Director Bennett Miller to Introduce
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” as part of its “Member Selects” series, on Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. Oscar®-nominated director Bennett Miller, who will introduce the film, chose “Barry Lyndon” for this “Member Selects” evening, where Academy members introduce one of their favorite films.
Kubrick followed his string of Academy Award® nominations (“Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange”) with the adaptation of The Luck of Barry Lyndon, an early novel by 19th century writer William Makepeace Thackeray. The story’s piercing examination of societal hypocrisy fit well within Kubrick’s oeuvre, however, and the lush period setting allowed the director’s obsession with detail to shine.