This Thursday, March 7th, 2013. Michel Gondry will be hosting a screening of "Billy Liar" followed by a post-film discussion.
In anticipation of Michel Gondry's latest film, THE WE & THE I, opening at IFC Center on March 8, the acclaimed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" director will be in person on March 7 to host a Movie Night at IFC Center of John Schlesinger's 1963 film BILLY LIAR!
“John Schlesinger’s film certainly had an influence on my films, especially The Science of Sleep, just like Walter Mitty or other films intercutting layers of consciousness. Only BILLY LIAR is one of the few to achieve that in the context of a social satire. All Billy’s visions are like explosions coming out of this very crude and bleak reality. And his personality is very unique, nailed in his lack of ambition. This is one of the films that taught me how magic can come just from editing.”