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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MUDBOUND w/Q&A, NEW YORK, Extra Screening Opportunity w/Catered Lunch
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FOXCATCHER w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Bill Corso, Make-up Dept. Head
Jess Gonchor, Production Designer
Stuart Levy, Editor
Conor O'Neill, Editor

Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself. With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
 
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
From Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (CAPOTE, MONEYBALL) comes a searing true-life account of three men grappling for their versions of the American Dream.

Run Time: 134 Minutes
Rating: R


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Saturday, December 13th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Costume Designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone
Film Editor Ron Patane
Production Designer John P. Goldsmith
Cinematographer Bradford Young
Director J.C. Chandor



A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, Chandor journeys toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right.  

Release date: Dec. 31, 2014 in New York and Los Angeles. The film will expand nationally throughout January, 2015.

Running Time: 125 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence


 



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.)
GONE GIRL w/ Q & A, Limited Seating, New York Friday, December 12th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Coversation with
Trent Reznor
Attica Ross

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the novel by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Run Time: 149 Minutes

Rating: R



Bryant Park Screening Room 40 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018
GONE GIRL w/ Q & A, Limited Seating, New York Thursday, December 11th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with
Trent Reznor
Atticus Ross

 GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the novel by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Running Time: 149 Minutes






Francesca Beale Theater Lincoln Center for Performing Arts 144 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023
BIG EYES w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Amy Adams
Artist/film subject Margaret Keane
Writers/Producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

From the whimsical mind of director Tim Burton, BIG EYES tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter’s works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret. The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world. A tale too incredible to be fiction, BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.

Directed by Tim Burton
Written by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Produced by Tim Burton, Scott Alexander, Lynette Howell, Larry Karaszewski
Starring Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston, Terence Stamp
  


Running Time: 99 minutes
PG-13

  



The Theatre at Ace Hotel 929 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015 (parking details will be emailed to confirmed RSVPS prior to the event)
BOYHOOD w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Saturday, December 6th, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Editor Sandra Adair
Casting Director Beth Sepko
Production Designer Rodney Becker
New York Film Critics Circle Winner -- Best Picture and Best Director for Richard Linklater

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a feature-length film about growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy names Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood, parenting and growing up. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations -- and all the moments in between -- are set to a soundtrack spanning the years with music from Coldplay, Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire. 

Running Time: 165 Minutes
MPAA Rating : R


Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 5300 Melrose Ave. (at Van Ness) Hollywood, CA 90038 (You will be permitted to park on the lot for this screening, enter Van Ness Gate-655 N. Van Ness)
BOYHOOD w/ Q & A, Los Angeles -- More Seats have been released to us Saturday, December 6th, 2014 @ 12:55 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Editor Sandra Adair
Casting Director Beth Sepko
Production Designer Rodney Becker
New York Film Critics Circle Winner -- Best Picture and Best Director for Richard Linklater

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a feature-length film about growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy names Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood, parenting and growing up. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations -- and all the moments in between -- are set to a soundtrack spanning the years with music from Coldplay, Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire. 

Running Time: 165 Minutes
MPAA Rating : R


Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 5300 Melrose Ave. (at Van Ness) Hollywood, CA 90038 (You will be permitted to park on the lot for this screening, enter Van Ness Gate-655 N. Van Ness)
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Thursday, December 4th, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director James Marsh
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).


MPAA Rating: PG-13      
Running time: 123 minutes



Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director James Marsh
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).


MPAA Rating: PG-13      
Running time: 123 minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q&A, more seats have been released to us Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 @ 6:55 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director James Marsh
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).


MPAA Rating: PG-13      
Running time: 123 minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A and a reception with:
Director James Marsh
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).


MPAA Rating: PG-13      
Running time: 123 minutes



Tribeca Grand Hotel Grand Screen 2 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Sunday, November 30th, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director James Marsh
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).


MPAA Rating: PG-13      
Running time: 123 minutesQ



DGA Theater 110 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (on the south side of West 57th Street, west of 6th Avenue)
FURY w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Logan Lerman
Jon Bernthal
Dody Dorn
Paul Ottosson

Starring:

Brad Pitt • Shia LaBeouf • Logan Lerman • Michael Peña

Jon Bernthal • Jason Issacs • Scott Eastwood 

Written and Directed:

David Ayer

 April, 1945.  As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.  Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Running Rime: 137 Minutes

MPAA Rating:  R



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046
MR. TURNER w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Friday, November 21st, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with: 
DIRECTOR, MIKE LEIGH
COSTUME DESIGNER, JACQUELINE DURRAN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER, SUZIE DAVIES
Moderated by Indiewire’s Bill Desowitz
MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.
 
Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Running Time: 149 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R


Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) West Hollywood (Validated Parking, enter off Melrose Ave.)
WILD w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, November 20th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
JEAN-MARC VALLÉE, Director/Editor
BRUNA PAPANDREA, Producer
YVES BELANGER, Cinematographer

In WILD, director Jean-Marc Valée (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision.  Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.  WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures --as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.


Running Time: 115 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
WHIPLASH w/ Q & A, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Damien Chazelle
Cinematographer Sharone Meir
Composer Justin Hurwitz
Editor Tom Cross
Sound editors and sound mixers Craig Mann and Ben Wilkins
Production sound mixer Thomas Curley
  
Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability—and his sanity.

Running Time: 106 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R




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)
BAFTA Masterclass with Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Our industry colleagues at BAFTA Los Angeles are extending a very special invitation to us to their latest Masterclass Series Event. This should prove to be an informative and interesting evening.

BAFTA Los Angeles announces the next installment in our exciting series:
BAFTA MASTERCLASS: STORYTELLING & DIRECTING

Please join us for a Masterclass with acclaimed writing/directing duo PHIL LORD and CHRISTOPHER MILLER.

After meeting at Dartmouth College, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have enjoyed a diverse and successful partnership spanning both Film and Television.

Known for both live action and animated content, the duo directed hit action-comedy 21 Jump Street, co-wrote and co-directed animated feature Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and have received much acclaim for this year's The Lego Movie from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Lord and Miller directed the TV pilot for Brooklyn Nine-Nine served as co-executive producers on How I Met Your Mother, and executive produced many pilots including Awesometown, and Phil Hendrie. The team also worked as consulting producers on Jake in Progress and Cracking Up, supervising producers on Method & Red and Luis, and staff writers on Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane.

Join BAFTA Los Angeles as we welcome Phil and Christopher to our Masterclass series, as we discuss the craft of storytelling and directing, their work as a duo, and their work in animation. 

BAFTA Masterclasses invite the world’s best craft and technical talent from Film, TV and Games to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and expertise to an audience that ranges from career starters to their own peers.

Recording equipment, photography, and note-taking of any kind is strictly prohibited.


BAFTA Masterclasses invite the world’s best craft and technical talent from Film, TV and Games to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and expertise to an audience that ranges from career starters to their own peers. Recording equipment, photography, and note-taking of any kind is strictly prohibited.

 Masterclass should be approximately 90 minutes.
 



Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 5300 Melrose Ave. (at Van Ness) Hollywood, CA 90038 Parking available in the studio structure on Van Ness Blvd. A $5 cash parking fee may apply. Limited street parking also available
The IMITATION GAME W/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Sunday, November 16th, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with editor
William Goldenberg, ACE

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency,’ an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of moder day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. A portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man,THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who, under nail-biting pressure, helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Keira Knightley also stars as Turing’s ally and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum from a screenplay by Graham Moore. Produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman.

 Screenplay by Graham Moore

Directed by Morten Tyldum

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong

Running Time: 114 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Release Date: November 28, 2014



The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International 111 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022
THE HOMESMAN w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Monday, November 10th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director/Actor Tommy Lee Jones
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC AMC
Composer Marco Beltrami

Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones star in THE HOMESMAN, directed and co-written by Jones, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. The film’s supporting cast includes Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow, James Spader, and Academy Award® nominee Hailee Steinfeld.

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven to the brink, the task of saving them from their surroundings falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank). Preparing to transport the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a feisty low-life drifter, George Briggs (Jones), to join her.  The unlikely pair and the three women (Gummer, Otto, Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife have offered to take the women in.  But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

THE HOMESMAN is directed by Tommy Lee Jones and produced by Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy and Luc Besson. The screenplay was written by Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver, based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout.  Cinematography byRodrigo Prieto, ASC AMC, edited by Roberto Silvi, Production Designer Merideth Boswell, Set Decorator Wendy Ozols-Barnes, Costume Designer Lahly Poore-Ericson, Makeup by Vivian Baker, Hair by Cydney Cornell, Sound Editor David Bach, Sound Mixing by José Antonio Garcia, David Bach, Richard Beggs  and Jim Schultz and original score by Marco Beltrami.

Running Time: 122 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south) Los Angeles, CA 90028
THE IMITATION GAME w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, November 6th, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with 
Director Morten Tyldum

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency,’ an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of moder day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. A portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man,THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who, under nail-biting pressure, helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Keira Knightley also stars as Turing’s ally and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum from a screenplay by Graham Moore. Produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman.

 Screenplay by Graham Moore

Directed by Morten Tyldum

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong

Running Time: 114 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Release Date: November 28, 2014



Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in underground garage
VIRUNGA w/ Q & A and reception, Limited Seating, Documentary Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, October 26th, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Orlando Von Einsiedel, Director
Joanna Natasegara, Producer
Emmanuel De Merode, Director of Virunga National Park
Andre Bauma, Gorilla Caretaker at Virunga National Park
In the depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. In this environment, an embattled team of park rangers (including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist) protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources. When the M23 rebel group declares war in May 2012, a new conflict threatens the lives of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect. From director Orlando von Einsiedel and executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio.

This film is not yet rated
Running Time: 100 Minutes



Real D Screening Room 100 N. Crescent Dr., Lobby Level Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (parking beneath the building)
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, LOS ANGELES Sunday, October 26th, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Benoît Delhomme – Cinematographer
 Jóhann Jóhannsson  – Composer
John Paul Kelly – Production Designer
Anthony McCarten - Producer/Screenwriter
Steven Noble – Costume Designer
Jan Sewell – Hair, Make-up and Prosthetic Designer

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary true story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).


MPAA Rating: PG-13      
Running time: 123 minutes



Pacific Design Center Silver Screen Theatre 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) Los Angeles (free parking enter off Melrose Ave.)
THE HOMESMAN w/ Q & A, Pre-release Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones star in THE HOMESMAN, directed and co-written by Jones, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. The film’s supporting cast includes Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, and Hailee Steinfeld.

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven to the brink, the task of saving them from their surroundings falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank). Preparing to transport the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a feisty low-life drifter, George Briggs (Jones), to join her.  The unlikely pair and the three women (Gummer, Otto, Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife have offered to take the women in.  But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

THE HOMESMAN is directed by Tommy Lee Jones and produced by Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy and Luc Besson.  The screenplay was written by Tommy Lee Jones & Kieran Fitzgerald & Wesley A. Oliver, based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto, ASC AMC and original score by Marco Beltrami.

Running Time: 122 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R (for violence, sexual content, some disturbing behavior and nudity)




IFC Center 323 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10014
ST. VINCENT w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Sunday, October 5th, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer-Director Theodore Melfi
In ST. VINCENT, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 106 Minutes

This is a pre-release screening.  St. Vincent opens October 10th.



DGA Theater 110 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
TRACKS, Pre-Release Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, September 15th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Director John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE) and the producers of THE KINGS SPEECH bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 102 Minutes

Release Date: September 19, 2014


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)
BAFTA Masterclass with Alex McDowell, Extra Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Our industry colleagues at BAFTA Los Angeles are extending a very special invitation to us to their inaugural Masterclass Series Event.  This should prove to be an informative and interesting evening.

BAFTA Los Angeles announces the first installment in our exciting new series:

 BAFTA MASTERCLASS

WITH ALEX McDOWELL

 Please join us for a Masterclass with one of our industry’s most respected and innovative designers, Alex McDowell RDI.

A British filmmaker with over 30 years of experience working with directors as diverse as Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Anthony Minghella and Zach Snyder, Alex will present projects that reexamine the role of design and storytelling for the future. 

Alex will also provide an insight into some of the challenging, innovative world-building research projects he has developed at USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he is professor and the William Cameron Menzies Chair in Production Design.

 BAFTA Masterclasses invite the world’s best craft and technical talent from Film, TV and Games to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and expertise to an audience that ranges from career starters to their own peers. Recording equipment, photography, and note-taking of any kind is strictly prohibited.

 Masterclass should be approximately 90 minutes.

 







Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 5300 Melrose Ave. (at Van Ness) Hollywood, CA 90038 You may park in the Studio Structure on Van Ness, just South of Melrose Avenue. $5 cash parking fee may apply. Street Parking also available. Once parked, please enter Raleigh Studios via the Van Ness
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY (THEM) with Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, August 28th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director Ned Benson
With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson’s latest version of their story combines his previous two films – titled HIM and HER – uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

Running Time: 122 minutes
This film is not yet rated.


Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in underground garage
LEXUS SHORT FILMS PREMIERE with Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Lexus Short Films is a Short Film platform that discovers up and coming filmmakers from across the globe whose fresh voices lend new perspectives to the format.  After last year's successful launch, The Weinstein Company and Lexus have continued their partnership for year two of the series.

"Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) are being mentored by acclaimed members of the film community including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever), Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American)."

The films highlight the theme "Life is Amazing" and will be screened at film festivals across the globe followed by a release in October 2014.  The films' progress and film festival schedule can be followed at www.lexusshortfilms.com

The 2014 Short Films are: 

Market Hours
Written/Directed by Jon Goldman

Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works; none more so than Angela, an angel with her own pastry shop. But Randall's inattention to his work has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job. A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet and her lapdog provides Randall not only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his worth to everyone at the market - including himself.

Operation Barn Owl
Directed by Satsuki Okawa
Written by Satsuki Okawa and Ken Ochiai

Ellen's best friend Jonah wants to create a unique and picturesque proposal to his girlfriend. Banding together with a group of friends, Ellen works diligently to ensure that the meticulously planned show of affection goes off without a hitch, but issues arise along the way. Ellen must overcome her feelings for Jonah and any past promises they made to each other for the proposal to go as planned.


total time for the event 60-90 minutes depending on if a Q&A gets added.



SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) NY, NY 10011 Reception Immediately following the Screening: Penthouse at Dream Downtown PH-D Rooftop Lounge 355 West 16th Street
LEXUS SHORT FILMS PREMIERE, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Lexus Short Films is a Short Film platform that discovers up and coming filmmakers from across the globe whose fresh voices lend new perspectives to the format.  After last year's successful launch, The Weinstein Company and Lexus have continued their partnership for year two of the series.

"Two rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken Ochiai) are being mentored by acclaimed members of the film community including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever), Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American)."

The films highlight the theme "Life is Amazing" and will be screened at film festivals across the globe followed by a release in October 2014.  The films' progress and film festival schedule can be followed at www.lexusshortfilms.com

The 2014 Short Films are: 

Market Hours
Written/Directed by Jon Goldman

Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works; none more so than Angela, an angel with her own pastry shop. But Randall's inattention to his work has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job. A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet and her lapdog provides Randall not only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his worth to everyone at the market - including himself.

Operation Barn Owl
Directed by Satsuki Okawa
Written by Satsui Okawa and Ken Ochiai

Ellen's best friend Jonah wants to create a unique and picturesque proposal to his girlfriend. Banding together with a group of friends, Ellen works diligently to ensure that the meticulously planned show of affection goes off without a hitch, but issues arise along the way. Ellen must overcome her feelings for Jonah and any past promises they made to each other for the proposal to go as planned.


total time for the event 60-90 minutes depending on if a Q&A gets added.

 

 



Regal - L.A. LIVE 1000 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 (parking passes will be emailed to those who rsvp)
RED ROAD w/Q&A and Reception, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, June 12th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Creator Aaron Guzikowski,
Cast Members: Jason Momoa, Martin Henderson, Tamara Tunie and Tom Sizemore.
Moderated by Variety Contributing Editor Debra Birnbaum 
A neglected community’s agitation within a NJ suburb reaches a turning point when a shocking tragedy upends the lives of all involved. Police Officer Harold Jenson must bridge the gap and forge an unholy alliance in order to save his family.

Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Ratting: TV-14


TV Academy Leonard H. Goldenson Theater 5220 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 Parking is complimentary
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 w/ Q & A, NEW YORK, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, June 12th, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with Animation Supervisors:
James Baxter and Sean Sexton
It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Running Time: 102 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG


AMC Empire Theater 234 West 42nd St. (at 8th Avenue)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 w/ Reception, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
There will be an exhibit celebrating the Art of the film.
Reception will immediately follow the screening.
It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Running Time: 102 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG


Pacific Design Center Silver Screen Theater 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) West Hollywood, CA 90069 (hosted valet and self parking, please enter off Melrose)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 w/ Reception, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Monday, June 9th, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
There will be an exhibit celebrating the Art of the film.
Reception will immediately follow the screening.

It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Running Time: 102 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG


Pacific Design Center Silver Screen Theater 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) West Hollywood, CA 90069 (hosted valet and self parking, please enter off Melrose)
AN EVENING WITH NETFLIX COMPOSERS w/ Reception, Los Angeles Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Featuring episode clips and live interviews with…

Steven Van Zandt - Lilyhammer

Jeff Beal - House of Cards

Gwendolyn Sanford - Orange Is The New Black

Nathan Barr - Hemlock Grove

7:30-9:30 pm Screenings/Interviews

9:30-10:45 pm Reception provided by NETFLIX

Lilyhammer -- Season two continues with Frank (Stevie Van Zandt) as a successful nightclub owner and father of two still circumventing the law as he tries to hide from his past and former mob associates.

House of Cards -- An uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way, the series orbits Francis Underwood, the House Majority Whip. Underwood is the politician’s politician - masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy.

Orange is the Black -- A funny, thought-provoking and powerful comedy series about a diverse group of inmates serving time in a women's prison.

Hemlock Grove -- Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour supernatural thriller that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family's young heir, Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgard), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.



Pacific Design Center -- SilverScreen Theatre 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) West Hollywood, CA 90069 (complimentary parking provided, enter parking structure from Melrose Ave.
SLEEPY HOLLOW, SNEAK PEEK OF Season Two, Los Angeles Monday, June 2nd, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
The show’s stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie
Executive Producers Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin
 In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison), is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world.
 
As Ichabod finds himself in 2013's Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he no longer recognizes and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Detective ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie), a young cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now is seeping into this once-sleepy town.

  


Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038 (hosted parking onsite-follow the parking signs)
THE WHITE QUEEN w/Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Actress Janet McTeer
Executive Producer Colin Callendar

THE WHITE QUEEN

Episode 1: “In Love With the King”

The White Queen is the Golden Globe-nominated miniseries from Starz, about one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history, uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women—Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson), Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale) and Anne Neville (Faye Marsay). Two-time Oscar® nominee Janet McTeer, who received a Globe nomination for this role, portrays Elizabeth's brilliant and manipulative mother, Jacquetta Woodville.

In this episode, the lust between a Lancastrian commoner (Ferguson) and Yorkist King (Max Irons) turns into a secret wedding and a new Queen of England. But two women not so smitten with the arrangement vow to take her down.

Running Time: 60 Minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Advance Screening, New York Thursday, May 15th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
"Orange is the New Black" follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series' diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.

approx. running time 60 mins.


Ziegfeld Theater 141 West 54th ST. (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY
VIKINGS, Exclusive Event with Conversation AND Reception, Los Angeles Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Michael Hirst, Writer/Creator
and Cast Members: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, George Blagden, Jessalyn Gilsig, Donal Logue, Gustaf Skarsgard, Clive Standen, Alyssa Sutherland
(subject to availability)

Reception to follow Conversation

At its heart, Vikings remains a family saga, following the fortunes of Ragnar, his extended family and the people he represents now that he is an earl. Ragnar’s own desire to sail west, to explore new kingdoms, in alliance with King Horik, leads to a storm-tossed landing on the coast of Wessex, an important Saxon kingdom ruled by a king not unlike Ragnar. Season 2 is all about crises: of faith, of power and of relationships. Kingdoms are at stake. Lives are at stake. Love is at stake. And all under the watchful eyes of the gods.

Running Time of Special Footage: approx. 32 minutes
Rating: TV-MA


TV Academy Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre 5220 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 (complimentary parking)
THE SQUARE w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producer Karim Amer

OSCAR® NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer


THE SQUARE
takes you directly to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt as the revolution unfolds.  From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship to the military’s removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. It is the story of young people claiming their rights.

Running Time: 104 Minutes
This film is not yet rated


The Paley Center for Media 25 West 52nd St. New York, NY 10019
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, New York Sunday, February 16th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Followed by a conversation with:
U2
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

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



DGA Theater 110 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
THE SQUARE w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, February 15th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Jehane Noujaim
Producer Karim Amer

OSCAR® NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer


THE SQUARE
takes you directly to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt as the revolution unfolds.  From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship to the military’s removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. It is the story of young people claiming their rights.

Running Time: 104 Minutes
This film is not yet rated


Soho House 9200 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Complimentary valet parking)
THE SQUARE w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, February 15th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Jehane Noujaim
Producer Karim Amer

OSCAR® NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer


THE SQUARE
takes you directly to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt as the revolution unfolds.  From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship to the military’s removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. It is the story of young people claiming their rights.

Running Time: 104 Minutes
This film is not yet rated


Laemmle's Music Hall 3 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (street parking)
12 YEARS A SLAVE w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, February 9th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Steve McQueen
Actress Lupita Nyong'o 
Producer Jeremy Kleiner
Production Designer Adam Stockhausen
Editor Joe Walker

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




Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (Parking available in underground garages)
THE GRANDMASTER w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, February 6th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd
Director Wong Kar Wai

OSCAR® NOMINEE - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  Philippe Le Sourd

 OSCAR® NOMINEE - BEST COSTUME DESIGN  William Chang Suk Ping

 THE GRANDMASTER, directed by filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, is an action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty; this was a time of chaos, division and war, but it was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, the film features performances by stars of contemporary Asian cinema, including Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang. The story was co-written for the screen by Wong Kar Wai, Jingzhi Zou and Haofeng Xu. 

Rated PG-13

Run time: 108 minutes

 



Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) Los Angeles please enter parking off Melrose Ave.
12 YEARS A SLAVE w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, January 25th, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:

Director Steve McQueen
Editor Joe Walker
Producer Dede Gardner 
Producer Jeremy Kleiner

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





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.
THE GRANDMASTER w/ Conversation & Reception, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, NEW YORK Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Martin Scorsese and Wong Kar Wai

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



Lighthouse International Screening Room 111 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022
PHILOMENA w/ Q & A, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, Los Angeles Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
This screening will be preceded by a Conversation with:
Director Stephen Frears

Conversation  begins at 7:30 PM

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



The Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA (between Las Palmas & Highland) Parking behind the theater at 1607 N. Las Palmas Ave. and at various other lots
THE GRANDMASTER w/ Q & A, EXTRA SCREENING OPPORTUNITY, Los Angeles Monday, January 6th, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Director Wong Kar Wai

You are welcome to stay for a special screening of In the Mood for Love following the conversation

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



The Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA (between Las Palmas & Highland)
PHILOMENA w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Sunday, January 5th, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Director Stephen Frears
Moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz

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

This screening is the Opening Night of the Museum of the Moving Image's Retrospective STEPHEN FREARS: The Chameleon

Director Stephen Frears is one of the most versatile, intelligent, and chameleon-like directors now working.  Making films in England and the U.S., moving deftly between comedy and drama, between large-scale and intimate films, Frears makes movies with a sure hand but a style that is always defined by the story and the characters. His excellent new film, Philomena, is a case in point, a surprising blend of heartwarming comedy and biting political commentary centered on remarkable performances by Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.  This selection of some of Frears' finest films reminds us that behind his self-effacing style is a director who has made some of the most beloved films of the past two decades. 

For more information  on Stephen Frears: The chameleon, and screenings of The Grifters, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Queen, please visit movingimage.us



The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International 111 E. 59th Street New York, NY 10022