This Saturday March 26th, Astorians will get a chance to listen to pre-eminent film critic Owen Gleiberman as he discusses his memoir and career in the film critic industry. The discussion will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image where folks will also be treated to two of Gleiberman's all time favorite movies; Natural Born Killers – which will plat at 2PM, and Nashville – which will play at 6:30PM.
Gleiberman will be participating in a book signing after the features, where you will be able to purchase a signed copy of his new memoir.
The book which Gleiberman, a self described shy Midwestern boy, has just published is called 'Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies', and tells the complete insider story of his life.
From years working at Boston Phoenix and BBC, to becoming the founding movie writer for Entertainment Weekly, it's all in the book.
Saturday’s schedule follows:
- Natural Born Killers followed by a conversation with Gleiberman at 2 p.m. Dir. Oliver Stone. 1994, 122 mins. 35mm. With Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis. More than twenty years after its release, Oliver Stone’s radical fever-dream thriller remains a shockingly prophetic vision of a new world: one in which lives melt into media and media melts back. Owen Gleiberman: “This is the only movie I’ve ever seen that looks like the inside of my brain.”
- Nashville with an introduction by Gleiberman at 6:30 p.m. Dir. Robert Altman. 1975, 159 mins. 35mm. With Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Henry Gibson, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley. Robert Altman’s crowning achievement is arguably the most innovative American masterpiece since Citizen Kane. It is a teeming, exhilarating, multi-character vision of life in the 1970s that channels the splintered reality of America. It is Owen Gleiberman’s favorite film—because it remains, in his words, “the movie of our time.”
So if you're a movie enthusiast like I am, be sure to come down to the Museum of the Moving Image today, and talk everything silver screen.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image – 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106
When: Natural Born Killers – 2PM/ Nashville – 6:30PM
*Featured Image Via Museum of the Moving Image