THE PERSIAN CONNECTION lead actor and producer Reza Sixo Safai, director Daniel Grove, and producer Seth Caplan will participate in Q&A’s after the Friday and Saturday Night 7:20 screenings and the 1:40 matinee on Sunday, July 16.
During Gay Pride month, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 35th anniversary screening of MAKING LOVE, the first major studio production to present gay characters and relationships in a positive light.
Join us on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 PM at the Ahrya Fine Arts followed by Q&A with Screenwriter Barry Sandler, Author A. Scott Berg, and Co-star Harry Hamlin. Presented in 35mm. Click here for tickets.
Michael Ontkean plays a doctor married to a TV executive (Kate Jackson) but struggling with homosexual impulses. When he meets a liberated writer played by Harry Hamlin, he has his first gay romance, which transforms the lives of all three characters.
Oscar winner Wendy Hiller, Oscar nominee Nancy Olson, and Tony winner Arthur Hill co-star. The enormously influential film was written by Barry Sandler, from a story by A. Scott Berg, and directed by Arthur Hiller, the director of Love Story, Silver Streak, The In-Laws, and many other successful movies.
Barry Sandler wrote and produced the cult favorite, Crimes of Passion, starring Kathleen Turner and directed by Ken Russell. His other credits include Kansas City Bomber with Raquel Welch, The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox with George Segal and Goldie Hawn, and The Mirror Crack’d with Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Kim Novak.
A. Scott Berg is the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Maxwell Perkins, Samuel Goldwyn, Charles Lindbergh, and Woodrow Wilson. He was also executive producer of the 2016 film Genius, which starred Colin Firth and Jude Law and was adapted from his biography of legendary literary editor Maxwell Perkins.
Harry Hamlin starred in the acclaimed TV series of the 1980s and 90s, L.A. Law, for which he earned three Golden Globe nominations. He also earned a Globe nomination for his feature film debut, Stanley Donen’s Movie Movie. He starred in Clash of the Titans with acting legends Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith. He was the star of the TV miniseries, Studs Lonigan, and had recurring roles on popular series Veronica Mars, Shameless, Glee, and Mad Men (for which he earned an Emmy nomination).
The following FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE 5 PM screenings will feature Q&A’s: Friday with star Eve Annenberg and writer/co-director Matt Jacobs; Sunday with writer/co-director Matt Jacobs and co-director Liz Graham; Sunday with writer/co-director Matt Jacobs.
MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS filmmaker Johnny O’Reilly and actress Evgenia Brik will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:10 PM show at the Town Center on Friday, June 16 and at the Ahrya Fine Arts after the 7:15 show on Saturday, June 17 and the 4:40 PM show on Sunday, June 18. Dina Gontar will moderate the Friday Q&A. Shauna Farrell will moderate the Saturday and Sunday Q&A’s.
The RIPPED cast and crew will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM screening at the Music Hall on opening night, Friday, June 23.
MIDDLE MAN actors Jim O’Heir and Andrew West will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM screening at the Music Hall on Friday, June 9. Mr. O’Heir will also introduce the 9:55 screening.
Lenny Freeman is a straight-laced old-school accountant with a dream; to become a famous stand-up comedian. The problem is he’s not very funny. Not even close.
When his mother dies, leaving him nothing but debt and her ‘53 Oldsmobile, Lenny hits the road to chase his dream in Vegas and auditioning for Monte Guy’s annual “Stand-Up Stand-Off”. Along the way(and against his better judgment)Lenny picks up a mysterious traveler named “Hitch” and his trip quickly turns from bad to worse when they stop at a small-town bar.
96 SOULS writer-director Stanley Jacobs and cast members Greg Rose, Grinnell Morris, Sid Veda, Kevin Rock, Toyin Moses, Darla Haun, and ShaiFali will participate in a Q&A after the 7:10 PM screening at the Music Hall on Friday, May 26.