Category Archives: New York

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.

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.

[CLOSED] Angelika NYC: Enter to win a Woody Allen prize pack

July 25, 2014

Oscar winning filmmaker Woody Allen (BLUE JASMINE and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) delivers another whimsical romantic comedy in his 1920’s period piece MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT. Academy Award winner Colin Firth (THE KING’S SPEECH) stars as a master magician known for his work disproving fake spiritualists, who travels to the south of France to expose another presumed fraud, a psychic medium played by Emma Stone (CRAZY, STUPID LOVE and THE HELP). This quirky tale of mystery and love also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins and Simon McBurney.

 

Sign up at the Angelika New York during opening week Friday 7/25 – Thursday 7/31 for a chance to win a Woody Allen prize pack!

Includes:
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT official theatrical poster
BLUE JASMINE DVD
TO ROME WITH LOVE DVD
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS DVD

 

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is now playing at the Angelika New York and Angelika at Mosaic. Opens 8/1 at the Angelika Plano.

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.

[CLOSED] Angelika NYC: Win a BEGIN AGAIN soundtrack CD!

June 26, 2014

WIN a BEGIN AGAIN prize pack that includes an official SOUNDTRACK & POSTER!

Look for the sign-up box at Angelika New York from Thurs June 26-Sun June 29 for your chance to win or enter online on our Facebook page by taking a picture and posting in the comments section of your Angelika Film Center ticket stub for BEGIN AGAIN during 6/26-6/29. One entry per guest. Winners will be selected at random and contacted. Best of luck!

 

ABOUT THE FILM
A soul-stirring comedy from the writer/director of acclaimed music film ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN explores what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) is left reeling after her long-time boyfriend (Adam Levine) lands a major record deal and leaves her behind. Her world takes a turn for the better when a disgraced record-label exec (Mark Ruffalo) sees her performing in a small club and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Announcing the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market!

May 20, 2014

Since its opening in 1989, the Angelika Film Center in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood has become a cultural institution – one of the most well-known and highest-grossing dedicated arthouses in the US. From the downtown original to state-of-the-art boutique cinemas in Fairfax, VA and North Texas, the Angelika is the definitive American arthouse.

We’re bringing the Angelika to the heart of DC with an exclusive microcinema experience. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the interim DC hub for our signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events, through the development of a luxurious new full-scale Angelika Film Center, expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

 


 

ANGELIKA POP-UP OPENS AT UNION MARKET ON JUNE 13

WASHINGTON DC, May 20, 2014 – DC’s acclaimed Union Market and Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI) have announced that the Angelika Pop-Up, a three screen micro cinema located in the growing Union Market district, will open on June 13, 2014. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the DC hub of Angelika’s signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events during the development of the permanent Angelika Film Center expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

As announced in late 2013, Reading International signed a lease for an Angelika Film Center in Union Market. This new multi-screen cinema will combine the most cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in stylish surroundings reflective of the creative spirit existing at the Market, an artisanal, curated year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. While this new state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center is scheduled to open at Union Market in late 2015, the Angelika Pop-Up will satisfy a growing demand for unique entertainment to complement the Market’s vast culinary offerings.

“The vibrancy and creativity of Union Market make it a perfect home for the Angelika Pop-Up,” says Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading. “And we are honored that our state-of-the-art Angelika, in development now, will be part of the continued re-shaping and transforming of this important area of Washington, DC.”

“Our vision for Union Market is to create a place that brings together the innovative and creative community of DC,” says Jodie McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS, developer of Union Market. “The caliber of the Angelika’s programming and their overall commitment to emerging and established filmmakers from both here and abroad makes them the ideal partner for Union Market and the surrounding DC neighborhood.”

For the Pop-Up, a raw warehouse space was converted into three intimate screening rooms. This will offer an immediate venue for the culturally-rich DC community to enjoy not only a range of independent, foreign and specialty films, but also specially tailored film-based events, panels and unique alternative content. By providing opportunities to connect with the films and each other, the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market aims to support a creative community of local, national and international filmmakers, artists, and film enthusiasts.

In addition to the familiar theater concessions of popcorn and soda, a menu featuring a selection of packaged snack foods and drinks of the gourmet quality Union Market guests are accustomed to will be curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo. Among the special items that guests can enjoy before, during or after their film are: Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines. While this temporary micro cinema will not offer all the luxurious amenities of the future state-of-the-art cinema, the Angelika Pop-Up will feature pristine new Barco digital projection and digital sound as it offers a sneak-peek of the provocative and intelligent programming the neighborhood deserves. The Pop-Up will operate seven days per week, with showtimes and advanced reserved seating available at www.AngelikaPopUp.com.

Below is a description of some upcoming films scheduled to open at the Pop-Up:

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon – Opens June 13 – Opening Week Film

In his directorial debut, Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Shep Gordon, the consummate Hollywood insider. Beginning with a chance encounter with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix in 1968, Gordon managed the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch. He even found time to invent the “Celebrity Chef” with his representation of Emeril Lagasse and forge a friendship with the Dalai Lama through his philanthropic endeavors with the Tibet Fund. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage, Gordon’s unlikely story is told by Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse, and more.

Queen Margot – 20th Anniversary Directors Cut – Opens June 13 – Opening Week Film

Patrice Chereau’s acclaimed tale of intrigue and forbidden love returns to theaters in its complete, uncut version in celebration of the landmark film’s 20th Anniversary. Triumphant winner of 5 Cesar Awards and the 1994 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, this powerful and sexually charged film stars Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi and Vincent Pérez. Amidst the late 16th century Wars of Religion, when Catholics and Protestant Huguenots battled over control of France, scheming power player Catherine de Medici offers up her daughter Margot for marriage to the King of Navarre in a bold political move to reconcile France.

Flex is Kings – Opens June 20

This inspiring documentary explores the hopes and realities of the under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of Brooklyn artists behind the urban dance movement known as “flexing.” Born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, the competitive dance style combines dramatic contortions, simulated violence, and flowing footsteps that are at once flights of fancy as well as poetic evocations of the streets. Shot over two years by local filmmakers, the film is structured around Battlefest, the central organizing event of the Flex movement, and focuses on some of the community’s key personalities.

Violette – Opens June 27

An official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cesar Award winner Martin Provost’s VIOLETTE spans 20 years in the complex life of trailblazing French feminist author Violette Leduc, and her relationship with the legendary Simone de Beauvoir. Born out of wedlock in the early 20th century, Violette (Emmanuelle Devos, in a searing performance) encountered Simone de Beauvoir post-WWII in St-Germain-des-Prés. The intense relationship between the two women would last their entire lives – a relationship based on Violette’s quest for freedom through writing and Simone’s (Sandrine Kiberlain) conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.

The Angelika film experience at Union Market won’t just end with the credits. Filmgoers can look forward to future Union Market dinner-and-a-movie promotions as well as other collaborative programs.

The Angelika Pop-Up is located at 550 Penn Street NE (between 5th and 6th Streets NE), just one block north of Union Market, and next door to Gallaudet University and the new Dolcezza Gelato Factory. Free parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of Union Market. Additionally, the NOMA Gallaudet University Metro Station (Red Line) is a short walk up 6th Street to the Angelika Pop-Up.

For more information about Union Market, please visit www.UnionMarketDC.com.  For more information about the Angelika Film Center, please visit www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com or www.AngelikaPopUp.com. Angelika Pop-Up Social Media: www.Facebook.com/AngelikaFilmDC; www.Twitter.com/AngelikaFilmDC.

 

About Union Market:

Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 MSF of space. EDENS has a clear vision to redevelop the district into one of DC’s most vibrant, diverse and thriving neighborhoods—a living laboratory for a sustainable urban community. Since opening in September 2012, Union Market’s acclaimed food market with over 40 local artisans, now averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted over 150 events. For more information about Union Market, please visit www.UnionMarketDC.com.

About Reading International, Inc.:

Reading International, Inc. (www.ReadingRDI.com) is in the business of owning and operating cinemas and developing, owning and operating real estate assets in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Among its 54 other cinemas world-wide, Reading International, Inc. operates (i) the Angelika Film Center in New York City, one of the most well known and highest grossing dedicated arthouses in the US, and (ii) the Angelika Film Center & Cafe in EDENS’ Mosaic project in Fairfax, VA. Following in the tradition of the Angelika NYC, the Angelika at Mosaic has become an important part of the cultural community in Northern Virginia by showing a range of quality films and alternative programming.

For more information about Reading International, contact:
Andrzej Matyczynski, Chief Financial Officer
Reading International, Inc. (213) 235-2240

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Reading’s statements in this press release contain a variety of forward-looking statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect only Reading’s expectations regarding future events and operating performance and necessarily speak only as of the date the information was prepared. No guarantees can be given that Reading’s expectation will in fact be realized, in whole or in part. You can recognize these statements by our use of words such as, by way of example, “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” and “anticipate” or other similar terminology.

 

 

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.

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