Full list of Q&A’s this week (10/26 – 10/29) at Laemmle Theatres


Q&As with YOGAWOMAN director Kate McIntyre Clere and special guests from the yoga community:

• Friday -10/26 at the Monicas following 7:40 show
• Saturday -10/27 at the NoHo 7 following 3:20 show
• Saturday -10/27 at the Monicas following 7:40 show
• Sunday -10/28 at the Playhouse 7 following 3:00 show

Plus, special prizes from YogaWorks for the first 100 tickets buyers for the 7:40PM show at the Monicas on Friday, 10/26. Prizes from Laura Jane for the first 100 tickets buyers for the 7:40PM show at the Monicas on Saturday, 10/27.

YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has transformed the lives of thousands of over-stimulated, overscheduled, and multi-tasking modern women from the streets of Manhattan to the slums of Kenya.

YOGAWOMAN is now playing at the NoHo 7, Monicas, Playhouse 7, and Claremont 5.


SPLIT director Kelly Nyks will participate in Q&A’s after the 11:10 AM screenings at the Monicas on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28.

SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE is a riveting investigation into the partisanship paralyzing our politics, going beyond the bitter rancor to reveal the truth of why our country is more polarized and our politics more gridlocked than at any other time in recent memory.

SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE plays Saturday and Sunday morning at the Claremont 5, Monicas, and Playhouse 7.

 


GAYBY director/writer/co-star Jonathan Lisecki will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:40 screenings at the NoHo 7 on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27.

Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way.

GAYBY is now playing at the NoHo 7.

 

 


BROOKLYN CASTLE director Katie Dellamaggiore will participate in Q&A’s at the Playhouse 7 after the 1:50 and 4:30 screenings on Saturday, October 27.

BROOKLYN CASTLE is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level – that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country.

BROOKLYN CASTLE is now playing at the Playhouse 7 and the Town Center.

 


VERSAILLES ‘73 director Deborah Riley Draper will participate in Q&A’s after the 5 and 7:20 PM screenings at the Music Hall 3 on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27.

When African-American models Billie Blair, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, Charlene Dash, Bethann Hardison, Barbara Jackson, Jennifer Brice, Ramona Saunders, and Amina Warsuma boarded a plane from New York to Paris, they had no idea they would be part of a new world fashion order

VERSAILLES ‘73 is now playing at the Music Hall 3.


MADRID, 1987 producer Jessica Berman will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 PM screening at the NoHo 7 on Monday, October 29.

A journalism student is locked in the bathroom with a well-known and revered newspaper writer in Spain during the democratic transition that took place after Franco’s long dictatorship.

MADRID, 1987 is now playing at the  NoHo 7.

 

 


SEEDS OF RESILIENCY director Susan Polis Schutz will participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM screening at the Music Hall 3 on Friday, October 26.

The film introduces us to twelve diverse people who have survived tragedies and challenges by having great hope and helping others.

SEEDS OF RESILIENCY is now playing at the Music Hall 3 and Town Center.

Q&A’s with BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS filmmakers and subjects in Pasadena and Santa Monica

Q&A’s with the filmmakers and subjects of BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* along special guests this weekend.

What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten’s experienced this recently. His previous film BANANAS!* (2009) recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company.

What follows is an unparalleled thriller that has Gertten capturing the entire process – from DOLE attacking the producers with a defamation lawsuit, bullying scaretactics, to media-control and PR-spin. This personal film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get its way.

Q&A Schedule:

Playhouse 7

  • Friday, August 3 – 7:50 PM – Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, lawyer Lincoln Bandlow with filmmaker ONDI TIMONER
  • Saturday, August 4 – 5:30 PM and 7:50 PM – Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and lawyer Lincoln Bandlow
  • Sunday, August 5 – 5:30 PM – Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and Lincoln Bandlow

Monicas

  • Saturday, August 4 – 11:00 AM – Q&A with filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and Lawyer Lincoln Bandlow with Oscar® Nominated filmmaker LUCY WALKER
  • Sunday, August 5 – 11:00 AM – Q&A with filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and Lawyer Lincoln Bandlow

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* Trailer from GAT Channel on Vimeo.

BILL W. Q&A’s May 27th – May 30th

In 1999, Bill Wilson was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century for his role as co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through interviews, recreations, and rare archival material, BILL W. traces Wilson’s life through his 17 years of devastating alcoholism, the crucial years of A.A.’s founding and growth, his battle with depression, his experimentation with LSD, and his struggle with celebrity status in an anonymous society.

BILL W. co-director Dan Carracino will participate in Q&A’s on the following schedule:

  • Sunday, May 27th at the Music Hall 3 after 2:50 PM screening.
  • Sunday, May 27th and Wednesday, May 30th at the Playhouse 7 after 7:40 PM screenings.
  • Monday, May 28th at the Monicas after 11:10 AM screening.

 

BILL W. Q&A’s this weekend at various theatres

In 1999, Bill Wilson was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century for his role as co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through interviews, recreations, and rare archival material, BILL W. traces Wilson’s life through his 17 years of devastating alcoholism, the crucial years of A.A.’s founding and growth, his battle with depression, his experimentation with LSD, and his struggle with celebrity status in an anonymous society.

  • May 18 at the NoHo 7 after the 4:30 and before the7:20 screenings with A.A. historians Jay S. and Bill C.
  • May 18 at the Playhouse 7 after the 7:20 and before the 10 PM screenings with A.A. historians Jay S. and Bill C.
  • May 19 at the Monicas after the 11 AM screening with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 19 at the Music Hall 3 after the 2:30 PM screening with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 19 at the NoHo 7 after the 4:30 PM screening with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 19 at the Playhouse 7 after the 7:20 and before the 10 PM screenings with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 20 at the Claremont 5 after the 11 AM screening with longtime A.A. member and student of A.A. history Bill C.
  • May 20 at the Music Hall 3 after the 8 PM screening with longtime A.A. member and student of A.A. history Bill C.
  • May 21 at the Playhouse 7 after the 7:20 and before the 10 PM screenings with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 22 at the Music Hall 3 before the 8 PM screenings with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 22 at the NoHo 7 after the 7:20 and before the 10 PM with director Dan Carracino.
  • May 24 at the Playhouse 7 after the 7:20 and before the 10 PM with longtime AA member and student of AA history Bill C.

 

High praise for Patrick Wang’s IN THE FAMILY

Many small but great films rely on critics and audiences to create buzz instead of marketing budgets. If you want to support independent cinema make your way to the Monicas this weekend for an exclusive engagement of the self-distributed and highly praised IN THE FAMILY.

“…Mr. Wang’s slow-reveal psychological drama isn’t just a showcase for his excellent ensemble cast. Beautifully modulated and stylistically sui generis, “In the Family” is also one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year.” - Paul Brunick, New York Times

“I was completely absorbed from beginning to end. What a courageous first feature this is, a film that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing. It is a film that avoids any message or statement and simply shows us, with infinite sympathy, how the life of a completely original character can help us lead our own.” - Four stars, Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 

IN THE FAMILY starts Friday, May 4 at the Monicas in Santa Monica. Actor/writer/director Patrick Wang and actor Trevor St. John will participate in a Q&A after the 8:30 screening on Friday, May 4. Trevor St. John and crew from the film will do the same after the 1 PM screening on Saturday, May 5.