Best Movie Theater & Best Entertainment Venue 2016: Thank you, San Diego!

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Savvy film lovers already know the Angelika is a state-of-the-art luxury cinema highlighting the best in quality film and events. Inspired by the original Angelika Film Center & Cafe in New York City, the Angelika Carmel Mountain continues the tradition of thoughtfully curated food, film, and events that made the Angelika a cultural institution.

We’re thrilled to be honored by the San Diego community and the San Diego Union-Tribune as the Best Movie Theater and Best Entertainment Venue of 2016!

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Through diverse film programming and a creative menu of craft beverages & bites, the Angelika offers a unique gathering place for the vibrant San Diego community. In addition to traditional movie snacks, the distinctive cafe menu includes gourmet hot dogs, specialty pizzas, local craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and more. Premium digital cinema technology, leather recliners, and online reserved seating combine to give you an unparalleled moviegoing experience.

The Angelika is also an ideal venue for a wide range of meetings and events – from hosting corporate gatherings to celebrating private affairs with family and friends. Designed with sophistication, the sleek and modern architecture features an elegant lobby, comfortable mezzanine lounge, and lush outdoor patio. The Angelika is conveniently located along the I-15 corridor in San Diego’s North County, and offers ample free parking.

 


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INDIGNATION opens at select Angelika theaters this Friday! Showtimes and tickets available online at  www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

INDIGNATION, based on Philip Roth’s late novel, takes place in 1951 Ohio, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman) dodges a draft into the Korean War by accepting a scholarship to attend a small, conservative university. Once there, Marcus juggles his clashing with the imposing Dean Caudwell (Tracy Letts), alongside a growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia (Sarah Gadon), and he and his family’s best laid plans put to the ultimate test. 

EQUITY Q&A with producer/actress Alysia Reiner and director Meera Menon

The phrase “this is a man’s world” has become a harsh reality for many women. When producer/actress Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and director Meera Menon discovered unsettling statistics on gender inequality in the workplace, they drew parallels to their own profession and were inspired to tell a story in a genre traditionally dominated by men. Enter, EQUITY.

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Set on Wall Street, EQUITY tells the story of an executive (Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad) who finds herself tangled in a web of deception and office politics as she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public. But when an employee raises questions, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect. As the IPO draws closer, Naomi sees that her career choices have left her very much alone. Forced to reexamine the cutthroat world she loves, she finds herself in a fight for her very survival.

Despite the immense progress in workplace equality signaled by US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, and many more, there’s still much to discuss. That’s exactly the type of conversation Reiner and Menon wanted to spark when they stopped by the Angelika Dallas to discuss the film.

Watch the trailer below!

EQUITY opens July 29th at Angelika New York and August 12th in Dallas, Plano, Fairfax, and San Diego.

Live From 80s Prom & SEOUL SEARCHING

Who doesn’t love going back in time to indulge in all things 80s? For the release of SEOUL SEARCHING,  the true story of the Korean government’s summer camps for foreign-born teenagers in the 1980s,  we thought it was only right to host our own 80s Prom at the Angelika Pop-Up.

We went live as guests dressed up in their best 80s fits, listened to 80s hits and received fresh flower bouquets from Urban Stem before watching the film. Check out the live stream below!

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SEOUL SEARCHING is playing now at the Angelika Pop-Up!

My Love Don’t Cross That River

In an era where love is hard to find and relationships are fleeting, MY LOVE DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER reminds us of how remarkable life-long companionship actually is.

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The twilight days of lovebirds Byong-man Jo and Gye-Yeul Kang are captured by fly-on-the-wall director Moyoung Jin, in an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. After 76 years of companionship, the couple remains inseparable; living in their small home by the river, they wear traditional Korean clothes, go shopping at the local market, have picnics with neighbors, and enjoy dance parties. Every night they go to sleep holding hands, and their tender moments reveal simple acts of affection – from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek.

MY LOVE DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER is playing now at Angelika NYC

Coming soon to Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Dallas and Angelika Carmel

 

Now Playing – Art Bastard

ART BASTARD is the story of the audacious independent New York artist Robert Cenedella. Although at the time Cenedella was not as widely celebrated as his pop-art contemporaries like Andy Warhol, Cenedella still managed to make a lasting impression in the art world.

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“You can bastardize everything else in your life, but if you compromise with your art, why be an artist?”  – Robert Cenedella

This close-up exploration follows Cenedella’s artistic journey as he struggles towards creative expression.  ART BASTARD raises questions on art’s value and its relationship to society. In portraying Cenedella’s determination to buck the system of what is popular, while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down, ART BASTARD is a funny, touching, and insightful look inside the maverick mind of a true original.

Catch the ART BASTARD at now Angelika Carmel and Village East

Coming soon to  Angelika Pop- Up and Angelika Dallas

Maggie’s Plan – Interview with Writer & Director Rebecca Miller

MAGGIE’S PLAN might just be the romantic comedy you didn’t know you needed to see. In this candid interview with filmmaker Rebecca Miller, we get the inside scoop on Miller’s creative process for developing each of the film’s characters. Miller shares what it was like to work closely with the actors and creative team to determine every rich detail about the characters – from their job to their personal style. She even shared her ideas about the taste of the elusive (but tasty) Bavarian Pickle! How’s that for details? Check out the  interview below!

In Rebecca Miller’s witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE’S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker who, without success in finding love, decides to have a child on her own. But when she meets anthropoligist John Harding (Ethan Hawke), Maggie falls in love and immediately adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage to brilliant academic Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore). With a Greek chorus of Maggie’s eccentric best friends Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. MAGGIE’S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.

MAGGIE’S PLAN is playing now at Angelika Plano and Angelika Dallas,

Q&A with the creators of DARK HORSE

Recently, the Angelika Film Center in NYC had the honor of hosting a Q&A with the filmmaker and subjects of DARK HORSE. The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning documentary tells the story of an inspirational group of friends who decide to breed themselves a racehorse. Despite their meager setting in a Wales mining village, the foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land. After suffering a near fatal accident, the foal makes a remarkable recovery and, ultimately, returns to the racetrack, providing endless inspiration and hope for the owners who nursed him back to health.

Director Louise Osmond, and the film’s subjects Jan and Brian Vokes, came all the way across the pond to share the incredible and true story of Dream Alliance and the obstacles they overcame to tell it.

“We’ve had difficult times but I have to say, all the Syndicate members at the worst time with the horse – every one of them, even though some of them were struggling to feed their children, gave up their prize money for that horse to have his operation. So it’s been a fantastic journey.” – Jan Vokes”

 

DARK HORSE opens at Angelika Dallas this Friday!

CANNES YOU BELIEVE IT?

Another year of the Cannes Film Festival is underway! May 11th kicked off the premier international event for the year’s most attention-grabbing films.

While we’re watching the early premieres of awards-season hopefuls, hungry cinephiles can catch some of the hottest films of the spring, fresh off their Cannes debuts, at the Angelika Film Center:

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Up first is Jodie Foster’s MONEY MONSTER, which opens this Friday, May 13th. George Clooney and Julia Roberts take us for a walk on Wall Street. A high-stakes thriller, big money lies and a wealth of Oscar-Winner talent? We are bidding high on this one.

(MONEY MONSTER Opens this Friday, 5/13 @ Angelika Carmel Mountain, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas & Angelika Plano- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!)

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From writer/director Shane Black (whose directorial debut, the underrated indie noir KISS KISS BANG BANG, is an old-school Angelika pick) we have THE NICE GUYS, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crow as private eye pals. The cars, music and mustaches are pure 1970’s, which is something we can definitely vibe with.

(THE NICE GUYS Opens 5/20 @  Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel Mountain, Angelika Mosaic)

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The prestigious Opening Night fête featured Woody Allen’s latest, CAFÉ SOCIETY.  Allen returns to festival with another period piece in the vein of his recent successes, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS and TO ROME WITH LOVE. This time, he takes us back in time to 1920s Los Angeles. The all-star cast of this film includes Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Steve Carrell, and Kristen Stewart.

(CAFÉ SOCIETY Opens in July at Angelika New York,  Angelika Plano & Angelika Mosaic)

 

If you CANNES not wait to see what else is screening at the 69th Festival de Cannes, check out the 2016 Official Selection HERE!

Au revoir!

Q&A with Susan Sarandon and Director Lorene Scafaria

We’ve all got one. You know, a meddling mother. Director and writer Lorene Scafaria (NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD) manages to bring out the endearing side of the overbearing quality mothers often pose in her latest film, THE MEDDLER. It also doesn’t hurt that the sweet overbearing mother in this charming film is played by none other than the legendary Susan Sarandon.

Susan Sarandon gives a career-best performance in this charming feature. A recent widow and eternal optimist, Marnie Minervini moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne), a successful – but single – screenwriter who draws strict personal boundaries for her mother. Armed with an iPhone and a full bank account, Marnie sets out to make friends, find her purpose, and possibly open up to someone new.

In this intimate Q&A session during opening week at the Angelika New York, Scafaria recounts the real life events that inspired her to tell this story based on the relationship dynamic with her own mother during a pivotal transition in both of their lives. Sarandon shares what it was like to play her director’s mother, the characteristics that she admires in her favorite actresses, and the secret to her long lasting success.

THE MEDDLER is now playing at Angelika New York,  Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel Mountain, Angelika Plano. Tickets on sale now!