Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán will be having another interesting edition of Cinema Tuesdays with a screening of Synecdoche, New York. The movies stars a couple of my favorite actors in Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener, so I am most definitely looking forward to this one. Click inside for details pertaining to this movie.
“As he did with his groundbreaking scripts for Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman twists and subverts form and language as he delves into the mind of a man who sets out to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive (Sadie Goldstein) with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis), is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel (Samantha Morton) has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one.
Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble ca”st into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside. The years rapidly fold into each other, and Caden buries himself deeper into his masterpiece, but the textured tangle of real and theatrical relationships blurs the line between the world of the play and that of Caden’s own deteriorating reality.”
Advance Screening Tuesday, October 21, 2008
7pm: Opening Reception with special guest DJ Thomas Golubic and cocktails by Belvedere Vodka
10pm: Exclusive exhibit of art from the film