Much like stop-motion animation studio LAIKA’s previous CORALINE, this adaptation of British children’s author Alan Snow’s Here Be Monsters! brightens an occasionally dark story with truly magical visuals. A discussion with directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and LAIKA CEO and lead animator Travis Knight follows. This is a free event! To attend, please RSVP HERE.
Double Feature! Estonia & Chile's Official Oscar Submissions! Directors Zaza Urushadze & Alejandro Fernández Almendras In Person!
Two countries' submissions for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film screen with directors in person! From Estonia, Zaza Urushadz's poignant drama TANGERINES finds two neighbors in a deserted village encountering soldiers from their region's opposition. From Chile, Alejandro Fernández Almendras' TO KILL A MAN examines one man's quest for revenge against local thugs who have terrorized his family.
In-demand fashion photographer David Hemmings shags half the models in London - before running into enigmatic beauty Vanessa Redgrave, who only wants a certain roll of film from him. A riddle within a riddle, Antonioni’s most famous film has often been imitated. Karina Longworth will sign her book Hollywood Frame by Frame in the lobby at 6:30 PM.
Double Feature! Norway & Israel's Official Oscar Submissions! Director Bent Hamer In Person!
Director Bent Hamer joins us in person with 1001 GRAMS, an amusing and poetic balancing of the scales between scientific understanding and human emotion, which is Norway's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It's followed by Israel's submission, a riveting drama following the five-year struggle of Viviane Amsalem to break from her loveless marriage to her husband in Israel, where rabbinical courts hold jurisdiction and mutual consent is required.
MAKE FILMS NOT WAR: MEDIA STRATEGIES AGAINST WAR
Double Feature! 95th Anniversary! Intro by film historian Alexander Schwarz!
Powerful and passionate, Abel Gance's landmark silent - which began production several months before the end of World War I - incorporates real battle footage and uses nearly 2,000 on-leave soldiers as extras (in a chilling “return of the fallen” sequence).
Actor Ralph Fiennes joins us for a discussion after Wes Anderson's recent comedy-drama, which also stars Oscar winners F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody and Tilda Swinton joining such regular collaborators as Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.