After making his name creating iconic music videos for some of the biggest pop stars of the 20th Century, including George Michael, Madonna,and Michael Jackson, David Fincher made his feature film debut to mixed results, directing the third installment in the Alien series in 1992. Our celebration of this exacting filmmaker’s work begins with the film that came next, Se7en (1995), an unforgettable serial killer horror whose influence in style and tone is still felt across film and TV today.
Fincher’s subsequent films have made him one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed (and occasionally divisive) directors working today. With his new film The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton, scheduled for release in late 2023, we are delighted to offer audiences a chance to dive into Fincher’s dark world on the big screen through March and April at GFT. The season includes several screenings on 35mm, our first chance to screen Fincher’s Oscar-winning Covid-era release Mank, and a special discussion around one of his most enduringly beloved and controversial films entitled ‘Yes, We Are Going to Talk About Fight Club’.
Se7en: 15 – 19 March Fight Club: 21 March – 26 March + panel discussion Panic Room: 5 April Zodiac: 29 March – 2 April The Curious Benjamin Button: 9 – 10 April The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 23 April The Social Network: 16 – 19 April Gone Girl: 26 April Mank: 30 April – 3 May
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In 2021 AD, the futuristic megalopolis of ZERO-CITY is under martial law. When the authorities try to enforce a curfew, a gang of renegade “Blade Rollers” defy it rollerblading daredevil-style through the deserted rain-slicked streets.
For this stylistic homage to Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982), director David Fincher recruited the cinematographer of the classic film, Jordan Cronenweth, ASC, one of his all-time heroes.
It was also the first collaboration between Fincher and Producer Ceán Chaffin.
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Sean Parker (Illustrator) and Steve Goldberg (NY Nets Content Manager) discuss the horror genre; interviewing the amazing people who contribute to it and discussing our love for horror films, television and more!
In this episode, they talk about The Last Of Us, Infinity Pool, The Boogeyman, and the super secret stuff they have coming up.
Then, they’re joined by director David Prior. They discuss horrifying formative childhood memories, his Fincher featurettes, the video clerk to director pipeline, and more!
The critically acclaimed score for David Fincher‘s Mank from Academy Award™ winners Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross. Featuring 90 minutes of new compositions in the style of orchestral, big band, and foxtrot music of the 1940s.
3xLP pressed on 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe hinged box set. Foil-stamped canvas spine.
Side A 1. Welcome to Victorville 2. Trapped! 3. All This Time 4. Enter Menace 5. First Dictation 6. A Fool’s Paradise 7. Once More unto The Breach 8. About Something 9. Glendale Station 10. What’s at Stake? 11. Every Thing You Do
Side B 12. Cowboys and Indians 13. Presumed Lost 14. (If Only You Could) Save Me 15. Means of Escape 16. All This Time (A White Parasol) 17. M.G.M. 18. A Respectable Bribe 19. I, Governor of California 20. A Leaden Silence 21. San Simeon Waltz 22. Time Running Out
Side C 23. Mank-Heim 24. Lend Me A Buck? 25. You Wanted to See Me? 26. In Your Arms Again 27. The Dark Night of The Soul 28. Clouds Gather 29. Way Back When 30. An Idea Takes Hold 31. Marion’s Exit 32. Absolution
Side D 33. Scenes from Election Night 34. Election Night-Mare 35. All This Time (Dance Interrupted) 36. All This Time (Victorious) 37. I’m Eve 38. A Rare Bird 39. Look at What We Did 40. Menace Returns 41. Forgive Me 42. Final Regards 43. Where Else Would I Be?
44. The Organ Grinder 45. All This Time (Not No More) 46. Costume Party 47. Dulcinea 48. Shoot-Out at The Ok Corral 49. The Organ Grinder’s Monkey 50. An Act of Purging Violence 51. All This Time (Happily Ever After) 52. A Rare Bird (Reprise)
Film critic Bilge Ebiri (Vulture, New York Magazine) joins us to discuss David Fincher‘s often diminished 1997 thriller, ‘The Game‘. It’s a fascinating, intricate follow-up to the hit ‘Se7en‘ that showcases Fincher at his most technically adept and stepping outside of his thematic comfort zone for the first time.
We discuss the star power of Michael Douglas and why he is the perfect match for the movie’s stark vision of trial and catharsis, uncover the film’s prophetic vision of the inescapable and constantly surveilling eye of big tech, and tease out the myriad pleasures of its controversial “happy” ending; a rarity in Fincher’s oeuvre.
“You will be investigating thieves, misers, bullies, the most detestable collection of people you will ever meet. My family.” Should the detective take the case, this lies it all out. It’s a warning, though more importantly, it’s an invitation to investigate. Christopher Plummer could deliver the dialogue in either two of the murder mysteries he acts in. Both have him play the elder patriarch to a clan of scumbags. Among the Vangers or Thrombeys, some family members are worse than others. Should you pay a visit to any residence, it would make for a distressing time all around. The David Fincher adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel,bleak and intense, couldn’t be more different from Rian Johnson‘s satirical, colorful Knives Out movies. What they share in common, is where The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) turns into a dark cousin in crime.
Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, and Steven Meizler, two cinematography legends, sit down with RED‘sJarred Land and Naida Albright. They discuss the challenges and triumphs of shooting projects like Che and The Social Network during the early years of RED and how those experiences and their continued relationship with the brand have forged a symbiotic relationship that has helped their art and more importantly, helped to push RED’s technology forward to meet their high standards.
Two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, is known for his role as the director of photography on Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl.
Emmy-award winner Steven Meizler‘s films include Che, The Minority Report, The Queen’s Gambit, The OA, Godless, and the upcoming American political drama series The White House Plumbers.
It’s been a good two years for Rooney Mara. The Oscar nominee has received strong reviews for her back-to-back appearances in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” but those films were preceded by a multi-year hiatus from acting. Fans of the actress have had to make peace with her sporadic work habits, given that she has become famously selective about the roles she’s willing to take.
In a new appearance on the LaunchLeft podcast, Mara explained that her selectivity is partially a result of an unpleasant on-set experience in the late 2000s that almost led her to quit acting.