My Dinner with André My Dinner with André

My Dinner with André

Louis Malle

 
My Dinner with André (Criterion DVD)

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2 Discs

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  • United States
  • 1981
  • 110 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #479

In Louis Malle’s captivating and philosophical My Dinner with André, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with friend and theater director André Gregory at an Upper West Side restaurant, and the two proceed into an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional on love, death, money, and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York–honed personas, Shawn and Gregory, who also wrote the screenplay, dive in with introspective, intellectual gusto, and Malle captures it all with a delicate, artful detachment. A fascinating freeze-frame of cosmopolitan culture, My Dinner with André remains a unique work in cinema history.

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video interviews with actors André Gregory and Wallace Shawn by filmmaker and friend Noah Baumbach
  • “My Dinner with Louis,” an episode from the BBC program Arena, in which Shawn interviews director Louis Malle
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin and the prefaces written by Gregory and Shawn for the published screenplay

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

My Dinner with André: Long, Strange Trips

By Amy TaubinJune 26, 2009

Seemingly nonchalant, impeccably crafted, borderline delirious, My Dinner with André is the . . . Read more »

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A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


News

A Tribute to Dan and Toby Talbot

October 01, 2009

Tonight the New York Film Festival will honor Dan and Toby Talbot and their the legendary, . . . Read more »


Features

André’s Inspiration

By Amy TaubinJuly 10, 2009

In the epic table talk à clef that is My Dinner with André, André, a theater director (played . . . Read more »


Press Notes

PRESS NOTES: TALKING IT UP

July 03, 2009

“If you want a break from all the summer bombast, My Dinner with André is out . . . in a . . . Read more »


Video


Film Essays

My Dinner with André: Long, Strange Trips

By Amy TaubinJune 26, 2009

Seemingly nonchalant, impeccably crafted, borderline delirious, My Dinner with André is the . . . Read more »