Upcoming events in 2017

As we receive confirmation from René about events he expects to attend in 2017, we’ll add dates and links to this list. Check back for updates as the year progresses!

Marguerite / January 19, 2017 / Appearances, News

LIVE from NY Public Library Nov. 29

On Tuesday, November 29, René will be reading selections from Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test in a program at the New York Public Library. And here’s the good news for those who can’t attend in person: the event will be live streamed!

The program begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time – more details and a link to the live stream can be found on the LIVE from NYPL website.

Marguerite / November 26, 2016 / Appearances, News

Charity auction completed

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our fall auction of memorabilia and photographs to raise money for the life-saving work of Doctors Without Borders! We raised just over $600 through the generosity of René’s fans.

Thanks for your interest and support!

Marguerite / November 11, 2016 / Charity, News

Selected Shorts November 3 and 19

René performed on two Selected Shorts programs this November.

The first was on November 3 at the Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where René read “The Deep,” by Anthony Doerr on a program titled. “Uncharted Territories”.

Then, on November 19, René read “The King of the Elves” by Phillip K. Dick in the program “Modern Fairy Tales” at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Listen for these performances to be aired on Selected Shorts on your local public radio station, or subscribe to the Selected Shorts podcast. Schedules can be found on the Selected Shorts website.

Marguerite / October 31, 2016 / Appearances, News

Certain Women opens in October

Certain Women will be shown at the New York Film Festival in early October:

  • Monday October 3 (9 p.m.) at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (premiere)
  • Tuesday October 4 (6 p.m.) at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

René says: “We open Friday, October 14 in New York and Los Angeles, and will be expanding from there. On opening weekend, we’ll be at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center in New York City, and at The Landmark and Arclight Hollywood in LA. We’ll be in most major markets by October 21 or 28, and at our widest by November 4.”

As described on the New York Film Festival website:

“The seventh feature by Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, NYFF 2010), a lean triptych of subtly intersecting lives in Montana, is a work of no-nonsense eloquence. Adapting short stories by Maile Meloy, Certain Women follows a lawyer (Laura Dern) navigating an increasingly volatile relationship with a disgruntled client; a couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros), in a marriage laden with micro-aggression and doubt, trying to persuade an old man (Rene Auberjonois) to sell his unused sandstone; and a young ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) fixated on a new-in-town night school teacher (Kristen Stewart). Shooting on 16mm, Reichardt creates understated, uncannily intimate dramas nestled within a clear-eyed depiction of the modern American West.”

Certain Women was well received at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and René’s performance as “Albert” prompted positive reviews:

“Reichardt’s Certain Women stars the powerhouse trio of Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams, a virtuosic Rene Auberjonois and a radiant Lily Gladstone.” -Los Angeles Times

“…all the performances are rock-solid, with all the players making the most of the writer-director’s gifts at silence and suggestion. Dern has been cornering the market on beatific moms lately, so it’s a treat to watch her play an intelligent, unsatisfied, exasperated woman, and seeing the legendary Auberjonois on the prairie immediately calls to mind his supporting role in the Robert Altman classic McCabe & Mrs. Miller.” -The Wrap

 

Marguerite / September 19, 2016 / News

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