André Gregory: Before and After Dinner
André Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)

ANDRE GREGORY: BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER is a wonderful exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist Andre Gregory. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory looks back on a career that spanned… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

"André Gregory: Before and After Dinner," is an insightful documentary/love letter directed by Gregory's second wife, Cindy Kleine, who married Gregory when she was 39 and he was 63.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

A theater director's wife directs an admiring diary, as he rehearses an Ibsen play. Andre Gregory fancies himself a shaman but just comes off as an irrepressible raconteur.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The witty and hilarious biopic looks back with fondness on how Gregory became an American icon in the theater and even found relative success in Hollywood.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The film sees the creative process as a sacrament in which the play's not the thing but the getting there is.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The best scenes here show the retired thespian rehearsing a workshop production of Ibsen's The Master Builder with his friend, frequent collaborator, and Dinner costar Wallace Shawn.

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Chris Knight
National Post

If you've long yearned to know more about the guy in My Dinner with Andre (or Demolition Man if you prefer), here's your chance.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

A fond documentary made by Gregory's wife, Cindy Kleine.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

At last. A documentary that I didn't even know I was waiting for.

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Donald Liebenson
RogerEbert.com

"Before and After Dinner" is not fully satisfying, but it does offer a rich portrait of the artist as an ever-seeking explorer.

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