In conjunction with the national release of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, 10/16/09, the first feature film Jonze has directed since Adaptation (2002!), there are a lot of Wild Things happenings around New York. (Also, his company Girl Skateboards is releasing a limited edition Where the Wild Things Are Board Series. And check out the Exclusive WTWTA Short Film The Vampire Attack).
Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years – The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a retrospective of Jonze’s music videos, skate videos, films, and commercials (Thursday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 18). 11 W. 53rd St.
Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak – The Morgan Library (Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 1). 225 Madison Ave.
Where the Wild Things Are Celebrity Reading – The New York Public Library (Tuesday, Oct. 13). 455 Fifth Ave. (@42nd St.). 4:00pm
New York City Premiere of Where the Wild Things Are – A red carpet affair at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with the film’s stars, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker (Tuesday, Oct. 13) 7:00pm.
National Release of Where the Wild Things Are – (Friday, Oct. 16). Everywhere.