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Monday Movie Watch-list (Nov. 4th)

October 31, 2016

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”

October 27, 2016

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

 

 

A Cafe Conversation with Sonia Braga of AQUARIUS

October 14, 2016

In a recent visit to the Angelika Film Center, Sonia Braga sat down with us to discuss her latest work in Kleber Mendonça Fihlo’s film AQUARIUS . Although her performance in AQUARIUS has critics predicting an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Braga reveals that she was never formally trained as an actress, but rather draws from real life experiences to bring her characters to life.

In AQUARIUS, Braga plays the very relatable character Clara, a widower who has vowed not to leave her quickly gentrifying home in Recife, Brazil, until her death. In this interview Braga shares what it was like to work with Brazilian director Kleber and calls him a “master” of detail in regards to the film’s storytelling and discusses the significance of many symbolic, inanimate characters in the film.  Braga believes that in today’s climate, AQUARIUS is a “universal story” that acts as a voice for people to fight for their rights as citizens and urges audiences to get their “hearts out” and connect with the film’s message.

AQUARIUS is now playing at:
Angelika NYC
Angelika Carmel
Angelika Plano
Angelika Dallas
Angelika Mosaic
Angelika Pop-Up

Aquarius Q&A with actress Sonia Braga

October 10, 2016

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!

September 14, 2016

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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

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

July 27, 2016

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.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP – An Interview with Director Whit Stillman

May 20, 2016

It’s not everyday one gets to sit down with an Academy Award nominated director and pick his brain about his work, but that is precisely what we did at the Angelika Film Center in Plano with director Whit Stillman. On the heels of his latest release LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, Stillman chats about his relationship with the cast, creating their characters and why he decided to change the title of the film, which is an adaption of the Jane Austen novella “Lady Susan”.

Set in the 1790s, the film follows the title character, a beautiful young widow (Kate Beckinsale) as she arrives in Churchill, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While there, she embarks upon securing a husband for herself, but the Churchill waters are troubled when handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and cheerful Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett) arrive. After a series of dramatic turns, Lady Susan ultimately risks destruction when her jealous rival comes to call, uncovering a revelation that leads to the denouement of denouements.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is now playing at Angelika Plano, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika New York, Angelika Carmel Mountain 

CANNES YOU BELIEVE IT?

May 13, 2016

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

May 7, 2016

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!

Strange, controversial & off-beat: Angelika After Hours returns!

February 22, 2016

Cult favorite films return to the big screen every month at the Angelika Mosaic. Films that are guaranteed to make you go “Ooooh, I love that one!” — even if the mainstream media didn’t upon its initial release.

The epic spring lineup kicks off with FIGHT CLUB this weekend. Join us Friday & Saturday @ 11:45PM, and mark your calendars for upcoming screenings:

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FIGHT CLUB (1999) – February 27 & 28
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter star in some of their most iconic roles in FIGHT CLUB, a darkly comic drama directed by David Fincher and based on the novel by cult favorite author Chuck Palahniuck. A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – March 25 & 26
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.

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) – April 29 & 30
From Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick comes this tale of a dystopian future where society is overrun by youthful rebellion and violence. The film follows Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell, as he and his gang go on a horrific crime spree that includes rape and murder. This leads to his capture and controversial rehabilitation using psychological conditioning. One of Kubrick’s best film’s during the height of his career, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE surely should not be missed.

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RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) – May 27 & 28
Thrumming with intelligence and energy, RESERVOIR DOGS transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery. Starring Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, and Harvey Keitel.

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CLERKS (1994) – June 24 & 25
Filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, CLERKS began the career of writer director Kevin Smith. When Dante Hicks is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall  is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store — at least when he feels like it. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante’s criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general.

Angelika After Hours screens one Friday & Saturday @ 11:45PM, each month at the Angelika Mosaic. Tickets just $7!