James Gray in person at The Lost City of Z screening on April 12 for an introduction and Q&A.
James Gray is one of the foremost contemporary practitioners of the classically constructed narrative drama, an art that he is a passionate and articulate advocate for. Beginning with 1995’s Little Odessa, he carved out for his personal territory the working-class environs of New York City where he was raised, and has time and again told stories of these neighborhoods and their people that are invested with pathos, dignity, and solemn beauty. With his latest, The Lost City of Z, Gray strikes out into uncharted territory: the depths of the Amazonian jungle. Metrograph will host an evening with Gray discussing this voyage and the resulting film, showing in 35mm in a sneak preview, which provides a welcome pretext to revisit his extraordinary filmography.