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Blind Photographers in Photo L.A. 2012 February 11, 2012

Alice WINGWALL, Bruce HALL, and Pete ECKERT

were exhibiting their photographs at Photo L.A. :

An opportunity to meet them, and to present their work, their talent, and their extraordinary vision of the world,

An opportunity to inform you that Public Image USA is preparing a new documentary film about blind photography,

An opportunity to remind you about the next broadcasting of

BEYOND SIGHT

a film by Maureen Mansfield

on FRANCE 5

A Vous De Voir

Saturday, 11th, 2012

at 10:25 PM

Alice WINGWALL, Bruce HALL, et Pete ECKERT

exposaient leurs photographies dans le cadre de

Photo L.A. :

L’occasion de les rencontrer, de présenter leur travail, leur talent, et leur extraordinaire vision du monde,

L’occasion de vous informer que Public Image USA prépare un nouveau documentaire sur la photographie aveugle.

L’occasion de vous rappeler la diffusion de

DROIT DE REGARD

un  film de Maureen Mansfield

sur FRANCE 5

A Vous De Voir

Samedi 11 Février 2012

à  22h25

 

So long BEN GAZZARA February 4, 2012

He was one of John Cassavetes’ favorite actors. He just died in New-York at age 81.

It was in “Husbands” (1970), directed by Cassavetes, that along with Peter Falk, he really made an impression as an unhappily married man out for a drunken night on the town.

As Ben Gazzara wrote in his autobiography, “In the Moment” (2004), the on-camera camaraderie was so convincing that people assumed the three men had been lifelong friends; in fact they had barely known one another when the filming began, though they became friends during it.

For the maverick director,  Gazzara played a collection of bitter spouses and down-on-their heels gamblers and theater directors, in films such as “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” and “Opening Night.”

Among his other notable film roles were an accused rapist in “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959), the smooth-talking pornographer Jackie Treehorn in the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” (1998), and a grandfather separating from his wife of 40 years in Todd Solondz’s “Happiness”(1998).

Less successful was his starring role opposite his then-lover Audrey Hepburn in Peter Bogdanovich’s “They All Laughed” (1981). The romantic comedy was a box office and critical disaster.

On stage, Gazzara originated the role of the alcoholic, sexually confused Brick in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” It helped make his name, but he saw the role go to Paul Newman in the 1958 film adaptation.

He also starred as an alcoholic Italian writer in Marco Ferreri’s Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981).

While linked aesthetically with Cassavetes and independent-minded films, Gazzara played in mainstream movie roles such as Road House (1989), starring Patrick Swayze. He more recently co-starred in the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

“I turned down so many movies because I was idealistic,” he once said. “If I had the same chances today, I would take them all because you never know where it will lead.”

A native of New York’s Lower East Side, Gazarra won an Emmy in 2003 for his supporting role in HBO’s Hysterical Blindness and was nominated for NBC’s An Early Frost (1985).

He was nominated for three Tony awards for playing a drug addict in “A Hatful of Rain,” for doing double duty in two short plays Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” and David Scott Milton’s “Duet,” and for playing the alcoholic George in a revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”

 

 
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