Houston Cinema Arts Society presents Artist's Choice Film Series: Living in Oblivion
The Artist’s Choice Film Series is an event where Houston’s visual, performing, and literary artists are invited to select and introduce a feature film of their choice about their own art form. A moderated discussion with the artist and audience will follow each screening.
Living in Oblivion: Following up his debut, Johnny Suede, director Tom DiCillo presented this filmmaking comedy that allegedly draws much from DiCillo’s experiences on the set of the 1991 Brad Pitt vehicle. Steve Buscemi stars as Nick Reve, the long-suffering director of a no-budget independent film. If he’s not dealing with his heartbroken director of photography Wolf (Dermot Mulroney), Reve is trying to keep his leading lady Nicole (DiCillo mainstay Catherine Keener) happy or ignore the pseudo-auteur suggestions of Pitt-inspired name-actor Chad Palomino (James LeGros). All the while, the audience can’t ever be sure if the scene they’re watching is a dream or reality.