Our Dinner with Andre
Andre Gregory and Cindy Kleine
Legendary director, writer, and actor Andre Gregory is best known as the mesmerizing raconteur and spiritual bungee-jumper at the center of the 1981 film classic My Dinner with Andre—a dazzling cinematic conversation about what it means to live a fully authentic life. Since then, Gregory, a highly regarded theater director, has become known for quirky, seemingly quixotic adaptations of classic dramas, including Vanya on 42nd Street (drawn from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya) and the forthcoming Wally and Andre Shoot Ibsen (based on Ibsen’s The Master Builder), which blur the distinctions between theater and therapy, rehearsal and reality, life and art. His wife, filmmaker Cindy Kleine, now has made Before and After Dinner, a documentary about Gregory’s life, which, in its way, picks up on the quest described in My Dinner with Andre 30 years later. The film will be previewed at the Symposium before its theatrical release this spring.
Interviewing this singular couple, Networker Editor Rich Simon will explore the challenge of keeping one’s creativity alive through the course of a lifetime and what it means to fully embrace one’s life’s work—whether as an artist or a therapist—as a true calling.
Approved for one hour of CE credit. To register, use form on page 80.