Bel Powley and filmmaker Marielle Heller stopped by our Texas locations in support of their new film THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL!
Blending live action with animation, filmmaker Marielle Heller’s funny and provocative adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel is a nuanced tale of burgeoning sexuality and boundary testing. Like most teenage girls, Minnie is longing for love, acceptance, and a sense of purpose in the world. She begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig, THE SKELETON TWINS) boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård, MELANCHOLIA) and takes command of her sexuality and creativity. Set in countercultural San Francisco, this intelligent feature debut was one of the breakout hits from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
In our interview, Gadi Elkon of seligfilmnews.com chats with Bel and Marielle about the intimate sex scenes in the film, the power of a young woman owning her sexuality, the family involvement from Heller’s real family, and the fact that the film is shot in San Francisco.
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL is now playing at the Angelika Mosaic, Dallas, and Plano.
ABOUT THE FILM:
DIOR AND I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as Dior’s new artistic director – a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.
DIOR AND I is now playing at the Angelika Dallas and Plano.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.