A Conversation With Yuval Noah Harari

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A conversation between Natalie and professor, writer Yuval Noah Harari was announced weeks ago. Well… Today is the day, and the event was held in London this afternoon. the live broadcast could be seen here, and this is the full video of the event:

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Vox Lux Tidbits

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A couple of Vox Lux tidbits to end this intense week, full of great news…

-Natalie confirmed on instagram that she will attend the premiere of Brady Corbet’s film in Venice, recalling her first appearance at the film festival, with Black Swan in 2010:

It seems that Benjamin has choreographed the last ten minutes of the movie, in what promises to be a great musical number, along with the songs by Sia, composed specifically for the film:

Natalie Portman in conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

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If you’re in the UK you can grab tickets for a conversation between Natalie and author, Yuval Noah Harari. The event will be held in Westminster, London, and will be in promotion of his new books, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

Yuval had this to say:

“I am very much looking forward to talking with Natalie. We were both born in the myth-factory of the world, and much of our careers have revolved around the tension between myth, science and science fiction. I am keen to hear her take on reality, fiction and everything in between. Neither of us is known for dodging difficult issues – so it should be interesting.”

Families Belong Together

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It seems Natalie has joined to nationwide protests across the US over the Trump administration’s strict migrant policy. People across many major towns and cities in the US have been urged to gather under the slogan #familiesbelongtogether. No pictures of Natalie so far, but W Magazine has several photos of the people who are participating in the marches this Saturday.

More Screenings

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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:

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Boston Calling: Day 1

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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:

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Natalie at the Boston Calling

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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.

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Details of Natalie Portman’s Boston Calling Appearance

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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.