| 2013 | 93 Mins | | ,
Directed by James Toback

Saturday May 31, 2014

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by James Toback

Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Martin Scorsese, Neve Campbell, Alec Baldwin, James Caan, Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola, Bérénice Bejo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charlotte Kirk, Jeremy Thomas, Ben Schneider, Todd McCarty, Thorsten Schumacher, and Scott Foundas

Actor Alec Baldwin and filmmaker James Toback explore the culture of cinema by canvassing the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for financial backing for their update of “Last Tango in Paris” set in Iraq in the 21st century, pitching their idea to industry big shots such as Mark Damon and Avi Lerner, and interviewing Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and others about their love of film.


"Baldwin and Toback make a snappy comic duo, and half of their talks with a line-up of luminaries focus on the art of filmmaking rather than the business."

--Dave Calhoun, Time Out

"For anyone interested in Hollywood deal-making, James Toback's documentary "Seduced and Abandoned" provides the vicarious thrill of being at the table."

--Stephen Holden, New York Times

"The fact that it is so funny eventually becomes strangely sad, which makes the film thoroughly enjoyable but also irresistibly provocative."

--David Wiegand, San Francisco 

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