More great news for 2019! Time to watch Cate on TV!
Cate Blanchett will guest star as a Marina Abramovic-type performance artist in an upcoming episode of IFC’s Documentary Now!
The episode, titled “Waiting for the Artist,” is a take-off on the acclaimed 2012 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present. Like the real doc, the parody follows an acclaimed performance artist – in this case, Izabella Barta, played by Blanchett – as she prepares for a major exhibition.
In the Documentary Now! episode, Blanchett’s Barta is “reconciling” her relationship with a former lover Dimo Van Omen (Fred Armisen), known as an infamous provocateur of the art world. The episode was shot on location in Budapest, Hungary earlier this summer.
“On the heels of two Emmy nominations and tremendous second quarter growth, IFC now has a two time Oscar winner in an episode of Documentary Now,” said acting IFC General Manager, Blake Callaway. “Cate’s portrayal of an art world superstar has her doing it all: performance art, comedy, and even her own stunts.”
Documentary Now! was created by Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas and is executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Each episode of the series, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, is patterned on a famous documentary or style of documentary, like The Thin Blue Line or Grey Gardens. Previous guest stars include Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Maya Rudolph, John Slattery and others.
The series is also executive produced by Alex Buono and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer. Thomas and Buono serve as the show’s directors, with John Mulaney and Erik Kenward returning as consulting producers, and Alice Mathias serving as co-executive producer and Matt Pacult serving as co-producer.
The new seven-episode season of Documentary Now! is set to premiere Wednesday, February 20 at 10 PM on IFC.
Good evening! First of all, we wish to thank (another) Sandra for her generous donation; second, Vulture just published a very nice article on Cate’s movie career (here). To all the new fans, it’s an useful reading to catch up with her career, and to all the “old” fans, maybe it’s time to rediscover some great movies.
Talking about films, we recovered the first (and only) TV movie Cate Blanchett was in: Parklands. Below you can find the little material available online. The 51-minutes-long movie is featured in the DVD of Travelling Light, directed by same author, Professor Kathryn Millard. Enjoy!
Synopsys – via IMDB
Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and relationship to him.
To complete our gallery we only miss, as far as we know, one more movie and a tv serie episode: Police Rescue – The movie (1994), available only in VHS, and G.P. “Natural Selection” (6×27) aired on August 9, 1994. If you have them, please contact us.
Good morning! Cate Blanchett, along other fellow actors, is part of the documentary Spielberg, produced by HBO, on air on October 7. Save the date!
HBO will unveil the feature length documentary “Spielberg,” about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, on October 7, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by “American Masters” creator Susan Lacy, the doc examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth and draws upon nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and “lifelong obsession with moviemaking.”
“Spielberg” also includes interviews with the director’s family, friends and colleagues, plus behind-the-scenes footage from films such as “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Bridge of Spies” and more.
The many film industry figures that appear in the doc include J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Zemeckis.
Save the date! Cate Blanchett will be a guest at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, March 03.