Anderson’s longtime producing partners at Indian Paintbrush are launching Galerie, an exclusive curated club featuring original videos, considered writing, live screenings, and discussions with leading filmmakers.
Production company Indian Paintbrush was founded in 2006 by Steven Rales, and the company has produced and financed all of Anderson’s films since 2007. Per the official description, Galerie has a mission to “celebrate film conversation and literacy by offering access to film collections curated by industry creators, thoughtful essays, and exclusive live events with today’s most esteemed cinema professionals and cultural minds.”
Subscriptions cost $10 per month. In addition to Anderson, curators include Mike Mills, Taylor Russell, Karyn Kusama, Ethan Hawke, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Gray, and Ed Lachman. Curators will “guide members as they deepen their journeys through film in a shared place where everyone is invited to exchange ideas and learn,” per the press release, as well as participate in filmed conversations.
Check out a Galerie video below featuring filmmaker Karyn Kusama and actor Taylor Russell, who starred in Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” praising Guadagnino’s 2009 film “I Am Love.”
Novelists, journalists, filmmakers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and costume designers will also be among those interviewed for the film club in live screenings and discussions. Anderson will further direct an exclusive space within Galerie to present ongoing exhibitions that he has personally curated.
“Amidst the media clutter overwhelming all of us, we are delighted to introduce Galerie as a unique sanctuary for discovering cinema differently,” Indian Paintbrush founder Rales said. “Galerie offers the opportunity to explore the indelible contributions of those more and less visible in the filmmaking endeavor, as well as an avenue to converse and learn about the many attributes of this cherished medium.”
The website is led by Andy Shapiro, SVP Digital Content at Indian Paintbrush, and Julie Huntsinger, Executive Director of the Telluride Film Festival.
“I’ve always envied film lovers of days gone by, when cinema societies and clubs were numerous and the ability to truly connect about and discuss films was natural and easy,” Huntsinger said. “Galerie has found a modern and exciting way to build a framework for this to happen. Cinema has new life with this discovery place, shaped by those who live and breathe film. Galerie allows us to encounter, share, and learn about this most wonderful of art forms.”
In addition to Galerie, Indian Paintbrush is also behind Megan Park’s upcoming film “My Old Ass,” co-produced in partnership with Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment. The coming-of-age film stars Aubrey Plaza and Maisy Stella. Indian Paintbrush recently wrapped production on Oscar winner Ed Berger’s religious thriller “Conclave,” his follow-up to the Academy Award-winning “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Kristin Scott Thomas’ directorial debut “North Star,” starring Scarlett Johansson, is also in the works.