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A Ghost Story – Interview With Director David Lowery

August 2, 2017

If there is one film that has everyone talking this year, A GHOST STORY is it. If you’re a cinephile, then you have most definitely heard about the already infamous “pie scene”. We had the pleasure of interviewing director David Lowery (PETE’S DRAGON) at our Dallas location to discuss his latest work of meditative art.

David, who is based in Dallas, shares how he relied heavily on the city’s film industry and landscape to shoot the film. Lowery also revealed the ease in which he cast his friends Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara for the lead roles (Affleck, without question, agreed via text).  Both actors starred as a couple in a previous film directed by Lowery (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS) and so it was that existing chemistry he chose to draw upon for A GHOST STORY.

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The director also gives some insight and describes why his decision to keep long scenes in the film was essential in order to put an emphasis on the passage of time, a prominent theme throughout,  as well as “teaching the audience how to watch the film”.

Watch the full interview here:

A GHOST STORY is now playing at Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano and Angelika Carmel Mountain.

Watch the trailer below!

Acclaimed Director David Lowery returns with a singular exploration of legacy and loss in this Sundance Film Festival Official Selection that Indiewire calls “brilliant and profound.” Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A GHOST STORY emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

Q&A with MENASHE Director Joshua Weinstein

July 31, 2017

Joshua Z. Weinstein’s MENASHE, largely based on the life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, is the story of a kind grocery store clerk, Menashe, who is trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife passes away. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, the film ultimately sheds new light on this notoriously private community, and is a life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son.

The Angelika New York opened this film on July 28th, and was pleased to have Director Joshua Weinstein in attendance on opening day for a Q&A.

Weinstein discusses the Hasidic community, the film’s conception, the casting of Menashe and the actor who played his son, the use of the Yiddish language in the film, obstacles they encountered throughout the filming process, film festivals, and the importance of authenticity.

View the full Q&A here:

Check out additional clips on our YouTube channel here.

MENASHE is now playing at Angelika New York, opens August 11 at Angelika Mosaic, and August 18 at Angelika Plano and Angelika Carmel Mountain.

THE BEGUILED – Q&A with Director/Writer Sofia Coppola

June 27, 2017

The Angelika New York was honored to have acclaimed Academy Award winning director/writer of THE BEGUILED, Sofia Coppola, in attendance for a Q&A on the film’s opening night.

Met with resounding critical acclaim and a Best Director win at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, THE BEGUILED is a film Indiewire describes as being “told with surgical precision and savage grace.”

Sofia chats about the casting process, working with the film’s incredible actors (Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning), the film’s poignant moments, sound and visual intricacies, the writing process and more.

Watch the full Q&A here:

The film unfolds at a Virginia girls’ school during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world. When a wounded Union soldier is discovered and taken in, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries and an dark, unexpected turn of events.

THE BEGUILED is now playing at the Angelika New York, and opens Friday (6.30) at Angelika Carmel Mountain, Angelika Mosaic and Angelika Plano.

If you’re in NYC, you can also catch a glimpse of two of the film’s gorgeous costumes, worn by Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst, in the cafe at Angelika New York!

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THE HERO – Q&A with Brett Haley & Sam Elliott

June 19, 2017

Brett Haley’s moving new feature THE HERO debuted this month at the Angelika New York, with opening weekend Q&As from Haley and the film’s leading man Sam Elliott.

After its premiere at the Sundance and South By Southwest Film Festivals, THE HERO was met with resounding critical acclaim, and Rolling Stone raved, “Sam Elliott is perfect. The moment we begin referring to him as a canon-worthy dramatic actor has officially arrived.”

Check out the full Q&A here:

THE HERO is currently playing at Angelika New York,  Angelika Plano, and Angelika Carmel Mountain.

Q&A: 20th CENTURY WOMEN with actor Billy Crudup

Billy Crudup stopped by the Angelika Film Center in NYC to discuss his latest role in the Golden Globe nominated film, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN.  While some actors get caught up with stardom and the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the Tony Award winner reminds us that there are those who possess humility and are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to share their art. “To be able to work is a real privilege as an actor,” Crudup says, “and to be able to work with people who are inspired and capable and creative is exceptional and to have it happen several times in  row is… really lucky.”  Talk about luck, this year Crudup also appears alongside Natalie Portman in JACKIE, another  film that is racking up the nominations this awards season.

In the Q&A clip below, Crudup reminisces about his earlier films such as the cult classic ALMOST FAMOUS. He also shares his on-set experience filming 20TH CENTURY WOMEN alongside director Mike Mills, and one of this year’s Golden Globe nominees for Best Actress, Annette Bening, whom he describes as “gloriously collaborative.”

Check out the trailer!

20TH CENTURY WOMEN is now playing at Angelika NYC and opens this week at Angelika Carmel, Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano and Angelika Mosaic

 

 

The Best Films Of The Season

December 31, 2016

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Whoa! A new  year already? 2016 was much like a movie.  Full of plot twists, unexpected characters and emotional highs and lows. They say art imitates life and we couldn’t agree more. At the Angelika Film Center it is our mission to curate the best films that cinema has to offer so that our guests can experience some of the most talented actors, writers and directors in the biz. With the year ending and award season approaching take a moment to head to the cinema to get inspired by experiencing a few of the must see films of the season while they’re still on the big screen! A huge thank you to all of our guests for allowing us to share these cinematic gems with you year after year.  Happy New Year and cheers to 2017!

For showtimes in your area:

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Noms On Top Of Noms

December 13, 2016

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Bring on the applause! Awards season is upon us and our Angelika picks are racking up nomination on top of nomination. We hate to say we told you so… well, not really. But we just knew these films were some great picks with stellar performances that would be sure to sweep you off of your feet! So without further ado, let’s get carried away with this week’s Friday watch list!

LA LA LAND

GENRE: Comedy, Drama, Musical

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas

 

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy- Ryan Gosling, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, Best Director: Motion Picture- Damien Chazelle, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song: Motion Picture- “City Of Stars”, Best Original Score: Motion Picture

Critics Choice Award winner – Best Picture, Best Director: Damien Chazelle

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Actor: Ryan Gosling, Best Actress: Emma Stone, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Score, Best Song: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, Best Song: “City of Stars”

JACKIE

GENRE: Biography, Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano

 

Seen through the eyes of iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman), JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history – placing audiences in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama- Natalie Portman

Critics Choice Award winner – Best Actress: Natalie Portman

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Hair & Makeup, Best Production Design, Best Score

COLLATERAL BEAUTY

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel

From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, COLLATERAL BEAUTY is a thought-provoking drama that follows a successful New York ad executive (Oscar nominee Will Smith). After suffering a personal tragedy, he retreats from life, until his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways, exploring how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and death interlock in a life fully lived. Also starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Oscar nominee Keira Knightly.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

GENRE: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Dallas

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER

GENRE: Crime , Drama, Western

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up

HELL OR HIGH WATER follows Toby (Chris Pine) is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son, and his brother Tanner (Ben Foster), an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Motion Picture: Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Jeff Bridges, Best Original Screenplay

LOVING

GENRE: Biography, Drama, Romance

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Dallas

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their Virginia hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and has gone down in history as an inspiration to couples everywhere.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama- Joel Edgerton, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama- Ruth Negga

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Picture, Best Actor: Joel Edgerton, Best Actress: Ruth Negga, Best Original Screenplay

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

GENRE: Comedy, Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up, Angelika Dallas, Angelika Carmel

 In the vein of SIXTEEN CANDLES and THE BREAKFAST CLUB, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board.

Golden Globe nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy- Hailee Steinfeld

Critics Choice Award nominee – Best Young Actor/Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy: Hailee Steinfeld

AQUARIUS

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel

Sônia Braga (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) gives a tour-de-force performance in Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee AQUARIUS. With an impeccable 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and critic predictions of an Oscar nomination, it follows Clara (Braga), who has vowed not to leave her quickly gentrifying home in Recife, Brazil, until her death. Her steadfastness brings about a mysterious confrontation, tingeing even Clara’s most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller. AQUARIUS is an official selection of the 2016 New York and Toronto International Film Festivals.

San Diego Film Critics Society – Best Actor, Female: Sonia Braga

Women in Washington: From Femme to Fatal

December 7, 2016

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This week’s watch-list, although short, has us clearing out our weekend schedules to head to the cinema. Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman deliver powerhouse performances in their dramatic portrayals of women in Washington. Portman takes on the iconic role of playing first lady Mrs. Kennedy Onassis during her darkest hour in JACKIE, while Chastain gets into character as a hard-nosed lobbyist  in MISS SLOANE. Check out the clips below to get a taste of the drama that these two powerful women will be serving up on the big screen this weekend!

MISS SLOANE

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Plano

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

JACKIE

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika Mosaic

GENRE: Biography, Drama

Seen through the eyes of iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman), JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history – placing audiences in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.

Real Drama Kings

November 29, 2016

We are hoping you survived the in-laws and the  madness that was Black Friday, but the drama isn’t over. Shia LaBeouf, Casey Affleck and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds really bring it in this week’s watch list that is full of tear jerkers. Affleck’s performance in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA is garnering some award-worthy buzz, LaBeouf delivers an equally authentic must-see performance in MAN DOWN, while musician Nick Cave bares his soul for audiences in the one-night-only encore screening of ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING.  Grab your tickets and some tissues and prepare to be get in touch with your vulnerable side. But first, check out the trailers!

MAN DOWN

LOCATIONS: Angelika Pop-Up

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son (Charlie Shotwell) and wife (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, the psychological thriller guides audiences in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and the whereabouts of his family.

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING

LOCATIONS: Angelika Dallas, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Carmel
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, December 1 @ 7PM

GENRE: Documentary, Music

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING is the first opportunity anyone to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Originally a performance based concept, ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING evolved into something much more significant as Andrew Dominik (KILLING THEM SOFTLY) delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination. Filmed in black-and-white and color, in both 3D and 2D, the result is fragile, raw and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

LOCATIONS: Angelika Carmel, Angelika NYC, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Plano

GENRE: Drama

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee’s world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

Aquarius Q&A with actress Sonia Braga

October 10, 2016

Legendary actress Sonia Braga has critics buzzing with award predictions following her performance in Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominated film AQUARIUS, and the Angelika Film Center is pleased to announce in-person Q&As with Ms. Braga as the film opens at our locations throughout the coming weeks.

Sonia Braga will be in attendance at the Angelika Film Center in New York City this Thursday, 10/13, for a Q&A following the 7:05pm show. She will also provide a special introduction to the 10:30pm show.

Sonia Braga will be in attendance for Q&As at the Angelika Mosaic & Angelika Pop Up (weekend of 10/21), and the film will also open at Angelika Carmel Mountain (10/28), Angelika Dallas and Angelika Plano (11/11).

Stay tuned to our social media and angelikafilmcenter.com for more information!

Sonia Braga visited the Angelika Film Center in Manhattan to describe AQUARIUS in her own words. Check out the exclusive video here: https://vimeo.com/184045370

About the film:
Sônia Braga (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) gives a tour-de-force performance in Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee AQUARIUS. With an impeccable 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and critic predictions of an Oscar nomination, it follows Clara (Braga), who has vowed not to leave her quickly gentrifying home in Recife, Brazil, until her death. Her steadfastness brings about a mysterious confrontation, tingeing even Clara’s most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller. AQUARIUS is an official selection of the 2016 New York and Toronto International Film Festivals.

Participating locations:
Angelika Mosaic,
Angelika Carmel,
Angelika Dallas,
Angelika Pop-Up,
Angelika New York and
Angelika Plano