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Angelika NYC: Enter to win a Mark Landis forgery + ART & CRAFT Q&As

September 19, 2014

Oscilloscope Laboratories is giving away a forgery by famed forger and documentary subject Mark Landis. Sign up at the theater opening weekend Friday 9/19 – Sunday 9/21 for a chance to win!

Don’t miss our exclusive Q&As with the filmmakers & Landis himself throughout the weekend:
Friday 9/19 @ 7:10PM – directors Jennifer Grausman & Sam Cullman, co-director Mark Becker, and subject Mark Landis in attendance
Saturday 9/20 @ 7:10PM – Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker, and Mark Landis in attendance
Sunday 9/21 @ 7:10PM – Jennifer Grausman, Sam Cullman, and Mark Becker in attendance

 

About the film:
Oscar nominee Sam Cullman delivers a delicately balanced documentary with ART AND CRAFT, a look at one of the most prolific art forgers in America. After decades of conning the art industry with an impressive body of work in a wide range of styles – most of which was then donated to institutions across the United State – Mark Landis is exposed by a tenacious registrar from Cincinnati. Amid questions of motive, diagnosed schizophrenia, and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop, this cat-and-mouse caper emerges an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

 

ART & CRAFT is now playing at the Angelika New York.

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Angelika After Hours: John Hughes High School

September 15, 2014

Flashback to the 80s and go back to school with the unforgettable teen comedies of John Hughes:

 

WEIRD SCIENCE (1985) – 9/5 & 9/6
Two teens transform their virginal frustrations into a computerized reality in one of the most insanely goofy comedies of the ’80s. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt’s computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life. Lisa (played by Kelly LeBrock) sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt’s older brother (Bill Paxton) begins to realize that something is not as it should be.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) – 9/12 & 9/13
John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think.

SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984) – 9/19 & 9/20
It’s Samantha Baker’s Sweet Sixteen and no one in her family remembers the important occasion. John Hughes shows how coming of age can be full of surprises in this warm hearted teenage comedy starring Molly Ringwald. She’s your average teen, enduring creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the Big Blonde on Campus who stands between her and the boy of her dreams. This sparkling film features a dynamic score, and outstanding performances by Paul Dooley, Emmy winner Blanche Baker, and Oscar nominee Justin Henry.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) – 9/26 & 9/27
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows”; a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Iconic 80s writer/director John Hughes weds satire, slapstick, and social commentary in this high school classic.

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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PAY 2 PLAY – Q&As with the filmmakers and local experts

September 12, 2014

PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, the cycle where Politicians reward their donors with large sums from the public treasury through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.

 

Join us opening week for a Q&A following select screenings:

Fri 9/12 @ 7:30PM – Producer Holly Mosher
Sat 9/13 @ 7:30PM – Producer Holly Mosher
Sun 9/14 @ 7:30PM – special guests
Mon 9/15 @ 7:30PM – Brendan Fischer, Center For Media & Democracy
Tue 9/16 @ 7:30PM – Aquene Freechild, Public Citizen
Wed 9/17 @ 7:30PM – Shara Smith, Move To Amend
Thu 9/18 @ 7:30PM – Barbara Lawton, Americans For Campaign Reform

 

PAY 2 PLAY is now playing at the Angelika Pop-Up.

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LOVE IS STRANGE – Interview with Ira Sachs

September 5, 2014

Full Post on SeligFilmNews.comLove Is Strange Interview with Co-Writer/Director Ira Sachs | Selig Film News

 

ABOUT THE FILM:
A multi-generational story of love and marriage, LOVE IS STRANGE depicts the delicate nature of two people trying to build a life together. Filmmaker Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) crafts the story Ben and George, played by Oscar nominee John Lithgow and Alfred Molina (AN EDUCATION), who upon returning from their honeymoon learn that Ben has been fired from his lifetime job at co-ed Catholic school. With no real savings to count on, the couple suddenly can’t afford their small New York City apartment and they are forced to call upon their tight-knit community of family and friends.

 

LOVE IS STRANGE is now playing at the Angelika Dallas, Plano, and New York.

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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.