Posted: October 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on YOU AGAIN

The PGA East Screening Committee Exclusive Screening of…

Touchstone Pictures


Thursday, October 7 at 7:00pm

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
Btwn W. 3rd St. & W. 4th St.

Producers: Andy Fickman, John J. Strauss and Eric Tannenbaum*
Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Victor Garber, James Wolk, Kristin Chenoweth and Betty White
Screenplay by Moe Jelline
*PGA Member

Just as she is about to return home to Northern California for her brother’s wedding, Marni (Kristen Bell) learns from her mother, Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis), that Will (James Wolk) is marrying Joanna (Odette Yustman), her high school arch nemesis. Marni is horrified! Why would her brother marry the one girl from high school she never wants to see again? Then the untenable situation takes another twist when Joanna’s aunt, Ramona (Sigourney Weaver), a highly successful, career-driven woman, flies in from Europe for the wedding festivities. Evidently, Ramona and Gail also attended the same high school some 30 years ago, and though they claim camaraderie, they, too, have some rivalry that stems from their teenage years. “You Again” reminds everyone that high school might be a thing of the past, but sometimes if just the right person crosses your path it can undermine your present.

Running Time: 105 minutes
Release Date: September 24, 2010
Rated PG for brief mild language and rude behavior



Posted: October 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on STONE

The PGA East Screening Committee Exclusive, Pre-Release Screening of…

Overture Films Presents


Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30pm

IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
Btwn W. 3rd & W. 4th St.

Producers: Holly Wiersma, Jordan Schur, David J. Mimran
Director: John Curran
Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton*, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy
Screenplay by Angus MacLachlan
*PGA Member

As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected consequences for them both. Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy completes the superb ensemble as Madylyn, Jack’s devout, long-suffering spouse.

Running Time: 105 minutes
Release Date: October 8, 2010
Rated R for strong sexuality and violence



Posted: October 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on INSIDE JOB

The PGA East Screening Committee Exclusive, Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of…

Sony Pictures Classics Presents


Monday, October 4 at 6:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Director Charles Ferguson

Sony Screening Room
550 Madison Ave.
Btwn 55th St. & 56th St.

Producer: Audrey Marrs
Director: Charles Ferguson
Narrated by: Matt Damon
Writers: Chad Beck and Adam Bolt

From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (“No End In Sight”), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Running Time: 108 minutes
Release Date: October 8, 2010
Rated PG-13 for some drug and sex-related material

As a courtesy to Mr. Ferguson, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.



Posted: October 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on CATFISH

The PGA East Screening Committee Exclusive Screening of…

Rogue Pictures Presents


Friday, October 1 at 7:00pm

Universal Screening Room
666 Fifth Ave.
Enter on 53rd St. btwn 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.

Producers: Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Directors: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
Starring: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labrynth of online intrigue.

Running Time: 86 minutes
Release Date: September 17, 2010
Rated PG-13 for some sexual references



Posted: September 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

The PGA East Screening Committee Exclusive Screening of…

Twentieth Century Fox Presents


Thursday, September 30 at 7:30pm

IFC Center
323 Ave. of the Americas
Btwn W. 3rd St. & W. 4th St.

Executive Producers: Celia D. Costas*, Alex Young, Alessandro Camon
Producers: Edward Pressman*, Eric Kopeloff
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella
Screenplay by Allan Loeb, Stephen Schiff
*PGA Member

Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar®-winning role as one of the screen’s most notorious villains, Gordon Gekko. Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf). But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have unexpected consequences.

Running Time: 133 minutes
Release Date: September 24, 2010
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements



Posted: September 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAMERA

The PGA East Documentary Committee invites you and a Qualified Potential Member to…


Wednesday, September 29

Abel Cine Tech
609 Greenwich St, 5th floor
Btwn Leroy and Clarkson St.
(212) 462-0100

6:00pm – Reception & Hands-on with Camera Equipment
6:45pm – Discussion Begins
7:45pm – Q&A
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Networking Reception & Hands-on with Camera Technology
Drinks and snacks provided

Guest Must be a Qualified Potential Member

This Documentary workshop will address and provide insightful information on questions every producer needs to answer before deciding on the right camera and post process for their documentary film or reality show. What is your budget? What is the content? Tape or tape-less? What format is right for the project? Avid or Final Cut?

The evening will include hands-on demos with the latest camera technology and first-class tech information and hand outs.

Josh Apter. Film Maker, Editor and Owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop. Josh has recently completed principal photography on “Out Of Many,” a documentary that follows five people as they travel across the country to the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Peter Abel. President, Abel Cine Tech, an expert in multi-formats and whose company specializes in advising and supplying a wide variety of camera equipment for documentary and film shoots.

Panel moderated by Documentary Committee Co-Chair Shirley Escott, whose experience ranges from producing documentaries, TV dramas and non-scripted/ reality television both in the UK and USA.

These experts will aim to demystify the jargon and provide hard facts and answers in this workshop which is aimed to help you choose the right equipment and post process for a range of budgets and programs.


Posted: September 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on TAMARA DREWE

The PGA East Screening Committee Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of…

Sony Pictures Classics Presents


Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Actors Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans and Director Stephen Frears, moderated by Amy Robinson

AMC Empire 42nd St.
234 West 42nd St. btwn 7th and 8th Ave.

Producers: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Tracey Seaward
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans

Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name (which was itself inspired by Thomas Hardy’s classic Far From the Madding Crowd) this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastoral is a far cry from Hardy’s Wessex. When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara, once an ugly duckling, has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book, sex appeal.

Running Time: 111 minutes
Release Date: October 8, 2010
Rated R for language and some sexuality

As a courtesy to Ms. Arterton, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Evans, Mr. Frears, and Ms. Robinson, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.



Posted: September 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on THE SOCIAL NETWORK

The PGA East Screening Committee Exclusive, Pre-Release Screening of…

Sony Pictures Presents


Saturday, September 25 at 7:00pm

DGA Theater
110 W. 57th St. btw 6th & 7th Aves.

Producers: Scott Rudin*, Dana Brunetti*, Michael De Luca*, Ceán Chaffin*
Director: David Fincher*
Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
*PGA Member

Every age has its visionaries who leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world – but rarely without a battle over exactly what happened and who was there at the moment of creation. In The Social Network, director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin explore the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented – through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that audaciously avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time.

Drawn from multiple sources, the film moves from the halls of Harvard to the cubicles of Palo Alto as it captures the visceral thrill of the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making – and the way it both pulled a group of young revolutionaries together and then split them apart. In the midst of the chaos are Mark Zuckerberg (JESSE EISENBERG), the brilliant Harvard student who conceived a website that seemed to redefine our social fabric overnight; Eduardo Saverin (ANDREW GARFIELD), once Zuckerberg’s close friend, who provided the seed money for the fledgling company; Napster founder Sean Parker (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE) who brought Facebook to Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists; and the Winklevoss twins (ARMIE HAMMER and JOSH PENCE), the Harvard classmates who asserted that Zuckerberg stole their idea and then sued him for ownership of it.

Each has his own narrative, his own version of the Facebook story – but they add up to more than the sum of their parts in what becomes a multi-level portrait of 21st Century success – both the youthful fantasy of it and its finite realities as well.

Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media a Scott Rudin / Michael De Luca / Trigger Street production of a David Fincher film, The Social Network. Directed by David Fincher. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Based upon the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich. Produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, and Ceán Chaffin. Executive producer is Kevin Spacey. Director of Photography is Jeff Cronenweth, ASC. Production Designer is Donald Graham Burt. Editors are Angus Wall, A.C.E. and Kirk Baxter. Costume Designer is Jacqueline West.

Running Time: 120 minutes
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language