Thursday, August 06, 2009

La Grande Bouffe -highly recommended by the Serpentine's curator Went to the Serpentine today and saw the latest amazing pavilion designed by SANAA and got some inside tips on the Park Nights series of events. This one came highly recommended and is rumored to have a cool Italian catering company sponsoring the evening with food...will have to check it out.

Park Nights:

La Grande Bouffe
Friday 21 August

8pm

Directed by Marco Ferreri
(1973, 130 mins, colour DVD)

Four world-weary middle-aged men decide to gorge themselves to death in one final, orgiastic weekend of sex and gourmet food. Described by The New York Times as ‘vulgar vaudeville on an epic scale... a mordant, chilling, hilarious, dirty movie’, Ferreri’s blackly-comic satire of modern consumer society provided actor Marcello Mastroianni with a perfect opportunity to send up his ‘Latin Lover’ persona.

Park Nights 2009
Park Nights is an annual series of events staged every Friday night in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. This year’s programme includes music, theatre, performances, talks and film screenings. The website gives details of the events that run over the summer until September. The season culminates in October with Poetry Marathon, the latest in the Gallery’s acclaimed series of Marathons, conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery Co-Director.

All events are held in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009
Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA

All Park Nights tickets £5/£4
Available from the Gallery Lobby Desk or Ticketweb: 08700 600 100
www.ticketweb.co.uk

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