The Angelika Dallas was invaded this past weekend by one Mr. John Turturro, an impressively talented, accomplished writer/director who happens to be opening several movies with us in the near future. Turturro arrived Saturday evening to screen his film, ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES, as part of the USA Film Festival and in anticipation for its opening on 11/30 at the theater.
The film, which he wrote and directed back in 2005, is a totally unique, down and dirty musical-drama-romantic comedy set in a manic working class world. Produced by the Coen brothers, ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES stars an impossibly cool array of actors, including James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mandy Moore, Bobby Cannavale, Aida Turturro, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken and Elaine Stritch.
Turturro also has a part in fellow New Yorker Noah Baumbach’s new film, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING, which opened extraordinarily well this past weekend at the Angelika New York. The film, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Jack Black, opens December 7 @ the Angelika Dallas.