Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wally and Andre Return

Wallace Shawn, who visited the Writers Institute in 2007, and Andre Gregory, have announced their third collaboration, a film directed by Jonathan Demme of Shawn's adaptation of Ibsen's "The Master Builder." Their two previous collaborations include 1981's My Dinner with Andre, and 1994's Vanya on 42nd St.

From the New York Times:

When your two previous film collaborations have been a 110-minute dialogue on the nature of theater, art and life; and an informal, street-clothes performance of Chekhov’s "Uncle Vanya" what do you do for an encore?

After a cinematic hiatus of nearly 18 years, Wallace Shawn and André Gregory, the creators of the influential art-house films "My Dinner with Andre" and "Vanya on 42nd St." are ready to answer that question. More.