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Landmark Theatres presents ongoing Q&As for newly released films. Recorded live in front of a movie theatre audience, the panel discussions feature directors, writers, actors and other key players for each film.

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Landmark Theatres presents ongoing Q&As for newly released films. Recorded live in front of a movie theatre audience, the panel discussions feature directors, writers, actors and other key players for each film.

    Redoubt - Matthew Barney Q&A

    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. 

    • 38 min
    Peshmerga/The Battle of Mosul - Bernard-Henri Lévy Q&A

    Peshmerga/The Battle of Mosul - Bernard-Henri Lévy Q&A

    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.

    • 47 min
    Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma, Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, and Claire Mathon Q&A

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma, Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, and Claire Mathon Q&A

    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.

    • 54 min
    1917 - Sam Mendes, George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman Q&A

    1917 - Sam Mendes, George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman Q&A

    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.

    • 35 min
    Clemency - Chinonye Chukwu, Alfre Woodard, and Aldis Hodge Q&A

    Clemency - Chinonye Chukwu, Alfre Woodard, and Aldis Hodge Q&A

    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.

    • 37 min
    What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael - Rob Garver Q&A

    What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael - Rob Garver Q&A

    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.

    • 26 min

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