This fascinating documentary offers a rare glimpse at acclaimed American choreographer Paul Taylor's creative process as he and his dance company stage a new work. The film's director Kate Geis will participate in a discussion after the screening, where audience members can enter for a chance to win passes to a Paul Taylor Dance Company performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion!
A series remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman begins with a 70mm print of Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER, for which the actor was nominated for his fourth Academy Award for his depiction of mysterious and magnetic cult leader Lancaster Dodd.
BOOGIE NIGHTS, Paul Thomas Anderson's sprawling ensemble piece about the 1970s porn industry, stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy - and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a memorable performance as shy, gay boom op Scotty J. It's followed by Todd Solondz's unsettling yet evocative view of the dark side of suburban adult life, HAPPINESS, with a cast including Hoffman, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Jane Adams.
Guests In Person Including Voice Actress June Foray! Book Signings!
Legendary animator Jay Ward brought a flying squirrel named Rocky, a moose named Bullwinkle, a dog named Mr. Peabody, a boy named Sherman and dozens of other classic characters to television in the 1950s and ’60s. Join us for an evening of animated gems, followed by a panel discussion with artist Sam Clayberger, writer Allan Burns, and voice actress June Foray. There will also be booksignings of The Art of Jay Ward Productions and The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman with Jerry Beck and Darrell Van Citters.
GRIT AND WHIMSY V: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA
When a ski instructor has an accident in the Alps, his long-divorced parents (Marilyne Canto and Olivier Gourmet) reunite for a couple of days to bring him home to Brussels in this keenly observed French-language road movie, followed by a Belgian beer reception.
Paul Thomas Anderson's surreal fever dream PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE follows the whirlwind love story of Barry (Adam Sandler) and Lena (Emily Watson) as they battle threats to their relationship ranging from a violent phone-sex hotline “supervisor” (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to their own temperaments. It's paired with Hoffman's directorial debut JACK GOES BOATING, an insightful romantic drama in which he stars as an awkward New York limo driver who meets a funeral home worker (Amy Ryan).