Eating Animals premiered in New York last week, and now it’s the turn for Los Angeles. Natalie and director Christopher Quinn attended a Q&A after a screening at the Landmark Theater this afternoon. Here are a few instagram photos and a full video of the appearance:
Natalie has attended a second round of Q&A´s this Saturday in New York, marking the end of the promotion of “Eating Animals” documentary, after three intense days. Here are the photos:
And we ended this intense day with Natalie’s attendance at a couple of Q&A´s following the screenings of “Eating Animals” at the Landmark Theater 57 West and the IFC Center in NYC:
The passionate and compelling Natalie Portman during a Q+A for @eatinganimals, a documentary based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book. Taken last night @ifccenter . . . #natalieportman #eatinganimals #film2018 #documentary #nyc #igersofnyc #womeninfilm #blackswan #annihilation #starwars #padmeamidala #actor #thor #jackie #vforvendetta #songtosong #producer
Natalie had her first public appearance at the Boston Calling Music Festival this afternoon, and we have the first pictures of her, hosting a performance: one of the first surrealist films (La Coquille et le Clergyman), with live score by ACME:
Natalie arrived in Boston today to attend the Boston Calling Festival, and her first appearance was at the Brattle Theatre this night, introducing the final film in her “Female Gaze” film series, which is part of the festival that kicks off Friday at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. These are a few photos (and a video) of the event:
Edit: one more photo added.
More after the jump:
We’ve all been wondering – what exactly is Natalie going to be doing at Boston Calling in May? Well, the answer has finally arrived via Boston Magazine.
What do Lolita, The Exorcist, and 2015’s Diary of a Teenage Girl have in common? All three movies in some way involve the concept of “the female gaze,” and all three will be featured in Natalie Portman’s film festival next month.
Natalie goes on to add:
“I’m so excited to show films that I love that explore the female gaze,” says Natalie Portman. “I don’t think there is anything inherently different between male and female artists, but these are examples of great works of art in which similar storylines have female tropes that play out quite differently depending on who is telling the story. I’m looking forward to sharing these with an audience and hearing their reactions. It makes it an even more special opportunity to watch these incredible films on the big screen at one of my favorite movie theaters.”
A cool topic and no surprise she chose Diary of a Teenage Girl, as she really wanted to work with director Marielle Heller after the film came out.
The festival will run from May 22nd to May 24th.
As announced last week, Natalie attended a Time´s Up Panel at the Makers Conference yesterday, along with other representatives in the movement such as Maha Dakhil, Rashida Jones, Malina Matsoukas, Katie McGrath, Nina Shaw, Jill Soloway and Tina Tchen. The panel was moderated by director Ava DuVernay. Variety has an article about it, and here are some photos from the event, and the full video (Natalie starting to talk at 18:15) :
According to Los Angeles Times, Natalie will join Maha Dakhil, Rashida Jones, Malina Matsoukas, Katie McGrath, Nina Shaw, Jill Soloway and Tina Tchen, as Time’s Up representatives, in a special panel at the feminist media brand’s 2018 Makers Conference.
The three-day event will be held Feb. 5-7 at Hollywood’s NeueHouse, and the panel will stream live on Maker´s website.
Natalie attended a Lady Bird Screening at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood yesterday night, where she moderated the post Q&A with her pal Greta Gerwig. Variety has an interesting article about it, and here are a couple of instagram posts taken at the theatre:
According to ET Online, Natalie will attend Women´s March in Los Angeles next Saturday. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Banks, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, Mary Steenburgen, along with performers Andy Grammer and Keala Settle, also will take the stage:
According to a press release from the Women’s March LA Foundation, this year’s march will encourage participants to use their vote, and will have voter registration available on-site. Speakers will address issues such as voter turnout, access, restrictions and intimidation and will discuss a plan of action leading up to the midterm elections in November 2018 and beyond.
The event will kick off in Pershing Square in downtown L.A. at 8:30 a.m., followed by the march at 10 A.M., and festivities are expected to continue until 3 p.m.
There is no doubt that Natalie’s shade during the award for best director at the Golden Globes has been one of the most commented moments these last two days. There have been all kinds of reactions, mostly positive, highlighting the audacity of the moment, but she has also been accused of being unnecessarily rude to the honored directors that night. Whatever the opinions on it, it´s obvious that it has served to generate debate about the lack of representation of women directors in the industry. Greta Gerwig was asked about it in “The View” this morning:
Steven Spielberg, one of the nominees at the Golden Globes, and Patty Jenkins, were asked about the matter by Entertainment Tonight last night:
Also, Guillermo del Toro, the winner of the award last Sunday, showed his support for Natalie’s message, in an email sent to IndieWire:
“I think it was great!” he wrote. “She should say exactly what she feels. There is phenomenal work being done by female directors.” He singled out several awards season contenders from women directors, adding that “’Mudbound,’ ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ are all terrific.”
Maybe we can see a female director nominated at the Oscars in the coming weeks? We’ll see…
As announced, Natalie attended the Golden Globes ceremony today. She toured the red carpet next to America Ferrera and then presented the award for best direction with Ron Howard. The ceremony had its high points in the triumph of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, “Ladybird”, the speech of Oprah Winfrey … and Natalie’s remark about the absence of female directors in the category. Here, a few stunning photos:
According to InStyle, Natalie will be one of the presenters at the 2018 Golden Globes ceremony, which will be held next Sunday. As we all remember, Natalie was nominated for best actress in drama for “Jackie” last year:
We will be looking forward to the first public appearance of Natalie in 2018.
Last year, Natalie was unable to attend the Boston Calling Festival, where she was going to present a “cinematographic experience” curated by her. Well, it looks like she is going to be in the Boston Calling next May, serving as a host and curator for a “series of special programming” at the fest. More info on the Festival page:
Natalie attended a conversation about her career and her involvement in humanitarian causes at the Vulture Festival tonight at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Zimbio has the first photos of the event and Vulture has an article with an anecdote about Broad City, Abbi Jacobson… and Garden State:
Natalie attended the American Cinemateque Awards Gala yesterday, in which Amy Adams was honored for her entire career. Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve, Michael Shannon, Chris Messina and Kristen Stewart were other guests of the tribute.
Natalie never has worked with Adams, but is still waiting for “the perfect buddy comedy” to come along for them, she said in her speech on the stage. She also said that she “traveled with Amy on the campaign trail” meaning the awards season track. “During these interviews that get repetitive, Amy said something that it was difficult to be an actress because you have to have a thick skin because of all things people say about you, but you have to have a thin skin and be vulnerable when you’re working. She maintains that incredible vulnerability when I see her”.