Friday, July 29, 2011

Obviously

What—did you think Professor James Franco wasn't going to be a guest lecturer at New York City's MOMA PS1, proctoring classes with director Gus Van Sant? You're so weird.
The multi-multihyphenated liberal-arts geek will juggle his big-screen career (he's appearing in next week's Rise of the Planet of the Apes and just started filming a Wizard of Oz prequel), a recently announced return to the cast of General Hospital and the thousand other activities he's got going on with a turn at New York City's MOMA PS1 as a guest lecturer leading master classes with his Milk director, Gus Van Sant.

Per the museum's website, Franco will lead "lectures and discussions that bring students together to take part in a new conversation around contemporary practice with artists, authors, musicians, curators, theorists and scholars."

Just the perfect fit for Hollywood's favorite Renaissance Man. And he'll even be doling out homework—and holding film screenings!
Of course he will. What is he supposed to do between getting his PhD in polymathology and filming Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2: Monkey Business—take a nap? Get real.

[P.S. "Multi-multihyphenated?" Looks like someone's reading Shakesville!]