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Tisch Alumnus Pays Tribute to National Lampoon

Tisch Alumnus Pays Tribute to National Lampoon

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Tisch alum David Wain's new comedy "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" follows Doug Kenney and National Lampoon's rise and fall in the late-20th century.

‘Nebraska’ director Alexander Payne talks casting, filmmaking choices

‘Nebraska’ director Alexander Payne talks casting, filmmaking choices

November 14, 2013


Filed under Arts

  Alexander Payne is known for his satirical portrayals of American society and his obscure humor, having built a successful directing career with critically acclaimed feature films like “Election,” “Sideways” and “The Descendants.” After being delayed for nine years, Payne ha...

‘Nebraska’ relates raw, character-focused story

‘Nebraska’ relates raw, character-focused story

November 13, 2013


Filed under Arts

Director Alexander Payne is known for many trends in his films — a complete blend of comedy and drama, a strong grip on human intricacies. But he’s also a native son of the Midwest, with his first three films set in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. “Nebraska” is a homecoming for Payne in more ways th...

New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center

New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center

September 25, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

The best and brightest in American and foreign films will once again be just a short trip away on the 1 train. This Friday, the New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center for its 51st year, with a number of incredibly noteworthy films. The festival kicks off on Friday night with Paul Greengrass...

‘Run & Jump’ focuses on adjustment to family tragedies

‘Run & Jump’ focuses on adjustment to family tragedies

April 25, 2013


Filed under Arts

“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Will Forte takes a stab at drama in “Run & Jump,” a standout at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Forte, director and co-writer Steph Green and co-stars Edward MacLiam and Maxine Peake sat down with WSN to discuss the film. In “Run & Jump,” Forte play...