Real Drama Kings

We are hoping you survived the in-laws and the  madness that was Black Friday, but the drama isn’t over. Shia LaBeouf, Casey Affleck and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds really bring it in this week’s watch list that is full of tear jerkers. Affleck’s performance in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is garnering some award-worthy buzz, LaBeouf delivers an equally authentic must-see performance in MAN DOWN, while musician Nick Cave bares his soul for audiences in the one-night-only encore screening of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING.  Grab your tickets and some tissues and prepare to be get in touch with your vulnerable side. But first, check out the trailers!

MAN DOWN

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son (Charlie Shotwell) and wife (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, the psychological thriller guides audiences in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and the whereabouts of his family.

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, December 1 @ 7PM

GENRE: Documentary, Music

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING is the first opportunity anyone to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Originally a performance based concept, ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING evolved into something much more significant as Andrew Dominik (KILLING THEM SOFTLY) delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination. Filmed in black-and-white and color, in both 3D and 2D, the result is fragile, raw and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika NYC, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Plano

GENRE: Drama

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee’s world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

Monday Movie Watch-list (Nov 18th)

Famous film director Roman Polanski was once quoted as saying that “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.” We tend to agree, and for that very reason we are excited to alter your reality a little  with this week’s releases opening Nov. 18th!

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

GENRE: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

LOCATIONS: Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel

In a new era of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world comes FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (or, Muggle) named Jacob (Dan Fogler), a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 12 minutes)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee’s world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 17  minutes)

ELLE

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

LOCATIONS: Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel 

Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee ELLE follows Michelle, head of a successful video game company, who brings a ruthless attitude to her business as well as her love life. Everything changes when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant – Michelle resolutely tracks him down, drawing them both into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 11  minutes)

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Plano, Angelika NYC

From acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension. NOCTURNAL ANIMALS explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, as a divorced couple (Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal) discovers dark truths about each other and themselves.

(RUN TIME:  1 hr 55  minutes)

BLEED FOR THIS

GENRE: Biography, Drama, Sport

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel

BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (WHIPLASH, DIVERGENT) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.

(RUN TIME:  1 hr 56  minutes)

BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK

GENRE: Drama, War

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel

Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s extraordinary vision brings the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel to life in BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, told through the eyes of 19-year-old army private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn). Lynn and his fellow soldiers come home for a victory tour, culminating in a spectacular Thanksgiving Day football halftime show. Through flashbacks, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. Also starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin.

(RUN TIME:  1 hr 50  minutes)

Monday Movie Watch-list (Nov 11th)

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Today isn’t just any Monday. We are less than 24 hours away from possibly one of the most important elections of our lifetime. The biggest question on everyone’s mind is, who will be the next president of the United States of America? Clinton or Trump? While we await the answer to that question, the next important one is… what is coming to the big screen this week? So let’s get into it! Here’s what’s opening this Friday, Nov 11th!

ELLE

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC

Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee ELLE follows Michelle, head of a successful video game company, who brings a ruthless attitude to her business as well as her love life. Everything changes when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant – Michelle resolutely tracks him down, drawing them both into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 10 minutes)

LOVING

GENRE: Biography, Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel Mountain

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their Virginia hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and has gone down in history as an inspiration to couples everywhere.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 3 minutes)

ARRIVAL

GENRE: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

LOCATIONS: Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel Mountain

After a showstopping debut at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL is causing buzz as an Academy Awards contender. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Academy Award nominee Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Also starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner.

(RUN TIME: 1 hr 56 minutes)

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

GENRE: Documentary, Adventure, Family

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel Mountain

Step aside Daenerys and Katniss, Aisholpan is a real life role model on an epic journey in a far away world. This 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl battles to become the first female to hunt with a Golden Eagle in 2,000 years of male-dominated history. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

(RUN TIME: 1 hr 27 minutes)

Monday Movie Watch-list (Nov. 4th)

Is it Halloween, or is it just another Monday?

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Happy Halloween! Honestly, we don’t know how to feel about Halloween on a Monday, but one thing’s for sure we’ve got our Monday Movie Watch-list ready and we’re already looking forward to the weekend. So here’s what’s opening up this Friday Nov 4th!

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CHRISTINE   

GENRE: Biography, Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano, Angelika Carmel Mountain

Director Antonio Campos brings to life the true story of a woman on the brink in CHRISTINE, featuring a transformative performance as the title character by Rebecca Hall. At her Sarasota, Florida news station, Christine feels like she is destined for bigger things, and relentlessly pursues an on-air position in a larger market, finding herself at a crossroads with her boss (Tracy Letts). Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine’s diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air coworker (Michael C. Hall) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn. Rounding out the supporting cast are superlative performances by Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Tracy Letts (Homeland) and Maria Dizzia (Orange Is The New Black).

(RUN TIME: 1 hr 59 minutes)

 


MOONLIGHT 

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC, Angelika Plano

Deemed by Rolling Stone as “a masterpiece,” Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT is being positioned as this year’s indie-breakout and a major awards season contender, with resounding critical acclaim and a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, following premieres at the 2016 Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Set amid the height of Miami’s War on Drugs, this tender, heartbreaking story follows one man across three defining chapters in his life as he wrestles with the beauty and pain of falling in love, while grappling with his sexuality. Anchored by astonishing performances from Mahershala Ali (HOUSE OF CARDS), Naomie Harris (SKYFALL), and Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking exploration of masculinity and life’s defining moments.

RUN TIME: 1 hr 51 minutes

 


WE ARE X

GENRE: Documentary, Music

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up

Glam rock band X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 1980s. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined––captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor––and pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-­of­-a-kind cultural phenomenon. Twenty years after disbanding, Yokshiki X, the leader of the band, wrestles with physical and spiritual demons to bring the band’s music to the world.

RUN TIME: 1 hr 35 minutes


GIMME DANGER

GENRE: Documentary, Music

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas

Jim Jarmusch’s new film GIMME DANGER chronicles the story of one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. Emerging from Ann Arbor, Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed.  GIMME DANGER presents the context of the Stooges emergence musically, culturally, politically, and historically while charting their inspirations and their long-lasting legacy.

(RUN TIME: 1 hr 48 minutes)

 

MOONLIGHT Q&A – Director Barry Jenkins says “This movie is therapy”

They say that the “eyes are the windows to the soul” and that appears to be Director Barry Jenkins’ secret weapon for his latest work, the masterfully crafted film MOONLIGHT which premiered last Friday at the Angelika Film Center in NYC.

MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. When casting actors to portray the lead character, whose story is told at different ages over three defining chapters of his life,  Jenkins looked to the eyes. “I felt that if I could find these actors with same feeling in their eyes, you wouldn’t see the rest of them, you would see what’s in here [points to eyes].” Though the three actors may not have the most obvious physical resemblance, they all share an expressive and soulful look that embodies the character of Chiron. Jenkins did not allow the three actors to meet during filming to preserve the individuality the character possessed at each stage of his life.

Jenkins, along with supporting actor André Holland and the film’s composer Nick Britell, sat in for a Q&A at the Angelika Film Center in NYC to share a few more gems from MOONLIGHT’s creative process. Push play to sit in on the conversation.

MOONLIGHT is now playing at Angelika NYC!
Opening this Friday 10/28  at Angelika Mosaic

 

 

Aquarius Q&A with actress Sonia Braga

Legendary actress Sonia Braga has critics buzzing with award predictions following her performance in Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominated film AQUARIUS, and the Angelika Film Center is pleased to announce in-person Q&As with Ms. Braga as the film opens at our locations throughout the coming weeks.

Sonia Braga will be in attendance at the Angelika Film Center in New York City this Thursday, 10/13, for a Q&A following the 7:05pm show. She will also provide a special introduction to the 10:30pm show.

Sonia Braga will be in attendance for Q&As at the Angelika Mosaic & Angelika Pop Up (weekend of 10/21), and the film will also open at Angelika Carmel Mountain (10/28), Angelika Dallas and Angelika Plano (11/11).

Stay tuned to our social media and angelikafilmcenter.com for more information!

Sonia Braga visited the Angelika Film Center in Manhattan to describe AQUARIUS in her own words. Check out the exclusive video here: https://vimeo.com/184045370

About the film:
Sônia Braga (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) gives a tour-de-force performance in Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee AQUARIUS. With an impeccable 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and critic predictions of an Oscar nomination, it follows Clara (Braga), who has vowed not to leave her quickly gentrifying home in Recife, Brazil, until her death. Her steadfastness brings about a mysterious confrontation, tingeing even Clara’s most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller. AQUARIUS is an official selection of the 2016 New York and Toronto International Film Festivals.

Participating locations:
Angelika Mosaic,
Angelika Carmel,
Angelika Dallas,
Angelika Pop-Up,
Angelika New York and
Angelika Plano

October is Hitchcock-tober!

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There are those of us who Halloween and those of us who don’t. If you’re one of the ones who do, chances are you’ve already thought about your costume, the parties, and your top scary movies to make non-Halloween-loving friends suffer through.

As Alfred Hitchcock would say, “always make the audience suffer as much as possible”.

Alfie totally gets it. He is after all the “Master of Suspense” and it is for that exact reason we’ve decided to once again make October, Hitchcock-tober.

That’s right ladies and gents, every Thursday during the month of October we will be screening one of Hitchcock’s classic thrillers plus a bonus screening on Halloween! Add this to your Halloween to-do list and check out the trailer below to see which films will be featured in Hitchcock-tober 2016.

  • Oct 6th – THE BIRDS
  • Oct 13th – SUSPICION
  • Oct 20th – DIAL M FOR MURDER
  • Oct. 27th – THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
  • Oct. 31st – PSYCHO

Participating locations:
Angelika Dallas
Angelika Plano
Angelika Mosaic
Angelika Pop-Up
Angelika Carmel
Village East Cinema

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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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!