WHEN NOAH MET WALLY
Almost thirty years have gone by since Wallace Shawn and André Gregory sat down for dinner on the Upper West Side and talked (and talked) their way into film history. So for our new special edition DVD of that encounter, Louis Malle’s My Dinner with André, we thought it essential to get those two prodigious pontificators talking on camera again, about their experiences making the movie. For these new interviews, Wally and André chose as their interlocutor filmmaker and friend Noah Baumbach, who came by our offices with his personal crew to talk to each of them, separately. Here’s a taste of the interview with Wally, in which the actor and playwright discusses the impetus for My Dinner with André and those parts of himself he wanted to “destroy” in writing and playing his character.