)
The Directors of “Freakonomics”: Friday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Join Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock, Seth Gordon, Alex Gibney, Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady as they discuss their documentary film collaboration, “Freakonomics,” in which they each interpret a different chapter of the best-selling book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Moderator: Eugene Hernandez
Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Friday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
The French auteur behind “Delicatessen” and “Amélie” discusses his latest film, “Micmacs.” The story follows Bazil (“Dany Boon,” “Joyeux Noël”), raised as an orphan, who now has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous mishap. Gentle-natured and kind, he exacts a revenge plot against the giant weapons manufacturers responsible for his accident. It’s a whimsical David and Goliath story, reminiscent of Buster Keaton. Moderator: David Schwartz (Museum of the Moving Image)