JUST ADDED: ‘JACKIE’ & the Variety International Director of the Year Award

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JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).  JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.  Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.


 

Director Pablo Larrain on the set of JACKIE. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Director Pablo Larrain on the set of JACKIE. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

PABLO LARRAÍN will be in attendance and presented with the Variety International Director of the Year Award

Pablo Larrain directed his first feature film Fuga in 2005. His second film Tony Manero premiered at the 2008 Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and was the basis for what would become, with his next two films, Larraín’s trilogy about the Pinochet dictatorship.  It was followed by Post Mortem, which premiered in Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2010 and No, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  The Club, nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, premiered in Official Competition at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize Silver Bear. Neruda, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Gnecco, premiered this year at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes and is the fourth time that Larrain’s films have been chosen by Chile as the country’s official submission for the Academy Awards. Jackie, starring Natalie Portman, is Larrain’s first English-language film. Outside of his work in film, Larrain produced and directed Profugos, which was the first series produced by HBO in Chile; it was nominated for an International Emmy for Best Drama Series. For the Santiago’s Teatro Municipal, Larrain directed the 1921 Russian opera Káťa Kabanová, originally written by the Czech composer Leoš Janáček.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
5:15 pm | Century Larkspur, Larkspur Landing

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