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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Prior Screenings

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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)