My Dinner with Andre was one of many films Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert championed on their nationally syndicated show. Join Matt Singer, author of Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever, for a post-screening conversation about the film, his new book, and the legacy of Siskel & Ebert.
Old friends Wallace (Wallace Shawn) and Andre (Andre Gregory) haven’t seen each another in five years and agree to meet for dinner. Andre, a once well-known theater director, dropped out of the New York scene to travel the world, while Wallace stuck around, finding only mixed success as a playwright. As they sit down to eat, Andre launches into a series of fantastic stories from his time away, and Wallace can’t help but notice how different their worldviews have become.