Category Archives: Video

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

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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.


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

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’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.

Director Frank Pavich on JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

April 11, 2014

On behalf of the Angelika Blog, Bryan Kluger of Boomstick Comics recently interviewed director Frank Pavich to discuss his new film, JODOROWSKY’S DUNE.

This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci–fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his arthouse freak–outs EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, Jodorowsky secured the rights to Dune and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game–changer, a sci–fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen.

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE is now playing at the Angelikas Dallas and Plano.


November 19, 2013

Friend of the Angelika Gwen Reyes (Reel Vixen) recently sat down with director John Krokidas about his film KILL YOUR DARLINGS. They discuss everything about the journey of the film from its inception to completion – from what it was like to work with Daniel Radcliffe and the other amazing actors involved in the project, to the great advice Daniel gave John, to the food they had on set.

A dynamic portrait of the early days of the Beat Generation, KILL YOUR DARLINGS is the riveting true story of a crime that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that would lead to a revolution. Daniel Radcliffe fearlessly takes on the role of the young Ginsberg alongside Ben Foster (3:10 TO YUMA), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Michael C. Hall, and Dane DeHaan as Beat muse Lucien Carr, whose notorious 1944 murder provided the nexus that spawned a cultural movement.

KILL YOUR DARLINGS is now playing at the Angelika Dallas and Plano.


October 11, 2013

Texas Frightmare Weekend and the Angelika Dallas hosted a great Q&A with Director Jim Mickle of WE ARE WHAT WE ARE. Topics include casting, set locations, Kurt Russell’s son, acting methods and much more.

Proving that richly drawn characters, elegantly composed images and carefully mounted suspense still have their place in contemporary horror, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is a slow-burn slice of American Gothic. Set in a rain-drenched corner of the Catskills in upstate New York, the story revolves around Frank Parker, a deeply religious patriarch grieving over the sudden death of his wife during preparations for the sacred family ritual of Lamb’s Day. But Frank’s teenage daughters have begun to question this tradition, and a local medico has uncovered disturbing evidence that points suspicion in the direction of the Parker house.

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE opens 10/11 at the Angelika Dallas.

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost on THE WORLD’S END

August 23, 2013

Our man in Dallas, Adam Conway, caught up with director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to talk about their new film THE WORLD’S END – the final film in their Cornetto Trilogy (aka the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy). They talk about how the idea for the film came about, some movies that influenced it, as well as their favorite scene to film and some of the best movies they have seen this year.

Director Edgar Wright reunites with stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the final installment in the uproarious Cornetto Trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy), which began with Shaun of the Dead, an instant cult classic send up of zombie movie gore fests, and Hot Fuzz, a blood spattered spoof of American actions movies. Their latest is THE WORLD’S END, an apocalyptic comedy in which Gary (Pegg) reunites his buddies for a marathon pub crawl, until an alien invasion suddenly leaves the entire fate of mankind hanging in the balance.

THE WORLD’S END opens 8/23 at the Angelika Dallas.