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André Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)

André Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)



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ANDRE GREGORY: BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER is a wonderful exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist Andre Gregory. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory looks back on a career that spanned decades, shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon. He recalls the making of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, the Louis Malle-directed classic in which he starred and co-wrote, reflects on his pivotal role in American theatre, dishes on his brief sojourn in Hollywood, and talks about the discovery that led him to question his own identity and life's work. Bringing us back and forth in time, Gregory looks not only at his life, but at the nature of art, love and the creative process. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Cindy Kleine (who is also his wife), ANDRE GREGORY: BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER is a brilliant portrait of a modern renaissance man. (c) Cinema Guild
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Critic Reviews for André Gregory: Before and After Dinner

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"André Gregory: Before and After Dinner," is an insightful documentary/love letter directed by Gregory's second wife, Cindy Kleine, who married Gregory when she was 39 and he was 63.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Seattle Times
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The film sees the creative process as a sacrament in which the play's not the thing but the getting there is.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Boston Globe
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"Before and After Dinner" is not fully satisfying, but it does offer a rich portrait of the artist as an ever-seeking explorer.

Full Review… | July 3, 2013
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A fond documentary made by Gregory's wife, Cindy Kleine.

Full Review… | July 2, 2013
Chicago Tribune
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A theater director's wife directs an admiring diary, as he rehearses an Ibsen play. Andre Gregory fancies himself a shaman but just comes off as an irrepressible raconteur.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
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The best scenes here show the retired thespian rehearsing a workshop production of Ibsen's The Master Builder with his friend, frequent collaborator, and Dinner costar Wallace Shawn.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for André Gregory: Before and After Dinner


Interesting, if poorly controlled (like a student driver who wanders about the road having not yet mastered the skill of keeping an automobile on track) , when Mr. Gregory talks about theater and acting. Not so interesting when Ms. Klein veers to impose herself into the movie.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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