Swan Lake: Dress Rehearsal for Life by Michelle PotterTchaikovsky’s Swan Lake has become one of ballet’s best-loved classics ever since the Bolshoi first performed it in 1877. The pure white swan (the “good” one) is enchanted, and only becomes...
I’m sitting in this sweet little theater just a few rows back, my eyes riveted on the stage ahead of me. These boundless-energy kids are…
It was this time last year that Jack and I painted a movie screen on the adobe-colored stucco of the back wall of the theater. We borrowed scaffolding, bought five gallons of paint, and went for it.
As a young burgeoning filmmaker, the first time I saw a frame of a Wes Anderson film was pure joy. Yes, you have seen great composition and cinematography before, but not quite with the precision of Wes Anderson. The use of a coherent and almost too noticeable color palette captures you. It brings you into the world that Mr. Anderson is trying to convey- one where the language of cinema is recycled to make these tiny worlds of literary fancy.
A few weeks ago I faded down the house lights on 275 empty seats at the start of a movie—a movie that was open to the public, that not a single person came to see.
Where did you grow up?I grew up in a small village, by the sea, in Normandie, France. Who has influenced you?So many people have influenced me. To mention one only, in high school, I met a girl, Julie. She seemed to see life in a rather poetic way,...
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