If you live in the Houston area and are looking for something new to do on Monday night…The Artist’s Choice Film Series is a FREE event where the Houston Cinema Arts Society invites Houston’s visual, performing, and literary artists to select and introduce a feature film of their choice about their own art form. A moderated discussion with the artist and audience will follow each screening. The next one features award-winning filmmaker Carroll Blue who has chosen a film about film making.
Living in Oblivion starring Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, The Sopranos) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) .
Following up his debut, Johnny Suede, director Tom DiCillo presented this filmmaking comedy that allegedly draws much from DiCillo’s experiences on the set of the 1991 Brad Pitt vehicle. Steve Buscemi stars as Nick Reve, the long-suffering director of a no-budget independent film. If he’s not dealing with his heartbroken director of photography Wolf (Dermot Mulroney), Reve is trying to keep his leading lady Nicole (DiCillo mainstay Catherine Keener) happy or ignore the pseudo-auteur suggestions of Pitt-inspired name-actor Chad Palomino (James LeGros). All the while, the audience can’t ever be sure if the scene they’re watching is a dream or reality. Click here to view a trailer.
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST
Carroll Blue is an award-winning filmmaker, author and interactive multimedia producer. She directed and produced for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) NOVA’s Mystery of the Senses: Vision, Smithsonian World’s Nigerian Arts-Kindred Spirits, and The Television Laboratory’s Conversations with Roy DeCarava. Her interactive multimedia works include Third Ward StoryMapping Project and The Third Ward Online Tour Website for the historic Houston neighborhood where she was raised and The Dubai-Orlando Project. Click here for more information about Guest Artist Carroll Blue.