AUSTIN FOUND writer-director Will Raée will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 show at the Monica Film Center on Saturday, July 8.
THE REAGAN SHOW co-writer Josh Alexander will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:30 PM screenings at the Playhouse on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. Dan Fierman of MTV News will moderate on Friday and Akiva Gottlie of the International Documentary Association will moderate on Saturday.
NOWHERE TO HIDE Q&A schedule: Friday, June 30th – 7:30 p.m. : Director Zaradasht Ahmed in conversation with Documentary Editor/Filmmaker Doug Blush; Saturday July 1st – 7:30 p.m. : Q and A with Director Zaradasht Ahmed; Sunday, July 2nd – 7:30 p.m. : Director Zaradasht Ahmed in conversation with Film Critic Dan Schindel (Film School Rejects, Paste Magazine).
GOOD FORTUNE filmmakers Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell will participate in Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center following the 7:20 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1.
FOOD EVOLUTION filmmaker Scott Hamilton will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:30 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Friday, June 30 and after the 10:45 AM show at the Playhouse on Saturday, July 1. He will be joined by Pam Ronald (Professor, Plant Pathology & the Genome Center, UC Davis) at the Santa Monica screening and Dr. Emma Naluyima (Ugandan smallholder organic farmer & veterinarian) at both screenings.
The gifted British actor Stephen Fry first came to the attention of American audiences with his role as the title character in the 1997 bio-pic Wilde. He has enjoyed a brilliant career ever since, and not just in films. One of his novels has just been adapted into a feature film.
The Hippopotamus is the story of a poet who is summoned to his friend’s country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles. Three-time Olivier Award-winner Roger Allam (Endeavor, The Queen, V for Vendetta) stars as the disgruntled, cantankerous, semi-famous poet Ted Wallace who is hired to investigate strange doings at Lord and Lady Logan’s country manor, Swafford Hall. Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Short Cuts, Full Metal Jacket) plays the stupendously rich and gregarious Lord Michael Logan. Fiona Shaw (five Harry Potter movies) co-stars as the doting mother Lady Logan. Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Game of Thrones) plays the flamboyant and gullible theater director Oliver Mills. The film is directed by John Jencks and produced by Jay Taylor and Alexa Seligman.
Each The Hippopotamus screening will include an exclusive post-screening Q&A with Stephen Fry, actor Roger Allam, and director John Jencks which was captured live on May 28, 2017. The Hippopotamus screens at 7:30pm on Wednesday, June 28th at the Playhouse, Town Center, and Ahrya Fine Arts. Click here for tickets.