Thursday, April 23, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - The Informers, Il Divo, Treeless Mountain

What, When, Where is a weekly guide to select screenings, discussions and events in the NYC-area of interest to screenwriters. Have an event you'd like to see listed here? Give us a heads-up at

- The Tribeca Film Festival has started! Our post about it is here.

Opening this week...

THE INFORMERS, written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki, dir. by Gregor Jordan

Premise: A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980's Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con). Connecting the intertwining strands are a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs -- and one another -- with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.

Playing: BAM, Angelika, Chelsea Clearview, AMC Empire 25

Love it or hate it, American Psycho sticks with you. I'll give this adaptation of Ellis's novel a shot.

IL DIVO, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino

Premise: The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected to Parliament seven times since is was established in 1946.

Playing: Landmark Sunshine, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

This film's been cleaning up the house at festivals, and the star, Toni Servillo, is garnering particular acclaim for his portrayal of the notorious senator.

TREELESS MOUNTAIN, written and directed by So Yong Kim

Premise: In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after one another when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.

Playing: Film Forum

Free on Friday night? The director will be present to introduce the screening that evening.

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?

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