Director James Ivory will be returning to The JPT this fall. We were pleased that Mr Ivory has agreed to return to visit us at our beautiful historic theater after his successful screening of The Golden Bowl last May.
Saturday September 16th
3:30 pre-show reception in the JPT lobby. Cash bar will be open.
6:05 Q and A with Mr Ivory hosted by Dr. D Matthew Ramsey, Salve Regina University
The Film: World-renowned painter Pablo Picasso (Anthony Hopkins) is notorious for his infidelity, but his French lover, Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone), manages to weather her stormy relationship with him better than many other women. While serving as Picasso's muse and the mother of two of his children, Gilot -- an artist in her own right -- has to contend with his relationships with other women, including his wife, dancer Olga Khokhlova (Jane Lapotaire), and photographer Dora Maar (Julianne Moore).
About James Ivory, Merchant Ivory & 50 years of filmmaking: For many years Mr Ivory worked extensively with Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, his domestic as well as professional partner, and with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. All three were principals in Merchant Ivory Productions whose films won six Academy Awards. From Shakespeare Wallah, the bittersweet tale of a wandering theatrical company in India, which established the company's reputation in 1965, to the richly detailed comic masterpiece A Room with a View in 1986, and the poignant Oscar-winning film Howards End in 1992, Merchant Ivory has provided audiences around the world with thoughtful and beautifully crafted features, documentaries, and shorts.
Merchant Ivory's films have been praised for their visual beauty, their mature and intelligent themes, and the shrewd casting and fine acting from which they derive their unique power. Merchant Ivory is actually a collaboration of three remarkable people from three vastly different cultures: Ismail Merchant, the producer,( born in India; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the screenwriter, born in Germany and educated in England; and James Ivory, the director, born in the United States. The scope of their subjects is as broad as their range of locations. They have explored India's past and present in such features as The Householder, Bombay Talkie, and Autobiography of a Princess; the clash of cultures in Shakespeare Wallah, Heat and Dust, and The Europeans; the conflicts and anomie of a modern urban life in Quartet, Roseland, and Slaves of New York; and the struggle for self-discovery in The Bostonians, A Room with a View, Maurice, and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
About the Q & A: Dr Ramsey received his PhD in film and literature from the Ohio State University, and he is currently an associate professor and chair of the Department of English and Communications at Salve Regina University in Newport,
where he runs the Film Studies minor.
Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Jane Lapotaire