I’m Not There

Directed by Todd Haynes July 29 at 8:00 p.m

USA- 2007- 135' - In English
With Christian Bale,Cate Blanchett,Marcus Carl Franklin,Richard Gere,Heath Ledger,Ben Whishaw

Scenario:
Todd Haynes,Oren Moverman>
Cinematography:
Edward Lachman>
Editing:
Jay Rabinowitz
Music:
Bob Dylan
Produced by :
Killer Films
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Synopsis

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan’s music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won’t be classified

Director's biography

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Todd Haynes was always interested in the arts, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made a very controversial short film ‘Superstar’. The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the the story of the late Karen Carpenter. The movie was a success at several film festivals, and because of a lawsuit by Richard Carpenter (over musical rights) is very hard to see but it is a true classic for bootleg video buyers. His first feature, Poison (1991) was even more controversial. The film was attacked by right wing fanatics who said it was pornographic, it won the Grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. It is now considered a seminal work of the new queer cinema. His next film Safe (1995) was a very different work for Haynes, it told the story of a women suffering from a breakdown caused by a mysterious virus. She ends up in a very strange clinic. Many thought the film was a metaphor of the Aids virus. The movie was a considered to be an outstanding work and was one of the best films of the year. In his most recent movie Velvet Goldmine (1998), he combines the visual style of 60s/70s art films and his love for glam rock music to tell the story of a fictional rock star’s rise and fall. The film proved that Haynes has the talent to be seriously respected by critics and film lovers everywhere.

festivals & awards

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-Academy Awards,2008

  • Nominated , Oscar

Best Performance by an Actress in a supporting Role: Cate Blanchett

-BAFTA Film Award ,2008

  • Nominated

Best Supporting Actress : Cate Blanchett

 

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