Until I saw director Stephen Kessler’s insightful and funny new documentary “Paul Williams Still Alive,” Williams, the Oscar and Grammy winning song writer and singer had not been on my radar for a good thirty years. As a result, I was grateful for the documentary’s title, which assured me that Mr. Williams is, in fact, still with us.
Williams and Kessler made an appearance at the Angelika Film Center last Friday, following the film’s 7:30 showing. Williams did not disappoint, neither as a documentary subject, nor as a warm, open, modest and gracious human being. Read the rest of this entry
Albert Brooks, comedian, actor, writer and movie director appeared at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Sunday, January 8 to discuss his career. It was an evening of film clips, stories, anecdotes; an event that presented a varied and comprehensive look at Brooks’ work acting in the films of other directors, including Martin Scorsese, Sidney Lumet, Steven Soderbergh, James L. Brooks (no relation) and others. Brooks was interviewed by Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director for the Film Society. The event took place at the Walter Reade Theatre. Read the rest of this entry