Actor Annette Bening discusses her new film Hope Gap with moderator Scott Mantz.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 3/6/20.

The intimate, intense and loving story of Hope Gap charts the life of Grace (Annette Bening), shocked to learn her husband (Bill Nighy) is leaving her for another after 29 years of marriage, and the ensuing emotional fallout the dissolution has on their only grown son (Josh O’Connor). Unraveled and feeling displaced in her small seaside town, Grace ultimately regains her footing and discovers a new, powerful voice.

March 5, 2020

Wendy - Benh Zeitlin Q&A

Writer/Director Benh Zeitlin speaks to moderator Gregory Ellwood (The Playlist) about his new film WENDY, the seven-years-in-the-making follow-up to his acclaimed 2012 feature BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. 

This conversation was recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 2/29/20.

The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy (Devin France) must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.

Moderator Jenelle Riley (Variety) speaks with Writer/Director Andrew Heckler and actors Crystal Fox and Austin Hebert about their film BURDEN, which won the Dramatic Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

This conversation was recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 2/28/20.

When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy’s congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs. After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community. From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) and writer/director Andrew Heckler comes this dramatic true story of compassion and grace in the American South.

Writer/Director Michael Winterbottom and Actor Steve Coogan discuss their latest film, GREED, with moderator Scott Mantz.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 2/28/20.

Greed tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan, The Trip, Stan & Ollie, Philomena), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion—bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the high street—but after a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicized and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. A satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry, the film sees McCreadie’s rise and fall through the eyes of his biographer, Nick (David Mitchell). Written and directed by Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, The Wedding Guest, A Mighty Heart, 24 Hour Party People).

Music legend Robbie Robertson of The Band discusses the new documentary ONCE WERE BROTHERS with radio host and music journalist Nic Harcourt (KCSN).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 2/20/20.

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.

Director Autumn de Wilde and Director of Photography Chris Blauvelt discuss their new film adaptation of Jane Austen's EMMA.  Moderated by filmmaker Gus Van Sant.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 2/22/20.

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Actor Barbara Magnolfi (Olga) speaks about her experience working with Dario Argento in the 1977 horror classic, Suspiria.  

This conversation was recorded prior to a Cine Insomnia midnight screening of the film at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 2/7/20.

The terrifying first chapter of Dario Argento’s “Three Mothers” Trilogy stars Jessica Harper (The Phantom of the Paradise) as Suzy Banyon, a young American ballet dancer who arrives at a prestigious European dance academy run by the mysterious Madame Blanc (Joan Bennett of TV’s “Dark Shadows”) and Miss Tanner (Alida Valli). But when a series of bizarre incidents and horrific crimes turn the school into a waking nightmare of the damned, Suzy must escape the academy's unspeakable secret of supernatural evil. Here, as in his film Deep Red, writer/director Argento gets a pulse-pounding, thrilling assist from Italian prog musicians Goblin. 

February 4, 2020

Redoubt - Matthew Barney Q&A

Artist Matthew Barney discusses his latest film work REDOUBT with author Maggie Nelson.

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 1/25/20.

Redoubt loosely adapts the classical myth of Diana, goddess of the hunt and of nature, and Actaeon, a hunter who trespasses on her privacy and is punished. The first new film in several years by internationally acclaimed artist, writer and director Matthew Barney, creator of the CREMASTER Cycle and Drawing Restraint 9, unfolds as a series of hunts in the rugged wilderness of Idaho’s spectacular Sawtooth Mountains. Anette Wachter, a real champion sharpshooter, is cast as Diana, and the director himself plays a grizzled mountain man known as The Engraver. The characters communicate a mythological narrative through dance, letting movement replace language as they pursue each other and their prey. By layering classical myths, cosmological myths, and American myths about humanity’s place in the natural world, the film creates a complex portrait of the American landscape. 

Director Bernard-Henri Lévy discusses his pair of documentaries PESHMERGA and THE BATTLE OF MOSUL, screening together theatrically at select Landmark Theatres, with Mitchell Landsberg (Senior Editor - LA Times).

This conversation was recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 1/17/20.

Peshmerga: In 2015, Bernard-Henri Lévy travelled to the front lines of ISIS, seeking first-hand understanding of the ongoing conflict. With unprecedented access and disarming immediacy, Lévy and a team of cameramen journey across the 650 miles separating Iraqi Kurdistan from Islamic troupes. In close quarters with the Peshmergas, the Kurdish fighters who show unfailing determination in their harrowing battle against Jihadi fundamentalism, the images captured provide an arresting perspective on a still-unfinished war with immense global implications.

The Battle of Mosul: Picking up where Peshmerga left off, the most recent of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s riveting cinematic dispatches begins on October 17, 2017, the first day of the battle to free Mosul from the Islamic State. The declared capital of ISIS and the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, the city of Mosul holds great significance Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike. Following both the Kurds and the Iraqi Golden Division Special Forces, Lévy and his team once again provide front row access at every step of the strategic battle culminating in the reclamation of the eastern half of the city.

This episode features two Q&As recorded after two sneak preview screenings of PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, the first featuring writer/director Céline Sciamma and actors Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, moderated by Tracy Gilchrist (Feminism Editor - The Advocate), and the second featuring Sciamma and cinematographer Claire Mathon, moderated by Jenelle Riley (Variety).  

These Q&As were recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 1/7/20 and 1/10/20.

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, Portrait of a Lady on Fire solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is one of the greatest love stories ever told.

Director/Co-Writer Sam Mendes and Actors George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman speak about their film 1917 with moderator Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 1/3/20.

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay, Captain Fantastic) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, “Game of Thrones”) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (“Penny Dreadful”). Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

Writer/Director Chinonye Chukwu and Actors Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge discuss their film CLEMENCY with moderator Scott Mantz.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 12/27/19.

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu.

Filmmaker Rob Garver discusses his documentary WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL with film critic Michael Sragow.

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 12/15/19.

The New Yorker’s film critic Pauline Kael (1919-2001), often considered the most influential of all time, battled to make her mark—fueled by brilliance, unshakable self-confidence, a complicated past, and a deep love of the arts. In a field that embraced few female critics, Kael was charismatic, controversial, witty and discerning. Her turbo-charged prose famously championed the New Hollywood Cinema of the late 1960s and ‘70s (Bonnie and Clyde, Nashville, Carrie, Taxi Driver) and the work of major European directors (François Truffaut, Bernardo Bertolucci), while mercilessly panning some of the biggest studio hits (The Sound of Music, Midnight Cowboy, Dirty Harry). Featuring a delightful banquet of well-chosen film clips, with over 35 new interviews and never-before seen archival material, What She Said is an incisive portrait of a pioneer who was both admired and resented for what she said about art in an era of great moviemaking. Sarah Jessica Parker reads from Kael’s reviews; filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Paul Schrader and Francis Ford Coppola and critics Camille Paglia, Molly Haskell, Greil Marcus and David Edelstein speak to her enormous gifts and influence.

December 9, 2019

63 Up - Michael Apted Q&A

Filmmaker Michael Apted discusses 63 Up, the latest installment in his groundbreaking documentary series, with moderator Tim Gray (Senior VP of Variety Magazine).  

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 12/6/19.

Legendary filmmaker Michael Apted (Coal Miner’s Daughter), an Emmy nominee, DGA winner, and BAFTA-winning director, returns with the latest installment of his groundbreaking documentary series, unmatched in the history of cinema for its astonishing and revelatory longevity. The original 7 Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off “World in Action” Special inspired by the Jesuit saying, “Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,” and featured 14 British children talking about their hopes and dreams for the future. Subsequent visits every seven years over six decades have documented the group as they grew up, became adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. How have their lives reflected (or not) those earliest influences and the social class in which they were raised? Now, as the group reaches late adulthood, 63 Up is back to discover what they are doing—exploring retirement, facing mortality and reflecting on what the project has meant to them.  It’s a not-to-be-missed new chapter in a fascinating saga.

Writer/Director Rian Johnson discusses his latest film KNIVES OUT with moderator Kara Warner and takes questions from the audience.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 12/1/19.

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, Knives Out is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

Filmmaker Matt Wolf discusses his new film RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT with moderator Adrian Chen.  

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 11/29/19.

For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news 24 hours a day. A longtime resident of Philadelphia (though she once considered emigrating to Cuba), she was a civil rights-era radical activist who became wealthy and reclusive later in life. Her obsession started with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979—at the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 as the Sandy Hook massacre played on television while Marion passed away. In between, Marion filled 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows and commercials that show us how television shaped the world of today and in the process tells us who we were. A mystery in the form of a time capsule, Recorder delves into the strange life of a woman for whom home taping was a form of activism to protect the truth (the public didn’t know it, but the networks had been disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history), and though her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, her extraordinary legacy is priceless. Directed by Matt Wolf (Teenage).

Moderator Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) speaks with director Marielle Heller and Producer Peter Saraf about their new film A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/23/19.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

November 24, 2019

Dark Waters - Todd Haynes Q&A

Director Todd Haynes speaks about his new film DARK WATERS with moderator Scott Feinberg (The Hollywood Reporter).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/23/19.

In Dark Waters, inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything—his future, his family, and his own life—to expose the truth. Also starring Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper and Bill Pullman. Directed by Todd Haynes.

Writer/Director Annabelle Attanasio and actors Camila Morrone and James Badge Dale discuss their film MICKEY AND THE BEAR with filmmaker/actor Robert Schwartzman.

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 11/22/19.

A coming-of-age story told from the unique perspective of a strong, resilient female protagonist, this award-winning drama marks the auspicious feature debut of writer/director Annabelle Attanasio. Stuck in Anaconda, Montana, headstrong teenager Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) has a loving but volatile relationship with her single, veteran father Hank (James Badge Dale), navigating his mercurial moods, opioid addiction, and grief over the loss of his wife. She is also juggling a possessive boyfriend (Ben Rosenfield) and an after-school job at the local taxidermist that brings in needed money. Faced with the day-to-day responsibility of keeping her household afloat while her father falls apart, Mickey secretly fantasizes about going to college on the west coast and finally living life on her own terms. When Hank’s controlling, jealous behavior turns destructive, Mickey must decide between familial obligation and personal fulfillment as she puts everything on the line to claim her own independence. Both Morrone and Dale give powerful performances in this compelling drama.

Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults and Actors Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Alexa Demie discuss their new film WAVES with moderator Carlos Aguilar (LA Times).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/16/19.

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.

Moderator Jenelle Riley discusses THE REPORT with former U.S. Senate investigator Daniel J. Jones, on whom the film is based.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/15/19.

The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public. The Report is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns and features outstanding performances by a powerful cast led by Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm. Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll and Maura Tierney complete the powerful ensemble that brings this essential story to life.

Writer/Director Paul Harrill, along with several other crew members, leads a self-moderated Q&A following an opening weekend screening of their new film, LIGHT FROM LIGHT.

Recorded live at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 11/8/19.

Single mother Sheila (Marin Ireland, “Sneaky Pete”) is gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams and a lifelong interest in the paranormal, but her talent has not improved her life. She works in a dead-end job at a car rental agency and raises her teenage son Owen (Josh Wiggins), sometimes moonlighting as a paranormal investigator. When a priest seeks out her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate a potential haunting at a Tennessee farmhouse. There she meets Richard (Jim Gaffigan, Them That Follow, Being Frank), a grieving recent widower who believes his wife may still be with him. Trying to bring him comfort, she carefully investigates the phenomena that are disturbing him, bringing in her son and his sweet classmate Lucy (Atheena Frizzell) to help. What they discover forces them all to confront the mysteries of their own lives. Light from Light is subtle and understated, yet casts a powerful atmospheric spell. Featuring original music by Adam Granduciel and Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs. Written and directed by Paul Harrill; executive produced by David Lowery (A Ghost Story).

 

In this episode, you'll hear two Q&As from the opening weekend of HONEY BOY: The first with writer/actor Shia LaBeouf, moderated by Ben Lyons (The Lyons Den Podcast), and the second with LaBeouf, Director Alma Har'el, and actors Noah Jupe and Byron Bowers, moderated by Scott Mantz.

These Q&As were recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/8/19 and 11/9/19.

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health. Fictionalizing his ascent to stardom, and subsequent crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) and Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Manchester by the Sea) as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Dancer-singer FKA twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope through the life and times of a talented, traumatized performer who dares to go in search of himself.

Writer/Director Noah Baumbach discusses his latest film MARRIAGE STORY with moderator Scott Feinberg (The Hollywood Reporter).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 11/6/19.

Marriage Story is Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar and Actor Antonio Banderas discuss their latest collaboration PAIN AND GLORY with moderator Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 10/26/19.

In writer/director Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline who reflects on his past as his present comes crashing down around him. Some of these reflections are in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the ‘60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first adult love in the Madrid of the ‘80s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense; writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; the early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Also starring Penélope Cruz and Asier Etxeandia. From the director of Volver, Bad Education, Talk to Her and All About My Mother.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon discusses his film THE CURRENT WAR with moderator Scott Mantz.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 10/25/19.

Edison. Westinghouse. Tesla. Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War – Director’s Cut, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). Executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Filmmaker Robert Eggers and Actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson speak about their new film THE LIGHTHOUSE with moderator Jacqueline Coley (Rotten Tomatoes). 

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 10/19/19.

There is enchantment in the light. From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. This nautical tale of madness and dread, soaked in filthy glee, stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

October 20, 2019

Parasite - Bong Joon Ho Q&A

Director Bong Joon Ho discusses his latest film PARASITE with Landmark Theatres CEO Ted Mundorff following an advance screening of the film at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 10/1/19.

Watch a different PARASITE Q&A on Landmark Theatres' Youtube Channel also  featuring actors Song Kang Ho and Park So Dam:  https://youtu.be/thH76Ju2hts

Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother) brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. 

 

Director Matt Tyrnauer self-moderates a Q&A about his new documentary WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?  

One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump. Cohn formulated his playbook in the ‘50s, but it is all too familiar today: always attack; never admit blame or apologize; use favors and fear to ensure support for your objectives; expertly manipulate the media to gain advantage and destroy your opponents; lie shamelessly, invalidating the idea of truth; weaponize lawsuits; evade taxes and bills; and, most importantly, inflame the prejudices of the crowd by scapegoating defenseless people. For those who remember Cohn and those who were too young to have any awareness of him, Matt Tyrnauer’s Where’s My Roy Cohn? lays out who Cohn was and how his lessons to his apprentice Donald Trump have shaped contemporary American politics. From the director of Valentino: The Last Emperor and Studio 54.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 9/28/19.

 

Writer/Director Lucio Castro discusses his debut film END OF THE CENTURY in two Q&As recorded during the film's opening weekend at Landmark's NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles.

In his alluring debut feature, writer/director Lucio Castro offers both a sun-soaked European travelogue and an epic, decades-spanning romance. When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin, from the balcony of his Airbnb, the attraction is subtle but persistent. After a missed connection on the beach, a third chance encounter escalates to a seemingly random hookup. But are these two merely beautiful strangers in a foreign city or are they part of each other’s histories—and maybe even their destinies? Castro deliberately unfolds mystery after mystery, leading the audience on a journey of discovery as the two leading men discover themselves and each other. With sumptuous lensing of a Barcelona summertime and tangible chemistry between the actors, End of the Century is a love story that echoes across time.  Winner of Best Film at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and Best First Film at the Frameline: San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival.

Director Alejandro Landes and actors Julianne Nicholson and Moises Arias discuss their new film Monos with moderator Juan Carlos Arciniegas (CNN).

Monos, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels—bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom—who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within Monos the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.

This conversation was recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 9/10/19.

Director Justin Chon and actors Tiffany Chu, Octavio Pizano, and Teddy Lee discuss their new film MS. PURPLE with moderator SuChin Pak.

Recorded at Landmark's NuArt Theatre on 9/6/19.

SYNOPSIS:

Ms. Purple, from award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (Gook), is the poignant story of the family loyalties of an Asian American brother and sister, set in a dreamy vision of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, reminiscent of Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love. Kasie (Tiffany Chu) struggles to take care of her comatose father at home, refusing to put him in hospice, because he raised her and her brother when their mother abandoned them. Kasie works as a Koreatown karaoke hostess, making good money keeping obnoxious drunken businessmen happy, and is well able to handle herself, but when her father’s in-home nurse quits, she is desperate. She calls her estranged brother Carey (Teddy Lee) to come home and help care for their father, and he agrees. As they reconnect over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront the deep emotional wounds of their difficult shared past, attempting to mend their relationship. Winner, Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature, Dallas International Film Festival. 

Director Stanley Nelson leads a conversation about his new film MILES DAVIS: THE BIRTH OF THE COOL with legendary jazz musicians Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis' nephew and bandmate Vince Wilburn Jr., Miles Davis' son Erin Davis, and voice actor Carl Lumbly.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 8/30/19.

Director/Actor/Writer Hannah Pearl Utt and Actor/Writer Jen Tullock speak about their new film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT with moderator Tracy Gilchrist (The Advocate).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 8/31/19.

Director Gavin Hood speaks about his new film OFFICIAL SECRETS with Landmark Theatres CEO Ted Mundorff.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 8/29/19

Producers Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe and Actors Michaela Watkins, Lil Rel Howery, and Micah Stock discuss their new film BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON with moderator Pete Hammond (Deadline).

Recorded Live at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 8/23/19.

Writer/Directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage and Actor Walton Goggins speak about their new film THEM THAT FOLLOW with film critic Amy Nicholson.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 8/3/19.

A conversation with legendary musician David Crosby, producer Cameron Crowe, and director A.J. Eaton about their new documentary, DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME.
 
Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 7/19/19.

Moderator Jenelle Riley (Variety) speaks with Director/Co-Writer Julius Onah, Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Writer J.C. Lee about their film LUCE.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 7/16/19.

Director Richard Ladkani, Producer Walter Koehler, and Andrea Crosta (Earth League International) discuss the documentary SEA OF SHADOWS with moderator Jazz Tangcay (Awards Daily).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 7/13/19.

Writer/Director Lulu Wang discusses her new film THE FAREWELL with moderator Christy Lemire (RogerEbert.com).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 7/12/19.

Director Miranda Bailey and Actors Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller discuss their new film BEING FRANK with moderator Claudia Puig (LAFCA).

Recorded at a special advance screening at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 6/11/19.

Actor/Musician Jessie Buckley speaks about her new film WILD ROSE with Jenelle Riley (Variety) and performs three songs from the film's soundtrack with musician Neill MacColl.

Recorded at a Special Advance Screening at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 6/9/19.

Actor/Screenwriter Mindy Kaling and Actors Ike Barinholtz and Paul Walter Hauser discuss their film LATE NIGHT with moderator Scott Mantz.

Recorded at the Landmark Los Angeles on 6/9/19.

Actor Taron Egerton and Director Dexter Fletcher discuss their new Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN with moderator Jenelle Riley (Variety).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 5/31/19.

Director Andrew Slater and Musician/Executive Producer Jakob Dylan discuss their new documentary about the mid-60's LA music scene, ECHO IN THE CANYON.
 
Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 5/25/19.

Dome Karukoski, director of the biopic TOLKIEN, speaks with moderator Scott Mantz about the film.

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 5/11/19.

Actor/Director Kenneth Branagh discusses his new Shakespeare film ALL IS TRUE with moderator Scott Mantz (Collider).

Recorded on 5/10/19 at the Landmark in Los Angeles.

Listen to Filmmaker/Farmer John Chester discuss his new documentary THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM with Arohi Sharma (Policy Analyst - Natural Resources Defense Council).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles 5/9/19.

Director Claire Denis and Actor Robert Pattinson discuss their new film HIGH LIFE with Justin Chang (LA Times).

Recorded at the Landmark in Los Angeles on 4/13/19.

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