SMOKE, FLUXUS, BLUE IN THE FACE
directed by Wayne Wang, 1995, with Harvey Keitel, William Hurt and Forest Whitaker (110 minutes)
Auggie is the affable owner of a small cigar store in the heart of Brooklyn. There, against the backdrop of a New York Summer, the destinies and lives of a writer who has lost both his wife and his inspiration, a young lad searching for his father, and a woman who is going through a family crisis, all become hopelessly intertwined. It is a film in which almost none of the characters finds what they are looking for, but where they all learn through communication to get to know other people better.
directed by Lázló Csáki, 2004, with Lázló Szacsvay, Ervin Nagy and Barbara Gerhát, film in the original language with subtitles in Italian (6 minutes)
FIRST EVER SCREENING IN ITALY
“Trainer” is a hair gel and, for the main character, represents the most sensual of all his childhood memories, an obsession that is strong enough to blank out all other thoughts. Seated on his bench, waiting for the gel to solidify, he anticipates the pleasure that he will feel when he passes his hands through his gel-coated hair. Based on the novel Timbuktu, Fluxus is a short but vibrant homage to the work of Paul Auster.
BLUE IN THE FACE
directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster, 1995, with Harvey Keitel, Jim Jarmusch, Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Lou Reed and Mira Sorvino (84 minutes).
Coming in the wake of the highly-successful Smoke, of which it is the sequel, this film highlights the variety of eccentric characters who brush by each other, meet, and sometimes interact against the backdrop of a Brooklyn cigar store, which is gradually transformed into a stage for this human comedy.
Friday 27 March, 18:15
Foyer, Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi
Pordenone - Via Roma, 2