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THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity
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THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Director David Lowery
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Directors Guild of America Theater #1 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Parking available in the building.
BAFTA Student Film Awards presented by Global Student Accommodation Friday, June 29th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Doors Open & Arrivals Reception: 6:00 PM
Film Program: 7:00 PM  (approx. 2 hours run time)
Followed by Reception and Awards Presentation

The BAFTA Student Film Awards are an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of talented and innovative filmmakers from around the globe. Featuring an evening of student short films selected by a panel of industry professionals, BAFTA members vote live on the night for the winners. A Special Jury comprised of entertainment industry luminaries also recognizes a film with the Special Jury Prize. Always an exciting and enjoyable event, the BAFTA Student Film Awards are truly one of the highlights of the BAFTA year.



The Theatre at Ace Hotel 929 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015
THE SHAPE OF WATER w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A With:
DP Dan Laustsen
Composer Alexandre Desplat
Production Designer Paul Austerberry
From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-Era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.  Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIO LOT - LITTLE THEATRE 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 Parking: Please enter through the Main Pico Gate (across from Motor Avenue). Parking is available anywhere on the studio lot.
THE BIG SICK w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A With:
Kumail Nanjiani
Emily V. Gordon
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standups. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).


Writers Guild of America Theater 135 S. Doheny Drive Beverly Hills (parking available in parking structure adjacent to theater - enter via alley)
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, Extra Screening Opportunity, Los Angeles Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old young man, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).  

 

Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.  

 

One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24 year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.


Running Time:131 Minutes

Rating: R




Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Free 3 hours of validated parking, $3 for 3-5 hours with validation)
DETROIT w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Followed by a Q & A With:
Editor Harry Yoon
Production Designer Jeremy Hindle
Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer Paul Ottoson
Casting Director Vickie Thomas
From director Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter Mark BoalDETROIT is the dramatic true story of a racially motivated crime that took place over one dark night in 1967. Up-and-coming Motown musician, Larry Reed (Algee Smith), six other young African American men and two young white women were terrorized by local police, despite the presence of the State Police, the National Guard, and an African American security guard (John Boyega). Before the sun rose in the motor city, three of the young males were slain in cold blood. Set against the civil unrest of '67, DETROIT charts the crime and the survivors futile search for justice. Larry Reed's dreams of stardom disappear as he struggles to find a way forward. DETROIT also stars Will Poulter and Anthony Mackie.

Running Time:143 Minutes
Rating: R


Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Free 3 hours of validated parking, $3 for 3-5 hours with validation)
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, w/ Q&A, LOS ANGELES Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Followed by a Q&A with:
Luca Guadagnino, Director/Producer
Walter Fasano, Editor

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old young man, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).  

 

Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.  

 

One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24 year-old American college graduate student working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.


Running Time:131 Minutes

Rating: R



 



Landmark Theater 10850 W Pico Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064-2131 (Free 3 hours of validated parking, $3 for 3-5 hours with validation)
DARKEST HOUR W/ Q & A, Los Angeles Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Followed by a Q & A With:
Bruno Delbonnel, Cinematographer
Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer
Valerio Bonelli, Editor
Jacqueline Durran, Costume Designer
Katie Spencer, Set Decorator
Craig Berkey, Re-Recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms.  As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman).  While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. 


Directed by Joe Wright.  Written by Anthony McCarten. Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Samuel West and Ben Mendelsohn.

 


Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 125 minutes



Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. (between Stanley and Courtney) Los Angeles, CA 90046
Special Event for Netflix's Godless General Store, New York Thursday, November 16th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Godless talent and producers confirmed to attend, including:

Christiane Seidel, Adam David Thompson, Tess Frazer, Jessica Sula, Kayli Carter, Sophia Silver and others.

A public showcase of NYC’s finest female artists and artisans, inspired by the women of La Belle, who are featured in the upcoming Netflix limited, western series Godless. 

The general store is an immersive experience and modern take on La Belle - the town run by the gun-slinging women featured in Netflix's new western series Godless - and will showcase demos, whiskey tastings, workshops and wares from artists, jewelry designers, photographers, leather crafters and more.

About the Artisans:

Ann Street Studios -- Jamie Beck is a renowned fashion photographer, entrepreneur and co-creator of the cinemagraph. Have your Godless inspired portrait taken in a one-on-one consultation with her.

Cates Custom Hat Company -- Layce Heaton’s company, Cates Custom Hats, has been in the family for three generations. Cates Custom Hat Company continues to custom design and carefully craft each of their customer’s hats.

Cold Spring Apothecary -- Founded in 2010 by Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman, the Hudson Valley-based health and beauty company is a modern-day apothecary whose products are medicinally focused and remedy based. CSA products are thoughtfully created and fueled by the healing power of botanicals and herbs.

Florescer NY -- Fabiana Scott, a Curitiba, Brazil native has worked with elite event designers and traveled around the world for wide-ranging events, developing her deep fondness of flowers and eventually founding Florescer NY. Fabiana Scott will teach you how to style cacti and succulents to create your own western inspired tabletop terrarium to take home.

Miranda Hope -- Inspired by the use of raw and uncut stones, Miranda Hope learned how to embrace working with her own set of jewelry rules. Conceived and launched in New York, the line of work Miranda Hope developed is now all handmade by the artists in Los Angeles, CA. The line continues to gain recognition for its distinct style and timeless character. 

Squar’d Away -- Reinterpreting the classic bandana became an endless source of fascination for Sara Harari-Buchnea and the focus of Squar’d Away’s first collection.



107 Grand (Grand & Mercer) in New York City
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, w/Q&A, Los Angeles, Extra Screening Opportunity Sunday, November 12th, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Followed by a Q & A With:
Annette Bening
Jamie Bell
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

Directed by PAUL MCGUIGAN
Screenplay by MATT GREENHALGH Based on the Book Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool by PETER TURNER
Produced by BARBARA BROCCOLI AND COLIN VAINES
Executive Producers STUART FORD ZYGI KAMASA PAUL MCGUIGAN MICHAEL G. WILSON
Associate Producers ANDREW NOAKES DAVID POPE GREGG WILSON
Co-Producer ANDY NOBLE
Director Of Photography URSZULA PONTIKOS BSC
Production Designer EVE STEWART
Editor NICK EMERSON
Costume Designer JANY TEMIME
Music by J. RALPH
Hair and Make Up Design NAOMI DONNE
Supervising Sound Editor PAUL DAVIES
Casting Director DEBBIE MCWILLIAMS



Run time: 106 minutes
Rating: R
FILM OPENS DECEMBER 29TH IN LA AND NY


TCL Chinese Theater 6925 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028 (Parking available at the Hollywood & Highland complex for $2.00 with validation up to 2 hours)