Seduced and Abandoned
With Alec Baldwin and James Toback in person
This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum’s admission desk after 6:00 p.m. on November 13 to secure a position in the standby line.
Dir. James Toback. 2013, 98 mins. With Alec Baldwin, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Martin Scorsese, James Caan, Roman Polanski, Bérénice Bejo, Francis Ford Coppola, Bernardo Bertolucci. The eternal and unholy struggle between art and commerce in filmmaking has never been documented in such an entertaining and revealing way as in James Toback’s one-of-a-kind documentary filmed with Alec Baldwin at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The premise—a stroke of genius—is that Baldwin and Toback are in Cannes to raise money for a new project, a contemporary version of Last Tango in Paris filmed in Iraq. The quest to make this impossible film leads to the creation of this very real documentary, which serves as an unlikely love letter to cinema and, fittingly for a Toback film, a wide-ranging, incisively edited meditation on matters of life and death.
Tickets: $25 public / $15 Museum members / free for Silver Screen and above.