|1.||My Breakfast with Blassie
Andy Kaufman's ridiculous parody of "My Dinner With Andre" sets Andy Kaufman, playing himself, at an early-morning breakfast with former wrestling champion Fred Blassie. Andy and Fred discuss wrestling (Andy's success with wrestling women is discussed at length), then change the topic to techniques for keeping your hands clean, why not to eat pancakes or waffles, giving autographs to fans, and other topics not nearly as intellectual as the ones discussed in My Dinner With Andre. As with much of Andy Kaufman's work, My Breakfast with Blassie is extremely self-deprecating, showing Kaufman as being timid yet egotistical, using his role as Latka on Taxi as a way of trying to impress people. The video explores the egotism that develops with stardom, as well as the desire to lead a private life: the double-edged sword of being a recognizable celebrity.
(1975 TV Series)
Episode: Heartbeeps/Cinderella/Taps/Taxi Zum Klo (1981)
Roger opens the show with a review of "Heartbeeps" which both he and Gene thought was thin and boring. They both liked Walt Disney's "Cinderella", but they disagreed strongly on "Taps", with Roger being moved by the film while Gene thought it was silly and illogical. Both liked "Taxi Zum Klo". Finally, Sparky the Wonder Dog shows up, but there is no Dog of the Week segment. Instead Gene and Roger focus on their picks for their favorite films of the holiday season. Roger chooses "Reds", "My Dinner With Andre" while Gene chooses "Ragtime" and "Neighbors".
(1975 TV Series)
Episode: Rollover/Quartet/My Dinner with Andre/Reds (1981)
Gene and Roger open the show with the international finance thriller "Rollover" which they both hated. They also disliked "Quartet" citing that the actors are more interesting than the story. However, they both thought that "My Dinner With Andre" was one of the year's best films. They split on Warren Beatty's "Reds", Roger thought the love story worked better than the journalism, Gene thought everything was undercut by miscasting. Plus, in their "Dog of the Week" segment, both critics chose low-budget horror pictures, Gene with "Dr. Butcher" and Roger with "The Boogens".
Rhona, a yoga instructor committed to a vegan lifestyle, must entertain Leo, her red meat-loving, blue collar father-in-law, as she waits for her husband to join them for dinner. When Leo attempts to apologize for a past insult, he instead opens up a debate that challenges her belief system. Their conversation quickly escalates into a heated argument that scrutinizes animal cruelty, climate change, health, morality, and spirituality. Endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and reminiscent of the classic film My Dinner With Andre, Living Things presents a compelling dialogue about humanity and the benefits of a healthier, environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
PARK HOURS is a coming-of-age story and 50 is the new 17. We follow Mark and Jim as they attempt to make sense out of life and death, love, career, and parenthood. They examine what it means to be alive, back when it all began-- and Now. Think "My Dinner With Andre" on acid, speed, and steroids....
|6.||A Wilderness in Your Heart
A unique blend of 'Before Sunset,' 'My Dinner with Andre' and 'Lost Highway', Robin Dunn's first feature film "A Wilderness in Your Heart" explores the light and dark sides of passionate love, eros and thanatos, through the trials of a pair of young lovers, Sam and Julia.
|7.||My Tar Sands Duck Dinner with Andrea
(2012 Short Film)
"When Hollywood Actors like Robert Redford become oil sands experts, then oil sands experts must become actors." Based on a true story "My Tar Sands Duck Dinner with Andrea" is a monologue. Ms. Eco-fem Andrea Andreana addresses her off-screen boyfriend gone bad - he's an oil sands engineer! A spoof on Louis Malle's "My Dinner with Andre" - Andrea accepts his invitation to lunch. He's buying and she's well.....unemployed. Oh, she's busy working on all her eco-campaigns, but she refuses to support the Canadian Petro-state that supports her by getting a job. Their tete a tete moves from fond memories into eco-warrior worship, interrupted by a video playback by an oil sands expert. Shocked and dismayed, Andrea agrees to listen but only barely.
|8.||Dinner and Drinks
In the tradition of "My Dinner with Andre," Dinner & Drinks follows three Hollywood actors as they go out on the town and discuss Life, Love, God, and Show Business. Part Documentary, Part Reality T.V., Part Soap Opera. This film redefines Avant-garde Cinema.
Less nutritious than My Dinner with Andre and drowsier than Waking Life, Discontinuity consists of a philosophical conversation between Olivia and Steve. Steve has just fallen in love with a belief that reality is shifting, that contradictions are the norm. Olivia ain't buying it. Have fun spotting the continuity errors, paradoxes, and oxymorons.
|10.||Five Weddings and a Felony
Director Josh Freed turns a Flip camera on his own relationships for a contemporary and comic look at the travails of romance in New York City. As a boy, Josh's philosophical nature led to an obsession with the film "My Dinner with Andre." Now as a twentysomething, he attracts bright and accomplished women, but his self-questioning interferes with his personal commitments. Peeling away neurosis and narcissism, the film is a compelling portrait of modern love.
|11.||My Walkabout with You
(2012 Short Film)
"My Walkabout with You" is a short film written and directed by Anastasia Kolas, featuring playwright and a performance artist, Deborah Pearson. It has been conceived as a 2012 response to now classic 1981 film My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle. "My Walkabout with You" is set in New York City as was the original 1981 version; the containing conversation reflects on the contemporary sense of well-being, observing the often resulting estrangement from ourselves that we experience in hyper-connected world of instant communication today. In contrast with thoroughness of the nearly two hour long Louis Malle feature, the short length of the "Walkabout" is reflective of the abbreviated fast-paced lifestyle aided by the new technology and the Internet.
"My Walkabout with You" is a short film written and directed by Anastasia Kolas which aims to reflect on the contemporary sense of well-being, observing the often resulting estrangement from ourselves that we experience in hyper-connected world of instant communication today.
(2014 Short Film)
In the style of My Dinner with Andre, this dark dramedy witnesses a woman at crossroads in her life reaching out for new age guidance and getting, instead, a large dose of what unseated her in the first place. Marianne has just turned 40. Lost and searching for answers, she invites a strange woman into her home for an astrology reading, unaware that the woman is crazy. The reading quickly dissolves into an abusive diatribe laced with jewels of wisdom. Marianne anchors herself to these jewels and survives the reading just as she survived her childhood. In seeking for answers outside herself, Marianne discovers her own inner strength.