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On The Town With Aubrey Reuben -September 28, 2013


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September 28, 2013

09-27-13 (L-R) Cast member Cherry Jones at the opening night party for "The Glass Menagerie" at the Redeye Grill. 890 Seventh Ave. Thursday night 09-26-13.  photo by:  aubrey reuben

09-27-13 (L-R) Cast member Cherry Jones at the opening night party for "The Glass Menagerie" at the Redeye Grill. 890 Seventh Ave. Thursday night 09-26-13

On Broadway, a revival of The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, with four  fine actors, headed by Cherry Jones, makes it one of the highlights of the Broadway season. This memorable production of the theatre classic will leave the viewer deeply impressed. 

Off-Broadway, Women or Nothing, by Ethan Coen, is a play about two lesbians wanting a baby. They concoct a plan to seduce a young man working with one of them to have sex with the other partner without his knowing their intention. Based on this ridiculous premise, it is hard to enjoy this far fetched plot and empathize with the characters.

Old Friends, by Horton Foote, is about an unpleasant family and friends in Harrison, Texas, in 1965. They drink and smoke too much, are nasty to one another, and give a small town a bad name. It features wonderful actors like Lois Smith and Veanne Cox, and a scene stealing Betty Buckley, as a wealthy, drunken, middle aged friend.

The New York City Ballet began its four week season with a crowd pleaser. Swan Lake, by Tschaikovsky, choreography by Peter Martins. It has  the most beautiful music ever composed for ballet, magnificent dancing and an absorbing plot. Ashley Bouder was an exquisite Odette/Odile, accompanied by Andrew Veyette as her ardent prince. The entire cast danced brilliantly, especially in lake and ballroom scenes. The garish scenery and costumes by Per Kirkby are not to my taste, but they are unable to detract from the finest ballet ever created. The audience was delighted and the ovations were tumultuous.

ATPAM (Association of Theatre Press Agents & Managers) celebrated its 85th Anniversary at Brasserie Pigalle. It was a fun party with a spectacular cake created by press agent Philip Rinaldi. Who knew about his hidden talent?

We attended the Origin Theatre Company's Mid-Festival Celebration at the spectacular residence of the Irish Consul General on the 52nd Floor with a wraparound terrace. The view is magnificent rivaling the Empire State Building, and the food and drinks were delicious.

The press screenings of the 51st New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13 continued. Club Sandwich, by Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico, 2013, is a film about an overly possessive single mother and her teenage son enjoying a vacation in a seaside hotel. They meet a teenage girl, who arouses the son's sexuality, affecting the relationship between mother and son. It is a sly, perceptive look at change taking place in a family. An excellent film.

The Dog, by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, USA, 2013, is an hilarious documentary about John Wojtowicz, whose attempt to rob a bank, to get money for his homosexual lover's sex change, was the basis for the film Dog Day Afternoon. He is obviously a crazy, egotistical character, but so outrageous that the film makes for compulsive viewing. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.









































Jimmy P: Pyschotherapy of a Plains Indian, by Arnaud Desplechin, France 2013, is based on a true story about an American Indian (Bernicio del Toro), injured in the army during World War II, and his psychological recovery due to his therapist (Mathieu Almalric). It is a serious, intelligent film, but therapy is difficult for the patient, and even more grueling for the viewer.

When Evening Falls On Bucharest, by Corneliu Porumoiu, Romania/France, 2013, takes the viewer behind the scenes of filmmaking, where a director seduces one of his actresses. Unfortunately, the director is a lying, pompous, arrogant person, whose conversation is irritating, and we are forced to watch the dull repeated rehearsals with the actress.

Exhibition, by Joanna Hogg, UK, 2013, is about a middle-aged couple and their modern style house in London. After twenty years living there, they decide to sell it. Apparently, this decision affects the woman. We watch her roam around the house, eat, sit at a computer, masturbate, have sex with her husband on the sofa and prepare for a performance art exhibition. As the couple are not particularly attractive, and as there is little dialogue, one can lose interest rapidly in this pointless film.

Jealousy, by Philippe Garrel, France, 2013, is about a poor actor (the filmmaker's son), who has left another woman and his young child, for an unemployed actress, who cheats on him. As the undramatic film ends, she leaves him, and he tries to kill himself. Watching these unhappy people is not particularly interesting.

Burning Bush
, by Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic, 2013 is actually a television three part miniseries about the self-immolation of the university student Jan Palachto protest Russia's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. It is well made, beautifully acted and leaves a deep impression. A special mention must be made of the magnificent performance of Tatiana Pauhofova as the lawyer Dagmar Borosova who represents the Palach family in court. In the final credits, it is mentioned that the lawyer became the Minister of Justice many years later. How appropriate!

Abuse of Weakness, by Catherine Breillat, France, 2013, features a remarkable performance by Isabelle Huppert as a filmmaker, who suffers a stroke, and becomes fascinated by a con artist interviewed on television. She decides to star him in her next film, and he becomes involved in her personal life to disastrous effect. He persuades her to write many checks for enormous amounts which leaves her penniless. It is based on the director's life in 2004, and is frightening.

Inside Llewyn Davis, by Joel and Ethan Coen, USA, 2013, captures the atmosphere of the folk music scene in the 1960s in New York, as we follow a week in the life of a down and out singer/musician, as he performs, visits his agent, sleeps on friends' couches, interacts with various acquaintances and tries to find a manager in Chicago. He is rather an unpleasant character, and his life is grim. The folk music is pleasant. 

Captain Phillips, by Paul Greengrass, USA, 2013, is based on a true story about a cargo ship, under the command of Captain Phillips (a dazzling performance by Tom Hanks), being seized by four vicious Somali pirates. It is a spectacular film, which grips the audience like a fictional thriller. It is certainly one of the best films of the festival.

Opera in Cinema from Emerging Pictures presented Carmen, by Bizet, a production of Handa Opera in Sydney Harbour, a live performance from April 2 & 4, 2013. This is an outdoor, amplified (the singers have mikes attached to their heads), slightly abridged, modern style production. It is extremely well done. The cast is superb.Rinat Shaham was a fiery, sexy Carmen, with a gorgeous, powerful voice. Dmytro Popov (Don Jose), Andrew Jones (Escamillo) and Nicole Car (Micaela) sang and acted wonderfully, and the rest of the cast was equally good. The choreography of Kelley Abbey deserved a tremendous ovation, which was easily the best of any production of this most popular opera. I enjoyed it immensely. It was one of the most inventive and imaginative productions of Carmen that I have ever seen.


09-27-13 Curtain call at the opening night for "The Glass Menagerie" at the Booth Theatre. 222 West 45th St. Thursday night 09-26-13.  photo by:  aubrey reuben

09-27-13 Curtain call at the opening night for
"The Glass Menagerie" at the Booth Theatre.
 222 West 45th St. Thursday night 09-26-13







joyce brooks, gerard mckeon.  photo by:  rose billings

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