Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Olivier Assayas at the Walker Art Center

Wednesday night the Walker Art Center hosts Olivier Assayas, one of the most interesting auteurs in contemporary film. But not the kind of stodgy auteur used to prop up theories and didactic criticism—Assayas is a new breed of auteur dedicated to global citizenship and shapeshifting genres. The dialogue, Wednesday night at 8pm with Kent Jones, comes right in the middle of an eleven film retrospective that wraps up with Assayas' new five-hour film Carlos at the end of the month. Assayas is a film critic in his own right and should offer a lively discussion. I'll be front and center.


YTSL said...

Hi Kathie --

What's your favorite Olivier Assayas film? Strange but true: mine is his documentary of Hou Hsiao-hsien! :)

Sam C. Mac said...

"mine is his documentary of Hou Hsiao-hsien! :)"

Which I'm seeing tonight! Glad it has a fan.

Kathie Smith said...

I'm a fan of the Hou doc as well! But I am also fond of Irma Vep and Summer Hours.