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A Ghost Story – Interview With Director David Lowery

August 2, 2017

If there is one film that has everyone talking this year, A GHOST STORY is it. If you’re a cinephile, then you have most definitely heard about the already infamous “pie scene”. We had the pleasure of interviewing director David Lowery (PETE’S DRAGON) at our Dallas location to discuss his latest work of meditative art.

David, who is based in Dallas, shares how he relied heavily on the city’s film industry and landscape to shoot the film. Lowery also revealed the ease in which he cast his friends Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara for the lead roles (Affleck, without question, agreed via text).  Both actors starred as a couple in a previous film directed by Lowery (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS) and so it was that existing chemistry he chose to draw upon for A GHOST STORY.

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The director also gives some insight and describes why his decision to keep long scenes in the film was essential in order to put an emphasis on the passage of time, a prominent theme throughout,  as well as “teaching the audience how to watch the film”.

Watch the full interview here:

A GHOST STORY is now playing at Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano and Angelika Carmel Mountain.

Watch the trailer below!

Acclaimed Director David Lowery returns with a singular exploration of legacy and loss in this Sundance Film Festival Official Selection that Indiewire calls “brilliant and profound.” Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A GHOST STORY emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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.

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.

 

From Faith To Feminism

January 5, 2017

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It’s the start of a New Year and this week’s short lineup has us inspired and ready to take life by the horns. HIDDEN FIGURES and SILENCE share one big similarity at the core, belief. Both films explore humanity and the relentless determination of the human spirit to stand firm in one’s beliefs. These two films remind us that although having faith in something can put us right in the face of opposition, it also fuels our desire to continue on the journey. “Continue on the journey,” how’s that for a New Year’s mantra?

HIDDEN FIGURES

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano,  Angelika Carmel

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

 Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture- Octavia Spencer, Best Original Score: Motion Picture

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Supporting Actress: Janelle Monáe, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Acting Ensemble

SILENCE

GENRE: Drama, History

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano, Angelika Mosaic

Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

The Best Films Of The Season

December 31, 2016

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Whoa! A new  year already? 2016 was much like a movie.  Full of plot twists, unexpected characters and emotional highs and lows. They say art imitates life and we couldn’t agree more. At the Angelika Film Center it is our mission to curate the best films that cinema has to offer so that our guests can experience some of the most talented actors, writers and directors in the biz. With the year ending and award season approaching take a moment to head to the cinema to get inspired by experiencing a few of the must see films of the season while they’re still on the big screen! A huge thank you to all of our guests for allowing us to share these cinematic gems with you year after year.  Happy New Year and cheers to 2017!

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Q&A: Manchester By The Sea at Angelika NYC

December 27, 2016

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is easily one of the best films of the season so we know you’ve all seen it, right? Right? Oh boy. manchester by the sea

No biggie, it’s only been nominated for Golden Globes – Best Motion Picture: Drama; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama – Casey Affleck; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Michelle Williams; Best Director Kenneth Lonergan; and Best Original Screenplay.

Not to mention its Critics Choice Awards wins for Best Actor Casey Affleck and Best Young Actor/Actress Lucas Hedges.

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This is a must see for any film lover. Yes, you’ll need tissues and yes, you’ll cry — but it will totally be worth it. Before you let the waterworks go, check out this lighthearted Q&A with the stars of the film Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges, along with writer/director Kenneth Lonergan. The three playfully interacted about the making of the film and give a glimpse into the  powerful story that they brought to life on the screen.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is now playing at Angelika NYC, Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic and Angelika Plano

 

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.

Noms On Top Of Noms

December 13, 2016

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Bring on the applause! Awards season is upon us and our Angelika picks are racking up nomination on top of nomination. We hate to say we told you so… well, not really. But we just knew these films were some great picks with stellar performances that would be sure to sweep you off of your feet! So without further ado, let’s get carried away with this week’s Friday watch list!

LA LA LAND

GENRE: Comedy, Drama, Musical

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas

 

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy- Ryan Gosling, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, Best Director: Motion Picture- Damien Chazelle, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song: Motion Picture- “City Of Stars”, Best Original Score: Motion Picture

Critics Choice Award winner – Best Picture, Best Director: Damien Chazelle

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Actor: Ryan Gosling, Best Actress: Emma Stone, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Score, Best Song: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, Best Song: “City of Stars”

JACKIE

GENRE: Biography, Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano

 

Seen through the eyes of iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman), JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history – placing audiences in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama- Natalie Portman

Critics Choice Award winner – Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Hair & Makeup, Best Production Design, Best Score

COLLATERAL BEAUTY

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel

From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, COLLATERAL BEAUTY is a thought-provoking drama that follows a successful New York ad executive (Oscar nominee Will Smith). After suffering a personal tragedy, he retreats from life, until his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways, exploring how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and death interlock in a life fully lived. Also starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Oscar nominee Keira Knightly.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

GENRE: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER

GENRE: Crime , Drama, Western

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up

HELL OR HIGH WATER follows Toby (Chris Pine) is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son, and his brother Tanner (Ben Foster), an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Motion Picture: Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Jeff Bridges, Best Original Screenplay

LOVING

GENRE: Biography, Drama, Romance

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Dallas

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their Virginia hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and has gone down in history as an inspiration to couples everywhere.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama- Joel Edgerton, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama- Ruth Negga

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Picture, Best Actor: Joel Edgerton, Best Actress: Ruth Negga, Best Original Screenplay

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

GENRE: Comedy, Drama

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

 In the vein of SIXTEEN CANDLES and THE BREAKFAST CLUB, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy- Hailee Steinfeld

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Young Actor/Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy: Hailee Steinfeld

AQUARIUS

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel

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.

San Diego Film Critics Society – Best Actor, Female: Sonia Braga

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.

Women in Washington: From Femme to Fatal

December 7, 2016

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This week’s watch-list, although short, has us clearing out our weekend schedules to head to the cinema. Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman deliver powerhouse performances in their dramatic portrayals of women in Washington. Portman takes on the iconic role of playing first lady Mrs. Kennedy Onassis during her darkest hour in JACKIE, while Chastain gets into character as a hard-nosed lobbyist  in MISS SLOANE. Check out the clips below to get a taste of the drama that these two powerful women will be serving up on the big screen this weekend!

MISS SLOANE

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Plano

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

JACKIE

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic

GENRE: Biography, Drama

Seen through the eyes of iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman), JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history – placing audiences in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.