Tag: Kenneth Lonergan
The backstory of Kenneth Lonergan’s plagued sophomore feature threatens to overshadow the film itself, and more interesting details are revealed the closer you look at it. For starters: it is being released seven years after shooting began; it has been the subject of at least two law suits (at least one of which involves Lonergan) about the final cut of the film; it stars Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick and Kieran Culkin (who recently appeared in the Sydney stage season of This Is Our Youth); it is produced by Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country For Old Men), Sydney Pollack and the late Anthony Minghella; and it has an (exquisite) soundtrack by Nico Muhly (also recently in Sydney, for Vivid LIVE – where his considerable talent as a composer was overshadowed by Sufjan Stevens).
This Is Our Youth March 14-25 / Sydney Opera House *** Sydney Opera House are pretty good at bringing the celebrity, but I can’t remember the last time they had a real tent-pole theatre ‘event’ like their ten-day season of This Is Our Youth. Obscuring the names of acclaimed theatre director Mark Brokaw and playwright [...]