July 02--Terrence Malick loves "Zoolander." No joke.
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker has agreed to serve as guest curator for Philbrook Museum of Art's long-running summer film series, which begins Friday and features a different movie each Friday night in July.
"Zoolander" is one of his choices. Just don't look for the reclusive Malick to be among those picnicking on a blanket on the lawn.
Philbrook Films on the Lawn is a 30-plus year tradition, with movies beginning at dusk (arriving well before 9 p.m. is a good idea).
Guests are welcome to pack a picnic and arrive anytime after the gates open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for the films, $5 for museum members.
There will also be a Tulsaarea food truck present each of these nights, a new highlight for this outdoor cinema event.
In addition, those attending will have a chance to win a DVD copy of "Badlands," Malick's 1973 directing debut, in a 40th-anniversary restored release from Criterion Collection, which is a sponsor of Philbrook's summer film program, according to a press release from the museum.
The Philbrook Films on the Lawn schedule for both movies and food trucks is as follows:
The movie: "Beat the Devil," the 1953 drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Tulsa's native Oscarwinner, Jennifer Jones.
The food truck: Lola's Caravan
The movie: "The Lady Eve," the 1941 screwball-comedy featuring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
The food truck: Andolini's Pizza
The movie: "Zoolander," Ben Stiller's 2001 absurdist cultcomedy about a male fashion model whose career in fashion nears an end.
The food truck: Lone Wolf Bahn Mi
The movie: "Badlands," Malick's first film, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek and based on Charles Starkweather's 1950s killing spree.
The food truck: Brownie's Hamburgers
While Malick is the writerdirector behind acclaimed dramas including "Days of Heaven" and "The Tree of Life," there is apparently little surprise that the fashion-industry send-up "Zoolander" would be one of his choices for this film series.
Consider this from a Los Angeles Times report in 2011: "...for Malick's birthday one year, Stiller dressed up as the character Derek Zoolander, made a personalized video card and sent it to the director. 'I think "Zoolander" is one of Terry's favorite movies ever,' said Jack Fisk, Malick's longtime production designer, who has known him for nearly 40 years. 'He watches it all the time, and he likes quoting it.' "
Malick's most recent film, "To the Wonder," starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams, was largely filmed during the fall of 2010 in the Bartlesville area, where Malick lived as a boy for several years and where his parents lived until their deaths.
Michael Smith 918-581-8479
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