Saturday, September 30, 2023

Lights, cameras, filming notices — action!

This is the first filming notice — before May, a ubiquitous part of the streetscape — that we recall seeing in months since the start of the strike this past summer. (Spotted on the Bowery bear Bleecker.) 

"The Dutchman" stars André Holland, Kate Mara, Zazie Beetz and Stephen McKinley Henderson ... in this psychological thriller based on the Obie Award-winning play by Amiri Baraka. 

Per Deadline, this film has previously received a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement. 

And some more background on the film via Deadline
Set on a New York subway, "The Dutchman" centers on an encounter between a well-to-do Black man and an enchanting white woman who match wits in a sexualized game of cat and mouse that leads to a violent conclusion. The searing confrontation amplifies the dimensions of racial conflict in America in this adaptation of the stage show first presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre ... in March 1964, which was later adapted into a critically acclaimed 1966 film starring Shirley Knight and Al Freeman Jr. 
Hollywood's writers strike ended on Tuesday after nearly five months. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists continues.

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