From Wendy, the owner of The Screening Room: I’m a fan of the audio podcast Intellectual Explorers Club (www.intellectualexplorers.club): each episode is a long free-flowing conversation with a thinker that the host, Peter LImberg, finds interesting. I’ve invited Peter to join us at The Screening Room to watch one of my favourite films, My Dinner With Andre (1981). It’s the movie that most closely resembles what I enjoy about listening to Peter’s podcast. Peter has never seen this movie before, but I suspect he might really dig it too. I invite you, dear audience, to join us in watching My Dinner with Andre, followed by a live conversation between myself & Peter -- and you the audience -- about conversation, hosting, listening & “playing yourself.”
Film Synopsis: In this captivating and philosophical film directed by Louis Malle, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with his friend the theater director André Gregory at a restaurant on New York’s Upper West Side, and the pair proceed through an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional about love, death, money, and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York–honed personas, Shawn and Gregory, who also co-wrote the screenplay, dive in with introspective intellectual gusto, and Malle captures it all with a delicate, artful detachment. A fascinating freeze-frame of cosmopolitan culture, My Dinner with André remains a unique work in cinema history.
“Someone asked me the other day if I could name a movie that was entirely devoid of clichés. I thought for a moment, and then answered, “My Dinner With Andre.” Now I have seen the movie again; a restored print is going into release around the country, and I am impressed once more by how wonderfully odd this movie is, how there is nothing else like it. It should be unwatchable, and yet those who love it return time and again, enchanted.” - Roger Ebert
"When our existing ways of thinking break down, it's the rebels and the renegades, those who dare to think differently, who need to reboot the system."
We are living in confusing and chaotic times. The narrative of "what is" and "what ought to be" is up for grabs. It appears we are more polarized than ever before and legacy media seems more interested in producing outrage porn than real news that helps orientate us. Luckily we have Rebel Wisdom, a media platform leading the way in making sense of our reality. They are attempting to co-create a new narrative that inspires the mind, heart, and soul towards a better world.
On November 8th David Fuller of Rebel Wisdom will sit down with Peter Limberg of the Intellectual Explorers Club to discuss the many adventures we face with sensemaking today.