Michelle Williams set "Take this Waltz"

Michelle Williams set “Take this Waltz”

“Take This Waltz,” [is] Sarah Polley’s honest, sure-footed, emotionally generous second feature. Ms. Williams, one of the bravest and smartest actresses working in movies today, portrays a young woman who is indecisive and confused, but never passive. The title is taken from one of his songs, which accompanies an astonishing (and very sexy) montage late in the film. A.O.Scott

[September 28, 2011]
about an earlier cut
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2011 “For all its variously successful insights into married life the film often takes bold stylistic leaps that simply don’t work (it features the most unintentionally hilarious sex scene in recent memory). Take This Waltz didn’t receive a single clap of appreciation and to be frank it didn’t deserve any.” film magazine-of-the-moment Little White Lies

“I often dream of quitting acting. ,,,. It’s when a situation is inescapable that it becomes hell.,,,. I’ve been acting for twenty years” Hobo

Michelle Williams September 2011

Michelle Williams September 2011

Date Rank Weekend Gross %Change Theaters Change / Avg. Gross-to-Date Week
Jun 29–Jul 1    31    $137,019    –                   30 –                                $4,567  $137,019 1
Jul 6–8              32     $152,250   +11.1%      46  +16                         $3,310  $399,644 2
Jul 13–15         34      $147,306    -3.2%      47   +1                            $3,134   $329,025 3
Jul 20–22       32       $108,997    -26.0%   56    +9                           $1,946   $833,634 4
Jul 27–29       34       $84,033       -22.9%   64     +8                          $1,313   $981,313 5

Civil lawsuit filed by a hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault.

Civil lawsuit filed by a hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault.

A New York judge is expected to rule next Tuesday [May 1] whether to toss out a civil lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn brought by the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her. A spokesman for the court system, David Bookstaver, said the decision will be released on Tuesday morning. The ruling had initially been expected at the end of this week.
[April 24}Judge Douglas McKeon is expected to rule on April 27 whether disgraced French politician and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face a civil lawsuit filed by a hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault.

“There should be a decision on Friday,” the office of Judge Douglas McKeon in New York state court in the Bronx. Lawyers for both sides argued the motion to dismiss before McKeon last month. Neither Diallo nor Strauss-Kahn was present in court.

The lawsuit was filed in the Bronx, where Diallo resides.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The tribulations of DSK in large hotels stir endlessly.
David Roquet is the head of “Matériaux Enrobés du Nord”, a subsidiary of French construction giant Eiffage. Roquet told the police he had visited Strauss-Kahn in New York in February 2011, accompanied by prostitutes “presented as Eiffage secretaries.” A second visit took place in May 2011.

Jean-Christophe Lagarde was, until his suspension last week, head of urban security for the Nord administrative region that includes the city of Lille. Lagarde also accompanied Roquet and Paszkowski on trips to New York in the company of the “secretaries”.


Motorcade coming down East Side

Motorcade, possibly coming down from an East side residence, possibly to the gubernatorial debate on Long Island …Attorney General Cuomo?