Below the Line Filmmaker Screening Series

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In an energized atmosphere, Below the Line gathers key department heads from the crew responsible for the film. After viewing the finished movie, imagine a roundtable where you have a seat. Filmmakers interact with each other and with you, their peers.

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A MONSTER CALLS, w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York
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TONI ERDMANN, Los Angeles Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Practical joker Winfried (Peter Simonischek) disguises himself as flashy “Toni Erdmann” to get busy Ines (Sandra Huller)’ attention and change her corporate lifestyle.  The father-daughter challenge reaches absurd proportions until Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life… 


A satire that mocks power games and social representation, TONI ERDMANN also addresses issues such as stress in the modern world, sexism on the workplace, the dehumanizing nature of the corporate world, how families fail to communicate, without ever being melodramatic.


39 year-old writer-director Maren Ade‘s graduation film from Munich’s HFF Univeristy of  Television and Film, The Forest for the Trees, won the Special Jury Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and a German Film Award nomination for Best Film. Her second feature, Everyone Else, won two Silver Bears at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. In 2000, she founded the film production company Komplizen Film with Janine Jackowski through which they produced, along with Jonas Dornbach, TONI ERDMANNMs. Ade’s third film.


Release date: December 25, 2016
Running time: 162 mins.
Rating: R


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
An Episode of THE CROWN w/Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Actor Claire Foy
Actor Matt Smith

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.


Episode Runs 60 minutes



Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Pictures Lot 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 Enter at Melrose and Windsor gate for main parking. Security will direct guests. You must have I.D.
A MONSTER CALLS, w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director J. A. Bayona

Written by Patrick Ness, 

based on the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd 

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell,

Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson 

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.


Release date: December 23, 2016
Running time: 108 mins.
Rating: PG13


Regal E-Walk 247 W. 42nd Street (entrance on north side of 42nd Street)
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JACKIE w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director 
Pablo Larraín
Cinematographer Stephane Fontaine
Production Designer Jean Rabasse
Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine
Producer Juan de Dios 
Larraín

JACKIE is a searing and intimate 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 psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

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, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, John Carroll Lynch, Beth Grant, Max Casella with Billy Crudup and John Hurt



Release date: December 2, 2016
Running time: 91 mins.
Rating: PG


20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIO LOT - LITTLE THEATRE 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 *Please arrive early in order to go through Studio Security Enter the lot at the Pico/Motor Gate, parking available in front of the theatre.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS w/ Q&A, New York Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producer Travis Knight
Producer Arianne Sutner
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 is produced by Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner.

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

Running Time: 101 min



METROGRAPH 7 Ludlow Street New York, NY
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, December 1st, 2016 @ 7:15 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Screenwriter/Director Tom Ford
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



Cinerama Dome at Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles
LOVING - Jeff Nichols Retrospective w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Jeff Nichols

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




AMC Century City 15 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067
HIDDEN FIGURES, Extra Screening opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
HIDDEN FIGURES is the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind on the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, an achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned aroung the Space Race, and galvanized the world.

Running Time: 125 Minutes
MPAA Rating:PG
Opens in limited release December 25





Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046
Gold Derby presents Meet the Experts, Editing & Cinematography, TONIGHT Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Second in a series of roundtable discussions with Gold Derby editor Tom O'Neil
 and the artisans working behind the scenes on the top films this Awards Season. 

EDITING & CINEMATOGRAPHY

MARYANN BRANDON - Editor - Passengers

JAMES LAXTON - Cinematographer - Moonlight

BLU MURRAY - Editor - Scully

SEAN PORTER - Cinematographer - 20th Century Women


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hoursJAME
MISS SLOANE w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, November 19th, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director John Madden
Writer Jonathan Perera

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

 

Miss Sloane is directed by John Madden, written by Jonathan Perera and produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, Ariel Zeitoun. Cast includes: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston and John Lithgow. Cinematographer Sebastian Blenkov, DFF; Production Designer Matthew Davies; Set Decorator Peter Nicolakakos, SDSA; Editor Alexander Berner; Costume Designer Georgina Yarhi; Production Mixer Yves-Marie Omnes; Re-recording Mixer Dominique Gaborieau; Sound Editing Francoise Fayard; Make-Up Elizabeth Gruszka: Hair Cliona Furey; Score by Max Richter.


Running Time: 132 Minutes

Rated: R

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Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Complimentary Valet parking provided)
GLEASON w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity, Thursday, November 17th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Clay Tweel

Shortly after former New Orleans Saints star defensive back Steve Gleason is diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34, he learns that his wife Michel is pregnant with their first child. Determined to live his remaining years to its fullest, Steve goes on an expedition to Alaska, creates a foundation to help other ALS patients, repairs a rocky relationship with his father and embraces new technologies to help compensate for his deteriorating physical abilities — all with Michel’s unwavering support. Brimming with humor and heart, this inspirational documentary follows a man who battles overwhelming adversity to find his true purpose in life.

 

STARRING Steve Gleason, Michel Gleason, Rivers Gleason

DIRECTED BY Clay Tweel

WRITTEN BY Clay Tweel

PRODUCED BY Kimi Culp, Scott Fujita, Seth Gordon, Kevin Lake, Mary Rohlich


RUN TIME 1 hr. 50 min. 



Real D Screening Room 100 N. Crescent Dr., Lobby Level Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (parking beneath the building)
Gold Derby presents Meet the Experts, Music & Sound, TONIGHT Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Second in a series of roundtable discussions with Gold Derby editor Tom 'Neil
 and the artisans working behind the scenes on the top films this Awards Season. 

MUSIC & SOUND

Nicholas Britell - Music Composer - Moonlight

Alexandre Desplat -Music Composer- The Secret Life of Pets

Robert Hein - Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer - Paterson

Justin Hurwitz - Composer and Ochestrator - La La Land

Tom Ozanich - Sound Mixer -Sully

KevinO'Connell - Sound Mixer - Passengers, Hacksaw Ridge

Benjamin Wallfisch - Composer- Hidden Figures








Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Chris Renaud
Composer Alexandre Desplat


For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.  Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud, co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch.

Running Time: 87 Minutes
Rating: G


The Grove Stadium 14 189 The Grove Drive, L-80 Los Angeles, CA 90036
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan
(additional guests may be added)
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 the new film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan (YOU CAN COUNT ON ME; MARGARET). 

Running Time: 137 Minutes
Rating: R
Release Date: November 18


Fox Bruin Theater 948 Broxton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Validated parking at UCLA LOT1, 875 Gayley Ave.,Los Angeles 90024 NOTE: enter the structure from Gayley Avenue, at the first traffic light north of Le Conte Avenue. Please use the Visitor Parking entrance on the right. Do NOT use the staff entrance on the left.)
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS w/ Q&A, New York, Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, November 13th, 2016 @ 3:00 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

Release Date:  November 18th



Cinéopolis Chelsea 260 W. 23rd Street (Between 7th & 8th Aves.) New York, NY 10011
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES Extra Screening Opportunity Friday, November 11th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Writer 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 the new film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan (YOU CAN COUNT ON ME; MARGARET).


Running Time: 137 Minutes

Rating: R

Release Date: November 18



Aero Theater 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street Santa Monica (you are on your own for parking as there is no lot for this theatre)
JACKIE w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Friday, November 11th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director 
Pablo Larraín
Editor Sebastián Sepulveda
Producer Juan de Dios Larraín
JACKIE is a searing and intimate 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 psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

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, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, John Carroll Lynch, Beth Grant, Max Casella with Billy Crudup and John Hurt



Release date: December 2, 2016
Running time: 91 mins.
Rating: PG


20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIO LOT - LITTLE THEATRE 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 *Please arrive early in order to go through Studio Security Enter the lot at the Pico/Motor Gate, parking available in front of the theatre.
THE GET DOWN w/ Q&A, NEW YORK, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, November 10th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Executive Producers--
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin
Actors--
Justice Smith and Herizon Guardiola
Costume Designer Jeriana San Juan

From Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

 

Running Time: 57 Minutes

Rated: TV-MA

 

THE GET DOWN is currently streaming on Netflix



AMC Loews 19th St. East 6 890 Broadway (between E.19th and 20th Sts.) New York, NY10038
NERUDA, Los Angeles Monday, November 7th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

  

Pablo Larraín (JACKIE, THE CLUB, NO, TONY MANERO) weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the famous fugitive. 


Running time: 108 mins.
Rating: R
Release Date: December 16th



ArcLight, Sherman Oaks 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (4 hours of validated parking)
LOVING w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Friday, November 4th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Erin Benach, Costume Designer
Chad Keith, Production Designer
Julia Lallas, Head Makeup Artist 
Adam Stone, Cinematographer
Kenneth Walker, Head Hairstylist
David Wingo, Composer
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

Release Date: November 4th



Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study 1313 N. Vine Street (between Fountain & Homewood) Hollywood, CA Free parking behind theater - enter lot off Homewood on north side of bldg. (This venue does not allow any food, beverages--including water bottles, gum or candy in the theater.)
A new episode of GRAVES w/Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Creator, Writer & Showrunner
Joshua Michael Stern
Production Designer, Thomas A. Walsh
Cinematographer, David Henning
Set Decorator, Bryony Foster
Former President Richard Graves had the epiphany, twenty years after leaving office, that his policies have damaged the country for decades.  This, as his wife, the former First Lady, has political ambitions of her own.

Episode Runs 30 minutes


Directors Guild of America Theatre #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Composer Abel Korzeniowski
Editor Joan Sobel
Production Designer Shane Valentino
Costume Designer Arianne Phillips

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

Release Date:  November 18th




Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046
LOVING w/ Q&A, New York, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Jeff Nichols, Writer/Director
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

Release Date: November 4th



Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street (between Elridge & Forsyth Sts) New York City 10002
EYE IN THE SKY w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Gavin Hood, Director
Mark Kilian, Co-composer
Craig Mann, Re-Recording Mixer and Co-Supervising Sound Editor
William R. Dean, Sound Designer and Co-Supervising Sound Editor 

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood and written by Guy Hibbert.

Film Runtime: 102 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated R



ArcLight, Sherman Oaks 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (4 hours of validated parking)
EYE IN THE SKY w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity Monday, October 24th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Gavin Hood, Director
Mark Kilian, Co-composer
Craig Mann, Re-Recording Mixer and Co-Supervising Sound Editor
William R. Dean, Sound Designer and Co-Supervising Sound Editor 

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood and written by Guy Hibbert.

Film Runtime: 102 minutes

MPAA Rating: Rated R



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Otto Bell, director
Aisholpan Nurgaiv
Nurgaiv Rys

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.  

 

Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is executive produced and narrated by STAR WARS’s Daisy Ridley. Like Ridley’s character “Rey,” Aisholpan never doubts her ability to be as strong or brave as any boy. She recognizes no obstacles and refuses to have her ambition denied. While she practices an ancient art, Aisholpan’s story is a modern and inspiring one because she represents a world where a young girl’s dreams—no matter how challenging—can come true.   

 

Directed by Otto Bell, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is narrated by Daisy Ridley, executive produced by Ridley and Morgan Spurlock, and produced by Stacy Reiss, Sharon Chang and Otto Bell. The director of photography is Simon Niblett, the editor is Pierre Takal and the film features a stirring end credits song, “Angel by the Wings,” by Sia.



Arclight Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks Galleria 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
A MONSTER CALLS, w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director J. A. Bayona

Written by Patrick Ness,

based on the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd 

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell,

Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson 

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.


Release date: December 23, 2016
Running time: 108 mins.
Rating: PG13


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Free validated parking for first 3 hours, $3 for over 3 hours with validation)
DEEPWATER HORIZON, w/Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Saturday, September 24th, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Peter Berg &
Special Effects Supervisors
Matt Kutcher & Burt Dalton


Moderated by Dan Schrecker

On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. This film follows a vital story that many have not seen: the story of the 126 crew members working aboard the Deepwater Horizon that day, caught in the most harrowing circumstances imaginable. They were skilled working men and women putting in a grueling shift in the hopes of getting back soon to families and lives ashore. In an instant, they were faced with their darkest hour, pushed to summon the courage to battle an unstoppable inferno blaze in the middle of the ocean, and when all seemed lost, to save one another. 

The ultra deep-water drilling rig off the Louisiana coast -- the Deepwater Horizon – riveted the world as it experienced a devastating blowout, fire and nearly unstoppable ocean floor oil leak. For 87 days millions watched, hearts in mouths, as more than 50,000 barrels of oil a day gushed from the sea floor into the Gulf of Mexico. It would become the largest accidental ocean oil spill in human history. A fragile marine system hung in the balance, livelihoods were left in limbo, and red flags were raised about the true costs and dangers of drilling for oil in deep water conditions. 

DEEPWATER HORIZON brings that story to the screen with a gripping glimpse into the unseen world behind the global disaster that took the lives of 11 workers. Filmmaker Peter Berg once again collaborates with Oscar® nominated actor Mark Wahlberg sharing an untold story of men & women, real life heroes, who faced extraordinary consequences with extreme bravery. The pair previously explored a Navy SEAL team mission gone wrong in the Oscar® nominated LONE SURVIVOR, and the duo is set to release PATRIOT’S DAY, the story inside the dramatic events leading up to and after the Boston Marathon bombing later this year. In DEEPWATER HORIZON, Mark Wahlberg is joined by an incredible cast including Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson to bring audiences directly into, not only the events, but the charged human drama and acts of valor beneath them.

Release date: September 30, 2016
Running Time: 107 minutes
Rating: PG


NYIT 1871 Broadway New York, NY 10023 (between W. 61st and 62nd Sts.)
QUEEN OF KATWE w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, September 18th, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q&A with:

producers John B. Carls and Lydia Dean Pilcher 


 "Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler, "Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a., and John Carls, p.g.a., with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony®nominee Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
 
For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney’s "Queen of Katwe” opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016.

Release date: September 30, 2016
Running time: 124 mins.
Rating: PG



The Walt Disney Studios 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521 enter at ALAMEDA GATE
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS w/ Q&A, New York Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Travis Knight, Director


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




AMC LINCOLN SQUARE 1998 Broadway New York, NY 10023
A BAFTA Event, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH HARRY SHEARER, Extra Event Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, July 25th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles is pleased to invite you to join us for a very special discussion and screening event.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH HARRY SHEARER

Actor, author, director, comedian, musician, and one of the best “voices” in the business, Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man.

For the past 29 years he has enjoyed worldwide success thanks to his voice work for THE SIMPSONS, where he plays 23 different characters, while Movie audiences will know Shearer best for his collaborations with Christopher Guest including THIS IS SPINAL TAP, A MIGHTY WIND and FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. Shearer’s other film credits include REAL LIFE, THE RIGHT STUFF, PORTRAIT OF A WHITE MARRIAGE, THE FISHER KING, GODZILLA, DICK, THE TRUMAN SHOW, SMALL SOLDIERS, and next year's BASTARDS.

Shearer’s most recent project is TV comedy-drama NIXON’S THE ONE, a six part series based on the tape recordings from President Nixon’s Oval Office, co-written with Stanley Kutler and starring Shearer as Richard Nixon.

The evening will include a discussion and screening of one episode of Nixon’s The One (Episode Running time 22mins).

No recording equipment, photography or note-taking.  Thank you!

 The evening should be about 90 minutes



Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 5300 Melrose Ave. (at Van Ness) Hollywood, CA 90038 Parking in the structure on Van Ness across from studio lot entrance--there will be a parking fee, there is also street parking.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening opportunity Thursday, February 18th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Screenwriters
Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. 


Running Time: 150 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (Parking below the building)
SPOTLIGHT w/ Q&A, TONIGHT, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, February 18th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with: 
Director/Co-Writer Tom McCarthy
Co-Writer Josh Singer
Editor Tom McArdle
Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi

SPOTLIGHT tells the true story of the Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. 

When the newspaper's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.  

The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian d'Arcy James. Liev Schreiber and John Slattery as the team of reporters and Stanley Tucci as the lawyer looking to help the survivors.  Director Tom McCathy co-wrote the script with Josh Singer.

Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Rating: R

Directed by Tom McCarthy
Screenplay by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams,
Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup
Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust
Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi
Edited by Tom McArdle
Composer Howard Shore
Production Design by Stephen H. Carter
Costume Design by Wendy Chuck​​



The London Hotel 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Complimentary valet parking)
WINTER ON FIRE, w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity,Los Angeles (Limited seating) Thursday, February 18th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:

Director Evgeny Afineevsky


Chronicling events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM from director Evgeny Afineevsky witnesses the formation of a new civil rights movement in Ukraine. What started as peaceful student demonstrations supporting European integration morphed into a full-fledged violent revolution calling for the resignation of the nation’s president. The film captures the remarkable mobilization of nearly a million citizens from across the country protesting the corrupt political regime that utilized extreme force against its own people to suppress their demands and freedom of expression.

Running time: 104 Minutes

This film is not yet rated

 



Soho House 9200 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (complimentary valet parking provided)
Carol w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Rooney Mara
screenwriter Phyllis Nagy
Cinematographer Ed Lachman

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Carol is directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy with moving performances from Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith.

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 118 Minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Free validated parking for first 3 hours, $3 for over 3 hours with validation)
THE DANISH GIRL W/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES Monday, February 8th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Costume Designer Paco Delgado
Set Decorator Michael Standish

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of  Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina”]), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s journey as a transgender woman.

 Director: Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”)

Writer: Lucinda Coxon, based on the book The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts

 MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Validated parking is free for first 3 hours and $3 over 3 hourr)
SICARIO w/ Roger Deakins Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, February 4th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Cinematographer Roger Deakins

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman.
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily 
Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.

Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

Lionsgate and Black Label Media present a Thunder Road production, Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Taylor Sheridan. Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill. Executive Producers are John H. Starke, Erica Lee, and Ellen H. Schwartz. The behind-the-scenes team, who bring to life the unseen no-man’s-land that lies on, and below, the U.S.- Mexico border, includes Director of Photography Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, Production Designer Patrice Vermette, Editor Joe Walker, ACE, Visual Effects Supervisor Louis Morin, Costume Designer Renée April, Casting by Francine Maisler, and Music by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. The film stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo, and Julio Cesar Cedillo.


Running Time: 121 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R


The London Hotel 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Complimentary valet parking)
SPOTLIGHT W/ Q & A , Tomorrow -- Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity, Limited Seating Sunday, January 31st, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Mark Ruffalo
Rachel McAdams
Brian d'Arcy James
Billy Crudup
Tom McCarthy
Josh Singer

Q&A will be moderated by Boston Globe journalist Sacha Pfeiffer

SPOTLIGHT tells the true story of the Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. 

When the newspaper's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.  

The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian d'Arcy James. Liev Schreiber and John Slattery as the team of reporters and Stanley Tucci as the lawyer looking to help the survivors.  Director Tom McCathy co-wrote the script with Josh Singer.

Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Rating: R

Directed by Tom McCarthy
Screenplay by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams,
Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup
Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust
Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi
Edited by Tom McArdle
Composer Howard Shore
Production Design by Stephen H. Carter
Costume Design by Wendy Chuck​​



The Screening Room at The London 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 Complimentary valet parking
SPOTLIGHT W/ Q&A & RECEPTION, TONIGHT!! Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Producers Steve Golin and Michael Sugar
Casting Director Kerry Barden
Boston Globe Journalist Sacha Pfeiffer

Conversation will be followed by a light reception

SPOTLIGHT tells the true story of the Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. 

When the newspaper's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.  

The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian d'Arcy James. Liev Schreiber and John Slattery as the team of reporters and Stanley Tucci as the lawyer looking to help the survivors.  Director Tom McCathy co-wrote the script with Josh Singer.

Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Rating: R

Directed by Tom McCarthy
Screenplay by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams,
Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup
Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust
Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi
Edited by Tom McArdle
Composer Howard Shore
Production Design by Stephen H. Carter
Costume Design by Wendy Chuck​​



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046 (free parking underneath & in lot behind theater - some street parking is permit restricted so be sure to read the signs)
BROOKLYN w/ Q & A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, January 7th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director, JOHN CROWLEY
Writer, NICK HORNBY
Production Designer, FRANÇOIS SÈGUIN
Cinematographer,  YVES BÉLANGER 
Composer, MICHAEL BROOKS

Directed by: John Crowley
Screenplay by: Nick Hornby
Produced by: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Running Time: 113 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13




Zanuck Theater Twentieth Century Fox 10201 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles (please allow time to park in the GALAXY parking structure--enter off Ave. of the Stars)