My Dinner with André
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|Official Release Date||Jun 16, 2015|
|Starring||Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Roy Butler, Jean Lenauer|
|Running Time||111 Minutes|
Parental guidance suggested - Some material might be unsuitable for children.
- High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Interview from 2009 with actors and cowriters André Gregory and Wallace Shawn, conducted by their friend the filmmaker Noah Baumbach
- "My Dinner with Louis," a 1982 episode of the BBC program Arena in which Shawn interviews director Louis Malle
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin and the prefaces written by Gregory and Shawn for the 1981 publication of the film's screenplay
In this captivating and philosophical film directed by Louis Malle (Au revoir les enfants), actor and playwright Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) sits down with his friend the theater director André Gregory (Vanya on 42nd Street) at a restaurant on New York's Upper West Side, and the pair proceed through an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional about love, death, money, and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York-honed personas, Shawn and Gregory, who also cowrote the screenplay, dive in with introspective intellectual gusto, and Malle captures it all with a delicate, artful detachment. A fascinating freeze-frame of cosmopolitan culture, My Dinner with André remains a unique work in cinema history.