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!
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!
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.
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.