Roberta and Chris Hanley of MUSE Films from a May 24, 2011 article in the New York Times Magazine.

"Remember the scene in “American Psycho” where Christian Bale dissected the greatness of Huey Lewis and the News as he bludgeoned his pal to death to the song “Hip to Be Square”? What about the picture of Christina Ricci, as the willing victim, perched on the lap of Vincent Gallo, playing the degenerate kidnapper you could empathize with in “Buffalo 66″? These indelible indie film moments and more were largely brought to you by Chris and Roberta Hanley of MUSE Films.
For 20 years, the Hanleys have optioned books, commissioned screenplays, and enlisted directors and other talent based on their skill rather than their bankability. “The Virgin Suicides,” Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut, was a MUSE project. So was “Freeway,”Matthew Bright’s 1996 film starring a then-aspiring young actress named Reese Witherspoon.
While their professional base is a Frank Gehry-designed house in Venice, Calif., this international couple often divide their time between homes in Kenya and England. This week, the Hanleys are at the Cannes Film Festival (having just arrived from location in Vienna) in support of several new projects, the highly anticipated Fernando Meirellesfilm, “360,” among them.”
Check out the full Q&A on the NYT website. 

Roberta and Chris Hanley of MUSE Films from a May 24, 2011 article in the New York Times Magazine.

"Remember the scene in “American Psycho” where Christian Bale dissected the greatness of Huey Lewis and the News as he bludgeoned his pal to death to the song “Hip to Be Square”? What about the picture of Christina Ricci, as the willing victim, perched on the lap of Vincent Gallo, playing the degenerate kidnapper you could empathize with in “Buffalo 66″? These indelible indie film moments and more were largely brought to you by Chris and Roberta Hanley of MUSE Films.

For 20 years, the Hanleys have optioned books, commissioned screenplays, and enlisted directors and other talent based on their skill rather than their bankability. “The Virgin Suicides,” Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut, was a MUSE project. So was “Freeway,”Matthew Bright’s 1996 film starring a then-aspiring young actress named Reese Witherspoon.

While their professional base is a Frank Gehry-designed house in Venice, Calif., this international couple often divide their time between homes in Kenya and England. This week, the Hanleys are at the Cannes Film Festival (having just arrived from location in Vienna) in support of several new projects, the highly anticipated Fernando Meirellesfilm, “360,” among them.”

Check out the full Q&A on the NYT website. 

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