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A David vs. Goliath Story for our Time - DARK WATERS Q&A with Mark Ruffalo

“If you take the movie, we’ll tell you everything!” DARK WATERS star Mark Ruffalo describes wanting to dig deeper and know more when he was first approached with the role of real-life environmental attorney Robert Bilott. From there, Ruffalo and Director Todd Haynes (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN) developed a quick rapport with the attorney and his…


A “Ghostly” War Film is Pushing Boundaries in MONOS

Eight teenagers live high in the mountains with only each other, a handful of weapons, and a prisoner-of-war for company. The only contact they have with the world below is through a radio and their ruthless drill sergeant. So begins the gripping and intense film MONOS, which follows the group as they grapple with growing…

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From Glasgow to Oahu: Country Music Finds a Home

The new film WILD ROSE features a star-making performance from Jessie Buckley that demands to be seen in theaters. Buckley portrays Rose-Lynn Harlan, an extraordinary talent whose hope of becoming a country music star is at odds with the realities of her life in Glasgow. WILD ROSE highlights the sacrifices Rose-Lynn must make in pursuit…

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Music and Memories Echo Through Laurel Canyon

ECHO IN THE CANYON feels as breezy and warm as the Los Angeles that The Mamas and The Papas fantasized about in their iconic song California Dreamin. The documentary transports viewers back to the So-Cal of the 1960s through sun-soaked shots of Laurel Canyon, interviews with folk legends, and a steady stream of folk-rock standards.…

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John Chester, and his wife Molly, had a dream to create an idyllic farm, and decided to document their journey. Through countless obstacles, and eight years of daunting work, their farm ultimately develops into something more remarkable than they ever imagined. Critics are raving about their stunning documentary, stating, “Mother Nature has never been more…

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Q&A with Director Ritesh Batra - PHOTOGRAPH

“A master at finding the poetry in the ordinary rhythms of life.” Director Ritesh Batra (THE LUNCHBOX, OUR SOULS AT NIGHT) stopped by our sister theater, the Angelika New York, to discuss his newest work, PHOTOGRAPH, which the LA Times calls “a lovely, charming and gently transporting journey.” The film walks a delicate balance, wherein…

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HIGH LIFE Q&A with Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson

Director Claire Denis (LET THE SUNSHINE IN, CHOCOLAT) made her English-language feature debut with the mysterious, wonderful sci-fi adventure HIGH LIFE. She also made her Angelika debut when she joined our sister theatre for a Q&A to discuss the film, alongside its star Robert Pattinson (GOOD TIME, REMEMBER ME, TWILIGHT). Pattinson was originally drawn to…

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FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY Q&A with Director Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant, known primarily for being the creator of The Office, never thought he’d direct a film about wrestling, but when the opportunity presented itself by way of his friend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he could not pass it up. The film’s star Florence Pugh (LADY MACBETH, upcoming LITTLE WOMEN) was not the person who…