Having tackled corporate greed—and launched a thousand think pieces—with The Wolf Of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s next film will avoid any similar controversy by combining the two things affluent intellectuals love the most: documentaries and The New York Review Of Books. Scorsese once again collaborated on the yet-untitled project with David Tedeschi; the duo have previously co-created documentaries about George Harrison, Fran Lebowitz, and The Rolling Stones.
Their latest collaboration follows the prestigious magazine from its inception during the 1963 New York Times’ newspaper strike through its move to an online platform. It uses rare footage and photographs, as well as interviews with writers including Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, and Norman Mailer. The as-yet-untitled, 95-minute film will be screened as a “work in progress” at the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale special line-up on February 14, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the couple who has everything but a Scorsese-directed documentary about an intellectual literary magazine.