With only five features to his credit – he is currently in post-production on his sixth – Alexander Payne has already established himself as one of the leading voices of American cinema. With an eye for landscape that matches Terrence Malick’s, a satirical wit comparable to that of Billy Wilder, and a love for the lives of everyday folks that is rarely seen on screen, Payne’s voice is distinct, necessary, and unforgettable. And so we’re pleased to welcome him back to the Dryden Theatre as he joins us to celebrate our reopening with a special screening of his Academy Award-winning film SIDEWAYS this Saturday, March 2.
In addition, Payne – an inveterate cinephile with a deep knowledge of film history – has selected four of his favorite films to screen on Tuesdays in March, ranging from the socially conscious film noir of TRY AND GET ME! (March 12) to the gentle realism of the Italian classic IL POSTO (March 19). Full details are available over at the Dryden, so don’t forget to get your tickets early and stick around for “Payne’s Picks” as the month continues!
We’ve been talking about the renovation and upgrades all along the way – check out our series, via Theatre Manager, Kolbe Resnick.
Lori Donnelly is the George Eastman House Dryden Theatre film programmer.