This edition: March 2010
Original tape date: March 18, 2010.
1/ “Becoming an Artist: The Academy in 19th Century France” at the Dahesh Museum
No time machine is necessary to experience artistic training in 19th century France. To the contrary, it’s just off Fifth Ave. in 21st century Manhattan. A collaboration between the Dahesh Museum of Art and the Palitz Gallery located in Lubin House of Syracuse University, the exhibit Becoming an Artist: The Academy in the 19th Century describes and illustrates with a rich collection of images the training that French and foreign students sought in Paris as they attempted to build careers in a thriving art market. CANAPE stops by to look over the curriculum.
2/ “A Prophet” by Jacques Audiard
In 1939 James Cagney starred in a prison movie whose title says it all Each Dawn I Die. The latest distinguished entry in the long line of films about life in the big house comes from France. A Prophet directed by Jacques Audiard took the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and an astounding nine Cesar Awards in the French equivalent of the Oscars. If life corrupts, then prison life corrupts absolutely, so observes the powerful drama. CANAPE is on hand at the press conference with the director in Cannes.
3/ Jean-Philippe Delhomme
Illustrator and writer Jean-Philippe Delhomme is often described as the Parisian answer to the witty cartoons that appear in the New Yorker. Born in France and residing in New York, he offers art with a very chic transatlantic perspective. Satire cut by a scalpel of wit indeed describes his tone. CANAPE visits the artist in his New York studio.
4/”Daddy Longlegs” by the Safdie Brothers
It’s a crowded market out there in the land of indie flicks. It’s not just that no one wants to throw money at you to make your movie. Even worse, some folks don’t even want to show it. And that’s where a film festival programmer steps in. Case in point: the New York lensed microbudget drama Daddy Longlegs directed and written by brothers Benny and Josh Safdie. Sometimes it takes a Frenchman to see America in its details. Olivier Pere of the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival knew a true American indie when he screened it. CANAPE takes its own look.
Niels Arestrup Actor
Jacques Audiard Film Director
Thomas Bidegain Screenwriter
Abdel Raoul Dafri Screenwriter
J. David Farmer Former Director, Dahesh Museum, NYC
Alia Nour Curator
Tahar Rahim Actor
Benny Sadfie Film Director
Josh Sadfie Film Director