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.

More after the jump:

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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.

Time´s Up Panel

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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) :

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Makers Conference

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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.

Women’s March in LA

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Natalie has attended the Women’s March in Los Angeles today, where she has given a inspirational speech at the stage, along with other artists like Eva Longoria, Viola Davis or Scarlett Johansson. These are the first images and videos of her in the event:

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Lady Bird Screening

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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:

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Natalie Joins Women´s March 2018

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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.

Natalie´s remark at the Golden Globes

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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…

Natalie at the Golden Globes

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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:

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Natalie to Present at the Golden Globes

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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.

Boston Calling 2018

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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: