Film Director John Landis at BAM and soon to be on Citywide
November 23, 2011, 8:04 am
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Citywide has been fortunate enough to host a string of prolific and consistently entertaining filmmakers in its history. Most recently we were lucky enough to speak to John Landis whose humorous films have reached a larger comedy audience than probably any other in history. You may know Landis as the director of the some of the most recognized comedies of all time including Animal House (1978), Blues Brothers (1980), Trading Places (1983),  Coming To America (1988) and manymany more in addition to the music video Thriller.

His personal narrative is as legendary as his body of work. Listen to him speak about the path of his life on Citywide in the near future. In the meantime BAM is screening his films in their original prints and it’s a real treat. Check out the schedule here.

Landis has also recently released a book about monsters in the movies, a subject of fascination for him. Stay tuned in to Citywide to hear him discuss his new book, Monsters in the Movies, in the near future or see for yourself what the book is all about.

BAM performs a truly honorable job of programming film and theater to keep past great works visible and promote the work of new artists. One gem of this season involves a stage production of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey and directed by Sam Mendes. In addition to the Landis series, BAM will soon be screening a series of the work of David Gordon Green, another legendary comedy director. Actor John Hurt will be present to highlight a series of four films starring himself in the second week of December.

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[…] 8:00 pm Filed under: Film, Literature | Tags: Film, John Landis, Lucas Green, Monster, Thriller I posted a little over a week ago about the films of John Landis appearing at BAM in conjunction with a […]

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