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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.

Monday Movie Watch-list (Nov. 25th)

November 21, 2016

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Turkey Day is quickly approaching, so you know what that means! Movie getaway! With or without the fam, either way you’ve got options. Let’s dig in and see what’s coming to the big screen this Thanksgiving weekend!

ALLIED

GENRE: Action, Drama, Romance

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

Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis’ ALLIED follows intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) in 1942 North Africa, as he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressure of the war.

(Run time 2 hrs 4 minutes)

LION

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC

LION (adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley), is based on the heart wrenching true story of a five year old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family. Directed by Garth Davis, LION also stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Sunny Pawar.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 0  minutes)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

GENRE: Drama

LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC, Angelika Mosaic, Angelika Plano

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.

(RUN TIME:  2 hrs 17  minutes)

ELLE

GENRE: Drama, Thriller

LOCATIONS: Angelika Plano, Angelika Carmel, Angelika NYC

Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee ELLE follows Michelle, head of a successful video game company, who brings a ruthless attitude to her business as well as her love life. Everything changes when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant – Michelle resolutely tracks him down, drawing them both into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

(RUN TIME 2 hrs 11 minutes)