Sunday, August 19, 2012

‘The Master' Screened Secretly In NYC Last Night...Twice


Update 8/27: Mike Maggiore, programmer and publicist for the Film Forum reached out recently to us to say that no screening took place at the Film Forum, so it appears our source may have been confused... The screening at MoMI definitely took place since it was confirmed through multiple sources including Paul's assistant.

Updated 8/20: It appears that these may have been friends & industry screenings not meant for the public to stumble onto like the LA screening a few weeks ago. Not that a few lucky attendees didn't do just that.

Yes, 3 days after my Chicago adventure, "The Master" arrived in my backyard for not one but two secret screenings last night. The film played at the Film Forum to around 100 people reportedly in 70mm around 8pm and again at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens sometime after that. Paul was spotted in attendance for both screenings though it doesn't appear he did any sort of introduction or post-show Q&A. He introduced the film by saying "roll it." (Thanks @GusCruz) As with the surprise at the Aero these were completely unannounced, under-the-radar screenings, so almost nobody knew about them beforehand (which is just the way Paul wanted it). That sound you hear right now is an entire city of cinephiles kicking themselves for not going to check out "Taxi Driver" at MoMI last night. Paul seems to be having a ball showing up with his little surprise all over the country so keep your fingers crossed and your eyes peeled. There could be more to come...

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20 comments:

  1. I'm going to every special screening The Coolidge has in Boston hoping The Master will play afterwards. How likely do you think it is he'd show it after The Wild Bunch? Reservoir Dogs? Jaws?

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    1. Good call... Coolidge has been my number 1 hope of screening the master and showing it in 70mm.. too bad i'm in NY till labor day.

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    2. I'm tempted to head over to the Coolidge for The Wild Bunch tomorrow night just on the off chance he shows up with the film. I'm thinking he may have just spent a few days in NYC and he might make the trip up to Boston.

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    3. Anon, I came here to say the same thing. I'm heading over to the Coolidge for "Reservoir Dogs" next week, but I might have to buy a ticket for tonight.

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  2. I made plans earlier this week to see Taxi Driver at MoMi on Sunday (tonight). Words can't describe how upset I am right now. Hope he screens it there again tonight?

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  3. Oh my god. I actually walked by the Film Forum yesterday and thought about going to see a movie there. I am so god damn angry at myself right now.

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  4. It's not as if it won't open in theaters this fall and the whole world will get to see it.

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  5. is that screening at Film Forum confirmed? They deny it ever happened.

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  6. I'd be pissed, too! What if I wanted to see TAXI DRIVER?! Did they get their money back?

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  7. I think I'm more frustrated with having missed an opportunity to see Paul Thomas Anderson in person. Oh well . . .

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  8. VIctorian porn? Amy Adams talks PTA'S working methods, sort of

    http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/amy-adams-the-master.html

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  9. here we go everyone's gonna rehash the exact same sentiments expressed in http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-master-premieres-secretly-in-la.html#comment-form

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  10. I read that on Twitter. I don't know if it's true.

    "I heard there's going to be a secret screening of #themaster70mm after ' step up revolution' at the cinoplex in richmond tonight"

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  11. Just got my hands on 3 tickets for Venice.
    Insane.
    Blown away.



    SK

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  12. Oh, I just found that on tumblr, about the recent screening at New York. A lucky, lucky guy.

    "Who knew my aimless walk around the neighborhood over the weekend, would lead to a chance encounter with P.T. Anderson! Barely gathering myself after the initial stunned state over my dumb luck, I went up to speak to him. The exact content of our conversation deserve a separate post entirely but as it turned out he was having a private 70mm screening planned later that night at my local museum for few of his friends and family members. And the best part? He let me see it! "

    http://www.ridingwithstrangers.com/

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  13. Maybe the thing on twitter is just rumors and nonsense, saw that too.
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