Category Archives: Video

FOXCATCHER – Interview with Bennett Miller

November 25, 2014

Friend of the Angelika Blog Mark Walters recently sat down with director Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL, CAPOTE) to discuss his electrifying new film FOXCATCHER, starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum. Check out the interview below for insight into the casting the film, the extensive makeup for Carell’s dramatic transformation, and how the actor never broke character while filming on set.

 

ABOUT THE FILM:
A searing true-life account of three men grappling with the American Dream. FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz. The wrestler seizes an opportunity to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at du Pont’s lavish country estate, but du Pont’s mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark’s shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat.

 

FOXCATCHER opens Wednesday 11/26 at the Angelika Dallas. Also playing at the Angelika at Mosaic.

THE IMITATION GAME – Exclusive Clip!

Benedict Cumberbatch and Oscar winner Keira Knightly  star in the thrilling true story of Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.

In this exclusive clip, featuring Matthew Goode and Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech, the team of codebreakers are in a race against time to decode the Germans’ wartime communications using a captured Enigma machine — but the encryption cypher is reprogrammed by the Germans every 24 hours.

 

THE IMITATION GAME opens 11/28 exclusively at the Angelika New York and the Paris Theatre (NYC), 12/12 at the Angelika at Mosaic, and 12/25 at the Angelika Plano.

THE GREAT INVISIBLE

October 27, 2014

In this thought-provoking documentary which impressed audiences and won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival, Peabody Award winning documentarian Margaret Brown (THE ORDER OF MYTHS) explores the fallout of the explosion of Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art offshore drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. Watch the trailer below:

 

ANGELIKA POP-UP at UNION MARKET – opens 11/7
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VILLAGE EAST CINEMA (NYC) – opens 10/29
Wednesday 10/29 following the 7:40PM show – Q&A with filmmaker Margaret Brown, led by Greenpeace’s Jesse Coleman
Thursday 10/30 following the 7:40PM shows – Q&A with filmmaker Margaret Brown, led by 350.org’s Jamie Henn
Saturday 11/1 following the 2:00PM show – Q&A with filmmaker Margaret Brown, led by Oxfam America’s Will Fenton
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ANGELIKA DALLAS – opens 11/7
Saturday 11/8 following the 7:30PM show – Q&A with filmmaker Margaret Brown
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[CLOSED] Angelika NYC: Enter to win a Mark Landis forgery + ART and CRAFT QandAs

September 19, 2014

Oscilloscope Laboratories is giving away a forgery by famed forger and documentary subject Mark Landis. Sign up at the theater opening weekend Friday 9/19 – Sunday 9/21 for a chance to win!

Don’t miss our exclusive Q&As with the filmmakers & Landis himself throughout the weekend:
Friday 9/19 @ 7:10PM – directors Jennifer Grausman & Sam Cullman, co-director Mark Becker, and subject Mark Landis in attendance
Saturday 9/20 @ 7:10PM – Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker, and Mark Landis in attendance
Sunday 9/21 @ 7:10PM – Jennifer Grausman, Sam Cullman, and Mark Becker in attendance

 

About the film:
Oscar nominee Sam Cullman delivers a delicately balanced documentary with ART AND CRAFT, a look at one of the most prolific art forgers in America. After decades of conning the art industry with an impressive body of work in a wide range of styles – most of which was then donated to institutions across the United State – Mark Landis is exposed by a tenacious registrar from Cincinnati. Amid questions of motive, diagnosed schizophrenia, and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop, this cat-and-mouse caper emerges an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

 

ART & CRAFT is now playing at the Angelika New York.

PAY 2 PLAY – Q&As with the filmmakers and local experts

September 12, 2014

PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, the cycle where Politicians reward their donors with large sums from the public treasury through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.

 

Join us opening week for a Q&A following select screenings:

Fri 9/12 @ 7:30PM – Producer Holly Mosher
Sat 9/13 @ 7:30PM – Producer Holly Mosher
Sun 9/14 @ 7:30PM – special guests
Mon 9/15 @ 7:30PM – Brendan Fischer, Center For Media & Democracy
Tue 9/16 @ 7:30PM – Aquene Freechild, Public Citizen
Wed 9/17 @ 7:30PM – Shara Smith, Move To Amend
Thu 9/18 @ 7:30PM – Barbara Lawton, Americans For Campaign Reform

 

PAY 2 PLAY is now playing at the Angelika Pop-Up.

LOVE IS STRANGE – Interview with Ira Sachs

September 5, 2014

Full Post on SeligFilmNews.comLove Is Strange Interview with Co-Writer/Director Ira Sachs | Selig Film News

 

ABOUT THE FILM:
A multi-generational story of love and marriage, LOVE IS STRANGE depicts the delicate nature of two people trying to build a life together. Filmmaker Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) crafts the story Ben and George, played by Oscar nominee John Lithgow and Alfred Molina (AN EDUCATION), who upon returning from their honeymoon learn that Ben has been fired from his lifetime job at co-ed Catholic school. With no real savings to count on, the couple suddenly can’t afford their small New York City apartment and they are forced to call upon their tight-knit community of family and friends.

 

LOVE IS STRANGE is now playing at the Angelika Dallas, Plano, and New York.

Video interview: John Michael McDonagh on CALVARY

August 7, 2014

A darkly comedic drama from John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD), international film sensation CALVARY follows the story of Father James, a priest driven by spiritual integrity whose world is turned upside down when his life is threatened during confessional. Brendan Gleeson (THE GUARD) brilliantly inhabits the fascinating role of a good priest tormented by a cynical, spiteful community. As he continues to minster to the towns lost souls in the week leading up to his threatened murder, he struggles to reconcile himself with God’s will.

Our programmer in Dallas, Adam Conway, had the opportunity to sit down with McDonagh and discuss his initial idea for CALVARY, his writing process, and his ongoing collaboration with Brendan Gleeson. Check it out below:

 

CALVARY is now playing at the Angelika Dallas, Plano, Mosaic, and New York.

Village East Cinema: Live Skype with James Franco

July 29, 2014

Join us this weekend at the Village East Cinema for a Q&A with filmmaker James Franco and actor Scott Haze following screening of their new film, CHILD OF GOD.

  • Fri 8/1 following the 7:00PM show – live Skype Q&A with James Franco
  • Sat 8/2 following the 3:20PM show – live Skype Q&A with James Franco, with Scott Haze in attendance.

 

ABOUT THE FILM:
Directed by Oscar nominee James Franco and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy, CHILD OF GOD tells the provocative story of a dispossessed, violent man whose life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order Set in the 1960’s in a small Tennessee mountain town, the film follows Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), deprived of both his parents and a home, as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. This Venice Film Festival sensation also stars Jim Parrack (True Blood), Tim Blake Nelson, and features an appearance by James Franco.

 

Advance tickets to CHILD OF GOD are on sale now at villageeastcinema.com.

LA BARE – Live Q&A with Joe Manganiello

June 30, 2014

In his feature directorial debut, Joe Manganiello (MAGIC MIKE) goes behind the curtain, behind the stage, and behind the magic of the world’s most popular male strip club – La Bare Dallas. Featuring a unique ensemble of the club’s most popular dancers, LA BARE takes a provocative look into their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and offers a front row seat to their lives, loves, laughs and losses.

Joe Manganiello and producer Nick Manganiello recently stopped by the Angelika Dallas for a fantastic Q&A following a special advance screening of LA BARE, led by BigFanBoy.com’s Mark Walters. Check it out below!

 

LA BARE is now playing at the Angelikas Dallas & Plano, and opens Friday 7/4 at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market.

DOM HEMINGWAY – Interview with writer/director Richard Shepard

April 23, 2014

Adam Conway sits down with Writer/Director Richard Shepard to talk about his new film DOM HEMINGWAY, starring Jude Law.

Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant, WITHNAIL & I) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Birchir, A BETTER LIFE). After a near death experience, Dom tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.

DOM HEMINGWAY is now playing at the Angelika Dallas.