Category Archives: Special Programs

Independent Spirit Award nominees

November 25, 2014

Awards season is here! Film Independent’s Spirit Award nominees were announced today, kicking off the awards season by honoring the best independent films of the year. Winners will be announce the night before the Oscars, February 21, 2015.

Top nominees BIRDMAN, WHIPLASH, NIGHTCRAWLER, CITIZENFOUR, FORCE MAJEURE and more are now playing at the Angelika Film Center.

 

BEST FEATURE
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Boyhood
Love is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
David Zellner – Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

BEST SCREENPLAY
Big Eyes
A Most Violent Year
Nightcrawler
Only Lovers Left Alive
Love is Strange

BEST FIRST FEATURE
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Dear White People
Nightcrawler
Obvious Child
She’s Lost Control

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Appropriate Behavior
Little Accidents
The One I Love
She’s Lost Control
Dear White People

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD  (best feature made for under $500,000)
Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Land Ho!
Man From Reno
Test

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi – Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton – Only Lovers Left Alive

BEST MALE LEAD
André Benjamin – Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
John Lithgow – Love is Strange
David Oyelowo – Selma

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Carmen Ejogo – Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz – Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Riz Ahmed – Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Alfred Molina – Love is Strange
Edward Norton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Immigrant
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
It Felt Like Love
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Selma

BEST EDITING
Boyhood
Whiplash
Nightcrawler
A Most Violent Year
The Guest

BEST DOCUMENTARY
20,000 Days on Earth
CITIZENFOUR
Stray Dog
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Mommy (Canada)
Norte, the End of History (Philippines)
Under the Skin (United Kingdom)

[CLOSED] Angelika NYC: Enter to win a signed poster from THE IMITATION GAME

November 22, 2014

Sign up here for a chance to win an official movie poster signed by the cast of THE IMITATION GAME: director Morten Tyldum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, and Matthew Beard.

THE IMITATION GAME opens 11/28 exclusively at the Angelika New York and the Paris Theatre (NYC)

PSYCHO – Special screening + FREE goodie bags

October 24, 2014

We’re joining forces with Chef Spike Mendelsohn (Spike’d Events, Good Stuff Eatery, Béarnaise and We The Pizza) for a special Halloween screening at the Angelika Pop-Up!

Receive a one-of-a-kind goodie bag when you attend PSYCHO on Friday 10/31 @ 7PM or 9:30PM. Treat bags include Chocolate Bacon, Sushi Popcorn and more!

 

ABOUT THE FILM:
Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. When Marion Crane, spectacularly played by Janet Leigh, ends up at the Bates Motel after making off with $40,000 cash, there’s hardly a film fan alive who doesn’t know what happens next. First a private detective, then Marion’s sister, search for her as the horror and suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.

 

Friday 10/31 @ 7PM & 9:30PM | Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market | tickets on sale now at angelikapopup.com

Angelika After Hours: October

October 1, 2014

Brave the night and join us at After Hours for some of our favorite tales of terror, featuring zombies, vampires, poltergeists, and more to get you in the Halloween spirit:

 

THE LOST BOYS (1987) – 10/3 & 10/4
Joel Schumacher’s teen vampire thriller blends horror, humor, and plenty of visual style with standout performances from a cast full of young 1980s stars. Sam and his older brother Michael are average, everyday teens. But after they move with their mother to peaceful Santa Clara, California, things mysteriously begin to change. THE LOST BOYS reshapes vampire tradition, deftly mixing heart-pounding terror, rib tickling laughs and a body–gyrating rock soundtrack. The marvelous cast includes Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann and Dianne Wiest.

THE SHINING (1980) – 10/10 & 10/11
THE SHINING is Stanley Kubrick’s psychological horror masterpiece, a stylized classic which continues to influence the entire genre. Inspired by Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the film stars Jack Nicholson in one of his most iconic roles – Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Kubrick’s signature visuals turn the cavernous, empty hotel into one of the most terrifying settings of all time, while classic horror moments from REDRUM to “Heeeeere’s Johnny” to the creepy twins continue to draw rabid fans to this enduring horror favorite.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) – 10/17 & 10/18
Wes Craven’s intelligent horror classic, complete with the terrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day. In A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, a group of teenagers are terrorized by an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.

POLTERGEIST (1982) – 10/24 & 10/25
A modern horror classic from producer Steven Spielberg, POLTERGEIST presents the dark side of middle class suburbia. The film centers on a typical family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. Soon strange things begin to happen around the house, and five year old Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television before being sucked into a closet, prompting the family to consult with a para-psychologist and an exorcist about the phenomena in their home. They make a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) – 10/31 & 11/1
George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD set the template for zombie films for years to come, with tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent. Following a bizarre event which causes a small town to be overrun by a horde of zombies, the remaining survivors of the local theatre troupe barricade themselves in the building, fighting for their lives. The ensemble cast features a variety of quirky characters, who together must fend off zombie attacks as well as confront their own personal issues if they are going to have any chance of survival.

 

Cult favorites return to the big screen Friday and Saturday nights, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

Angelika After Hours: John Hughes High School

September 15, 2014

Flashback to the 80s and go back to school with the unforgettable teen comedies of John Hughes:

 

WEIRD SCIENCE (1985) – 9/5 & 9/6
Two teens transform their virginal frustrations into a computerized reality in one of the most insanely goofy comedies of the ’80s. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt’s computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life. Lisa (played by Kelly LeBrock) sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt’s older brother (Bill Paxton) begins to realize that something is not as it should be.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) – 9/12 & 9/13
John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think.

SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984) – 9/19 & 9/20
It’s Samantha Baker’s Sweet Sixteen and no one in her family remembers the important occasion. John Hughes shows how coming of age can be full of surprises in this warm hearted teenage comedy starring Molly Ringwald. She’s your average teen, enduring creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the Big Blonde on Campus who stands between her and the boy of her dreams. This sparkling film features a dynamic score, and outstanding performances by Paul Dooley, Emmy winner Blanche Baker, and Oscar nominee Justin Henry.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) – 9/26 & 9/27
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows”; a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Iconic 80s writer/director John Hughes weds satire, slapstick, and social commentary in this high school classic.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – 8/29 & 8/30
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.

 

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.

Angelika After Hours: Dynamic Dude Duos

July 31, 2014

Life’s better with a buddy along for the ride. Grab a friend (or 2), swing by the cafe for a couple of cold ones, and meet us every weekend this August to relive these all-time buddy-movie favorites, back on the big screen:

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) – 8/1 & 8/2
Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi (ANIMAL HOUSE) and Dan Aykroyd (GHOSTBUSTERS) star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Rocking their signature shades and suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a “mission from God” to save their old Catholic orphanage. Along the way, they dodge lawmen of every kind, neo-Nazis, and crazy ex-girlfriends. Written and directed by John Landis, this cult classic’s legion of guest stars includes John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Paul Reubens, and performances by James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles at their funky, late ’70s best.

HOT FUZZ (2007) – 8/8 & 8/9
A blood-spattered spoof of American action movies, HOT FUZZ is the second title in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s cult favorite Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy (SHAUN OF THE DEAD and THE WORLD’S END). Upset that top London cop Nicholas Angel is making the rest of the force look bad, his superiors relocate the overachiever to a small village where the quiet atmosphere completely contradicts the violent high-stakes of the city. But as Sgt. Angel and his foolish new partner sort through a series of horrific “accidents,” they begin to suspect tranquil Sanford has fallen prey to some foul play.

BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989) – 8/15 & 8/16
Two excellent dudes face one harsh history exam in this wacky early 90s classic that launched Keanu Reeves to stardom. When best friends Ted and Bill find out they won’t graduate if they don’t do well on their history presentation, they are at a loss. But with the help of a super-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth (played by George Carlin), they travel back in time to witness a slew of historical figures – and enlist the expertise of philosopher Socrates, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Noah’s Wife and Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever.

KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) – 8/22 & 8/23
A breezy take on filmmaker Shane Black’s trademark buddy action-comedy oeuvre, KISS KISS BANG BANG is a murder mystery that brings together a private eye (Val Kilmer), a struggling actress (Michelle Monaghan), and a thief masquerading as an actor (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.). Admired for its sharp and clever comedy as well as Downey and Kilmer’s screen chemistry and performances, this mix of action, adventure, romance, and comedy was one of the past decade’s most underrated movies.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – 8/29 & 8/30
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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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