BLACK SWAN

Posted: November 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA, WGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on BLACK SWAN

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

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presents

BLACK SWAN

Friday, November 19 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer SCOTT FRANKLIN, Director DARREN ARONOFSKY, Screenwriter MARK HEYMAN and Actors NATALIE PORTMAN and MILA KUNIS

DGA Theater
110 West 57th St.
Btwn 6th & 7th Ave.

Producers: Mike Medavoy*, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin*
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Screenplay by: Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz & John McLaughlin
Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder
*PGA Member

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). A Fox Searchlight Pictures release by visionary director Darren Aronofsky (THE WRESTLER), BLACK SWAN takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the Swan Queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Running Time: 103 Minutes
Release Date: December 3, 2010
Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language, and some drug use

As a courtesy to Mr. Franklin, Mr. Aronofsky, Mr. Heyman, Ms. Portman and Ms. Kunis, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the entire Q&A.

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LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

Posted: November 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

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

Twentieth Century Fox Presents

LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

Saturday, November 13 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer & Screenwriter CHARLES RANDOLPH

Florence Gould Hall Theater
55 East 59th St. between Park and Madison Ave.

Producers: Scott Stuber*, Edward Zwick*, Marshall Herskovitz*, Charles Randolph, and Pieter Jan Brugge*,
Director: Edward Zwick*
Screenplay by: Charles Randolph and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel Macht
*PGA Member

Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Running Time: 112 minutes
Release Date: November 24, 2010
Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material

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

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THE KING’S SPEECH

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on THE KING’S SPEECH

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

The Weinstein Company Presents

THE KING’S SPEECH

Sunday, November 7 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Producers IAN CANNING, EMILE SHERMAN and GARETH UNWIN, Director TOM HOOPER, and Actors COLIN FIRTH and HELENA BONHAM CARTER

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd St.
Btwn. 8th and 9th Ave.

DON’T FORGET: Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings time, so make sure to set your clocks back by one hour earlier that day.

Producers: Ian Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
Director: Tom Hooper
Screenplay by: David Seidler
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Eve Best, and Michael Gambon

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.

Running Time: 118 minutes
Release Date: November 26, 2010
Rated R for some language

As a courtesy to Mr. Canning, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Unwin, Mr. Hooper, Mr. Firth and Ms. Bonham Carter, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.

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127 HOURS

Posted: November 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on 127 HOURS

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

Fox Searchlight Presents

127 HOURS

Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer, Screenwriter & Director DANNY BOYLE, Producer CHRISTIAN COLSON, Screenwriter SIMON BEAUFOY, Actor JAMES FRANCO, and ARON RALSTON

Regal Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway at 13th St.

Producers: Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson
Director: Danny Boyle
Screenplay by: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poésy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan

127 HOURS is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award® winning director of 2008’s Best Picture, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a falling boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated slot canyon in Utah. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clémence Poésy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Over the next five days Ralston battles the elements and his own demons to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, descend a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Told with a dynamic narrative structure, 127 HOURS is a visceral, thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

Running Time: 90 minutes
Release Date: November 5, 2010
Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images

As a courtesy to Mr. Boyle, Mr. Colson, Mr. Beaufoy, Mr. Franco, and Mr. Ralston, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.

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IN MY LIFETIME “The Trinity Blast” July 16, 1945

Posted: October 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on IN MY LIFETIME “The Trinity Blast” July 16, 1945

The PGA East Documentary Committee continues its ROUGH-CUTS SCREENING SERIES with

IN MY LIFETIME “The Trinity Blast” July 16, 1945

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Thursday, October 21 at 7:00pm

PostWorks Conference Room
100 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
Btwn Grand and Watts St.

PGA Members only
Light snacks/ beverages will be available

Producer & Director: Robert E. Frye*
Co-Producer & Editor: Andrew Ford
Executive Producer: Diane Love
*PGA Member

“In My Lifetime,” a feature length documentary is a presentation of The Nuclear World Project based on a two year sojourn. The story is told through the eyes and voices of a photographer, a nuclear physicist, a woman who was a physicist and became a political activist, a diplomat from Sri Lanka who has dedicated his life to the abolition of nuclear weapons, the daughter of a Naval nuclear scientist who was involved in the development of the atomic bomb. Presented as an impressionistic film, weaving together the voices and images to present this morality play seeking answers to this continuing struggle, waged over the past six and a half decades to rid the world of nuclear weapons with the last act to be determined.

Film Type: Feature Length Documentary
Running time: 120 minutes


SECRETARIAT

Posted: October 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on SECRETARIAT

The PGA East Screening Committee Screening of…

Walt Disney Pictures

SECRETARIAT

Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00pm

Florence Gould Hall
55 E 59th St. between Park and Madison Ave.

Producers: Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray
Director: Randall Wallace
Starring: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn, Kevin Connolly, AJ Michalka

Based on the remarkable true story, “Secretariat” chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery Tweedy (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing experience. Against all odds, with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), she manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

Running Time: 116 minutes
Release Date: October 8, 2010
Rated PG for brief mild language.

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CONVICTION

Posted: October 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on CONVICTION

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

Fox Searchlight Presents

CONVICTION

WEDNESDAY, October 13 at 7:30pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer & Director Tony Goldwyn and Actors Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and Betty Anne Waters, moderated by Lydia Dean Pilcher

AMC Loews Lincoln Square
1998 Broadway
Btwn 67th & 68th St.

Producers: Andrew Sugerman*, Andrew S. Karsch, Tony Goldwyn
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Starring: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher
Screenplay by: Pamela Gray
*PGA Member

CONVICTION is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny’s arrest. Belief in her brother – and her quest for the truth – pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

Running Time: 106 minutes
Release Date: October 15, 2010
Rated R for language and some violent images

As a courtesy to Mr. Goldwyn, Ms. Swank, Mr. Rockwell, Ms. Waters and Ms. Pilcher, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.

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TOY STORY 3 Q&A

Posted: October 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on TOY STORY 3 Q&A

The PGA East Screening Committee Screening + Q&A of…

Disney – Pixar

TOY STORY 3

IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D

Monday, October 11 at 6:30pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer DARLA K. ANDERSON, Director LEE UNKRICH, and Moderated by JACK LECHNER

AMC Loews Lincoln Square
1998 Broadway
Btwn W 67th and W 68th St.

Producer: Darla K. Anderson*
Director: Lee Unkrich
Voice Talent: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Timothy Dalton, Ned Beatty, Joan Cusack, Don RIckles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, John Morris, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, and Whoopi Goldberg.
*PGA Member

In “Toy Story 3,” the time has come for Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of Andy’s devoted toys to face the monumental fact that their beloved owner has outgrown them. Andy, just days from leaving for college, is forced to choose which of his childhood toys to store in the attic, and which, if any, to take with him. But as Woody and Buzz prepare the toys for retirement, a misunderstanding lands them curbside in a garbage bag. Taking matters into their own hands, the toys climb into a donation box bound for the local daycare. Their vision of Sunnyside as a utopia for toys is shattered when the tyrannical teddy bear Lotso takes them prisoner. Woody’s daring escape to free his best friends leads them on a perilous adventure that challenges their loyalties, to each other and to Andy, as well as their very lives. Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), produced by Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson (“Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and written by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”).

Running Time: 98 minutes
Release Date: June 18, 2010
Rated G for general audiences

As a courtesy to Ms. Anderson, Mr. Unkrich and Mr. Lechner please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.