Category Archives: Special Programs

Spirited Away Named Second Best Film of the Century by the New York Times

June 22, 2017

In a recent article written by film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, the New York Times named the top twenty-five best films of the century (so far).  In the list, the duo placed Hayao Miyazaki’s magnum opus, SPIRITED AWAY, at number two.  The film beat out other masterpieces, including “Million Dollar Baby,” “Inside Out,” even this year’s Oscar-winner for best picture “Moonlight.” The link to the full list can be found here.

SPIRITED AWAY is part of our Studio Ghibli Festival, a celebration of the beloved studio’s greatest hits.  Visit our website for more information.

Click below to watch the trailer.

Fearless Femmes in Film

June 19, 2017

Fearless Femmes in Film celebrates the women in front of and behind the camera throughout cinematic history. Fiery, fervent, and fascinating, their work broke down walls, pushed the women’s movement forward, and made progressive statements that cannot be denied.

This monthly series celebrating women takes place the second Wednesday of each month at Angelika Mosaic in Fairfax, VA and Village East Cinema in New York, NY.

Upcoming films include:

THELMA & LOUISE – 7/12 @ 7:00pm
Academy Award winner for Best Screenplay, THELMA AND LOUISE follows meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) and independent waitress Louise (Susan Sarandon) on a short fishing trip that quickly becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who attempts to rape Thelma at a bar. Ending with one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, the two friends escape from the consequences of patriarchal society the only way they know how, in a film that broke down the walls of the traditional female buddy-comedy, and most definitely passes the Bechdel Test.
Tickets: Village East Cinema | Angelika Mosaic

THE DIVORCEE – 8/9 @ 7:00pm
After three years of marriage, Jerry (Norma Shearer) discovers that her husband (Chester Morris) has been unfaithful to her. As a result, she decides to take her revenge by attempting to seduce her husband’s best friend.
Tickets: Village East Cinema | Angelika Mosaic

DANCE, GIRL, DANCE 35MM – 9/13 @ 7:00pm
Starring two of the best leading ladies of all time, Maureen O’Hara and Lucille Ball, and presented on 35mm film, DANCE, GIRL, DANCE follows two women who, after their dance troop disbands, work together to support themselves. However, the two wind up clashing when they fall for the same man (Louis Hayward).
Tickets: Village East Cinema | Angelika Mosaic

MILDRED PIERCE 35MM – 10/11 @ 7:00pm
When Mildred Pierce’s (Joan Crawford) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred is left to raise her two daughters on her own.  Despite Mildred’s financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter (Ann Blyth), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband (Zachary Scott), Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.
Tickets: Village East Cinema | Angelika Mosaic

PARIAH – 11/8 @ 7:00pm
Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). Alike quietly embraces her identity as a lesbian, but realizes that her parents would never accept her queer identity. What befalls is a poignant, gripping depiction of her search for love, acceptance and, ultimately, peace within herself.
Tickets: Village East Cinema | Angelika Mosaic

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – 12/13 @ 7:00pm
Based on Truman Capote’s novel, this Academy Award winning film follows young New Yorker Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), who meets an intriguing man when he moves into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way of their potential relationship.
Tickets: Village East Cinema | Angelika Mosaic

New Trailer for NT Live’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Featuring Imelda Staunton

May 17, 2017

The first trailer for NT Live’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is here. The production stars the incredible Imelda Staunton, famous for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.  Also starring Conleth Hill (Varys from Game of Thrones), this is an unforgettable take on a classic play.

 

Here’s To The Ones Who Dream:

January 9, 2017

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The Golden Globes presented itself with a common theme this year. That theme was to never give up on a dream.

Emma Stone said it best, moments after claiming the title for Best Actress- Musical or Comedy. “This is a film for dreamers. I think hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world. That’s what this film is about (referring to Best Picture- Musical or Comedy, LA LA LAND).” Stone addressed the struggle for creative people to achieve their dreams and shared her award with anybody anywhere that feels like giving up sometimes but finds it in themselves to get up and keep going.

LA LA LAND is Now Playing at Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic & Angelika Dallas.

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Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress in a Foreign Language film, ELLE.  She remarked, “Thank you for making me win in a French film directed by a Dutch director here in America.” Not many people can say that — sometimes, through the shared experience of cinema, even the most unlikely of dreams really do come true.

ELLE is Now Playing at Angelika NYC.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson kept us up all night in the film NOCTURNAL ANIMALS and his sinister performance won him Best Supporting Actor. His dream was our nightmare in this gritty thriller. Johnson said it simply upon receiving his award: “Tom Ford, Thank you for this amazing opportunity.”

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is Now Playing at Angelika NYC, Angelika Pop Up.

Viola Davis touched on the unlikelihood of a film like FENCES when she said, “It’s not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn’t scream money maker, but it does scream art, it does scream heart.” Good thing Hollywood followed its heart on this one.

FENCES is Now Playing at Angelika Carmel.

This image released by NBC shows Viola Davis with the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for "Fences," at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
This image released by NBC shows Viola Davis with the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for “Fences,” at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

 

The 74th Annual Golden Globes ended with a stroll under the MOONLIGHT. Winning Best Motion Picture-Drama, it left the cast, crew and creators gleaming with pride. “As someone who went eight years without making a piece, I gotta give love to these people right here,” director Barry Jenkins said. If that doesn’t show persistence in a dream, I don’t know what does!

MOONLIGHT is Now Playing at Angelika NYC. Keep an eye out for its return to various Angelika Film Center locations just in time for Oscar Season. In the meantime, check out this Q & A with director Barry Jenkins!

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View the full list of Golden Globes winners in both Motion Picture and Television categories here.

Original Sailor Moon Movie Finally Coming to Theatres

December 20, 2016

Yes! Over fifteen years after its initial home video American release, Sailor Moon R: The Movie will have a limited theatrical run.  It will run completely uncut for the first time in America. The series, first released in Japan in 1991, Sailor Moon helped popularize the Magical Girl genre, thus inspiring many more manga and anime series to come.

The film, first released to VHS in 2000 in America, has been re-mastered and features updated voices from the likes of Stephanie Sheh (Orihime Inoue, Bleach), Christina Vee (Homura Akemi, Puella Magi Madoka Magika), Cherami Leigh (Asuna Yuki, Sword Art Online), and the legendary Johnny Yong Bosch. Additionally, it will feature a fifteen minute short film that was present in the Japanese release, but absent in the original American release.

SAILOR MOON R opens January 9th, 2017.

Tickets are on sale at Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain, Angelika Film Center Dallas, Angelika Film Center Mosaic, Angelika Film Center Plano, and Angelika Pop-Up.

New One Piece Movie to Release in America

December 19, 2016

Recently in Japan, the legendary TOEI Animation Studios have released their thirteenth feature length ONE PIECE film, ONE PIECE FILM: GOLD.  Thanks to its success, it will now will have a limited theatrical run in the states. It’s no secret that the ONE PIECE franchise is one of the most epic stories produced in modern times; it even holds a Guinness World Record for its over 320 million copies published.

There is no better time to jump back in with your favorite pirate crew. Although lately, there have been rumors that series creator, Eiichiro Oda, was going to bring the manga to a close after its historic twenty year run.  However, with the most recent chapter just released and the next looming over the horizon, this seems unlikely!

ONE PIECE FILM: GOLD plays in theaters from January 10, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain, Angelika Film Center Dallas, Angelika Film Center Mosaic, and Angelika Pop-Up.

Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement (Again)

December 11, 2016

Good news Studio Ghibli fans! Three years after announcing his retirement, Miyazaki-san has announced that he is coming back for “one last film.”  According to Anime News Network (ANN), the legendary anime filmmaker is set to direct BORO THE CATERPILLAR, a film that has reportedly been in development-hell for the past twenty years.  Miyazaki broke the news himself during a Japanese TV special about him, claiming that a short version of the film made for the Ghibli Museum left him dissatisfied.  As many fans know, this is not the first time the acclaimed director has come back for “one last film.”  In fact, he has been in and out of retirement since his film PRINCESS MONONOKE (1998), and has since taken the world by storm.  With his new shift towards manga illustration, is this truly Miyazaki-san’s last film as he claims?  BORO THE CATERPILLAR is anticipated to be completed sometime in 2019.

In the meantime, be sure to check out another Miyazaki film, OCEAN WAVES, opening January 17. The film has been remastered in 4K and we’ll be presenting the US premiere along with the North American premiere of a never before seen short film called GHIBLIES EPISODE 2.

Tickets for OCEAN WAVES are on sale now at Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Film Center Dallas, Angelika Film Center Plano, Angelika Film Center Carmel Mountain, Angelika Film Center Mosaic.

Real Drama Kings

November 29, 2016

We are hoping you survived the in-laws and the  madness that was Black Friday, but the drama isn’t over. Shia LaBeouf, Casey Affleck and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds really bring it in this week’s watch list that is full of tear jerkers. Affleck’s performance in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is garnering some award-worthy buzz, LaBeouf delivers an equally authentic must-see performance in MAN DOWN, while musician Nick Cave bares his soul for audiences in the one-night-only encore screening of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING.  Grab your tickets and some tissues and prepare to be get in touch with your vulnerable side. But first, check out the trailers!

MAN DOWN

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son (Charlie Shotwell) and wife (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, the psychological thriller guides audiences in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and the whereabouts of his family.

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, December 1 @ 7PM

GENRE: Documentary, Music

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING is the first opportunity anyone to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Originally a performance based concept, ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING evolved into something much more significant as Andrew Dominik (KILLING THEM SOFTLY) delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination. Filmed in black-and-white and color, in both 3D and 2D, the result is fragile, raw and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika NYC, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Plano

GENRE: Drama

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee’s world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

Monday Movie Watch-list (Nov. 25th)

November 21, 2016

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Turkey Day is quickly approaching, so you know what that means! Movie getaway! With or without the fam, either way you’ve got options. Let’s dig in and see what’s coming to the big screen this Thanksgiving weekend!

ALLIED

GENRE: Action, Drama, Romance

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel

Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis’ ALLIED follows intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) in 1942 North Africa, as he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressure of the war.

(Run time 2 hrs 4 minutes)

LION

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC

LION (adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley), is based on the heart wrenching true story of a five year old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family. Directed by Garth Davis, LION also stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Sunny Pawar.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 0  minutes)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Plano

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee’s world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 17  minutes)

ELLE

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

LOCATIONS: Angelika Plano, Angelika Carmel, Angelika NYC

Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee ELLE follows Michelle, head of a successful video game company, who brings a ruthless attitude to her business as well as her love life. Everything changes when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant – Michelle resolutely tracks him down, drawing them both into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

(RUN TIME 2 hrs 11 minutes)

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