My Dinner with André

My Dinner with André

Directed by Louis Malle • 1981 • United States

In this captivating and philosophical film directed by Louis Malle, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with his friend the theater director André Gregory at a restaurant on New York's Upper West Side, and the pair proceed through an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional about love, death, money, and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York--honed personas, Shawn and Gregory, who also cowrote the screenplay, dive in with introspective intellectual gusto, and Malle captures it all with a delicate, artful detachment. A fascinating freeze-frame of cosmopolitan culture, My Dinner with André remains a unique work in cinema history.

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My Dinner with André
  • My Dinner with André

    Directed by Louis Malle • 1981 • United States

    In this captivating and philosophical film directed by Louis Malle, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with his friend the theater director André Gregory at a restaurant on New York's Upper West Side, and the pair proceed through an altern...

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  • André Gregory and Wallace Shawn

    In this hour-long piece, recorded in 2009, filmmaker Noah Baumbach talks with his friends the writer-actors André Gregory and Wallace Shawn about their experiences making MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ. Baumbach speaks first with Gregory and then with Shawn.