The challenge, should you be lucky enough to land an overnight stay in the Art Institute’s River North re-creation of Van Gogh’s bedroom, will be to avoid saying the obvious things relating to the troubled artist’s biography.
You cannot, for instance, tell your partner, repeatedly, that you are “all ears,” because, well, divorce.
And you cannot say that it costs “an arm and a leg” to stay there because this little stroke of promotional inspiration, available (although not right now) through Airbnb and meant to tout the museum’s groundbreaking new exhibition, “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” is only $10 a night, including tickets to the show.
The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that “we’re all Africans really.”
Streep, who heads a festival film jury for the first time, said she was committed to equality and inclusion “of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions.” The seven-member jury also includes German actor Lars Eidinger, British film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, British actor Clive Owen, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska.
“This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury, and that’s an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions,” Streep said. “So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game.”