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Just Visiting...


Tuesday night we had an "Evening With" event with the great Richard Jenkins and Haaz Sleiman of The Visitor, one of my favorite films of the year. I first saw Tom McCarthy's follow up to The Station Agent in Toronto in 2007 and have been saying ever since that the film is going to garner the always excellent Jenkins his first Oscar nomination.

Jenkins himself doesn't like to hear this--the guy is modest beyond belief as he demonstrated in our April cover story--but after years of stealing scenes in supporting roles in films like Intolerable Cruelty, North Country, and Flirting With Disaster, he's more than overdue for some leading man attention.

The film centers on a widower who finds his orderly life uprooted when he embarks on a friendship with a pair of immigrants he finds squatting in his apartment. What I love about this clever, insightful film is that it tackles the issue of immigration without ever being preachy or oversimplifying the issues.

For more on the event, including our exclusive video, see below. 

On an unrelated note, I have no idea why I look so orange in this picture.

-- Jenelle Riley

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This video you've posted isn't for the right film.

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