Category Archives: Video

EQUITY Q&A with producer/actress Alysia Reiner and director Meera Menon

July 27, 2016

The phrase “this is a man’s world” has become a harsh reality for many women. When producer/actress Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and director Meera Menon discovered unsettling statistics on gender inequality in the workplace, they drew parallels to their own profession and were inspired to tell a story in a genre traditionally dominated by men. Enter, EQUITY.

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Set on Wall Street, EQUITY tells the story of an executive (Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad) who finds herself tangled in a web of deception and office politics as she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public. But when an employee raises questions, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect. As the IPO draws closer, Naomi sees that her career choices have left her very much alone. Forced to reexamine the cutthroat world she loves, she finds herself in a fight for her very survival.

Despite the immense progress in workplace equality signaled by US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, and many more, there’s still much to discuss. That’s exactly the type of conversation Reiner and Menon wanted to spark when they stopped by the Angelika Dallas to discuss the film.

Watch the trailer below!

EQUITY opens July 29th at Angelika New York and August 12th in Dallas, Plano, Fairfax, and San Diego.

Live From 80s Prom & SEOUL SEARCHING

July 13, 2016

Who doesn’t love going back in time to indulge in all things 80s? For the release of SEOUL SEARCHING,  the true story of the Korean government’s summer camps for foreign-born teenagers in the 1980s,  we thought it was only right to host our own 80s Prom at the Angelika Pop-Up.

We went live as guests dressed up in their best 80s fits, listened to 80s hits and received fresh flower bouquets from Urban Stem before watching the film. Check out the live stream below!

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SEOUL SEARCHING is playing now at the Angelika Pop-Up!

Maggie’s Plan – Interview with Writer & Director Rebecca Miller

June 3, 2016

MAGGIE’S PLAN might just be the romantic comedy you didn’t know you needed to see. In this candid interview with filmmaker Rebecca Miller, we get the inside scoop on Miller’s creative process for developing each of the film’s characters. Miller shares what it was like to work closely with the actors and creative team to determine every rich detail about the characters – from their job to their personal style. She even shared her ideas about the taste of the elusive (but tasty) Bavarian Pickle! How’s that for details? Check out the  interview below!

In Rebecca Miller’s witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE’S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker who, without success in finding love, decides to have a child on her own. But when she meets anthropoligist John Harding (Ethan Hawke), Maggie falls in love and immediately adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage to brilliant academic Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore). With a Greek chorus of Maggie’s eccentric best friends Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. MAGGIE’S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.

MAGGIE’S PLAN is playing now at Angelika Plano and Angelika Dallas,

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP – An Interview with Director Whit Stillman

May 20, 2016

It’s not everyday one gets to sit down with an Academy Award nominated director and pick his brain about his work, but that is precisely what we did at the Angelika Film Center in Plano with director Whit Stillman. On the heels of his latest release LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, Stillman chats about his relationship with the cast, creating their characters and why he decided to change the title of the film, which is an adaption of the Jane Austen novella “Lady Susan”.

Set in the 1790s, the film follows the title character, a beautiful young widow (Kate Beckinsale) as she arrives in Churchill, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While there, she embarks upon securing a husband for herself, but the Churchill waters are troubled when handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and cheerful Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett) arrive. After a series of dramatic turns, Lady Susan ultimately risks destruction when her jealous rival comes to call, uncovering a revelation that leads to the denouement of denouements.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is now playing at Angelika Plano, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika New York, Angelika Carmel Mountain 

Q&A with the creators of DARK HORSE

Recently, the Angelika Film Center in NYC had the honor of hosting a Q&A with the filmmaker and subjects of DARK HORSE. The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning documentary tells the story of an inspirational group of friends who decide to breed themselves a racehorse. Despite their meager setting in a Wales mining village, the foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land. After suffering a near fatal accident, the foal makes a remarkable recovery and, ultimately, returns to the racetrack, providing endless inspiration and hope for the owners who nursed him back to health.

Director Louise Osmond, and the film’s subjects Jan and Brian Vokes, came all the way across the pond to share the incredible and true story of Dream Alliance and the obstacles they overcame to tell it.

“We’ve had difficult times but I have to say, all the Syndicate members at the worst time with the horse – every one of them, even though some of them were struggling to feed their children, gave up their prize money for that horse to have his operation. So it’s been a fantastic journey.” – Jan Vokes”

 

DARK HORSE opens at Angelika Dallas this Friday!

Q&A with Susan Sarandon and Director Lorene Scafaria

May 7, 2016

We’ve all got one. You know, a meddling mother. Director and writer Lorene Scafaria (NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD) manages to bring out the endearing side of the overbearing quality mothers often pose in her latest film, THE MEDDLER. It also doesn’t hurt that the sweet overbearing mother in this charming film is played by none other than the legendary Susan Sarandon.

Susan Sarandon gives a career-best performance in this charming feature. A recent widow and eternal optimist, Marnie Minervini moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne), a successful – but single – screenwriter who draws strict personal boundaries for her mother. Armed with an iPhone and a full bank account, Marnie sets out to make friends, find her purpose, and possibly open up to someone new.

In this intimate Q&A session during opening week at the Angelika New York, Scafaria recounts the real life events that inspired her to tell this story based on the relationship dynamic with her own mother during a pivotal transition in both of their lives. Sarandon shares what it was like to play her director’s mother, the characteristics that she admires in her favorite actresses, and the secret to her long lasting success.

THE MEDDLER is now playing at Angelika New York,  Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel Mountain, Angelika Plano. Tickets on sale now!

Q&A with André Leon Talley at The Paris Theatre

May 2, 2016

When the the iconic Paris Theatre, our uptown Manhattan sister cinema, hosted former Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley for the premiere of THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY, we knew we had to be there for the can’t-miss Q&A.

This high-fashion documentary from Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) offers an inside look at the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashion by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.

In this video from the opening weekend Q&A, Talley offers his thoughts on fashion as an art form while sharing personal stories on his humble beginnings, his style inspirations, and his first life-altering encounters with Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, and pop-art genius Andy Warhol.

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY is playing exclusively at The Paris Theatre in Manhattan. Tickets are on sale now at www.citycinemas.com.

 

Snubbed at the Oscars #MOVIESOFFTHEWALL

January 29, 2016

Awards season is one of the most exciting times of the year at the Angelika! This month we’re kicking off a new season of Movies Off the Wall by re-visiting our top Oscar Snubs, some of the highest grossing films of all time that didn’t win Best Picture:

 

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CLEOPATRA – February 8
A sprawling, spectacular love story starring Elizabeth Taylor, CLEOPATRA depicts her manipulation of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in her ill-fated attempt to save the Egyptian empire. This threesome in one of the most famous and gloriously powerful love triangles ever to be captured on film.

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – February 15
During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father’s suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

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JAWS – February 22
Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for summer blockbusters while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. After shark attacks ravage a resort beach town, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from a visiting ichthyologist (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, the scientist and police chief (Roy Scheider) join forces with the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White.

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – February 29
Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white–knuckle action, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time. The inimitable Harrison Ford stars as archeologist and adventurer Indianan Jones, on a mission to defeat his enemy Renne Belloq, face down a pit of snakes, and find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. A joint project from Hollywood prodigies Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK took home four Oscars in 1982, including Best Visual Effects, but missed out on the Best Picture prize.

 

These Oscar Snubs return to the big screen exclusively at the Angelika Carmel Mountain, Mondays in February @ 7PM. Tickets just $10!

Mark your calendars now – Movies Off the Wall returns in March with monthly screening events, exclusively at the Angelika Carmel Mountain.

 

Experience the Angelika Film Center

December 30, 2015

If there’s one thing we know, it’s film. But the Angelika Film Center is more than just a movie theater, it’s an experience. Meet just a few of the many people who bring the Angelika Film Center to life.

 

Ring in the new film year with the Angelika! Visit www.angelikafilmcenter.com for showtimes and tickets.

Interview with graffiti artist Maxx Moses

October 2, 2015

We sit down with graffiti artist Maxx Moses in a short, intimate interview about his journey to becoming a graffiti artist, the inspiration behind his work this year and the special mural he created for the Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain in San Diego, CA. Moses first worked with the Angelika Film Center back in 2013 when he created a mural in the art-house cinema’s Mosaic location in Fairfax, VA.

Music: bensound.com

 

Check out Maxx Moses’ stunning murals in the lobbies of the Angelika Mosaic and Angelika Carmel Mountain