A Think & A Drink: Member Events provide intimate looks at exhibitions, performing arts, and film followed by drinks and conversation.
The evening of January 22 saw the opening of Mariano Pensotti’s Cineastas, a filmic drama which inundated its audience with myriad characters, sets, languages, and genres. Performers scrambled throughout a double-decker stage to project both the real and cinematic lives of four screenwriters in Buenos Aires, utilizing subtitles, scores, and Technicolor lighting to meld live action with film, reality with fantasy.
Walker members, after enjoying an introductory talk by writer and director Mariano Pensotti and performing arts curator Philip Bither, gathered in the McGuire’s Balcony Bar for a post-show toast with the artists. In the vein of Cineastas’ cinematic self-creation we asked members to envision their own biopics, whether it be directed by John Waters, narrated by Sarah Silverman, or starring Divine—or even all three. Here’s a few of our favorite responses:
Director: Ruben Östlund
Narrator: “A college English professor with a longstanding interest in film”
Starring: “A cross between George Clooney and Woody Allen”
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Narrator: Bill Beyer
Starring: Goldie Hawn
Director: John Waters
Narrator: Amy Sedaris
Director: Martin Scorsese
Narrator: Orson Welles
Starring: John Waters
Director: Wim Wenders
Narrator: Sarah Silverman
Starring: Winona Rider
Director: Woody Allen
Narrator: “Max, a character from East Enders with a classic cockney accent”
Starring: William Hurt
Our next A Think & A Drink event will invite members to take a tour of Art Expanded, 1958–1978, then join in casual discussion over light snacks and drinks from the cash bar. Free for members and a guest, you can RSVP here.