To my knowledge, unique, and very fun to watch.
almost 6 years
Could not finish this it was so bad.
over 6 years
Though still pretty good, doesn't hold up to other great dialogue driven films
almost 7 years
Riveting conversation, if a little too bland overall.
over 7 years
My sentimental favorite.
over 7 years
Infinitely interesting conversation, borderline gimmicky approach.
My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 film starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, written by Gregory and Shawn, and directed by Louis Malle.
The film depicts a conversation between Gregory and Shawn (not necessarily playing themselves) in a chic restaurant in New York City. Based mostly on conversation, the film's dialog covers such things as experimental theatre, the nature of theatre, and the nature of life. The dialogue contrasts Shawn's modest, down-to-earth humanism with Gregory's extravagant spiritual experiences.
Gregory is the focus of the first hour of the film as he describes some of his experiences since he gave up his career as a theatre director in 1975. These include working with his friend Jerzy Grotowski and a group of Polish actors in a forest in Poland, his visit to Findhorn in Scotland and his trip to the Sahara to try to create a play based on The Little Prince. Perhaps Gregory's most dramatic experience was working with a small group of people on a piece of...