Entertain yourself with these style inspiring treats of a woman who lost it all (Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine), a gang who wants it all (The Pink Panther crime ring in Smash & Grab), and a performance artist (Marina Abramovic) who breaks the walls to connect art and audience in its deepest simplicity of being.
Really, it’s not the new Woody Allen movie. It’s THE new Cate Blanchett movie
Ahh, the aftermath of a boushy life. There’s a rigid lifestyle credence when you’re a tightly wound Upper East Side New York socialite. Once the smoke and mirrors are gone, Cate Blanchette’s Jasmine character is left with not much more than her Birkin, a Chanel jacket, and a riviting performance that should win Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine an Oscar nod.
Smash & Grab : The Story of the Pink Panthers
Who needs James Bond when there’s the real thing?
High-speed movie fiction meets fact in Havana Marking’s high-style documentary of the “Pink Panther” international jewel thieves with a femme fatal as a key player. Smash & Grab melds actual security cam video of two cars smashing into Dubai’s WAFI shopping mall doors to mow down the storefront the Graff store to make off with about $4 million worth of baubles in under a minute with animated Alex Katz-esque interviews of the ring members.
Smash & Grab opened days after a $50 million dollar heist took place in the same Cannes hotel where Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief was set- the principal suspect is an escaped prisoner and member of the Pink Panthers. Talk about a serendipitous press tie-in!
Marina Abramovic Institute for the preservation of performance art
Known for long-form performance pieces, Marina Abramovic takes to Kickstarter to fund her laboratory for new ideas to push mental and physical limits.
WATCH Lady Gaga practice the Abramovic method (she’s naked and has a lot of tattoos).
Lady Gaga reads from Stanislaw Lem’s classic “Solaris” for a ten-hour long durational reading hosted by Marina Abramovic Institute (http://mai-hudson.org) and The Atlas Review (http://theatlasreview.org) at the Wythe Hotel (http://wythehotel.com) on August 3rd, 2013.