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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THE BIG SHORT w/ Q&A, Los Angeles Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Adam McKay - Director. Co-Writer
Hank Corwin, ACE - Film Editor
Nicholas Britell - Composer

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea:  The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.    Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball),  and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

 Running Time: 130 Min.

MPAA Rating: R



ArcLight, Sherman Oaks 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (4 hours of validated parking)
THE DANISH GIRL W/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, December 20th, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Tom Hooper
Actor Eddie Redmayne

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

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

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

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

 MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046
HE NAMED ME MALALA w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Limited Seating Sunday, December 20th, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with: 
Director Davis Guggenheim
and 
Malala Yousafzai (joining via Skype)

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.  The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." – Malala

Running Time: 88 minutes

Rating: PG-13

 



20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIO LOT - LITTLE THEATRE 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 *Please arrive early in order to go through Studio Security Enter the lot at the Pico/Motor Gate, parking available in front of the theatre.
SOUTHPAW w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Antoine Fuqua

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriter Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Wills (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.

Running Time:123 Minutes

Rating: R

 



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
ROOM w/ Q&A and tour of Room, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Lenny Abrahamson
Please join Lenny after the Q&A and Discover ROOM at the special exhibit with the original set right next door at the Westside Pavilion

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child.  After 5-year-old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.  As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all--his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.  

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 118 Minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 Parking is validated for 3 hours
THE DANISH GIRL w/ Q & A, New York, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Alicia Vikander

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

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

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

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

 MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes



AMC Empire 25 Theater 234 West 42nd St. (betweem 7th & 8th Avenue)
SON OF SAUL w/ Q&A, Los Angeles Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director and co-writer László Nemes
Actor  Géza Röhrig

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination.

While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son.

As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. 

Winner

2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix

Hungary’s Official Selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 107 Minutes



ArcLight, Sherman Oaks Galleria 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (4 hours of validated parking)
ANOMALISA w/ Q & A, Los Angeles Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by Q&A with:
Charlie Kaufman (Director, Writer, Producer)
Duke Johnson (Director, Producer)
Rosa Tran (Producer)
Joe Passarelli (Cinematographer)
Garett Elkins (Film Editor)
Chris Aud (Sound Mixer)
Aaron Glascock (Sound Mixer)
Derek Smith (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Moderated by Scott Feinberg


Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of "How May I Help You Help Them?" is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he's scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life. A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK) and Duke Johnson ("Community" episode, Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell.  The darkly comedic and surreal stop-motion journey of a man's long night of the soul, ANOMALISA confirms Charlie Kaufman's place amongst the most important of American filmmakers, and announces Duke Johnson as a major creative force. 

Running time: 90 Minutes

Rated: R



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046 (free parking underneath & in lot behind theater - most street parking is permit restricted so be sure to read the signs. When the lots fill up, complimentary valet parking will be available)
THE HATEFUL EIGHT w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Sound Mixer Mark Ulano
Costume Designer Courtney Hoffman
Editor Fred Raskin
Hair Dept. Head Camille Friend
Makeup Dept. Head Heba Thorisdottir

“SCREENED IN GLORIOUS 70MM PANAVISION. INCLUDES 12 MINUTE INTERMISSION”

In director Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all. 

Running Time: 187 Minutes

Rating: 



Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study 1313 N. Vine Street (between Fountain & Homewood) Hollywood, CA Entrance in the rear from the free parking lot 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.)
SPOTLIGHT, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Friday, December 4th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Tom McCarthy (Director & Co-Writer)
Tom McArdle (Editor)
Wendy Chuck (Costume Designer)
And the Real Life Spotlight Journalists:
Sacha Pfeiffer
Mike Rezendes

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

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

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

Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Rating: R



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046 (free parking underneath & in lot behind theater - most street parking is permit restricted so be sure to read the signs)
SPOTLIGHT W/ Q & A , Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Friday, December 4th, 2015 @ 7:29 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Tom McCarthy (Director & Co-Writer)
Tom McArdle (Editor)
Wendy Chuck (Costume Designer)
And the Real Life Spotlight Journalists:
Sacha Pfeiffer
Mike Rezendes


Due to operator error, the RSVPS for this film closed before the screening was actually full.  If you did not RSVP yesterday and would still like to attend please RSVP to the Spotlight screening that shows a start time of 7:29 PM (a little rsvp system work around!) If you got a confirmation email yesterday, you're good and no need to do anything--it is all the same screening. Thank you for your patience!


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

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

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

Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Rating: R



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046 (free parking underneath & in lot behind theater - most street parking is permit restricted so be sure to read the signs)
EX MACHINA w/reception, Limited Seating, Los Angeles Friday, December 4th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Reception to follow the screening with
Alex Garland and Oscar Isaac

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), an A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined. Directed by Alex Garland.

Running Time: 118 Minutes

Rating: R



The Screening Room at The London 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Complimentary Valet Parking)
THE DANISH GIRL W/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Tom Hooper

The Q&A will be followed by a screening of 
The King's Speech which you are welcome 
to stay for.

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

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

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

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

 MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes



Aero Theater 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street Santa Monica (street parking, please pay close attention to the signs)
BROOKLYN w/ Q & A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Production Designer, FRANÇOIS SÈGUIN
Editor, JAKE ROBERTS
Cinematographer,  YVES BÉLANGER 
Composer, MICHAEL BROOKS





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

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

Running Time: 113 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13




Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 Parking is validated for 3 hours
GRANDMA w/ Q&A, Los Angeles Thursday, November 19th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Writer/Director: Paul Weitz
Editor: John Corn
Production Designers: Cindy Chao and Michele Yu


Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 Dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their un-announced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 78 Minutes



Arclight Cinemas 6360 W. Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Ivar) Los Angeles Parking $3 for up to 4 hours with validation)
CAROL w/ Q&A, NEW YORK, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Phyllis Nagy, screenwriter
Judy Becker, production designer
Carter Burwell, composer
Affonso Gonçalves, editor

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

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 118 Minutes



SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street NY, NY 10011
TRUTH w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Monday, November 16th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Writer James Vanderbilt
Director of Photography Mandy Walker
Editor Richard Francis-Bruce
Composer Brian Tyler

TRUTH is based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes. In the vein of “All The President’s Men” and “The Insider”, it is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchet), an award-winning CBS News Journalist and Dan Rather’s producer, who broke the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story, among others.

 The film chronicles the story Mapes and Rather uncovered that a sitting US president may have been AWOL from the United States National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. When the story blew up in their face, the ensuing scandal ruined Dan Rather’s career, nearly changed a US Presidential election, and almost took down all of CBS News in the process. 

The "Rathergate" centered film is James Vanderbilt’s directorial debut and also stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid.

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 125 Minutes




Sundance Cinemas 8000 West Sunset Blvd. (at Crescent Hgts.) West Hollywood, CA 90046 (Free validated parking for 3 hours)
ROOM w/ Q & A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity, Limited seating available Sunday, November 15th, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Lenny Abrahamson

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child.  After 5-year-old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.  As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all--his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.  

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 118 Minutes



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 Parking is validated for 3 hours
CAROL w/ Q&A & Reception, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, November 14th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy
Composer Carter Burwell
Costume Designer Sandy Powell
Production Designer Judy Becker
Editor Affonso Goncalves, ACE

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

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 118 Minutes



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.)
SON OF SAUL w/ Q&A, Los Angeles Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director and co-writer László Nemes
Actor  Géza Röhrig
Cinematographer Mátyás Erdély


October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination.

While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son.

As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. 

Winner

2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix

Hungary’s Official Selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 107 Minutes



Museum of Tolerance Peltz Theater 9786 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 (southeast corner of Pico Blvd. and Roxbury Dr.)
ROOM w/ Q & A, LOS ANGELES, Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, November 8th, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director Lenny Abrahamson
Producer Ed Guiney
Cinematographer Danny Cohen
Production Designer Ethan Tobman
Editor Nathan Nugent

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all—his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma. 

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK).  Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life.   But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.  ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy

At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 118 Minutes




Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 Parking is validated for 3 hours
THE DANISH GIRL, New York, Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, November 7th, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 120 Minutes



The Paris 4 W. 58th Street New York, NY 10019
MACBETH w/ Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, November 7th, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producer Iain Canning
Screenwriter Todd Louiso

MACBETH is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader (Michael Fassbender) whose ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth (Marion Cotillard), urges him to use wicked means to gain power of the throne. An interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, MACBETH is a story of passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape.

Directed by Justin Kurzel

Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie, and Todd Louiso

Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor and Paddy Considine

Edited by Chris Dickens

Original Score by Jed Kurzel

Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Laura Hastings-Smith

This Film is not yet rated

Running Time: 110 Minutes





Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study 1313 N. Vine Street (between Fountain & Homewood) Hollywood, CA Entrance is behind theater as is the free parking - enter lot off Homewood on north side of bldg. (This venue does not allow any food, beverages--including water bottles, gum, mints or candy in the theater.)
ROOM w/ Q&A, NEW YORK, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Lenny Abrahamson & Emma Donoghue

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child.  After 5-year-old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.  As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all--his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.  

MPAA Rating: PG

Running Time: 118 Minutes




SVA Silas Theater 333 West 23rd Street NY, NY 10011
SICARIO, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, October 19th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

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

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

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


Running Time: 121 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R


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
WINTER ON FIRE, PREMIERE w/ Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, October 1st, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Please note: This is  the Premiere of this film, and there is a reception following.

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



The Paley Center for Media 465 N. Beverly Center Beverly Hills, CA 90210
99 Homes w/Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Ramin Bahrani, Writer/Director/Producer
Andrew Garfield, Actor
Laura Dern, Actor
Ashok Amritraj, p.g.a., Producer
Kevin Turen, p.g.a., Producer

Moderated by Renée Montagne, 
Co-host NPR's Morning Edition

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman Rick Carver (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) is making a killing by repossessing homes - gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place.


Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost - on Carver's orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation​ grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.​


99 HOMES is directed by Ramin Bahrani, produced by Ashok Amritraj p.g.a., Ramin Bahrani p.g.a., Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen p.g.a. 

The screenplay was written by Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi,from a story by Ramin Bahrani and Bahareh Azimi. 

Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski, Edited byRamin Bahrani, Production Design by Alex DiGerlando, Original Score by Anthony Partos and

Matteo Zingales, Costume Design by Meghan Kasperlik, Make-Up and Hairstyling by Remi Savvaand Amy Wood, Sound Mixing by Micah Bloomberg and Mark A. Mangini and Sound Editing by Odin Benitez, MPSE.


Running Time: 112 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in underground garage
DOPE, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, June 18th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

PRODUCED BY FOREST WHITAKER, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RICK FAMUYIWA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS & PHARRELL WILLIAMS

STARRING

SHAMEIK MOORE • TONY REVOLORI • KIERSEY CLEMONS • KIMBERLY ELISE • CHANEL IMAN

TYGA • BLAKE ANDERSON • ZOE KRAVITZ • A$AP ROCKY

WITH MUSIC BY

PHARRELL WILLIAMS 

Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drug dealers while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. 

Running Time: 115 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 William Goldenberg, ACE, Extra Event Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, May 7th, 2015 @ 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.

Please join us for a Masterclass with Academy Award and BAFTA winning editor, William Goldenberg, ACE.

 This year, William was nominated for both a BAFTA and an Oscar for his work on The Imitation Game, and in 2013 he earned a double nomination at both the BAFTA Awards and Oscars for his work on Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and Ben Affleck’s Argo, and ended up winning both awards for his outstanding work on Argo. In television, Goldenberg earned an Emmy nomination for editing the HBO movie Citizen X.

 Goldenberg will join us for this Masterclass to share his insights and discuss the craft of film editing.

 Presented with thanks to Autodesk, BPL and The Camera House.

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 THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, February 15th, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producer Lisa Bruce
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary 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

ACADEMY AWARD®  NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE– Eddie Redmayne
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Felicity Jones
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Jóhann Jóhannsson
BEST WRITING, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY– Anthony McCarten



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, Extra Screening Opportunity, NEW YORK Sunday, February 15th, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Screenwriter and producer Anthony McCarten
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary 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

ACADEMY AWARD®  NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE– Eddie Redmayne
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Felicity Jones
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Jóhann Jóhannsson
BEST WRITING, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY– Anthony McCarten



New York Institute of Technology 1855 Broadway (near West 62nd Street) New York, NY 10023
THE IMITATION GAME w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, February 12th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Morten Tyldum, Director
Keira Knightley, Actress
Graham Moore, Screenwriter
Nora Grossman, Producer
Ido Ostrowsky, Producer
Teddy Schwarzman, Producer
William Goldenberg, Editor
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.

Running Time: 114 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

ACADEMY AWARD®  NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
BEST DIRECTING
Morten Tyldum
BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Graham Moore
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Benedict Cumberbatch
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Keira Knightley
BEST FILM EDITING
William Goldenberg
BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Alexandre Desplat
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald


Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in underground garage
JOANNA w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Limited Seating, New York Thursday, February 12th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director, Aneta Kopacz
Diagnosed with untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possible. She writes down everything she might want him to learn from her when he grows up. With great visual poetry, the documentary portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of the family. The very few words spoken and the ones never uttered in the film make the message ultimately powerful and extremely subtle at the same time. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.

Running time: 40 Minutes

ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATION

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT  Aneta Kopacz, Director



Tribeca Film Center 375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013
THE LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM w/ Q&A, Very Limited Seating Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a conversation with
Director Rory Kennedy
Moderated by Kirk W. Johnson

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic men take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

Running Time: 98 Minutes

This film is unrated

ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

(Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester)



Laemmle's Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
AMERICAN SNIPER w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, February 9th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Producer Clint Eastwood
Actor/Producer Bradley Cooper
Producers Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan

Moderated by Leonard Maltin

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.  U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission:  to protect his brothers-in-arms.  His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.”  However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.  He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.”  But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production, “American Sniper.”  The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Running Time: 134 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available at the theater
AMERICAN SNIPER w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, February 8th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Producer Clint Eastwood
Actor/Producer Bradley Cooper
Producers Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.  U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission:  to protect his brothers-in-arms.  His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.”  However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.  He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.”  But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production, “American Sniper.”  The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Running Time: 134 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, MALIBU Sunday, February 8th, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with
Director/Writer Dean DeBlois
Producer Bonnie Arnold
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 

ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATION

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM   



MALIBU SCREENING ROOM Malibu Jewish Center 24855 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265
VIRUNGA w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Saturday, February 7th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Orlando Von Einsiedel, Director
Joanna Natasegara, Producer
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: 104 Minutes
ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATION
 Best Documentary Feature



Laemmle Music Hall 3 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 street parking
JOANNA w/ Q&A, Very Limited Seating, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, February 5th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director, Aneta Kopacz
Diagnosed with untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possible. She writes down everything she might want him to learn from her when he grows up. With great visual poetry, the documentary portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of the family. The very few words spoken and the ones never uttered in the film make the message ultimately powerful and extremely subtle at the same time. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.

Running time: 40 Minutes

ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATION

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT  Aneta Kopacz, Director





The Screening Room at The London 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 Parking is hosted
TIMBUKTU w/ Q&A, VERY LIMITED SEATING, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with: 
Director  Abderrahmane Sissako
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family had been spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but when their destiny changes abruptly, Kidane must face the new laws of the foreign occupants.
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Rating: PG-13

ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATION

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:  Mauritania; Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako



The Screening Room at The London 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 Parking is hosted
THE IMITATION GAME w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Morten Tyldum, Director
Graham Moore, Screenwriter
Nora Grossman, Producer
Ido Ostrowsky, Producer
Teddy Schwarzman, Producer
William Goldenberg, Editor

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.

Running Time: 114 Minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

ACADEMY AWARD®  NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
BEST DIRECTING
Morten Tyldum
BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Graham Moore
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Benedict Cumberbatch
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Keira Knightley
BEST FILM EDITING
William Goldenberg
BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Alexandre Desplat
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald



Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue (at San Vicente) West Hollywood, CA 90069 Validated parking provided, enter off Melrose Ave.
AMERICAN SNIPER w/Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, February 2nd, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director/Producer Clint Eastwood
Actor/Producer Bradley Cooper
Screenwriter Jason Hall
Editors Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.  U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission:  to protect his brothers-in-arms.  His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.”  However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.  He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.”  But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production, “American Sniper.”  The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Running Time: 134 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Theater Parking Available at the DGA
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, February 2nd, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Adam Stockhausen (production designer)
Barney Pilling (editor)
Bob Yeoman (director of photography)
Jeremy Dawson (producer)
Mark Coulier (prosthetics)





 The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father-figure, M.Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sledges and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Running Time: 100 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R

ACADEMY AWARD®  NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE
Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
BEST DIRECTOR - Wes Anderson
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
BEST FILM EDITING - Barney Pilling
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Robert Yeoman, A.S.C.
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Adam Stockhausen Production Designer, Anna Pinnock Set Decorator
BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Milena Canonero Costume Designer
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING - Frances Hannon,Mark Coulier Hair, Makeup, and Prosthetic Designers
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - Alexandre Desplat



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.
BIRDMAN w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, February 1st, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with Michael Keaton
BIRDMAN is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.  In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Running Time: 119 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R

ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
BEST DIRECTOR - Alejandro G. Iñárritu
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo
BEST ACTOR - Michael Keaton
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Edward Norton
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Emma Stone
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC/AMC
BEST SOUND MIXING - Thomas Varga Production Sound Mixer, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano Re-Recording Mixers
BEST SOUND EDITING - Martín Hernández, M.P.S.E., Aaron Glascock Co-Supervising Sound Editors



Directors Guild of America Theater #2 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in underground garage
IDA w/ Q&A, Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, February 1st, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Director Pawel Pawlikowski

From director Pawel Pawlikowski comes IDA about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a family secret dating from the dark years of the Nazi occupation.

18-year-old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family home and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

Running time: 80 minutes


ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATION

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (Poland)

Pawel Pawlikowski

 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Lukasz Zal

Ryszard Lenczewski



Real D Screening Room 100 N. Crescent Dr., Lobby Level Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (parking beneath the building)
A Bit of Screening Series Business!! Sunday, February 1st, 2015 @ 2:00 PM


What a weekend for films!!

Many thanks to the distributors that have invited us to these screenings with terrific Q&As--a film lover's dream!!

Certainly several of these screening filled up so very quickly and some of you were disappointed.  If you have RSVP confirmations, please be sure that your guest will be able to attend.  It is so disconcerting to see people (and guests) not show up and have empty seats when I know there are folks who wanted to attend.  And cancelling an hour before the screening doesn't help us to fill that spot!! The sooner we know of cancellations the better we can fill them.

We have had a few  cancellations for:
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Monday, February 2, 7 PM, Little Theatre on the Fox Lot
If you want to attend The Grand Budapest Hotel, send me an email at:
screenings@btlnews.com
please indicate if you are bringing a guest.  If we can accommodate you, you will get a confirmation email.

Sending an email if a screening you want is full is always a good idea, we often get cancellations and chances are good you can get in. 
However, Birdman and American Sniper are full and no chance of getting into those.

There is still room for The Imitation Game screening, Tuesday February 3rd, 7 PM Pacific Design Center
You may RSVP here:
http://screenings.btlnews.com/rsvps.php

Finally, just a reminder that when the invite says "Extra Screening Opportunity" we have been invited to an existing screening that others have also been invited to.  You won't see Below the Line staff at the check-in and we are not handling the logistics of the screening.  That does explain why some of these recent screening rooms have been smaller than we are used to and thus we were not able to take as many rsvps.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the movies!!

Dorothea Sargent
Director, Below the Line Screening Series








THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Friday, January 30th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Eddie Redmayne
Felicity Jones
Producer and Screenwriter, Anthony McCarten
Producer Lisa Bruce
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary 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

ACADEMY AWARD®  NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE– Eddie Redmayne
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Felicity Jones
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Jóhann Jóhannsson
BEST WRITING, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY– Anthony McCarten



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)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 w/ Q & A Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Monday, January 26th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Conversation with:
Kit Harington
America Ferrera
Djimon Hounsou
Bonnie Arnold
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.

MOVIE WILL BE SCREENED IN 3D

Running Time: 102 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG 


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)
THE IMITATION GAME w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A with producers:
Nora Grossman, p.g.a., Ido Ostrowsky, p.g.a. and Teddy Schwarzman, p.g.a.

Moderated by John Wells

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



iPic Westwood 10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
AMERICAN SNIPER w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Producers Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar and Peter Morgan
Editors Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.  U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission:  to protect his brothers-in-arms.  His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.”  However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents.  He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.”  But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production, “American Sniper.”  The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Running Time: 134 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
GONE GIRL w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Screenwriter Gillian Flynn
Director David Fincher

 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

MPAA Rating: R




Writers Guild of America Theater 135 S. Doheny Drive Beverly Hills (complimentary parking available in parking structure adjacent to theater - enter via alley)
THE IMITATION GAME w/Reception, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Friday, January 9th, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Meet actors Keira Knightley and Matthew Beard, director Morten Tyldum, screenwriter Graham Moore, editor William Goldenberg, composer Alexandre Desplat, and producers Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, and Teddy Schwarzman at a reception prior to the screening.  Reception at 6 PM.

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



IPic Westwood 10840 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 @ 8:15 PM
Followed by a conversation with:
Eddie Redmayne
Felicity Jones
Screenwriter and Producer Anthony McCarten
Producer Lisa Bruce
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary 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



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)
NIGHTCRAWLER w/Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Monday, January 5th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a conversation with:
Jake Gyllenhaal via satellite live in New York
Dan Gilroy live in Los Angeles

Starring:

Jake Gyllenhaal • Rene Russo • Bill Paxton • Riz Ahmed 

Written and Directed:

Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Run Time: 117 Minutes

MPAA Rating: R



AMC Century City 15 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067 (validated theatre parking in the garage)
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Sunday, January 4th, 2015 @ 5:00 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 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



Aero Theater 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street Santa Monica, CA
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, LOS ANGELES Sunday, January 4th, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Director James Marsh
Producer Lisa Bruce
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Invisible Woman”), this is the extraordinary 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



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)
INTERSTELLAR w/ Q & A, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Sunday, January 4th, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A with:
Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” films, “Inception”) directs an international cast in “Interstellar.” With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

“Interstellar” stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”), Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”), Oscar nominee John Lithgow (“The World According to Garp,” “Terms of Endearment”) and Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”). The main cast also includes Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace and David Gyasi.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst produced “Interstellar,” with Jordan Goldberg, Jake Myers, Kip Thorne and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers.

Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team was led by director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Her”), Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley (“The Dark Knight”), Oscar-nominated editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Mary Zophres (“True Grit”). The score was composed by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “The Lion King”). Oscar winner Paul Franklin (“Inception”) served as visual effects supervisor and Scott Fisher (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as special effects supervisor.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy/Lynda Obst Productions production, a film by Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar.”  
Run Time:  169 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13


Cinefamily 611 N. Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 (complimentary valet parking)