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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

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It’s Monster Mayhem!

April 29, 2014

The big, the bad, and the icky take over After Hours, our weekly late-night screening series at the Angelika Dallas and Mosaic:

 

JURASSIC PARK (1990) – 5/2 & 5/3
Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK follows two dinosaur experts who are invited to a new amusement park full of living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric insect DNA. But as a tropical storm hits the island and an employee sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, and Richard Attenborough, this state-of-the-art digitally remastered edition presents the world Spielberg envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original 1993 release.

GODZILLA (1954) – 5/9 & 5/10
The monster classic that spawned six decades of sequels, imitations, and remakes, GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL is presented in a new restoration for its 60th Anniversary. Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic is a grim, black-and-white allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb. A mutant dinosaur called Gojira is awakened from the depths of the sea as a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. Crushing ships, villages, and buildings in his wake, Gojira marches toward Tokyo, bringing all of the country’s worst nightmares back. Uncut and uncensored, this is GODZILLA in its original Japanese version.

KING KONG (1933) – 5/16 & 5/17
The original and still the best! On a mysterious and dangerous island, a film producer captures a giant ape and brings him back to New York in the hopes of capitalizing on his prize. But the imprisoned ape, known as Kong, has the hots for screen beauty Fay Wray and escapes in pursuit of her. Before his famous and tragic fall from the Empire State Building, he wreaks havoc on the city. A classic beauty and the beast story that features some of the finest stop-motion effects ever filmed, KING KONG was recently selected as one of the top 50 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute and inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

CLOVERFIELD (2008) – 5/23 & 5/24
J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale of a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City. In the middle of a going-away party, the entire New York City skyline goes dark. Racing to the rooftop to get a better look at the situation, the partygoers are terrified to witness a massive explosion that rains debris across Manhattan, causing mass chaos and unparalleled destruction. But the worst is yet to come, because it soon becomes apparent that this is not an act of terrorism but the work of a massive creature beyond human comprehension.

TREMORS (1990) – 5/30 & 5/31
A loving tribute to 1950s low-budget sci-fi-horror films like THEM! and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, TREMORS stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as handymen in small dessert community who stumble upon some strange phenomena and mysterious deaths. Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they must figure out how to get across the desert alive.

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

Godzilla(R), Gojira and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. (C)1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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DOM HEMINGWAY – Interview with writer/director Richard Shepard

April 23, 2014

Adam Conway sits down with Writer/Director Richard Shepard to talk about his new film DOM HEMINGWAY, starring Jude Law.

Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant, WITHNAIL & I) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Birchir, A BETTER LIFE). After a near death experience, Dom tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.

DOM HEMINGWAY is now playing at the Angelika Dallas.

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Director Frank Pavich on JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

April 11, 2014

On behalf of the Angelika Blog, Bryan Kluger of Boomstick Comics recently interviewed director Frank Pavich to discuss his new film, JODOROWSKY’S DUNE.

This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci–fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his arthouse freak–outs EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, Jodorowsky secured the rights to Dune and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game–changer, a sci–fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen.

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE is now playing at the Angelikas Dallas and Plano.

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A Tribute to Harold Ramis

February 24, 2014

A Tribute to Harold Ramis, from our programmer in Dallas, Adam Conway.

 

Beloved actor, director, writer and producer Harold Ramis died today due to complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis which he’d battled for years.

When the first movie he helped co-write was National Lampoon’s ANIMAL HOUSE, you knew Ramis was destined for greatness, especially in the field of comedy. He went on to find his true partner and collaborator in Bill Murray when he wrote the film MEATBALLS in which Murray starred. Harold Ramis made his directorial debut with CADDYSHACK which starred the likes of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and of course Bill Murray.

He would go on to write and co-star with Murray in 1982′s STRIPES, then their biggest collaboration and one of the greatest films of the 1980s, GHOSTBUSTERS. It was a massive success that led to a sequel, several animated TV shows, and ongoing rumblings of a 3rd film. Ramis and Murray’s last collaboration together was GROUNDHOG DAY in 1993. It was another major success for Ramis and Murray and showed that whenever they did work together something magical would happen.

After a falling out their careers diverged, with Ramis directing the comedies MULTIPLICTY and ANAYLZE THAT, among others, and Bill Murray starring in Sophia Coppola’s LOST IN TRANSLATION and going on to become a muse for Wes Anderson.

Harold Ramis will definitely be missed and his legacy will live on in the films he has done especially those that he did with Bill Murray. In March for Angelika After Hours, we are highlighting the work of Bill Murray, now it will also be in remembrance of Harold Ramis.

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Angelika After Hours: March Line-up:

Friday & Saturday nights at Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic – tickets and more info at www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com

  • 3/7 & 3/8 – STRIPES (1981)
  • 3/14 & 3/15 – GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)
  • 3/21 & 3/22 – LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)
  • 3/28 & 3/29 – CADDYSHACK (1980)