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ALIVE INSIDE

August 15, 2014

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, ALIVE INSIDE follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Read Mary Poole’s article in the Dallas Morning News here.

ALIVE INSIDE opens Friday 8/22 at the Angelika Dallas and Plano.

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Video interview: John Michael McDonagh on CALVARY

August 7, 2014

A darkly comedic drama from John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD), international film sensation CALVARY follows the story of Father James, a priest driven by spiritual integrity whose world is turned upside down when his life is threatened during confessional. Brendan Gleeson (THE GUARD) brilliantly inhabits the fascinating role of a good priest tormented by a cynical, spiteful community. As he continues to minster to the towns lost souls in the week leading up to his threatened murder, he struggles to reconcile himself with God’s will.

Our programmer in Dallas, Adam Conway, had the opportunity to sit down with McDonagh and discuss his initial idea for CALVARY, his writing process, and his ongoing collaboration with Brendan Gleeson. Check it out below:

 

CALVARY is now playing at the Angelika Dallas, Plano, Mosaic, and New York.

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Angelika After Hours: Dynamic Dude Duos

July 31, 2014

Life’s better with a buddy along for the ride. Grab a friend (or 2), swing by the cafe for a couple of cold ones, and meet us every weekend this August to relive these all-time buddy-movie favorites, back on the big screen:

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) – 8/1 & 8/2
Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi (ANIMAL HOUSE) and Dan Aykroyd (GHOSTBUSTERS) star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Rocking their signature shades and suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a “mission from God” to save their old Catholic orphanage. Along the way, they dodge lawmen of every kind, neo-Nazis, and crazy ex-girlfriends. Written and directed by John Landis, this cult classic’s legion of guest stars includes John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Paul Reubens, and performances by James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles at their funky, late ’70s best.

HOT FUZZ (2007) – 8/8 & 8/9
A blood-spattered spoof of American action movies, HOT FUZZ is the second title in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s cult favorite Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy (SHAUN OF THE DEAD and THE WORLD’S END). Upset that top London cop Nicholas Angel is making the rest of the force look bad, his superiors relocate the overachiever to a small village where the quiet atmosphere completely contradicts the violent high-stakes of the city. But as Sgt. Angel and his foolish new partner sort through a series of horrific “accidents,” they begin to suspect tranquil Sanford has fallen prey to some foul play.

BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989) – 8/15 & 8/16
Two excellent dudes face one harsh history exam in this wacky early 90s classic that launched Keanu Reeves to stardom. When best friends Ted and Bill find out they won’t graduate if they don’t do well on their history presentation, they are at a loss. But with the help of a super-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth (played by George Carlin), they travel back in time to witness a slew of historical figures – and enlist the expertise of philosopher Socrates, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Noah’s Wife and Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever.

KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) – 8/22 & 8/23
A breezy take on filmmaker Shane Black’s trademark buddy action-comedy oeuvre, KISS KISS BANG BANG is a murder mystery that brings together a private eye (Val Kilmer), a struggling actress (Michelle Monaghan), and a thief masquerading as an actor (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.). Admired for its sharp and clever comedy as well as Downey and Kilmer’s screen chemistry and performances, this mix of action, adventure, romance, and comedy was one of the past decade’s most underrated movies.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – 8/29 & 8/30
This Coen Brothers cult classic follows the Dude – an unemployed slacker with a penchant for bowling, played by Jeff Bridges. After a case of mistaken identity he goes on a quest to get a new rug and gets pulled into a ransom scheme involving the Big Lebowski’s kidnapped trophy wife. The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymor Hoffman and John Turturro.

 

Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

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Village East Cinema: Live Skype with James Franco

July 29, 2014

Join us this weekend at the Village East Cinema for a Q&A with filmmaker James Franco and actor Scott Haze following screening of their new film, CHILD OF GOD.

  • Fri 8/1 following the 7:00PM show – live Skype Q&A with James Franco
  • Sat 8/2 following the 3:20PM show – live Skype Q&A with James Franco, with Scott Haze in attendance.

 

ABOUT THE FILM:
Directed by Oscar nominee James Franco and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy, CHILD OF GOD tells the provocative story of a dispossessed, violent man whose life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order Set in the 1960’s in a small Tennessee mountain town, the film follows Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), deprived of both his parents and a home, as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. This Venice Film Festival sensation also stars Jim Parrack (True Blood), Tim Blake Nelson, and features an appearance by James Franco.

 

Advance tickets to CHILD OF GOD are on sale now at villageeastcinema.com.

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Local actress featured in BOYHOOD

July 21, 2014

Filmed over 12 years in various locations around Texas, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD features some great local talent – including Allen’s own Jessi Mechler, who attended a showing at the Angelika Plano this weekend with over 40 of her family and friends cheering her on!

Michael Granberry of the Dallas Morning News caught up with the talented young actress after the film – read his blog post here (then click over to Chris Vognar’s ‘A’ review for even more reasons to see this incredible film).

 

BOYHOOD is Now Playing at the Angelika Plano.

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National Batman Day at the Angelika Dallas

July 15, 2014

In honor of BATMAN’S 75th Anniversary, DC Entertainment has declared July 23rd National Batman Day! Come celebrate this new super (hero) day at the Angelika Dallas. Enjoy a special double feature of BATMAN (1989) at 7:00PM and THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) at 9:30PM.

Tickets are just $7 on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com/dallas. Arrive early for a costume contest, prizes, and giveaways!

Presented in conjunction with BigFanBoy.com, Boomstickcomics.com, the USA Film Festival, and Keith’s Comics.


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BATMAN (1989) @ 7:00PM
Oscar and Golden Globe nominated director Tim Burton (SWEENEY TODD and BEETLEJUICE) brings the classic American superhero story of BATMAN to the big screen in his action-packed Oscar winning version. This cinematic action-adventure is set to Prince songs and stars three-time Academy-Award winner Jack Nicholson (AS GOOD AS IT GETS, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST) as the Joker, Michael Keaton as Batman himself and Oscar winner Kim Basinger (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL) as the photojournalist they both desire.

 

THE DARK KNIGHT @ 9:30PM
Critically acclaimed as one of the best Batman films of all time, Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT features an unbelievable cast including Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. THE DARK KNIGHT follows Batman’s (Bale) quest to finally extinguish organized crime in Gotham at the opposition of The Joker (Ledger), Gotham’s criminal mastermind.

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GKIDS Animated World

July 10, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new series from GKIDS, distributor of award-winning animation from around the world. GKIDS Animated World Summer Film Series kicks off this weekend with screenings of the gorgeously animated THE SECRET OF KELLS, and continues through August with more titles from the GKIDS library — everything from Oscar nominees to Hayao Miyazaki classics, plus a special selection of animated shorts from the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

Tickets for these family-friendly flicks are just $7 available in advance online at angelikafilmcenter.com and at the theater box office.

Participating locations: Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market | Angelika Dallas | Angelika Plano | Village East Cinema NYC

 


Schedule:

The Secret of Kells
Saturday, July 12 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 15 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 – 3:30 p.m.

 A Cat in Paris
Saturday, July 19 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 22 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 – 3:30 p.m.

Tales of the Night
Saturday, July 26 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 29 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 – 3:30 p.m.

Ernest & Celestine
Saturday, August 2 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 5 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 – 3:30 p.m.

Eleanor’s Secret
Saturday, August 9 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 12 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 – 3:30 p.m.

My Neighbor Totoro
Saturday, August 16 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 19 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 – 3:30 p.m.

NYCIFF Kid Flix Mix
Saturday, August 23 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 26 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 28 – 3:30 p.m.

Nocturna
Saturday, August 30 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 2 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 4 – 3:30 p.m.

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Angelika After Hours: All-American July

July 1, 2014

This July we celebrate the American experience, After Hours style. Join us for our weekly late-night screening series at the Angelika Dallas and Mosaic:

 

COMING TO AMERICA (1988) – 7/4 & 7/5
COMING TO AMERICA casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Murphy’s regal father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince’s faithful retainer Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens. Murphy and Hall play multiple roles, and there are innumerable celebrity cameos peppered throughout the proceedings — including the Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from Trading Places.

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) 7/11 & 7/12
Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, and chainsaws rip in this unforgettable adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ AMERICAN PSYCHO. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale, THE DARK KNIGHT) is a young, handsome, ivy leagued investment banker on Wall Street with a dark secret. He hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical and gratuitous fantasies fueled by jealous materialism when he discovers someone else has acquired more than him. The darkly comic thriller also stars Justin Theroux (CHARLIE’S ANGELS) and Josh Lucas (A BEAUTIFUL MIND).

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) – 7/18 & 7/19
Directed and co-written by David Wain with Michael Showalter (veterans of the cult favorite sketch comedy show The State), WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is the story of a summer at Camp Firewood in 1981 and the debauchery that ensues there. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, played by Janeane Garofalo, who struggles to keep order in camp as she falls in love with a local astrophysics professor (David Hyde Pierce). The hilarious ensemble cast also includes Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Joe Lo Truglio, and Ken Marino.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) – 7/25 & 7/26
John Landis (ANIMAL HOUSE) delivers this comedy-horror film about two American college students on a walking tour of Britain who are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. After David awakes in the hospital with a nasty bite, Jack, newly deceased and quickly decomposing, delivers the unfortunate news that unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full.  With eye-popping (and Oscar-winning) special effects from makeup guru Rick Baker, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is a film that manages to both scare and amuse.

 

Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

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LA BARE – Live Q&A with Joe Manganiello

June 30, 2014

In his feature directorial debut, Joe Manganiello (MAGIC MIKE) goes behind the curtain, behind the stage, and behind the magic of the world’s most popular male strip club – La Bare Dallas. Featuring a unique ensemble of the club’s most popular dancers, LA BARE takes a provocative look into their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and offers a front row seat to their lives, loves, laughs and losses.

Joe Manganiello and producer Nick Manganiello recently stopped by the Angelika Dallas for a fantastic Q&A following a special advance screening of LA BARE, led by BigFanBoy.com’s Mark Walters. Check it out below!

 

LA BARE is now playing at the Angelikas Dallas & Plano, and opens Friday 7/4 at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market.

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Thank you, Plano! Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

June 16, 2014

Our 10th Anniversary is Monday, June 23, 2014! Join us as we celebrate 10 amazing years of art and independent film with FREE screenings of Angelika favorites from the past decade, 10-cent popcorn, and a cake-cutting reception.
Tickets to the free screenings are available on a first come, first served basis beginning the morning of the event. (All other films are regular ticket price.)

FREE SCREENINGS:
10:30 am – Slumdog Millionaire
10:45 am – The King’s Speech
1:30 pm – Finding Neverland
1:45 pm – Bernie
4:30 pm – The Way, Way Back
4:45 pm – Up in the Air
7 pm – Midnight in Paris
7:30 pm – Little Miss Sunshine
9:30 pm – No Country For Old Men
9:45 pm – Brokeback Mountain