Affair:An Evening with Actor-Writer-Director Natalie Portman
When: Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Hot Spot: Buttenweiser Hall, NYC
Deets:On the occasion of the release of A Tale of Love and Darkness — directed and adapted by Natalie Portman from Amos Oz's autobiographical novel — the Oscar winning actress will discuss clips from this film, and her career, with Moderator Annette Insdorf.
The onstage conversation will include clips from her notable previous movies, including Luc Besson's The Professional, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, Mike Nichols' Closer, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun.
Portman also stars in A Tale of Love and Darkness, a Hebrew-language drama about a Polish Holocaust survivor — seen through the eyes of her young son — who is trying to adjust in late 1940s Israel. For her feature directing debut, she chose cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, who photographed Kieslowski's Double Life of Veronique as well as Three Colors: Blue. Portman's previous work as a director includes the short Eve — starring Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazzara — and a segment of New York, I Love You.
Who You May Spot: Natalie Portman, Annette Insdorf