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Weekend: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'Don't F--- With Cats', Korean Cinema deep dive and more




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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (actress/producer of "Downhill") and John Horn (host of The Frame) at Sundance 2020.
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JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS PRODUCES AND STARS IN "DOWNHILL"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-stars with Will Ferrell in “Downhill,” which she also produced. It’s a remake of the 2014 Swedish film, “Force Majeure,” but with new scenes and dialogue. The premise is the same as in the original: a family of four is on a ski vacation when the resort sets off a controlled avalanche that threatens the family as they’re eating lunch. The way each parent reacts to the scare reveals deeper divisions in their marriage. 

"Downhill" is in theaters now.

KOREAN CINEMA TO BINGE

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho made history at the Oscars this past Sunday when his film "Parasite" became the first non-English-language movie to win Best Picture. This high-profile win could be an opportunity for people to discover the long, rich history of Korean cinema and more of Director Bong’s movies. John Horn talks with Inkoo Kang about the best of Korean film and the industry there. She’s a television critic at The Hollywood Reporter and writes about film too.

"THE ASSISTANT" IMAGINES A DAY IN THE LIFE WORKING FOR SOMEONE LIKE WEINSTEIN 

With the Harvey Weinstein trial reaching a conclusion this week, John Horn talks with filmmaker Kitty Green about her movie “The Assistant.” It’s a fictional story that plays out like a workplace thriller. The story is based on interviews with people working in the movie business– including people who worked for Weinstein.

"The Assistant" is in theaters now.

TV CRITICS: WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?

In the era of “peak TV” what’s the role of the television critic? TV viewers today have more options than ever before. And while that may be a God-send to couch potatoes everywhere, for TV critics, it’s been a mixed blessing. Frame contributor Collin Friesen went to the annual Television Critics Association recent gathering to check in how the professionals are coping in the era of peak TV.

"DON'T F*** WITH CATS" CHALLENGES OUR FASCINATION WITH TRUE CRIME

The Netflix miniseries, "Don’t F*** With Cats," is, in part, a profile of Luka Magnotta, a cat killer-turned-murderer. But mostly it’s a story about a group of Internet sleuths — amateur investigators who used Google and Facebook to track down Magnotta even before police investigators did. John Horn spoke with director Mark Lewis about what his series has to say about fame and Internet culture.

"Don’t F*** With Cats" is on Netflix.

WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION MEAN TO YOU?

The playwright of “What the Constitution Means To Me”– Heidi Schreck– and the star of the LA production– Maria Dizzia– talk with John Horn about memory, debate, and the way the Constitution has affected the lives of American women over generations.

“What the Constitution Means To Me” is on stage at the Mark Taper Forum through 2/28.

DO HER DOGS WEAR BLUE VELVET?

Isabella Rossellini is famous for many things: for being the daughter of Ingrid Bergman and filmmaker Roberto Rossellini; for her career as a glamorous model; and for her riveting role in one of David Lynch’s creepier movies. But lately she’s been writing and performing short films and stage shows that focus on her fascination with the animal kingdom. Her latest show is "Link Link Circus." Rossellini met with The Frame contributor Chloe Veltman at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  

Isabella Rossellini performs “Link Link Circus” at the Malibu Playhouse 2/15 and 2/16. And then from the 17th through the 19th she’ll be at the Lodge Room in Highland Park.