Below the Line Filmmaker Screening Series

See a film ... then see it inside out.

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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SAVING MR. BANKS w/Q & A and Reception, LOS ANGELES Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with panelists:
Production Designer Michael Corenblith
Costume Designer Daniel Orlandi



Moderator Timothy Blake

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine.

But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge.

He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Running Time: 125 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images




The Walt Disney Studios MAIN THEATRE 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521 ALAMEDA GATE one-half block EAST of Buena Vista St.
NEBRASKA w/ Q & A and Buffet Luncheon, Los Angeles Saturday, December 21st, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Bruce Dern, Actor
June Squibb, Actress
Will Forte, Actor
Phedon Papamichael, Cinematographer
Kevin Tent, Editor
Albert Berger, Producer
Ron Yerxa, Producer

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune.  Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. 

Running Time: 115 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R for some language

 



Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles ($3 for four hours of parking with validation)
PHILOMENA w/ Q & A, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, Los Angeles Thursday, December 19th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Director Stephen Frears

Starring:

Judi Dench • Steve Coogan

 

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son. Directed by Stephen Frears, written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope.

Running Time: 98 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13



Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available on-site
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB w/ Q & A, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producer, Robbie Brenner
Writer, Craig Borten
Matthew McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1985, Ron was blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, he established a “buyers club,” which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB is produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter. The movie also stars  Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.

Running Time: 117 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Sundance Sunset Theater 8000 West Sunset Blvd. (at Crescent Hgts.) West Hollywood, CA 90046 (3 hours free validated parking) This venue is a 21+ only venue, ID is required.
12 Years a Slave SOUND SHOW, Los Angeles Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Panel will include:
Re-recording Mixer Leslie Shatz
Re-recording Mixer/Supervising Sound Editor Ryan Collins, MPSE
Supervising Sound Editor Robert C. Jackson
Dialogue Editor Henry Auerbach

MPSE Moderator Scott G. Haller, MPSE
Please note, this is not a screening but a Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) SOUND SHOW, the film will not be shown, read these details:
Join to discuss excerpts from the movie to illustrate:
- The use of ambient and natural sounss to create a time, place and emotional context.
- The challenge and satisfaction of creating a "quiet" movie.
- The sound of a paddle wheel and the seemingly incongruous influence of an Amsterdam musical group.
- The task of recording the rich dialogue of a pivotal scene between Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetal Ejiofor set in the 19th Century South juxtaposed against the sounds of modern-day Louisiana.
- The delicate interplay of sound and picture, especially in haunting, lingering, long close-ups.
- The aural dance between sound and score and dialogue.

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on a true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.  In the twelfth year of his odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.


20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIO LOT - LITTLE THEATRE 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035 *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.
METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
With an introduction by Lars Ulrich
Followed by a Q&A with:
Robert Trujillo
Joe Hutshing, A.C.E., Editor
Jeffrey Haboush, Sound Mixer
Greg Fidelman, Sound Mixer
Mark Mangini, Sound Editor

Picturehouse invites you to see Metallica Through The Never the way it was meant to be seen:  big, loud and in glorious 3-D and Dolby Atmos.

Metallica Through the Never stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In the music-driven, 3D motion picture event, filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica's most iconic songs -- created exclusively for film -- combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during the Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.  The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built, state-of-the-art 3-D photography captured on up to 24 cameras simultaneously and pioneering and innovative sound mixing utilizing a celebrated and award-winning audio team from both the film and music worlds.   

Running Time: 93 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R




ArcLight, Sherman Oaks 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (4 hours of validated parking)
METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER w/ reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Reception in the lobby of the theatre

Picturehouse invites you to see Metallica Through The Never the way it was meant to be seen:  big, loud and in glorious 3-D and Dolby Atmos.

Metallica Through the Never stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In the music-driven, 3D motion picture event, filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallica's most iconic songs -- created exclusively for film -- combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during the Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.  The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built, state-of-the-art 3-D photography captured on up to 24 cameras simultaneously and pioneering and innovative sound mixing utilizing a celebrated and award-winning audio team from both the film and music worlds.  

Running Time: 93 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R 



Dolby 88 1350 Avenue of the Americas Ground Floor New York,NY
RUSH w/ a Skype Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, December 14th, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Skype Q & A with:
Editor - Dan Hanley, A.C.E.
Editor - Mike Hill, A.C.E.

Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. 

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda.  Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.  If you make one mistake, you die.

Running Time: 123 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R

 



Universal Pictures Theater 2 100 Universal Cirt Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 (Parking: enter off Lankershim Blvd, Gate 1, parking structure entrance to the right before the guard gate. Picture ID required)
ALL IS LOST w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Friday, December 13th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director J.C. Chandor
Moderated by Timothy Blake

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

Written and directed by J.C. Chandor, ALL IS LOST was produced by Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb, and stars Robert Redford.

Running Time: 107 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13



Laemmle's Royal Theater 11523 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
12 YEARS A SLAVE w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Thursday, December 12th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Steve McQueen
Editor Joe Walker
Re-recording Mixer/Supervising Sound Editor Ryan Collins
Re-recording Mixer Leslie Shatz

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on a true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.  In the twelfth year of his odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.

Running Time: 134 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



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.)
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Actor/Director Ralph Fiennes
Producer Gabrielle Tana

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.
 
Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens – a brilliant amateur actor – a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.

Running Time: 111 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Pacific Design Center Silver Screen Theater (Green Building, 2nd Floor) 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Validated parking is provided)
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY w/ Q & A and a Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Director JOHN WELLS
and Members of the Cast

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the story of the women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. The film is directed by John Wells, written by Tracy Letts, and features Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. 

Running Time: 119 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER 8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Free parking is available in the garages at 8920 Wilshire (South of Wilshire) and at 9025 Wilshire (North of Wilshire).
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Followed by a Conversation with:

Director John Wells

Writer Tracy Letts

Meryl Streep & The Cast of the Film

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the story of the women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. The film is directed by John Wells, written by Tracy Letts, and features Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

Running Time: 118 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


AMC LINCOLN SQUARE 1998 Broadway New York, NY 10023
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY w/ LIVE STREAMED Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Monday, November 25th, 2013 @ 5:00 PM
Followed by a Live Streamed Q&A with the Cast in New York:
Director John Wells
Writer Tracy Letts
Meryl Streep & The Cast of the Film
(Live from New York)
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the story of the women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. The film is directed by John Wells, written by Tracy Letts, and features Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

Running Time: 118 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


TV Academy Leonard H. Goldenson Theater 5220 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Director Justin Chadwick

Starring:

Idris Elba • Naomie Harris

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Featuring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. Directed by Justin Chadwick, written by William Nicholson. 

Running Time: 143 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13



Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
TIM'S VERMEER W/Q & A, LOS ANGELES Monday, November 18th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Composer Conrad Pope
Editor Patrick Sheffield


“Tim’s Vermeer" follows the journey of Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) as he attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.
 
Spanning eight years and edited from over 2400 hours of footage, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces; on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney; and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.
 
Directed by Teller, “Tim’s Vermeer” was produced by Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler and features Tim Jenison, Penn, David Hockney, Philip Steadman and Martin Mull.  Executive producer, Peter Adam Golden.
Running Time: 80 Minutes
This film is not yet rated


Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles ($3 for four hours of parking with validation)
PHILOMENA w/ Q & A, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, Los Angeles Saturday, November 16th, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producer/Co-Writer/Actor Steve Coogan
Actress Sophie Kennedy Clark

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son. Directed by Stephen Frears, written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope.

Running Time: 98 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13



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)
OUT OF THE FURNACE w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Friday, November 15th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Co-Writer Scott Cooper
Editor David Rosenbloom, A.C.E.
Director of Photography Masanobu Takayanagi
Directed by Scott Cooper, the writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night.  When Russell's brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother.  The cast of Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are rounded out by Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard.  

Running Time: 116 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and drug content


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)
LONE SURVIVOR w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Friday, November 15th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director Peter Berg
Cinematographer Tobias Schliessler, ASC
Editor Colby Parker Jr.
Production Designer Tom Duffield, ADG

Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan.  Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war.  As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish. 

 Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits.  Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

 Lone Survivor is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.

Running Time: 123 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



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.)
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, November 14th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Actor/Producer Ben Stiller
Actress Kristen Wiig
Film Editor Greg Hayden
Production Designer Jeff Mann
Screenwriter Steve Conrad

Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Running time: 105 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG (for some crude comments, language and action violence)



Zanuck Theater Twentieth Century Fox 10201 W. Pico Blvd.(at Motor) Los Angeles 90064 *Please arrive early in order to go through Studio Security Enter the lot at the Pico/Motor Gate
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM w/ Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Starring:

Idris Elba • Naomie Harris

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Featuring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. Directed by Justin Chadwick, written by William Nicholson. 

Running Time: 143 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13



Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Free parking is available in the garages at 8920 Wilshire (South of Wilshire) and at 9025 Wilshire (North of Wilshire).
PRISONERS W/ Q & A, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Denis Villeneuve
Moderated by William Friedkin

From Alcon Entertainment comes “Prisoners,” a Warner Bros. Pictures’ release starring Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”), under the direction of Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the Oscar®-nominated foreign language film “Incendies.”

How far would you go to protect your family?  Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare.  His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in.  The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street.  Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release. 

As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.  But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Led by Jackman and Gyllenhaal, the dramatic thriller “Prisoners” features an all-star cast, including Oscar® nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”), Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello (“A History of Violence,” “The Cooler”) and Oscar® nominee Terrence Howard (“Hustle & Flow”), with Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) and Paul Dano.

Denis Villeneuve directs the film from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”).  Academy Award® nominee Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”), Kira Davis, Academy Award® nominee Andrew A. Kosove (“The Blind Side”), and Adam Kolbrenner are the producers, with Edward L. McDonnell, John H. Starke, Robyn Meisinger, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson serving as executive producers.

Villeneuve is supported by a top-flight creative team that includes 10-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger A. Deakins (“Skyfall”), Oscar®-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (“The Young Victoria”), Oscar®-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), editor Gary Roach (“J. Edgar”), and costume designer Renée April (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”).  The music is by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Alcon Entertainment presents, an 8:38 Productions/Madhouse Entertainment production, “Prisoners.”  The film will be distributed domestically and in select international territories by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  

Running Time: 153 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Landmark Theater #1 10850 W Pico Blvd at Westwood Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (3 HOURS FREE PARKING IN WESTSIDE PAVILION PARKING STRUCTURE. 3-5 HOURS PARKING IS $3 WITH LANDMARK VALIDATION.)
ENOUGH SAID w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Nicole Holofcener, Director

A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest.  As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's Ex.  ENOUGH SAID is a comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.

Running Time: 93 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13





20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIO LOT - LITTLE THEATRE 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035 *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.
ALL IS LOST w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
J.C. Chandor, Writer/Director
Frank DeMarco, Director of Photography
Peter Beaudreau, Editor
John P. Goldsmith, Production Designer
Richard Hymns, Sound Editor
Steve Boeddeker, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

 Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

 Written for the screen and directed by J.C. Chandor, ALL IS LOST was produced by Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb, and stars Robert Redford.  The crew includes Director of Photography Frank G. DeMarco and Underwater Director of Photography Peter Zuccarini, Editor Pete Beaudreau, Production Designer John P. Goldsmith, Set Decorator Gabriela Ramirez, Composer Alex Ebert, Sound Mixers Micah Bloomberg, Steve Boeddeker and Brandon Proctor; Sound Editors Steve Boeddeker, Richard Hymns and Brandon Proctor; and Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Munroe.

Running Time: 107 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13



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.)
12-12-12 PREMIERE with Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
This is the Premiere of the film.
There will be a reception in the DGA lobby immediately following the screening.
The documentary feature from Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening of the behind-the-scenes look at the legendary concert for Hurricane Sandy Victims.  On December 12, 2012, some of entertainment’s most iconic names came together at Madison Square Garden for a historic concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. 12.12.12 captures the unprecedented gathering of talent who turned up on stage and behind the scenes to raise over $50 million in one night for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to support organizations helping victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

Running Tome: 106 Minutes
This film is not yet rated


Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
BEFORE MIDNIGHT w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Richard Linklater, Director/Co-Writer
Julie Delpy, Actress/Co-Writer

Moderated by: Jenelle Riley from Variety

We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.

Running time: 108 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles (Parking $3 for four hours with validation)
FRUITVALE STATION, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, Los Angeles Saturday, October 19th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area – and the entire nation – to its very core.


Running Time: 85 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



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.)
PRISONERS with Q & A, TONIGHT!! Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Editors Joel Cox and Gary Roach

From Alcon Entertainment comes “Prisoners,” a Warner Bros. Pictures’ release starring Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”), under the direction of Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the Oscar®-nominated foreign language film “Incendies.”

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release.

As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Led by Jackman and Gyllenhaal, the dramatic thriller “Prisoners” features an all-star cast, including Oscar® nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”), Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello (“A History of Violence,” “The Cooler”) and Oscar® nominee Terrence Howard (“Hustle & Flow”), with Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) and Paul Dano.

Denis Villeneuve directs the film from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”). Academy Award® nominee Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”), Kira Davis, Academy Award® nominee Andrew A. Kosove (“The Blind Side”), and Adam Kolbrenner are the producers, with Edward L. McDonnell, John H. Starke, Robyn Meisinger, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson serving as executive producers.

Villeneuve is supported by a top-flight creative team that includes 10-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger A. Deakins (“Skyfall”), Oscar®-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (“The Young Victoria”), Oscar®-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), editor Gary Roach (“J. Edgar”), and costume designer Renée April (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”). The music is by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Alcon Entertainment presents, an 8:38 Productions/Madhouse Entertainment production, “Prisoners.” The film will be distributed domestically and in select international territories by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.

Running Tim: 153 Minutes



Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in underground garage
THE GRANDMASTER - Extra Screening Opportunity - Los Angeles - Screening Only Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, THE GRANDMASTER features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.


MPAA Rating: PG13

Running Time:108 Minutes



Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles, CA 90028 Parking: $3 with validation
FRUITVALE STATION with Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Friday, June 28th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Michael B. Jordan
Moderated by Lisa Ogdie

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area – and the entire nation – to its very core.


Running Time: 85 Minutes

This film is not yet rated



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)
Vikings w/ Q&A and Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Friday, June 7th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:

Writer/Creator Michael Hirst
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård , Jessalyn Gilsig and George Blagden




The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.

Michael Hirst, created, executive produced, and wrote every episode of the series Vikings.


TV Academy Leonard H. Goldenson Theater 5220 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK with Q & A, Extra Screening opportunity. LOS ANGELES Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Jennifer Lawrence
An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russell. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper), as he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker co-star.

Running Time: 121 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
THE INVISIBLE WAR, Screening ONLY, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

This film is nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

From Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigation into the cover-up of rape in the U.S. military.  Profoundly moving, the film follows the stories of several patriotic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.  Unwilling to be silenced, the women go to Washington to confront the Pentagon.  One of the most important political films of the decade, THE INVISIBLE WAR is one of those rare films so powerful that it has already caused changes in military policy. 

 Running Time: 97 Minutes

This film is not yet rated



UTA Screening Room 9336 Civic Center Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Metered Street Parking Only-Allow sufficient time to park)
KON-TIKI with Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, February 11th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a conversation with:
Director JOACHIM RØNNING
Director ESPEN SANDBERG
Actor JAKOB OFTEBRO
VFX Supervisor ARNE KAUPANG
In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition – a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself. After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the stars and the ocean¹s current to navigate the raft. After three dangerous months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, sharks, and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, the exhausted crew sight Polynesia and make a triumphant landing. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, the success of the Kon-Tiki expedition proves bittersweet for Thor.

Running Time: 118 Minutes
This film is not yet rated 


UTA Screening Room 9336 Civic Center Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Street Parking--meters are free after 6 PM)
KON-TIKI with Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a conversation with:
Director JOACHIM RØNNING
Director ESPEN SANDBERG


 In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition – a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself. After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the stars and the ocean¹s current to navigate the raft. After three dangerous months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, sharks, and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, the exhausted crew sight Polynesia and make a triumphant landing. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, the success of the Kon-Tiki expedition proves bittersweet for Thor.

Running Time: 118 Minutes
This film is not yet rated 


Directors Guild of America Theatre #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK with Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Monday, February 4th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Bradley Cooper
Jacki Weaver
Writer/Director David O. Russell
Producer Donna Gigliotti
Producer Jonathan Gordon
Editor Jay Cassidy, ACE
Editor Crispin Struthers

An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russell. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper), as he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker co-star.

Running Time: 121 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK with Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Thursday, January 17th, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director, David O. Russell
Chris Tucker
Julia Stiles
An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russell. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper), as he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker co-star.

Running Time: 121 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Parking is validated for 3 hours)