The teaser site for Terrence Malik’s latest, THE TREE OF LIFE, just launched this week – gorgeous and haunting, the site mostly contains clips from the film and a place to leave comments. The fluid interactivity and background music really set the tone for the film, already generating a lot of buzz. Click below to visit the site:
THE TREE OF LIFE is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 50’s. It follows the life journey of eldest son Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack, as an adult, finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking out answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, and Jessica Chastain star in this film about the way both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
TREE OF LIFE opens May 27 at Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano, and Angelika in Hawaii Kahala Theatre.
In Texas, Angelikans are gearing up for an incredible month of film festivals.
Our April begins with the 5th Annual Dallas International Film Festival, running 4/1 – 4/7 at the Angelika Dallas. Over the past four years, DIFF has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema including some 475 films representing over 50 countries in total with over $260,000 in awards presented. This year’s highlights include the FilmMatters discussion series at the Festival Lounge downtown, numerous Q&As with talent and filmmakers, presentation of the Star Award to Ann-Margaret and a special screening of BYE BYE BIRDIE, and many world premieres and red carpet events. Some of the more notable screenings taking place at the Angelika:
Kicking off Wednesday 4/27 is the 41st Annual USA Film Festival. USAFF is dedicated to year-long programming with monthly member screenings, TexFest community showcase, KidFilm Festival, Dallas’ only official Oscar party, and quality features and shorts during their annual spring festival. Check back for updates on the spring festival program!
Join us opening weekend at the Angelika New York for one of the very special Q&As with Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel, taking place following the Friday and Saturday evening shows.
The acclaimed director will be visiting the Angelika for the opening of MIRAL, an emotionally charged portrait of the lives of four women in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. This film marks Schnabel’s first narrative features since 2007’s impressive THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, which earned the director an Academy Award nomination in addition to a slew of critics’ associations and film festival awards.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see an important and moving film – and hear from the director about his artistic process, the film’s production, and working with emerging actress Freida Pinto.
Q&A’s WILL BE HELD:
Friday, March 25 following the 8:00PM show
Saturday, March 26 following the 5:45PM show
Sunday, March 27 following the 5:45PM show
Academy Award nominee Julian Schnabel (THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY) directs Willem Defoe, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE sensation Fredia Pinto in this stirring, politically-minded drama. Inspired and written by the Palestinian-born, Western-based TV journalist Rula Jebreal, MIRAL chronicles the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war.
None are bigger fans of How I Met Your Mother than the Angelika Blog team, so obviously we’re excited for Josh Radnor’s big screen writing and directing debut HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE to open at the Angelikas New York, Dallas, and Plano this month.
The film opens this weekend at the Angelika New York and Josh will be in attendance for a Q&A following the 8:00PM show Friday 3/4. Purchase advance tickets online.
If you can’t make it to the 8:00PM show, be one of the first 50 to attend the 11:00AM show Friday and receive a free HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE tote bag!
A favorite at last yearâ??s Sundance Film Festival and helmed by first time feature writer/director Josh Radnor (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE earned the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize nomination in the dramatic category. A sincere relationship comedy, HAPPY follows Sam (Radnor) as he grows attached to a young boy (Michael Algieri) he rescused from a perilous home situation, his friends Mary and Charlie (Tribeca Best Actress Award winner Zoe Kazan (THE EXPLODING GIRL) and Pablo Schreiber) – who are split between two coasts and his best friend Annie (Malin Akerman) – who chooses all the wrong men until she meets a friendly coworker (Tony Hale â?? ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT). The Hollywood Reporter calls HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE â??the happy side of indie filmmakingâ?¦studio-level production values but thankfully without the glossâ?¦â?
HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE opens March 4 at the Angelika New York and March 11 at the Angelikas Dallas and Plano.
The gang from BROTHERHOOD – Lou Taylor Pucci, Trevor Morgan, Jon Foster, and director Will Canon – stopped by the Angelika last week to talk about independent filmmaking, fraternity pranks, and and why the tagline for the movie could’ve been “BROTHERHOOD, Like Going to a Water Park Without All the Pee”…
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, BROTHERHOOD is about a college freshman who finds himself blindfolded in the back of a van dealing with the fact that he has to rob a convenience store as the final step of his initiation into the Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity. Filmed on location in Arlington, Texas, this well crafted and superbly acted indie shows how a college fraternity initiation can go horribly wrong. BROTHERHOOD is now playing at the Angelika Dallas – tickets are available online atÂ www.AngelikaFilmCenter.comÂ
We had anÂ outstandingÂ preview screening of EVEN THE RAINÂ on Tuesday – but if you missed that, now’s your chance to catch Gael Garcia Bernal’s latest starring role.The film opens today at the Angelika with a full schedule.Watch the trailer below or head over toIMDB.comÂ for an exclusive clip, then purchase ticketsÂ onlineÂ for this moving, critically acclaimed film.
“One of the most urgent and certainly among the most beautifully shot documentaries to hit the big screen in recent memory” – Manohla Dargis, NY TimesÂ
THE LAST LIONS, an incredible documentary from award-winning filmmaking duo Dereck & Beverly Joubert, opens today at the Angelika New York and The Paris Theatre.Narrated by Oscar Winner Jeremy Irons, THE LAST LIONS tells the real-life story of an ostracized lioness and her two cubs fighting for survival in Botswanaâ??s Okavango Delta, one of the last regions where lions can live in the wild. Faced with dwindling land and pressures from the hunting of lions, the lionessâ??s struggle to escape to safety on Duba Island is deftly captured by the Jouberts. Taking into account that big cats are at the very top of the food chain, their rapidly approaching extinction will cause a complete ecosystem collapse unless we take action. Through gorgeous panorama and a touching back story, THE LAST LIONS brings to light the importance of protecting these beautiful creatures, the last lions of our planet under moral and government mandate.JOIN US THIS WEEKEND FOR A SPECIAL Q&A WITH DERECK & BEVERLY JOUBERT:Friday 2/18 following the 7:20PM show at the AngelikaSaturday 2/19 following the 7:20PM show at the Paris
EVEN THE RAIN, Spain’s critically acclaimed entry to the Academy Awards, opens this Friday 2/18 at the Angelika New York – but Angelika Blog readers have a chance to win tickets to an advance screening tomorrow!
ABOUT THE FILM:
This powerful story, starring Oscar-winning actors GaelÂ GarcÃa Bernal (BABEL, AMORES PERROS) and Luis Toscar (TAKE MY EYES)Â follows two men whose journey to Bolivia to make a film about Christopher Columbus lands them at opposite ends of a moral and political battle that not only hinders the shoot, but also spurs a violent civil war over basic human rights. Â