Bill Pullman and Hollywood Orchard host the premiere screening of THE FRUIT HUNTERS, directed by Yung Chang (Up The Yangtze), May 13 at the Monica. The screening begins at 7:30 PM. Pullman, a rare fruit aficionado and founder of Hollywood Orchard, will join three other subjects who are featured in the film for a post-screening Q&A moderated by entertainment reporter Zorianna Kit.
The fascinating new documentary FREE THE MIND brings together two groups of people whose numbers are increasing — children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and military veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — and explores the possibility that at least some of these people from both groups can be greatly helped by meditation. Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo: “I was very impressed with the courage and openness that the veterans showed by signing up for the breathing program but even more surprised to see how they transformed themselves over the week long intervention.”
We open the film May 17 at the Music Hall and the next day at the Playhouse, Monica and Claremont.
A groundbreaking, immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts. LEVIATHAN follows a hulking groundfish trawler into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition.
Employing an arsenal of cameras that passed freely from film crew to ship crew; that swoop from below sea level to astonishing bird’s-eye views, the film that emerges is unlike anything that has been seen before.
For a limited time, help out ‘ol planet earth by purchasing our tasty Climate Ride Concession Specials at a sweet price!
CLIF Bars go for $2. O.N.E. Coconut Water (16.9 oz) for $3 and our Climate Ride Combo featuring CLIF Bar, Coconut Water, and small popcorn for only $7. You may swap out a small bottled water or fountain drink if you don’t fancy the coconut water. Though we’re not sure why you would; we can’t get enough of the (admittedly) trendy beverage!
Proceeds from the specials support CLIMATE RIDE CALIFORNIA, a 5-day, 320 mile group cycling adventure through Northern California. The ride (May 19-23) benefits a variety of environmental causes focusing on renewable energy and sustainable transit.
This really is a fantastic and worthwhile cause. We should all be taking steps to help the planet after all, and shifting our attention towards renewable energy is a fundamental part of this.
With this in mind, if you want to go the extra mile, you might also want to do some research to ensure that your home energy comes from a renewable source. Not sure where to start? If you are reading from Texas, researching electric companies in dallas can make it easier for you to compare your options.
Who knows, you might even discover that switching to a more environmentally conscious energy supplier could save you some money on your electricity bills.
So, that being said, how exactly can purchasing tasty snacks help the environment?
Well, when you purchase a –
• CLIF BAR, we give $1 to Climate Ride California
• O.N.E. Coconut Water, we give $2.
• Climate Ride Combo, we give $3.
So eat up, drink up and do some good! Enjoy.
Homies from Homeboy Industries will participate in Q&A’s after all the G-DOG Saturday/Sunday 5/4 and 5/5 screenings at the Claremont 5, NoHo 7 and Playhouse 7. Filmmaker Freida Mock will participate in a Q&A following the Sunday morning screening at the Monicas.
Recently retired from filmmaking, Steven Soderbergh delivered a terrific, funny, passionate and dead-on “State of Cinema” address at the San Francisco Int’l Film Fest in which he lamented the decline of Hollywood movies. He began by saying “the problem is that cinema as I define it and as something that inspired me is under assault by the studios and from what I can tell with the full support of the audience.”
Another highlight: describing meetings with the studio executives he disdains: “I want to jump up on the table and scream and go ‘do you know how lucky we are to be doing this? Do you understand that the only way to repay that karmic debt is to make something good, is to make something ambitious, is to make something beautiful, something memorable?'”
GENERATION UM… director Mark L. Mann and actresses Adelaide Clemens and Bojana Novakovic will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:10 PM screenings at the NoHo 7 on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. Keanu Reeves will join them for the Saturday screening.
Purchase tickets here: http://laemmle.com/films/36884