This edition: May 2010Tweet
Original tape date: May 25, 2010.
1/ Picasso: Themes and Variations
The question about Pablo Picasso, arguably the most important and influential artist of the 20th century, might be ‘Is there anything he didn’t do well?” Those looking for a weak spot will once again be disappointed by the exhibit at MoMA dedicated to his printmaking Picasso: Themes and Variations. The approximately one hundred works on display serve as a thread through the weave of his many subjects and treatments. Curator Deborah Wye helps guide CANAPE into the artistic habits of a towering genius.
2/ /”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.
Music may be a universal language but it is spoken with different accents. In that sense, the award winning young trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, who was born in Lebanon but now lives in France, speaks several musical tongues fluently. His repertoire includes the greatest pieces of Bach and other classical European composers, the range of modern jazz, and the lesser known but rich tradition of classical Arabic music. He once again shows his “chops,” as musicians put it, on his new recording Diachronisms. CANAPE knows when to listen.
4/ "The Father of My Children" by Mia Hansen Love
Films about filmmaking go back as far as the early silent era. There seems to be an endless fascination for how the magic is made and by whom. Producers are usually the villains, seldom the heroes. The immensely talented young French director Mia Hansen-Love puts a harried but humane producer at the center of her dramedy The Father of My Children. Where does the comedy end and the drama begin? CANAPE explores the topic with the director and her lead actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing.
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing Actor
Mia Hansen-Løve Film Director
Ibrahim Maalouf Trumpeter
Benny Sadfie Film Director
Josh Sadfie Film Director
Deborah Wye Curator