BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) was honored with an AFI AWARD in as one of the most outstanding films of 2014. According to the official AFI AWARDS rationale, “BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) sings of the wide divide between artist and celebrity — and the uniting force to feel beloved on the earth. Alejandro González Iñárritu and his brilliant creative ensemble provide a backstage pass into the worried minds behind a Broadway show, asking audiences to consider what is art and what is artifice. Emmanuel Lubezki’s camera is fluid in flight, following Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone as they hit the boards with star wattage, and Michael Keaton’s tour de force performance soars into the history of cinema as a celebration of both humility and hubris.”
AFI Movie Club: BIRDMAN
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