Museum of the Moving Image to Honor Bill Sage, 9/23-24
The impressive screen actor Bill Sage, who made his debut in the films of Hal Hartley, is starring in the acclaimed new horror thriller, We Are What We Are. On this occasion, Museum of the Moving Image presents Bill Sage: Then and Now, two special screenings on consecutive evenings, each followed by conversations with Sage and filmmakers:Simple Men (1992) with director Hal Hartley, co-star Robert Burke, and Sage in person on Monday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. and a preview screening of We Are What We Are (2013) with director Jim Mickle and Sage in person on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. See below for descriptions and ticket information.
"Ever since his films with Hal Hartley in the early 1990s, Bill Sage has been a riveting screen actor, at once understated and intense, with a sense of mystery lurking beneath his rugged good looks. We Are What We Are is a great showcase for Sage, a truly scary and effective horror thriller and family psychodrama," said Chief Curator David Schwartz, "and this is a great opportunity to see Hal Hartley's rarely screened Simple Men, one of his strongest films, on the big screen."
New York-based actor Bill Sage, who may be best known for his appearances in the films of Hal Hartley, has made a career of portraying complex men with disturbing pasts. In addition to being in seven films by Hartley, beginning with Simple Men, Sage has also appeared in films by Greg Araki (Mysterious Skin), Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol), Lee Daniels (If I Didn't Care), Mira Nair (The Perez Family), as well as other films that defined American independent cinema in the late 1990s to the present. He has also appeared on the television shows Nurse Jackie,Person of Interest, and Boardwalk Empire. In addition to We Are What We Are, Sage can be seen in Electrick Children alongside Julia Garner and Rory Culkin. He recently completed production on the dark comedy Douglas Brown, the racing drama Born To Race: Fast Track, and The Comedy Bad Parents opposite Janeane Garofalo and Cheri Oteri.