Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LISTEN: PTA Talks "The Big Short" With Adam McKay in 30-Minute Q&A


Via The Film Stage

PTA recently moderated a talk with The Big Short writer/director Adam McKay over at the DGA and the conversation is now online. The Q&A is surprisingly great, ranging from the topic of PTA missing out on producing Anchorman, to the two directors wishing they could make a movie a year like Woody Allen.

There are, of course, some slight spoilers in the talk if you haven't seen the movie yet. Listen to it in its entirety below. Special thanks to Jacob Viness for this.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! Watch PTA & Quentin Tarantino Discuss 70mm, Etc.


Good morning and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!

Enjoy a 40 minute conversation with PTA and Quentin Tarantino discussing all manner of film, including 70mm.

C&RV

Thursday, December 10, 2015

PTA Produces Score-less Print of "Punch-Drunk Love" For Screening With Live Orchestra


- Having now done several successful screenings of There Will Be Blood with live orchestral performances, it would appear PTA is broadening the playing field a bit. Today, Wordless Music has announced there will be a pair of live performances of Jon Brion's original score for Punch-Drunk Love at screenings in Los Angeles and New York on March 5 and March 19, respectively.

What's more, Wordless Music has partnered with PTA and Sony Pictures to produce a special print of Punch-Drunk for the performances that has no score whatsoever (and can you imagine how that movie plays without music?)

Tickets for both the special engagements will go on sale this coming Tuesday, December 15. 
More details can be found here.

- Also passed our way recently: the great Prince Charles Cinema in London will be holding a PTA retrospective starting in January, with all seven feature films scheduled to screen. Though Hard Eight will sadly be a DCP presentation, all other movies will be shown on film (including, yes, The Master in 70mm.)

You can start snatching your tickets up for those showings here.

C&RV

Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Junun" Now Available To Buy Or Rent On iTunes; New Outtake From Film Surfaces


Now that Junun's 30 days in the spotlight over at Mubi have lapsed, couple of you have been wondering what the fate of the film's availability moving forward will be -- and those folks should be pleased to know that the film (as well as the album) is now available for purchase on iTunes.

What's more, Nonesuch has released an outtake performance that didn't make the final version of the movie but is still remarkably beautiful/hypnotic/wonderful. Peep it here:


What's your favorite song/performance in Junun? We like "Mode," personally.

C&RV

Friday, November 13, 2015

PTA Reportedly Not Directing Robert Downey Jr.'s Live-Action "Pinocchio"


The word for now is that Paul Thomas Anderson will in fact not be directing Robert Downey Jr.'s live-action Pinocchio remake, via Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider. Since PTA's involvement as director of the picture was always indeterminate, we're going to assume he's still on board to pen the screenplay until further notice.

So, Movie 8 is, once again, anybody's guess... but isn't that the fun part?

C&RV

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WATCH: PTA-Directed Music Video For Joanna Newsom's "Divers"


Now that it has completed its theatrical run, Paul Thomas Anderson's 7-minute video for Joanna Newsom's "Divers" has made its way online and can be viewed right up there.

Watch/listen/enjoy/tell us what you think.

C&RV

Monday, October 19, 2015

WATCH: "Bridge of Spies" Q&A with Steven Spielberg Moderated by PTA


Paul Thomas Anderson sure seems to be ticking big-ticket items off the "Movie Legends To Talk To In Public" list lately, with two Scorsese Q&A's in the last 4 years and a Francis Ford Coppola appreciation back in 2011. Now, in support of his acclaimed new espionage picture Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg has sat down with PTA for a post-screening Q&A at the Director's Guild.

You can and should watch the full 30+ minute talk right here.

(Thanks to Mr. Raymond Ash for helping us out on this!)

And hey, you guys watch Junun yet? Drop a comment with your thoughts!
C&RV

Friday, October 09, 2015

Two Trailers For "Junun" Arrive As Film Debuts on Mubi


...and just like that, barely a month after we even knew the thing existed,  a new film from Paul Thomas Anderson is available to stream over at mubi.com

To celebrate this occasion, two trailers have been released in support of the film and accompanying album, which PTA said was due out next month in this brief Q&A following the film's screening at NYFF last night.


Both of these trailers give you some sense of the hypnotic nature of the music and world that the film captures. Check them out before heading over to Mubi to watch the full 54 minutes. Or you could go in cold. Arguments can be made for both.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

New PTA-Directed Joanna Newsom Video To Screen Theatrically This Month


Paul Thomas Anderson has quietly helmed another music video in support of Joanna Newsom's upcoming album Divers, and it is going to screen across the United States from October 16-22. The video is for the title track and, like PTA's video for Sapkanikan, it was filmed in New York City. However, instead of using bustling NYC streets for locales, this new video was reportedly shot in the studio of artist Kim Keever (via Pitchfork).

We will revisit this post with more information about the screenings as they become known.

In other news, three days until the world gets a hold of this...


UPDATE: Stereogum has a full list of participating movie theatres screening the video:

New York, NY @ IFC Center
Yonkers, NY@ Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
Huntington, NY@ Cinema Arts Centre
Los Angeles, CA @ The Cinefamily
Los Angeles, CA @ Ahrya Fine Arts
Pasadena, CA @ Laemmie Playouse 7
San Jose, CA @ Camera Cinemas
San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
San Luis Obispo, CA @ Palm Theatre
Grass Valley, CA @ Sutton Cinema
Grass Valley, CA @ Sierra Cinemas
Grass Valley, CA @ Del Oro Theatre
Nevada City, CA @ Magic Theatrea
Tucson, AZ @ Loft Cinema
Denver, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse Littleton
Boulder, CO @ International Film Series, UC Boulder
Miami, FL @ O-Cinema
Boston, MA @ Coolidge Corner
Seattle, WA @ SIFF – Egyptian Theater
Bellingham, WA @ Pickford Film Center
Portland, OR @ Cinema 21
Eugene, OR @ Bijou Cinemas
Pittsburgh, PA @ Regency Square Theater
Ashburn, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse One Loudon
Winchester, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
Austin, TX@ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Village
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
Houston, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
Houston, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
Laredo, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Laredo
Lubbock, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
New Braunfels, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace
San Antonio, TX@ Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes
San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Park North
San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak
Kansas City, MO @ Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
Kalamazoo, MI @Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo
Columbia, SC @Nickelodeon Theatre
Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT @Salt Lake Film Society
Tulsa, OK @ Circle Cinema
Scottsbluff, NE @ Midwest Theater
Raleigh, NC @ Colony Theater
Winston-Salem, NC @ a/perture Cinema
Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
Chicago, IL @ Music Box Theatre
Champaign, IL @ Art Theatre Co-Op
Paducah, KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema
Arhus, Denmark @ Øst For Paradis
London, UK @ Rio Cinema
Munich, Germany @ Monopol

The video will also screen in the UK on October 27:

London, UK @ Clapham Picturehouse
London, UK @ East Dulwich Picturehouse and Cafe
London, UK @Greenwich Picturehouse
London, UK @ Hackney Picturehouse
London, UK @ Picturehouse Central
London, UK @ Ritzy Brixton
London, UK @ Stratford East Picturehouse
Bath, UK @ The Little Theatre Cinema
Bradford, UK @ Picturehouse at National Media Museum
Brighton, UK @ Duke’s at Komedia
Edinburgh, UK @ Cameo
Exeter, UK @ Exeter Picturehouse
Henley, UK @ Regal Picturehouse
Norwich, UK @ Cinema City
Liverpool, UK @ Picturehouse at FACT
Oxford, UK @ Phoenix Picturehouse
Southampton, UK @ Harbour Lights Picturehouse
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK @ Stratford-Upon-Avon Picturehouse
York, UK @ City Screen