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.
GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM filmmakers Jedd Wider and Todd Wider will participate in Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center after the 7:20 PM shows on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8 and after the 4:50 show on Sunday, April 9.
THE WOMEN’S BALCONY filmmaker Emil Ben-Shimon will participate in Q&A’s on Saturday, April 8th after the 4:40 PM show at the Town Center and after the 7:20 show at the Royal. On Sunday, April 9th, he’ll do Q&A’s after the 1:50 show at the Royal and after the 4:40 show at the Town Center.
Here’s a short video message from the filmmaker about his Q&A’s:
A WOMAN, A PART writer-director Elisabeth Subrin, and lead actress Maggie Siff will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:20 screenings at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15. They will be joined be joined by actors Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and director of photography Chris Dapkins on Friday and John Ortiz on Saturday. Actress Gaby Hoffman will moderate the Friday Q&A. Michelle Satter of the Sundance Institute will moderate the Saturday Q&A.