It Takes Two

The cult of the auteur has been around as long as cinema. But for every Alfred Hitchcock, there’s a great editor, cinematographer, set designer, and so on who brings a unique vision to the film. Each Sunday in May, local cinema salon Ciné-Club 24 is paying tribute not to the auteur, but to great cinema collaborators.

To start the series, programming director Felipe Nápoles has chosen Sally Potter, a British independent filmmaker who has been one of the best collaborators in modern filmmaking. She’s best known for her 1992 film Orlando, based on a Virginia Woolf novel, where a ghostly Tilda Swinton plays a nobleman who’s able to travel through time and across genders. Potter credits the film’s success (it was nominated for two Oscars) to cinematographer Alexei Rodionov, film editor Hervé Schneid (famous for his work in Delicatessen), and David Motion, with whom she co-composed the soundtrack. Ciné-Club 24 will also screen Potter’s The Tango Lesson, which she created with cinematographer Robby Müller, and Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business, a 1994 documentary by another great female collaborative director, Helena Solberg.
Sun., May 2, 2 p.m., 2010

 
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