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August 3, 2016

Sign up here for a chance to win Philip Roth’s national best selling book INDIGNATION as well as the film’s soundtrack!


To enter to win the grand prize autographed movie poster:

1. submit your entry form

2. visit your favorite Angelika’s Facebook page

2. like the post

3. tag a friend!

INDIGNATION opens at select Angelika theaters this Friday! Showtimes and tickets available online at

INDIGNATION, based on Philip Roth’s late novel, takes place in 1951 Ohio, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman) dodges a draft into the Korean War by accepting a scholarship to attend a small, conservative university. Once there, Marcus juggles his clashing with the imposing Dean Caudwell (Tracy Letts), alongside a growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia (Sarah Gadon), and he and his family’s best laid plans put to the ultimate test. 

[CLOSED] Enter to Win! SING STREET soundtrack & mini-poster

April 20, 2016

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Ever had the desire to start a band with your best friend? Tell us who it is and you can enter to win a soundtrack and mini-poster of John Carney’s SING STREET.

To enter:
1. visit the Angelika’s Facebook page:

2. comment on the giveaway post

3. tag a friend!

To increase your chances to win, find us on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet, or visit our Instagram and tag a friend in the giveaway image!

SING STREET is now playing at the Angelika New York, and opens this Friday, 4/22, at Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas and Angelika Plano. Tickets are on sale now.

[CLOSED] Enter to Win! THE HATEFUL EIGHT poster autographed by Quentin Tarantino

January 5, 2016

Show us who your ‘Hateful Eight’ would be, and you could win an official poster from THE HATEFUL EIGHT autographed by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino!

To enter:
1. visit your favorite Angelika’s Facebook page
2. comment on the giveaway post
3. tag 7 friends!

To increase your chances to win, visit your local cinema’s Twitter & Instagram pages for posts to Retweet or Regram!

Winners will also receive 8 vouchers for a free popcorn for themselves & all their Hateful Eight mates.

Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT is now playing at the Angelika Film Centers in New York, San Diego, Dallas, and Fairfax! Tickets and showtimes available at:


THE HATEFUL EIGHT takes place sometime after the Civil War, when a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth will bring Domergue to justice. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Walter Goggins, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern.

[CLOSED] Enter to Win! I SMILE BACK poster autographed by Sarah Silverman

October 23, 2015

Sign up here for a chance to win an official I SMILE BACK poster autographed by Sarah Silverman.

I SMILE BACK is Now Playing at the Angelika Film Center – New York and opens 10/30 at the Angelika Pop-Up in Washington, DC. Tickets and showtimes available online at

I SMILE BACK explores the life of Laney (Sarah Silverman), an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband (Josh Charles), a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next activity. However, just beneath the façade lie depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. Only very real danger will force her to face the painful root of her destructiveness and its crumbling effect on those she loves.

Lynn Shelton discusses YOUR SISTER’S SISTER

June 25, 2012

We recently sat down with filmmaker Lynn Shelton – and some of our film blog BFFS (including Red Carpet Crash, WhatTheHellDidSheSay, and Pearlsnap Discount) - for a round table discussion about the writer/director/producer’s latest film YOUR SISTER’S SISTER. Following her award winning cult hit HUMPDAY, Lynn Shelton directs Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED), and Mark Duplass (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, TV series â??The Leagueâ?) in this comedy about romance, grief, and sibling rivalry. Check out the video below for insight into Shelton’s experience bringing the film to life – from an intitial idea from brothers/filmmaking duo Jay and Mark Duplass, to the partially improvised script that bringings honesty and humor to film. Bonus feature: Shelton makes a really charming attempt at saying the title of her film in Spanish.

YOUR SISTER’S SISTER opens this Friday 6/29 at the Angelika Plano, and 7/6 at the Angelika in Hawaii

[Film Festival] Bernie Q&A / DIFF 2012

May 25, 2012

Skip Hollandsworth speaks to Dallas International Film Festival goers about his inspiration for and experience in the making of BERNIE:

Iconic indie filmmaker Richard Linklater (BEFORE SUNSET, DAZED AND CONFUSED) and screenwriter Skip Hollandsworth deliver a witty and affectionate black comedy about small-town Texas in BERNIE. Based on fact, the film tells of a well-liked, warm-hearted mortician (Jack Black) suddenly accused of murder. Shirley MacLaine plays the town’s richest and most hated citizen, while Matthew McConaughey is a spotlight-craving prosecutor who hopes the case will make him a media celebrity. All three stars have been winning raves at international film festivals, from London to Los Angeles to Texasâ?? own SXSW.

NOW PLAYING at the Angelikas New York and Plano.

An interview with ELLES director Malgoska Szumowska

May 2, 2012

Following a fantastic opening and audience Q&A last weekend, Malgoska Szumowska sat down with us to further discuss her new film ELLES. A provocative exploration of female sexuality that wowed audiences at the Berlin Film Festival, ELLES stars the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women and forced to confront her marriage, her competence as a mother, and her own physical needs and desires. 

Q: What was your inspiration? What drew you to this story?
A:  The idea came from my producer Marianne Slot. She found an article in French Elles about student prostitution. She wanted to find a woman director from Eastern Europe. Someone who has an outside view of French society. She expected something about social problems, but I was thinking before about making a film about womenâ??s sexuality. I didnâ??t want to make a social film about student prostitution. I didnâ??t know how, and suddenly she came and proposed it in a good sense.

Q:  The three leads are captivating, but so different and they each give very powerful, intimate performances. What was the casting process like?
A:  I donâ??t do typical casting, and in this case, I didnâ??t either. Usually I have someone in my mind in my writing process. I knew I had to make a film in France, and my characters are going to be two girls. We knew this from the beginning. Immediately, I figured out it should be Juliette Binoche. I loved her performance in Michael Hanekeâ??s Cache. But Marian initially said Julietteâ??s too big a star, and it might be hard. After that, when I was writing it, I was thinking of Juliette. Joanna Kulig I saw in a Polish film. I was writing for somebody like her. It was a funny story, that Joanna kind of lied to me that she spoke French. Then when she figured out that she doesnâ??t speak French, the producer was unconvinced, but then we forced Joanna to learn French in front of the producer, and she did it very well. Anaïs Demoustier I saw in a film Sois Sage, I liked her performance. I kept her for my first idea. The typical casting just doesnâ??t happen for me.

Q:  What was the hardest part of making this film? The easiest?
A:  The hardest part was to work outside of my own country. To do it not in my language, in French, and to be far away from home for almost one year. I moved with my family. It was hard to find myself in a different culture. The French crew was like a family at some point. They helped me and supported me. I was so afraid in the pre-production, but then while shooting we became a family. It was easy to make it through because of them. It was easy because of Juliette Binoche. She said a pretty fast â??yes.â? She worked with me on my rules, and I worked with her on her rules. We were like sisters.

Q: What have audience reactions been like?
A: The audience reaction has been divided. This was something I expected from the beginning. Iâ??m happy with this. It was the kind of the plan. The people either hate the film, or love the film. There are not many reactions in between. I can see the women really like the film at the audience Q&As. Women probably like the film more than the men.

Q:  Would you consider this a feminist film?
A:  Before shooting, I never thought about if it would feminist or not. My attitude was probably they wouldnâ??t like it. I was surprised that some feminists in Poland like the film. Liberation Newspaper in Paris said itâ??s a beautiful manifest of modern feminism. I was really surprised in a good sense.


ELLES is now playing at the Angelika New York.  For more information about the film, visit or

Whit Stillman discusses DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

April 20, 2012

Whit Stillman sat down with us earlier this week to discuss his witty new film DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, the filmmaker’s first in nearly 15 years. Check out the video below for insight into his writing process, casting the outstanding young actors in the film, and creating his very own international dance craze (via the main character Violet, that is).

p.s. that soundtrack he mentions? You can win it!

Premiering at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, director Whit Stillmanâ??s sharpâ??edged comedy is his first film in 13 years. Like his earlier hits METROPOLITAN, BARCELONA, and THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, the film focuses on privileged young adults bonded by their sense of entitlement. Greta Gerwig is hilarious as a painfully earnest student who helps run the campus Suicide Prevention Center, helping severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers at a bleak East Coast university.

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS is Now Playing at the Angelikas Dallas and Plano, and opens 5/4 at the Angelika in Hawaii.

Woody Allen visits ROME

April 10, 2012

Woody Allen, who has seen a career resurrgence thanks to his Paris-set MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (nominated for 4 Academy Awards and taking home the prize for Best Orginal Screenplay), continues his trek through Europe with TO ROME WITH LOVE. It features an all-star cast including Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz and Greta Gerwig – not to metnion Oscar winning Italian Actor/Director Roberto Benigni making a return to the big screen after a 7 year absence. Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for office release dates at the Angelika!

David Cronenberg + Robert Pattinson = ….

April 5, 2012

Check out the international teaser trailer for Director David Cronenberg’s (A DANGEROUS METHOD) new film COSMOPOLIS, starring Robert Pattison — who is definitely making an effort here to get out of the shadow of the TWILIGHT franchise and his sparkly vampire persona. Let us know what you think:

p.s. is it just us, or does this seem like a return to form for the director? We’ve missed you, 80s/90s Cronenberg