Thursday, April 30, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - The Limits of Control, Revanche, The Merry Gentleman

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

- Tribeca wraps this weekend! Check out what's still screening here.

Opening this week...

THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch

PREMISE: The story of a mysterious loner who exists outside the law and is in the process of completing his current job.

PLAYING: Angelika

It's Jim Jarmusch, so it feels like a no-brainer for me. And with a soundtrack by metal acts Earth and SunnO)))? All over it.

REVANCHE, written and directed by Götz Spielmann

PREMISE: Ex-con Alex dreams about starting a new life with the Ukrainian prostitute Tamara. To do so, he wants to rob a bank erasing debts and making the flight towards the South possible. But Tamara is unintentionally shot on the escape by the coincidentally present policeman, Robert. Alex flees to the farm of his father and learns that Robert lives close by...thoughts of revenge start to arise.


This Austrian film (translated title: "Revenge") got the Academy Award nod last year for foreign picture. You can check out the trailer here.

THE MERRY GENTLEMAN, written by Ron Lazzeretti, dir. by Michael Keaton

PREMISE: Fleeing her abusive husband, Kate Frazier travels to Chicago to start a new life. But upon fatefully disrupting remorseful hitman Frank Logan's suicide, she becomes intertwined in the lonely killer's life and that of the sullen detective attempting to track him down.

PLAYING: Landmark Sunshine

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?

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