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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A, NEW YORK Extra Screening Opportunity
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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A, NEW YORK Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, February 16th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA tells the story of the Chandlers, a working class family from a Massachusetts fishing village.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his janitor job in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.   MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.


Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, Editor Jennifer Lame, Production Designer Ruth De Jong, Set Decorator Florencia Martin, Costume Designer Melissa Toth, Hair & Make-Up Frank Barbossa and Liz Bernstrom, Production Sound Mixer Kevin Parker, Re-recording Mixers Jacob Ribicoff and Roland Vajs, Supervising Sound Editor Jacob Ribicoff, Original Score Lesley Barber. Casting Director Douglas Aibel, CSA.


Running Time: 135 Minutes
Rating: R


Bryant Park Screening Room 40 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A With Casey Affleck and Matt Damon, LOS ANGELES Extra Screening Opportunity Monday, February 13th, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Actor Casey Affleck
Producer Matt Damon
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA tells the story of the Chandlers, a working class family from a Massachusetts fishing village.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his janitor job in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.   MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.


Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, Editor Jennifer Lame, Production Designer Ruth De Jong, Set Decorator Florencia Martin, Costume Designer Melissa Toth, Hair & Make-Up Frank Barbossa and Liz Bernstrom, Production Sound Mixer Kevin Parker, Re-recording Mixers Jacob Ribicoff and Roland Vajs, Supervising Sound Editor Jacob Ribicoff, Original Score Lesley Barber. Casting Director Douglas Aibel, CSA.


Running Time: 135 Minutes
Rating: R


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A, NEW YORK Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, February 12th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Actor Lucas Hedges
Producer Chris Moore
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA tells the story of the Chandlers, a working class family from a Massachusetts fishing village.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his janitor job in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.   MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.


Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, Editor Jennifer Lame, Production Designer Ruth De Jong, Set Decorator Florencia Martin, Costume Designer Melissa Toth, Hair & Make-Up Frank Barbossa and Liz Bernstrom, Production Sound Mixer Kevin Parker, Re-recording Mixers Jacob Ribicoff and Roland Vajs, Supervising Sound Editor Jacob Ribicoff, Original Score Lesley Barber. Casting Director Douglas Aibel, CSA.


Running Time: 135 Minutes
Rating: R


Tribeca Film Center 375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013
LIFE, ANIMATED w/Q&A, Los Angeles Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Roger Ross Williams
Moderated by:
Frank Gladstone, Executive Director of ASIFA-Hollywood
From director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.  This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. 


Running time: 92 mins.



Laemmle's Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd #121 Encino, CA 91316
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, February 4th, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Casey Affleck
Michelle Williams
Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA tells the story of the Chandlers, a working class family from a Massachusetts fishing village.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his janitor job in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.   MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.


Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, Editor Jennifer Lame, Production Designer Ruth De Jong, Set Decorator Florencia Martin, Costume Designer Melissa Toth, Hair & Make-Up Frank Barbossa and Liz Bernstrom, Production Sound Mixer Kevin Parker, Re-recording Mixers Jacob Ribicoff and Roland Vajs, Supervising Sound Editor Jacob Ribicoff, Original Score Lesley Barber. Casting Director Douglas Aibel, CSA.


Running Time: 135 Minutes
Rating: R


NeueHouse 6121 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (complimentary valet parking in the garage)
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS w/ Q&A, Los Angeles Extra Screening Opportunity Friday, February 3rd, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Deborah Cook, Costume Designer
From animation studio LAIKA comes an action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (Art Parkinson) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen samurai warrior father. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny. The film, produced by Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, also features the voices of George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro.

MPAA Rating: (Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril)

Running Time: 101 min



The London West Hollywood Hotel Screening Room 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Hosted Valet Parking)
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS w/ Q&A, New York, Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC
Production Designer Shane Valentino
From writer/director Tom Ford comes a thriller that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals.


Film Runtime: 116 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated  R



Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street (b/n Elridge & Forsyth Sts) New York City
An Episode of STRANGER THINGS w/Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writers/Directors/Executive Producers The Duffer Brothers
Set Decorator Jess Royal
Prop Master Lynda Reiss
Director of Photography Tim Ives
Editor Kevin Ross
A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.


Episode & Run-Time: Episode 1 “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers,” Run-Time: 47 Minutes


Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Pictures Lot 5555 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Guests will enter through the Paramount main gate (Windsor) located at 5555 Melrose Ave and park in the Visitor Lot.)
Nocturnal Animals w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, January 19th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:

Abel Korzeniowski/Composer

Donald Mowat/Make-up

Yolanda Toussieng/Hair

From screenwriter/director Tom Ford comes a thriller that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals.

Running Time: 117 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated  R



NeueHouse 6121 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (complimentary valet parking in the garage)
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A & Reception, LOS ANGELES Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, January 14th, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producers Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore and Lauren Beck
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA tells the story of the Chandlers, a working class family from a Massachusetts fishing village.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his janitor job in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.   MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.


Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, Editor Jennifer Lame, Production Designer Ruth De Jong, Set Decorator Florencia Martin, Costume Designer Melissa Toth, Hair & Make-Up Frank Barbossa and Liz Bernstrom, Production Sound Mixer Kevin Parker, Re-recording Mixers Jacob Ribicoff and Roland Vajs, Supervising Sound Editor Jacob Ribicoff, Original Score Lesley Barber. Casting Director Douglas Aibel, CSA.


Running Time: 135 Minutes
Rating: R


The London West Hollywood Hotel Screening Room 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Valet parking included)
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Monday, January 9th, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Screenwriter/Director Tom Ford
Editor Joan Sobel
Costume Designer Arianne Phillips
Composer Abel Korzeniowski
From screenwriter/director Tom Ford comes a thriller that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals.


Film Runtime: 116 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated  R



The Theatre at Ace Hotel 933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Hosted valet parking)
JACKIE w/ Q & A and Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, January 7th, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Followed by a conversation with: 
Producer, Darren Aronofsky

Screenwriter, Noah Oppenheim

Directed by: Pablo Larraín

Screenplay by: Noah Oppenheim

Produced by: Juan de Dios Larraín, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel

Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt

JACKIE is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).  JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination.  Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well.  

JACKIE is the recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival Platform Prize and Venice Film Festival Golden Osella Best Screenplay Award




Running time: 91 mins.
MPAA Rating: R


Real D Screening Room 100 N. Crescent Dr., Lobby Level Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (parking beneath the building)
THE KING'S CHOICE w /Q&A, Los Angeles Thursday, January 5th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Eric Poppe
The official Norwegian Foreign-Language submission for the 2016 Academy Awards® and Golden Globes®, The King’s Choice is based on actual events that took place over three dramatic days in April 1940. Directed by Erik Poppe (1,000 Times Good Night), the film is a meticulously researched account of the human drama behind the most significant moment in modern Norwegian history. 



Running time: 133 mins.



ArcLight, Sherman Oaks 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (4 hours of validated parking)
LOVING-w/Special Event Celebrating Photographer Grey Villet w/ Q&A and Reception Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Barbara Villet
Jeff Nichols, Director
Matt Sayles, Photographer for the Associated Press
Jay Clendenin, Photographer for the Los Angeles Times

The real-life story of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed in the film by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. 


Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga,

Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll,

Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, and Michael Shannon


Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols


Film Runtime: 123 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13



CAA Screening Room 2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067 (Hosted valet parking provided)