Moderator Annette Insdorf interviews actress Kristen Wiig and special guest Liza Johnson after a preview of Johnson’s film Hateship Loveship (2014, 102 min.).
Although best known as the brilliant comedienne from "Saturday Night Live" (2005-13), Kristen Wiig has been demonstrating big-screen dramatic range as well, from Bridesmaids (which she co-wrote and co-produced) to Girl Most Likely and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In Hateship Loveship, a quietly affecting drama adaped by Mark Poirier from Alice Munro’s 2001 short story, she plays a shy caregiver hired by a widower (Nick Nolte) to look after his granddaughter (Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar nominee for True Grit). A cruel hoax leads her into a romantic situation with unexpected results. The Hollywood Reporter praised the "beautifully restrained performance from a dowdy Kristin Wiig as an Iowa caretaker who’s tricked into love," in a film that co-stars Guy Pearce, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle and Christine Lahti.
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Annette Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, and the author of books including Francois Truffaut; Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; Philip Kaufman; and Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust.
This event is part of the Reel Pieces series.
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