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Jeff Baena on His Directorial Debut ‘Life After Beth’ Starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan

After lying idle on the shelf for nearly a decade, writer and director Jeff Baena’s romantic comedy meets zombie movie, Life After Beth, has finally come back to life. And for Baena—best known for co-writing David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees—the Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan led film marks his feature directorial debut. “I’m always drawn [...]

August 15, 2014 0
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Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game

Willem de Kooning at bat – Photo via ArtistsWriters Softball Game This Saturday, August 16th, marks the 66th anniversary of one of East Hampton’s most cherished traditions, the annual Artist’s and Writer’s Celebrity Softball Game. Every year the community comes together to celebrate its wealth of artistic minds and to support the local organizations that the [...]

August 15, 2014 0
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Concerts + Events to See This Week: Blood Orange, Echo & The Bunnymen, Röyksopp + More

Photo via Blood Orange, by Stacey Mark. THURSDAY, AUGUST 14. If you’re in LA, you can still party like a Parisian when the Kitsuné crew takes over Sound. Brenmar and Lane 8, recently featured on the label’s America 3 compilation, will appear alongside Henry Krinkle and Kedd Cook. 9:30pm, 1642 N Las Palmas Ave, Los [...]

August 15, 2014 0
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28 Films to See This Weekend: Chris Marker, Philippe Garrel, Paul Morrissey + More

Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” according to Tom Robbins, but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves [...]

August 15, 2014 0
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Make Your Own Perfect Pair of Sunnies

What do we want? Custom sunglasses! When do we want them? Now, and pretty much always! But we’ll settle for a week’s wait, especially if it means choosing the lens shade, frame color and shape, and whether or not the glasses are matte. Now the chances of us and our best friends showing up to lunch in the [...]

August 14, 2014 0
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Happy Birthday, Hitchcock!

Photo by Phillipe Halsman Here’s a good way to spend this dreary day: watch an Alfred Hitchcock film (or two)—you don’t really need an excuse, but it’s his birthday. There’s not much to say about the legendary director, who died in 1980, age 80, that hasn’t been said or written about already, so let’s celebrate [...]

August 14, 2014 0
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Get Excited for NYFF With New Films From Olivier Assayas, Mia Hansen-Løve, Jean-Luc Godard + More

It’s an exciting day in the film world: the 30 film lineup for the main slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival was just announced. Every year, the festival brings an extensive variety of films to our attention, from the expected crowd-pleasers to foreign, more experimental fare. Though it’s too early to tell which [...]

August 14, 2014 0
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Louis Garrel on Rewriting History and Collaborating With His Father on Their New Film ‘Jealousy’

“I love to compare Philippe to a painter. He tries to extract small things in existence, the simple details. He loves to paint simple beauty, the existence in a simple beauty,” says Louis Garrel in speaking to the delicate intimacy and beautifully raw vulnerability of his father’s work. And with Philippe Garrel’s latest film, the [...]

August 14, 2014 0
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Artists Reveal the Dark Side of Desire at Luxembourg & Dayan

Hans Bellmer La Poupée, 1949 Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York Photo by Jeffrey Sturges. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Eight artists breathe life into Luis Buñuel’s surrealist oeuvre in a new exhibition inspired by the director’s final film, which opens at Luxembourg Dayan gallery Thursday August 14th. That Obscure Object of Desire debuted [...]

August 14, 2014 0
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Trend Watch: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Pop Up Hotel

Vegas and LA share a curious relationship. Both trade liberally in illusion, of course—and they’re also the two top American cities for making and losing a fortune in a hurry. Asian hotelier Mandarin Oriental has yet to find a permanent home in Los Angeles. But, fittingly, their Vegas outpost is setting up what is essentially [...]

August 13, 2014 0
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