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Screening Gotham: Almodóvar's Women, Scorsese's Men

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--"I don’t want to reproach Martin Scorsese, but Scorsese never portrays women as full characters in his movies -- he’ll only use them in secondary roles. In his case, I don’t mind, because he makes wonderful movies with a world of male characters." So Pedro Almodóvar tells GQ, bringing to mind the question: After the early-career triumph of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, where did Marty's touch with leading ladies go? Cathy Moriarty, Lorraine Bracco and even, in a lesser role, Vera Farmiga were all great in supporting parts, but still. (Via Nikki Finke)

--House Next Door proprietor Matt Zoller Seitz has a lovely essay on the blurry doc/drama line threading Lionel Rogosin's great On the Bowery, a restored print of which screens Friday and Saturday at Anthology.

--More New Directors/New Films news: The festival has its own blog. Reeler Roundtable particpant Julia Loktev and Audience of One filmmaker Michael Jacobs talk to The NY Sun. Variety reports that ND/NF '06 alums Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden will shoot the Dominican baseball prospect drama Sugar, their follow-up to Half Nelson, this summer.

--In what promises to be a fabulous collision of mouthbreathing geekery, cinephile austerity and Spanglish exhortations in ALL CAPS, Alfonso Cuarón will participate in a "Live Global Fan Summit" March 26 on Amazon.com. The site is welcoming question submissions now; the lucky 100th reader to submit a question about the Three Amigos gets shot.

Posted at March 22, 2007 10:23 AM

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