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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

A Cafe Conversation with Sonia Braga of AQUARIUS

October 14, 2016

In a recent visit to the Angelika Film Center, Sonia Braga sat down with us to discuss her latest work in Kleber Mendonça Fihlo’s film AQUARIUS . Although her performance in AQUARIUS has critics predicting an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, Braga reveals that she was never formally trained as an actress, but rather draws from real life experiences to bring her characters to life.

In AQUARIUS, Braga plays the very relatable character Clara, a widower who has vowed not to leave her quickly gentrifying home in Recife, Brazil, until her death. In this interview Braga shares what it was like to work with Brazilian director Kleber and calls him a “master” of detail in regards to the film’s storytelling and discusses the significance of many symbolic, inanimate characters in the film.  Braga believes that in today’s climate, AQUARIUS is a “universal story” that acts as a voice for people to fight for their rights as citizens and urges audiences to get their “hearts out” and connect with the film’s message.

AQUARIUS is now playing at:
Angelika NYC
Angelika Carmel
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