Category Archives: New York

Angelika Film Center Opening 2015 at Union Market

November 12, 2013

EDENS Announces The Latest Addition To Union Market District: Angelika Film Center

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 — EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate owners and developers, announced today that they will partner with Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI) to open an Angelika Film Center in EDENS growing Union Market district in 2015.

Today’s announcement about Angelika’s opening furthers EDENS’ commitment of investment in this district. The Angelika, which operates the leading dedicated arthouse in the US, opened a state-of-the-art cinema at Mosaic in Fairfax, VA in September 2012. Exhibiting a range of film and alternative programming, the Angelika has become an important part of the cultural community in Northern Virginia and metro D.C.

Reading International and EDENS have been working to create a unique Angelika Film Center venue that will combine cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in a stylish ambiance capturing the rich and creative spirit already apparent in the Union Market district. This multi-screen cinema will offer luxurious seating and pristine digital projection with immersive sound systems.  keeping with its other cinemas, the Angelika will strive to offer Washington, D.C. the most interesting quality programming available. And, in keeping with Union Market’s progressive food offerings, the Angelika will serve a food and drink menu designed by Food Network / Cooking Channel veterans, Bruce Seidel and Chef Santos Loo.

Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 million square feet. EDENS has a clear vision to create one of D.C.’s most vibrant, interesting, and thriving neighborhoods. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, with over 40 local artisan food and beverage vendors, now averages 10,000 -15,000 visitors per Weekend and has held over 100 events. John Mooney, one of the country’s leading sustainable chefs, will open a new restaurant concept at The Market before the end of the month. Over the last several months, the Union Market district has also become a unique and alternative entertainment destination.

This past summer, EDENS sponsored a “Drive-In” movie series that delighted thousands of film goers by exhibiting classic movies on Union Market’s 3-story  Two Weeks ago, teaming up with Politics & Prose, one of the nation’s leading independent booksellers, EDENS sold out a book-signing event at Union Market for the book, The World Atlas of Wine. And this Thanksgiving weekend, EDENS will be launching its retail efforts with Thread, a three day shopping experience in the Dock 5 space at Union Market featuring 30 local and national fashion brands.

For more information about Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com. For more information about the Angelika Film Center, please visit www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

About EDENS:
EDENS develops, owns and operates community building centers in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 111 retail centers. EDENS has Regional Headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the Company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.

For further information: Jamie Kronfeld, London Misher Public Relations, 212-759-2800, Jamie@londonmisherpr.com

AUSTENLAND – interview with director Jerusha Hess and actor J.J. Feild

August 22, 2013

Friends of Angelika Mosaic Molly Dedham and Travis Hopson sat down with Austenland director Jerusha Hess and actor J.J. Feild to talk about the filmmaking process, suffocation by doilies, and how freaking wonderful Keri Russell is. (SPOILER WARNING at the 5-minute mark.)

A wickedly funny, irreverent comedy featuring an impeccable cast of archetypal characters, AUSTENLAND is a romantic comedy about a young woman (played by Keri Russell) obsessed with all things Jane Austen. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. One of the most highly anticipated films out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, AUSTENLAND is the feature directorial debut from screenwriter Jerusha Hess (NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE).

AUSTENLAND opens this month at the Angelika Film Center:

8/16 – New York, NY

8/23 – Mosaic/Fairfax, VA

8/30 – Plano, TX

2013 Academy Award Winners

February 25, 2013

 

BEST PICTURE
Argo

Now Playing: Dallas | Plano | Fairfax | NYC

BEST DIRECTOR
Ang Lee, Life of Pi

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Now Playing: Dallas | Fairfax

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Now Playing: Dallas |
Fairfax | NYC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Now Playing: NYC

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour

Now Playing: Plano | Fairfax

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Searching for Sugar Man

Now Playing: NYC

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Ben Affleck, Argo

Now Playing: Dallas | Plano | Fairfax | NYC

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Brave

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Life of Pi

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Skyfall” by Adele (Skyfall)

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
Ben Affleck, Argo

Now Playing: Dallas | Plano | Fairfax | NYC

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Les Miserables

Now Playing: NYC

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Lincoln

Now Playing: Dallas

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Inocente

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Paperman

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Curfew

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
TIE: Skyfall & Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty Now Playing: Dallas | Plano

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Les Miserables

Now Playing: NYC

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Life of Pi

2013 Golden Globe Winners

January 14, 2013

 

 

Film

BEST PICTURE: DRAMA
Argo

Now Playing: Dallas | Plano | Fairfax | NYC

 

BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Les Miserables

Now Playing: Fairfax | NYC

 

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck, Argo

Now Playing: Dallas | Plano | Fairfax | NYC

 

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Now Playing: Dallas | Fairfax

 

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Now Playing: Dallas | Fairfax

 

BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Now Playing: Fairfax | NYC

 

BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Now Playing: Fairfax | NYC

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Now Playing: Fairfax | NYC

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Now Playing: Fairfax

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour

Now Playing: Plano | Fairfax

 

BEST SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Now Playing: Fairfax

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Life of Pi

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Brave

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Skyfall” (Skyfall)

  

Television

Best Television Series – Drama
Homeland

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Girls

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Game Change

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Costner, Hatfield & McCoys

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Julianne Moore, Game Change
 
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Ed Harris, Game Change

 

 

 

YOGAWOMAN filmmaker discusses her inspiring new doc

October 18, 2012

How did the ancient practice of yoga, designed in India thousands of years ago for men, become so relevant and increasingly popular in the lives of millions of American women? In intimate interviews with the worldâ??s leading experts, YOGAWOMAN explores this question with 50 women filmed over 2 years in 9 countries. Filmmaker Kate McIntyre Clere sat down with us for our own intimate conversation about this inspiring documentary and its message of peace and empowerment for the benefit of women everywhere.

Q: What inspired you to make this film?
A: We were interested why the ancient Indian practice of yoga designed for men thousands of years ago, had become so relevant and popular for women in todayâ??s society. How women teachers have become such role models for modern women. With 17 million American women doing yoga we wanted to uncover how and where yoga was being used and why so many women flocked to this activity. That it wasnâ??t only stressed and over scheduled city women finding peace and balance but also women in prisons, hospitals, shelters and slums were also finding strength and solace through yoga.

Q: What role has yoga played in your own life?
A: I started yoga in college in a small cold hall in the south of New Zealand. The teacher wore black leotards and was VERY serious. I was intrigued but not convinced! However over the last 30 years yoga has changed so much and yoga has traveled with me through so many aspects of my life as student, teacher, wife, mother and filmmaker. Yoga is not just happening when I roll out my mat but the techniques are carried throughout my day influencing each moment.

Q: What was the most surprising aspect of making this documentary?
A: Sitting at the kitchen table when we first created Yogawoman, we decided that we would only include women talking about women. So we traveled the world looking for women to tell their story about how yoga was working for them and their communities. However I had no idea about how powerful these women were going to be. Almost every day of filming I was blown away by the caliber of these strong authentic women. As I sat in the cinema for the first preview screening, I was totally blown away by the radical life-affirming quality of seeing these 50 women (only women) sharing about their lives on the big screen.

Q: Annette Bening narrates. How did she become involved?
A: It was very important for us to find an inspiring role model to narrate Yogawoman. We wanted someone who had a voice that would capture the spirit of how yoga can work for women. Annette Bening started yoga in acting school and has been using yoga as an effective tool in her life to this day. We knew she would be perfect when we found out she might be interested. Thank you Annette, your voice makes the film sing!

Q: The film follows several women around the world practicing yoga. How did you find them all?
A: Research, Research and Research â?? Then we began our shoot here in NYC filming at a Yoga conference, we filmed some of the top women yoga teachers from around the world at the conference. Meeting these women started our journey. We have found that when making a film like this we have to get out of the way and let the film start to tell its own story, So once we started meeting some of these women we would hear about other women doing amazing work as Yoga teachers. We would then go and film them and find out about others and so on. The challenge of course is to know who to include and who ends up on the cutting floor. Many women did not make the film. We do intend to release additional footage one day!!!

Q: We understand that you created this film with your husband and sister. Were there any benefits or challenges to working with people you are so close to?
A: Filmmaking is not for the faint hearted. After devoting the last 3 years to the film we have all been on an extraordinary journey that has required us to call upon all the rich techniques of yoga to bring us to this theatrical release! â??Remember to breatheâ? has been a popular saying for us on this film!

YOGAWOMAN opens Friday 10/19 at the Angelika New York. Join us opening weekend for a Q&A with Kate McIntyre Clere – tickets on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com

NYC: a delicious summer deal from our friend and neighbor The Vault at Pfaff’s!

July 25, 2012

We couldn’t think of a better escape from the summer heat than catching an indie flick in the dark, air conditioned auditoriums at the Angelika NYC… until we visited The Vault at Pfaff’s. We’ve partnered up with this subterranean cocktail lounge to offer a special deal just for Angelika New York moviegoers: bring your ticket stub to the Vault the day of the show, and get a drink AND an appetizer for just $12!vaultpfaffs.jpg

The Vault is right around the corner from the Angelika, at Broadway & Bleecker St. Pick up a voucher in the cafe/lobby at the Angelika and check ’em out after your movie tonight!

Announcing the newest Angelika Film Center!

June 25, 2012

BIG NEWS: we are thrilled to announce a brand new, state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center & Cafe! Opening this September in Fairfax, VA, the eight-screen cinema will continue the tradition of art, independent, and foreign programming that has made the Angelika the most successful dedicated arthouse in the United States. We’ve also partnered with Top Chef alum Lee Ann Wong to create a unique Cafe menu inspired by her signature modern global-fusion cuisine. Stay tuned for updates about our exciting Grand Opening events, the opening lineup of films, and more by liking us on Facebook or signing up for the email newsletter.

FOR    IMMEDIATE    RELEASE                                                                        

ANGELIKA    FILM    CENTER    &    CAFE    TO    OPEN    AT    MOSAIC  

The Angelika creates an exciting and stylish cinematic experience in Fairfax County  FAIRFAX, Va. (June 25, 2012) -­â?-­â?Â Â   The     Angelika    Film    Center    &    Cafe, a new state-­â?of-­â?the-­â?art  boutique cinema,  will  open  in  September  2012  at  Mosaic  in  Fairfax,  Virginia.  The  stylish  eight-­â?screen  cinema  will showcase  the  best  in  independent,  foreign  and  specialty  film  in  auditoriums  featuring  plush  stadium designed seating, wall-­â?to-­â?wall  screens and the latest in digital projection  and sound. The sleekly designed soaring  three  level,  glass  enclosed  lobby  includes  a Café,  a Lounge  and  a creative  Concession  Stand.    A striking three-­â?tiered crystal chandelier accented in blue neon and a dramatic oversized illuminated rendering of the winged  face of Angelika  adorn the lobby and are signature  elements  of the other three Angelikas operating in the U.S. The Angelika in New York City, one of the most successful dedicated arthouses in North America, has been breaking box office records for independent  films since 1989, while cinephiles in Texas have been visiting Angelikas in Dallas and Plano for over ten years.  Creating a completely  unique food and film experience,  the Angelika has partnered with Chef Lee Anne  Wong  to provide  the culinary  vision  for its Café,  Lounge  and Concession  Stand.  A graduate  of the French  Culinary  Institute,  former  finalist  on  Bravoâ??s  Top  Chef,  and  regular  contributor  on  the  Cooking Channelâ??s Unique Eats, Chef Wong will create a menu inspired by her signature modern-­â?global fusion cuisine.   Guests will be able to enjoy their prepared meals, specially paired with beer, wine or champagne selections, in  the Café, Lounge or while watching a film. The mezzanine Lounge overlooking the lobby will serve drinks and gourmet bar snacks. A variety of delectable desserts and handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks will be served  in the Café. And, traditional movie snacks will be offered at the Concession Stand, along with Chef Wongâ??s creative twists on those traditions.

Like the other Angelikas, the mission of the Angelika at Mosaic will be to become an integral part of the  cultural  community.  In  addition  to  its  specialty  film  programming,  the  Angelika  will  host  local  film festivals and sponsor interesting programs designed to appeal to a variety of sophisticated filmgoers.   

â??The Angelikaâ??s goal is to become the premiere cinema in the greater D.C. area,â? said Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading International, Inc. â??We are committed to offering exceptional service and a superior and different movie-­â?going experience at Mosaic.â?The Angelika will be located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Gallows Road at Mosaic, a new urban district in Fairfax offering an eclectic mix of local and regional retailers and restaurants, together with ample  open  space,  including  two  parks  that  will  host  outdoor  events,  performances  and  festivals.  The Angelika  will  be  easily  accessible  by  public  transportation  with  the  Dunn  Loring  -­â?Â Â Â   Merrifield  Metro  Stop (Orange Line) and only a short walk to Mosaic.

For more information,  visit  www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com  or join us on Facebook  and Twitter.  For more information about Mosaic, visit  www.MosaicDistrict.com.

 About  Reading    International,    Inc.     Reading International (http://www.readingrdi.com)  is in the business of owning and operating cinemas and developing, owning and operating real estate assets. Our business consists primarily of the development, ownership and operation of multiplex cinemas in the United States, Australia and New Zealand; and the development,  ownership and operation of retail and commercial real estate in Australia, New Zealand and the  United  States,  including  entertainment-­â?themed  retail  centers  in  Australia  and  New  Zealand  and  live theater assets in Manhattan and Chicago in the United States. Forward-­â?Looking    Statements     This press release contains certain statements that are â??forward-­â?looking statementsâ? within the meaning of Section  27A  of the  Securities  Act  of 1933  and  Section  21E  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act  of 1934.  Such statements  are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties  surrounding  future expectations  generally and also may materially differ from actual future experience involving any one or more of such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the possibility that the actual market share of the acquired cinemas and anticipated reduction in the acquisition financing will differ from these forward-­â?looking statements, as well the  risks  and  uncertainties  set  forth  from  time  to  time  in  RDIâ??s  filings  with  the  Securities  and  Exchange Commission. The inclusion of a forward-­â?looking statement in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by RDI that its objectives will be achieved. RDI undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-­â?looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. # # #

 

Opening Friday 4/13 [NYC]

April 13, 2012
MONSIEUR LAZHAR 

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, MONSIEUR LAZHAR tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Now Playing at the Angelika New York and 4/27 at the Angelika Dallas.

HOW TO GROW A BAND

Filmed with uncommon access, HOW TO GROW A BAND provides a rare look at the start of one of Americaâ??s most promising young bands - progressive bluegrass outfit Punch Brothers - and explores the tensions that test young artists. The filmmakers are in town for Q&As all weekend and members of the band will make a special appearance at the 8:00PM show tonight at the Village East Cinema!

COMIC CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE 

This Morgan Spurlock doc features one-on-one interviews with Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, and Eli Roth â?? along with front row coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, and crowds of San Diego Comic Con. Spurlock will be joining us Saturday 4/14 at the Village East Cinema for a special Q&A.

UNRAVELED 

Definitely the weekend of documentaries! Alternately moving and infuriating, the story of Marc Drier - lesser known than but equally as nefarious as Bernie Madoff - is never less than riveting. Members of the NYC legal community, noted ethicists, and the filmmaker will be at the Village East all weekend for panel discussions on the issues brought up by this story of a white collar criminal’s tragic unravelling.

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT 

The story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting the literal survival of his country and everyone in it as global warming and rising sea levels threaten his low-lying nation. This doc has been praised for capturing rare glimpses of the political horse-trading that goes on at the top levels of global politics. Now Playing at the Village East.

Morgan Spurlock, Punch Brothers @ the Village East

April 11, 2012

In addition to the excellent indie fare opening this weekend at our sister theater, the Village East will be hosting two really exciting guests: filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and progressive bluegrass band Punch Brothers.

Join us Friday night for a special appearance by Punch Brothers Gabe Witcher, Chris Eldridge, and Paul Kowert in support of the new documentary HOW TO GROW A BAND. They’ll be at the 8:00PM show and tickets are going fast – we definitely recommend purchasing in advance online.

The director and producer of the doc will also be in attendance Fri 4/13, Sat 4/14, and Sun 4/15 following the 8:00PM shows for a Q&A about filming this exclusive look at frontman Chris Thile and the start of one of America’s most promising young bands.

Bluegrass not your thing? Stop by Saturday night for a screening of COMIC CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE. Oscar nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock will be doing a Q&A after the 7:00PM show — we also recommend advance tickets for this one. The acclaimed doc features one-on-one interviews with San Diego Comic Con veterans Stan Lee, Joss Whedon (whose CABIN IN THE WOODS opens elsewhere this weekend), Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, and Eli Roth.

See you at the movies!