‘TAR’ with James Franco in person!

Director Various Directors
Year 2012
Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Henry Hopper, Zach Braff, Bruce Campbell
Run Time 72min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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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 equally important in life. 

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 Programmer Sam Prime will lead a post-show Q&A with James Franco.

(Rome Film Festival / trans. Sam Prime)

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