My Dinner with Andre (1981) 2 x DVD9 Criterion Collection
The title serves as a synopsis. We meet the playwright Wallace Shawn, on his way to have dinner with "a man I'd been avoiding, literally, for a matter of years". The man is Andre Gregory, a well-known New York theater director. Gregory had dropped out of sight, Shawn tells us, and there were reports that he was "traveling". Then one evening recently, a friend had come across him in Manhattan, leaning against a building and weeping. Gregory had just come from an Ingmar Bergman movie, and was shattered by this dialogue: "I could always live in my art, but not in my life".
Wally and Andre meet, sit down, talk for almost two hours...

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:51:36 | 7.06 Gb + 6.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn
Country: USA

• New video interviews with actors Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn by filmmaker and friend Noah Baumbach (1:00:36)
• "My Dinner with Louis", an episode from the BBC program Arena, in which Shawn interviews director Louis Malle (52:08)

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