On Wednesday, March 6th at 8:30 PM, the Alamo Drafthouse welcomes James Franco to the Ritz with a special presentation of TAR, a collaborative feature film effort produced by Franco and NYU graduate student filmmakers. The film, created in a graduate seminar, is a serious meditation on how the true beauty of poetry translates to the screen -- how words become images and sounds by way of filmmaking.
A jam session in cinematic form, TAR is a short film collection inspired by the work of poet C.K. Williams, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Written and directed by 12 filmmakers, the film brings together several of C.K. Williams’ best known poems, giving rise to a freeform poetic journey through the life of C.K. Williams. Travelling through time and so many decades of his life, Williams is pervaded by a feeling of rejuvenation and at the same time one of loss, including the sense of meetings past and present. His constant contact with the past and the desire to preserve memory prevent him from being close to his wife and from uniting his memories to life in the present. But during the journey he is able realize how both are important in life.
TAR stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, and Bruce Campbell. TAR was written and directed by Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Tine Thomasen, Virgina Urreiztieta, Omar Zuma Hidalgo, Shruti Ganguly. The film is produced by Rabbit Bandini Productions’ James Franco, Vince Jolivette, and Miles Levy alongside Shruti Ganguly.
Drafthouse Film Programmer Sam Prime will lead a post-show Q&A with James Franco.
Tickets are on sale and available now! Tickets will disappear before you know it! (Sam Prime)