Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pictures of Lily (or 4 degrees of separation: Lily Rabe, actor, and Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank)

I photographed Lily Rabe for the cover of this week’s Back Stage.  Daughter of playwright David Rabe and the late Oscar-nominated actor, Jill Clayburgh (whom I also shot for the magazine’s cover, nearly six years ago, and during three days of … Continue reading

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Crime Stories (En Français)

My mother liked murder. The first thing she read in the Sunday papers was The Justice Story in The Daily News. It was impossible to enjoy watching a mystery on TV with her–five minutes in and she had infallibly apprehended … Continue reading

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Good Vibrations

The cover of this week’s Back Stage (and two articles) feature portraits of British actor Hugh Dancy from my recent shoot. In his newest film, “Hysteria,” opening tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles, Dancy stars as Mortimer Granville, an … Continue reading

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2 or 3 Things I Know About Him

Bruce Goldstein is celebrating his 25th anniversary as programmer (extraordinaire) of Film Forum’s repertory screen and all of us, friends and filmgoers, are celebrating our continuing good fortune, remembering series devoted to stars and genres as diverse as Josephine Baker, … Continue reading

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Céline and Julie: Proto Virtual Reality Gamers?

One of those really famous films that that virtually no one has seen, Jacques Rivette’s “Céline and Julie Go Boating,” opens in a park, with a few words on the screen: “Usually it began like this.” And then magician Céline … Continue reading

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“Jazz and Junk”

Bearing a striking resemblance to the Steve Buscemi of the future (the “Boardwalk Empire” actor wasn’t yet  four when Shirley Clarke‘s first feature, “The Connection” premiered in Cannes in 1961), Leach (Warren Finnerty) invites us into his Greenwich Village “pad,” … Continue reading

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May Day, mayday: We Are the Rescue We’ve Been Waiting For

May Day originated in Chicago in 1886 with mass strikes as part of the battle to secure the eight-hour workday.  On May Day 2012 the fight is for a better world for the 99%–including workers, students, immigrants, the unemployed, the … Continue reading

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