A Conversation with Jay McInerney
The celebrated writer of Bright Lights, Big City joins us for what promises to be an entertaining and intimate onstage discussion looking back at the making of the film version of his celebrated novel: the times, the pre-production, the production, the cast, the reaction, the aftermath and more.
A Star is Born: A Prudent Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kid in Showbiz
Spend an afternoon with legendary entertainment attorney Steven Beer (who helped launch the career of Britney Spears and many others), and Broadway Star and Long Island Native, Nikki Blonsky as they discuss the ins and outs of breaking into the entertainment industry as a young performer.
Aayna Ka Bayna
Nine Indian boys, living in an oppressive juvenile home, band together to escape, elude the cops and enter a national dance competition. An original and just plain fun mash-up of the Step Up films, the musical Moulin Rouge and Bollywood with a dose of hip-hop music.
Another Woman's Life (La vie d'une autre)
A romantic comedy starring Juliette Binoche as Marie, a woman who meets and spends the night with the young and wealthy Paul—only to wake up the next day and discover that 15 years have passed and she has no memory of any of it.
Approved for Adoption (Couleur de peau: Miel)
Weaving together animation and live-action footage in a fresh, original way, graphic novelist Jung Henin shares his coming-of-age story as a Korean boy growing up in Belgium. Universal themes of identity, diversity and strength of character inspire all. Official selection of 2013 New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Bettie Page Reveals All (includes Q&A with Director)
An intimate look at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols. Narrating the story with her razor sharp wit and Tennessee twang, Bettie Page emerges from decades of seclusion to reveal her amazing life story as America’s favorite pin-up girl. Pin this one on your must see list.
Big Bad Wolves (Mi mefahed mezeev hara)
A chillingly entertaining Israeli thriller in which a series of murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of a victim out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and a religious studies teacher who is arrested and released as the result of a police blunder.
Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold’s estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul’s wife Cheryl and son Ethan must grapple with their own personal obstacles through a set of circumstances so improbably ironic they might as well have been lifted from one of Harold’s plays.
The Business of Comedy (includes Filmmaker Q&A and book signing)
This documentary tells the story of what it’s like to make a living in comedy—or at least to try and make a living in comedy. It stars many funny men and women including Robert Klein, George Wallace, Tom Dreesen, Susie Essman, Shecky Greene, Judy Carter, rising stars like Sasheer Zamata, and comedy club owners Budd Friedman, Rick Newman, Richie Tienken, as well as L.A. Comedy Store manager Tommy Morris. Make it your business to see it.