Down in the Delta

Ira Sachs Plays “Forty Shades of Blue” (by Anthony Kaufman, September 29, 2005) While regional filmmakers were all the rage at Sundance this year (from “Hustle & Flow” to “Junebug”), Ira Sachs’ top prizewinner...

Why directors become obsessed by a single playwright

The director: Stephen Unwin The playwright: Ibsen The plays: A Doll’s House (touring, 1994); Hedda Gabler (touring and Donmar, 1996); The Master Builder (touring, 1999); Ghosts (touring, 2002); John Gabriel Borkman (touring, 2003). What’s the attraction?...

A tale of the unexpected: Noah Taylor

By Sacha Molitorisz Noah Taylor shuns the media, avoids lead roles and dismisses his talent as an actor. In the fickle and cruel world of show business, some successes are easy to comprehend. Those of Cate Blanchett and Peter Weir, for instance, two Aussies who are...

DISPATCH FROM TELLURIDE

Exploring 60s America in Three New Films: “Capote,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “No Direction Home” (And More From Telluride) (by Eugene Hernandez, September 6, 2005) On the nearly one hundred year old Sheraton Opera House building...