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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.

John Krokidas’ KILL YOUR DARLINGS

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.

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE director Q&A

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.

AUSTENLAND – interview with director Jerusha Hess and actor J.J. Feild

August 22, 2013

Friends of Angelika Mosaic Molly Dedham and Travis Hopson sat down with Austenland director Jerusha Hess and actor J.J. Feild to talk about the filmmaking process, suffocation by doilies, and how freaking wonderful Keri Russell is. (SPOILER WARNING at the 5-minute mark.)

A wickedly funny, irreverent comedy featuring an impeccable cast of archetypal characters, AUSTENLAND is a romantic comedy about a young woman (played by Keri Russell) obsessed with all things Jane Austen. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. One of the most highly anticipated films out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, AUSTENLAND is the feature directorial debut from screenwriter Jerusha Hess (NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE).

AUSTENLAND opens this month at the Angelika Film Center:

8/16 – New York, NY

8/23 – Mosaic/Fairfax, VA

8/30 – Plano, TX

THE WAY WAY BACK – Interview with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

July 5, 2013

We recently sat down with multi-hyphenate filmmakers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to discuss their new film, THE WAY WAY BACK. The Oscar winning writing duo behind THE DESCENDANTS spills about their writing process, what it was like to direct for the first time, how the film came about, and the long road to get the film made.

THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14 year old Duncan’s summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in the gregarious manager of the Water Wizz water park &mdash and this funny, clandestine friendship helps Duncan open up to and find his place in the world. This Sundance Film Festival favorite features a stellar cast including Steve Carrel, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, and Allison Janney.

THE WAY WAY BACK opens Friday 7/5 at the Angelikas in Plano, TX and Fairfax, VA

THE EAST – Interview with Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij

June 6, 2013

Adam with the Angelika Blog sits down with Zal Batmanglij (Director, Co-Writer, Producer) and Brit Marling (Actress, Co-Writer & Producer) to discuss their new collaboration, THE EAST. Marling and Batmanglij discuss their writing process, working on set together, and of the experiences that shaped the idea for a film about Eco-terrorism. The filmmaking duo, who previously worked together on indie favorite SOUND OF MY VOICE, also reveal who they would most want to work with in Hollywood.

THE EAST opens Friday 6/7 at the Angelika Dallas.

WEST OF MEMPHIS subject/producers discuss their story

January 25, 2013

A poweful documentary that’s been receiving critical attention since its premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.

Adam Conway recently sat down Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, subjects and producers of the film, to talk about their journey — from Echols’ wrongful incarceration for a crime he didn’t commit, to his 18 year struggle with the justice system to prove his innocence and gain his freedom, to working with filmmakers Amy Berg, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson to distill the documentary footage into an emotional and resonant film.

Check out the interview below for an inside look at this eye-opening documentary, now playing at the Angelika Dallas:

An interview with the man who brought HITCHCOCK back to the big screen

December 3, 2012

GOOD EVENING…

Fulfilling our wish that our favorite annual screening series, Hitchcocktober, never has to end, a new feature film about the Master of Suspense recently opened at the Angelikas Dallas and Plano. Adam with the Angelika Blog sat down with Stephen Rebello, author of the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, to talk about the film adaptation of his book. One of the last men to interview Hitch in person, Rebello has a wealth of insight into one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Check it out:


Hitchcock Interview with Writer Stephen Rebello from Angelika Film Center on Vimeo.

HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century and a snapshot of the making of his most celebrated picture, PYSCHO. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren give stunning performances as Hitchcock and his wife and indispensable collaborator, Alma Reville, with Scarlett Johansson appearing as Janet Leigh, the ice–blonde starlet who portrayed the doomed motel patron in Hitch’s suspense masterpiece.

NOW PLAYING AT THE ANGELIKAS DALLAS AND PLANO