For the sixth season of its annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series, the New Museum has elected the director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan) to be its keynote speaker. This honor — which places Aronofsky in conversation with the critic and novelist Lynne Tillman — has previously been given to such noteworthy personalities as the choreographer Bill T. Jones, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. A graduate of Harvard University and the AFI Conservatory, Aronofsky is nothing if not a capable orator, and the drastic arc of his career — from 1998’s micro-budget Pi to this year’s massive, commendably strange Noah — should provide more than enough fodder for a stimulating discussion.
Tue., Sept. 30, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014