From the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis:
The Walker Art Center announces the launch of an online archive of Dialogues and Film Retrospectives: The First Thirty Years. Visitors can explore more than 60 in-depth portraits of directors, actors, writers, and producers who were celebrated in the Walker Cinema at pivotal moments in their careers. Newly collected and designed as a digital experience, the dynamic catalogue is enriched throughout with archival sound and video interview recordings, transcripts, photography, and ephemera, as well as essays and articles written for the esteemed series of intimate onstage interviews and film retrospectives that screened between 1990-2020.
Experienced together, this rich online trove brings profound and personal conversations with some of the cinema’s most iconic figures to movie lovers all over the world. From the inaugural 1990 event when actor Clint Eastwood discussed his directorial debut, to earlier this year when director Bong Joon Ho arrived at the Walker just days after Parasite became the first non-English-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture and days later when Julia Reichert showed up with her Oscar for Best Documentary for American Factory, a wealth of unique, diverse, celebrated filmmakers share behind-the-scenes stories and discuss the meaning of cinema in their lives on the Walker stage.
Sheryl Mousley, Senior Curator, Moving Image, said “For three decades the Walker Dialogue program has presented some of the most innovative and influential filmmakers of our time discussing their love of cinema with leading critics, writers, and historians.”