THE BLACK ROOM actress Lin Shaye will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 PM screening at the Music Hall on Friday, April 28.
CHASING TRANE editor/co-producer Peter Lynch will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:30 PM screening on Friday, April 21 and the 4:50 show on Sunday, April 23 at the Playhouse 7. Producer Sig Sigworth will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM screening at the Playhouse on Saturday, April 22. CHASING TRANE director John Scheinfeld will participate in Q&A’s at the NoHo after the first evening screenings and a Sunday matinee show Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, exact times TBD.
Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.
Described as “an absolute drop-dead masterwork” by The New Yorker’s Richard Brody and “quietly masterful” by The Independent’s Geoffrey Macnab, the film combines a dramatic plot with moments of tasteful humor.
TRACKTOWN co-writer/co-director/star/Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas and co-writer/co-director Jeremy Teicher will participate in Q&A’s after several screenings at the Monica Film Center, May 11-13. Details TBA.
LITTLE BOXES actor Armani Jackson, costume designer Charlese Antoinette, and composer Kris Bowers will introduce and take questions before the 9:55 PM screening at the Music Hall on Friday, April 14.
We open VINCE GIORDANO: THERE’S A FUTURE IN THE PAST April 14 at the Music Hall. Vince Giordano + filmmakers Dave Davidson & Amber Edwards in person @ Friday, April 14 7:40 show and & Saturday, April 15 2:40pm and 7:40pm shows.
Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of THE RULING CLASS starring Peter O’Toole followed by a Q&A with director Peter Medak on Tuesday, April 25th at 7 PM at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. Presented on DVD. Click here for tickets.
This biting black comedy, in the tradition of such British classics as Kind Hearts and Coronets, focuses on a fierce battle for succession within an aristocratic family. Peter O’Toole plays a paranoid schizophrenic nobleman who believes himself to be Jesus Christ. When he is elevated to a top position, his relatives scheme to have him declared insane. O’Toole called the film, adapted from Peter Barnes’ play, “a comedy with tragic relief.” In addition to O’Toole, who earned an Oscar nomination for his vibrant performance, the cast of superb British thespians includes Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, and Caroline Seymour.
Leonard Maltin called the film a “hilarious, irreverent black comedy…overflowing with crazy ideas, people bursting into song, boisterously funny characterizations, and one-and-only Sim as befuddled bishop.” Time magazine’s Jay Cocks had high praise for the film’s star: “Funny, disturbing, finally devastating, O’Toole finds his way into the workings of madness.” Over the years since its release, the film has turned into a cult classic.
Peter Medak directed such films as Negatives with Glenda Jackson, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with Alan Bates and Janet Suzman, The Changeling with George C. Scott, the popular spoof, Zorro: The Gay Blade, and two acclaimed British crime stories, The Krays and Let Him Have It.