RJ Cutler Retrospective
The Fifth Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival is celebrating the work of Great Neck native and Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler. Join us for retrospective screenings of his acclaimed films, culminating in a special screening of his latest film Listen to Me Marlon at the film festival in November.
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Thursday, October 8, 7:30pm
Bryant Library, Roslyn
Directed by R.J. Cutler. USA, 2009, 90 min. The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, The September Issue, directed and produced by R.J. Cutler, tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion.
The September Issue won the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
THE WAR ROOM
Thursday, October 22, 7:30pm
Port Washington Public Library
Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. USA, 1993, 96 min. The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House—and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account of that campaign, renowned cinema verité filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker captured the brainstorming and bull sessions of Clinton’s crack team of consultants—especially James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, who became media stars in their own right as they injected a savvy, youthful spirit and spontaneity into the process of campaigning. Fleet-footed and entertaining, The War Room, produced by R.J. Cutler, is a vivid document of a political moment whose truths (“It’s the economy, stupid!”) still ring in our ears.
The War Room was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
IF I STAY
Friday, November 13, 7:30pm
Port Washington Public Library
FREE SCREENING – RESERVE TICKETS
Directed by R.J. Cutler. USA, 2014, 107 min. Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. Based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman.
LISTEN TO ME MARLON
Saturday, November 14, 3:30pm
Bow Tie Manhasset Cinemas
Directed by Stevan Riley. USA, 2015, 102 min. Marlon Brando was one of the most acclaimed and influential actors of all time. Featuring exclusive access to Brando’s previously unseen and unheard personal archive, including hundreds of hours of audio, this film sheds light on the artist and the man.