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David Gordon Green Curates His Personal Favorites

Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 5th, 2011

American Indie auteur David Gordon Green has curated a six film series at the BAMcinematek, highlighting films from the 1980s that have shaped his persona film aesthetic. From December 7 to 11, the Brooklyn arthouse will present Adventures in the 80s with David Gordon Green, a short primer on the young director’s cinematic inspirations from the Reagan era. Among the rarely revived films on tap are such cult gems as RISKY BUSINESS, the teen comedy which launched the career of Tom Cruise; AFTER HOURS, a kinetic up-all-night New York indie by Martin Scorsese which earned him a Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival; SOMETHING WILD, director Jonathan Demme’s wild joyride which introduced such stellar talents as Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta and Jeff Daniels and features one of 1980s cinema’s best soundtracks; and UNCLE BUCK, starring rotund comic legend John Candy in a pre-cursor to the “geek loser” films that currently feature such talents as Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. Hill, in fact, is the star of director Green’s latest film THE SITTER, which will receive a special sneak preview on December 7. For more information on the full series, visit:


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