Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Raffling Off John Legend; “Memento” Remembers Anniversary


John Legend is indefatigable when it comes to charities. Over the weekend he joined Sting and the Roots on the Mall in Washington DC for Earth Day. On Tuesday May 2 and 3, he’ll have dinner and play golf with the winner of a raffle for the Show Me Campaign. The raffle ends tonight–see this link http://bit.ly/biif8t. The dinner is in New York at Marea.The golf is at Liberty National Golf Course…

It’s the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan‘s mind twisting debut film, “Memento.” I don’t know how anyone remembered to celebrate this event (inside joke).

If you’ve never seen “Memento,” it’s essentially told backwards and forwards simultaneously. The main character, Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) has been attacked in a home invasion and can’t make short term memories. If you like “Lost,” you’ll love it. I love it and can never get enough of it.

On Saturday, there was a 10th anniversary screening at the old Chelsea West aka SVA Theater, with a panel discussion following featuring Jonathan Nolan (who wrote it with his brother), and stars Guy Pearce and Joey Pantoliano. They are all still debating the film among themselves, and with the fans. It will never end! In 40 years I will be screening “Memento” at the Jewish Home for the Elderly and chewing it over with anyone who can hear or see…

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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