Ethan Hawke’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Ethan Hawke’s Adventures in Moviegoing

14 Episodes

The thinking man’s movie star, Ethan Hawke has moved seamlessly between mainstream hits and acclaimed passion projects for directors such as Richard Linklater and Paul Schrader ever since breaking into Hollywood at age fourteen, garnering Academy Award nominations for both acting and screenwriting along the way. In this edition of Adventures in Moviegoing, Hawke sits down with his friend and collaborator, artist and author Greg Ruth, to discuss why the first movie he ever saw is still his favorite, how the rise of video-store culture shaped his view of cinema, and which films he would have given anything to have been on set for while they were being made. The films that the Texan-born Hawke has curated reflect his Lone Star State roots and include offbeat revisionist westerns from John Huston and Robert Altman and an independent gem from Eagle Pennell, the unsung pioneer of Austin’s indie scene.

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Ethan Hawke’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Ethan Hawke’s Adventures in Moviegoing Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Ethan Hawke in Conversation

    Episode 2

  • Ethan Hawke on LIMELIGHT

    Episode 3

  • Limelight

    Episode 4

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1952 • United States
    Starring Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom

    Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a was...

  • Ethan Hawke on LOLA

    Episode 5

  • Lola

    Episode 6

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1961 • France, Italy
    Starring Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel

    Jacques Demy’s crystalline debut gave birth to the fictional universe in which so many of his characters would live, play, and love. It’s among his most profoundly felt films, a tale of crisscrossing lives in Nante...

  • Ethan Hawke on FACES

    Episode 7

  • Faces

    Episode 8

    Directed by John Cassavetes • 1968 • United States
    Starring John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Gena Rowlands

    John Cassavetes puts a disintegrating marriage under the microscope in the searing FACES. Shot in high-contrast 16 mm black and white, the film follows the futile attempts of the captain of indust...

  • Ethan Hawke on THE BLUES ACCORDIN’ TO LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS

    Episode 9

  • The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins

    Episode 10

    Directed by Les Blank • 1968 • United States

    Les Blank creates a vivid portrait of bluesman Lightin’ Hopkins through a vital collection of musical performances and oral histories.

  • Ethan Hawke on LAST NIGHT AT THE ALAMO

    Episode 11

  • Last Night at the Alamo

    Episode 12

    Directed by Eagle Pennell • 1983 • United States
    Starring Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Steven Mattila

    On the day before its demolition, a colorful assortment of barflies, local oddballs, and urban cowboys assemble at the titular Houston honky-tonk for one last round. Among them is local legen...

  • Ethan Hawke on 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS

    Episode 13

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    Episode 14

    Directed by Cristian Mungiu • 2007 • Romania
    Starring Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov

    Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu shot to international prominence with this rigorously realistic Palme d’Or–winning second feature. In 1987, during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, colle...