The 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, sweeps across screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the IFC Center, and BAMcinématek, March 6-15. The 2015 edition returns with another program of features and shorts that exemplify today’s most innovative French artistry by burgeoning talents and avowed masters alike. The lineup—which consists of 22 feature films and four short films making their New York, U.S., or North American premieres—demonstrates that the landscape of French cinema has never been more fertile, and the voices issuing from it never more diverse. This anniversary year also marks a special acknowledgment in support of French cinema with the appointment of two festival Co-Chairs, Nathalie Baye and Martin Scorsese. A complete schedule and additional special events in celebration of the 20th Anniversary will be announced at a later date.
The 20th Anniversary also marks the fourth year collaborating with Emerging Pictures on a select number of titles. The films will screen in venues across the country contemporaneously with their showings at Lincoln Center via Emerging’s network of digital theaters. The selected titles include Eat Your Bones, Gaby Baby Doll, Hippocrates, In the Courtyard, Love at First Fight, and Stubborn.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy died on a Friday afternoon. The following Monday, 45,000 letters arrived at the White House from bereaved citizens, who had sat down after the assassination to share their grief, shock, outrage…
Within seven weeks, Jacqueline Kennedy had received over 800,000 letters.
To honor the 50th Anniversary of that momentous day, Emerging Pictures is proud to offer this very special event, a co-production of TLC, Amblin Television and The Couturié Company presented by Christy Scott Cashman, LETTERS TO JACKIE: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT KENNEDY. Employing 20 remarkable letters read by an all-star cast and archival footage (including never-before-seen Kennedy home movies), LETTERS TO JACKIE brings history alive – history not from any books, but from ordinary people who felt compelled to write letters to Jackie Kennedy.
On Tuesday, September 17th LETTERS TO JACKIE will have its theatrical premiere at a special event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, featuring a post-screening panel that includes director Bill Couturié , Academy Award-winner (and a voice in the film) Chris Cooper, Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of the book on which the film is based, and four individuals whose letters to Jackie are featured in the film. Emerging Cinemas across the United States will be screening the film simultaneously and offering their audiences this resonant post-show discussion LIVE.
DATES AND LOCATIONS BELOW. Dates in red will include the live panel discussion from the JFK Presidential Library.
On the Monday three days after John Fitzgerald Kennedy died, 45,000 letters arrived at the White House from bereaved citizens, who had sat down after the assassination to share their grief, shock, outrage. Within seven weeks, Jacqueline Kennedy had received over 800,000 letters. LETTERS TO JACKIE employs 20 remarkable letters read by an all-star cast of actors and actresses and archival footage (including never-before-seen Kennedy home movies) to bring to vivid life the emotions of late 1963, from the words of ordinary citizens, not from history books.
On Tuesday, September 17th LETTERS TO JACKIE will have its theatrical premiere at a special event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, featuring a post-screening panel that includes filmmaker Bill Couturie, Academy Award-winner (and a voice in the film) Chris Cooper, Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of the book on which the film is based, and four individuals whose letters to Jackie are featured in the film. Emerging Cinemas across the United States will be screening the film simultaneously and offering their audiences this resonant post-show discussion LIVE. For a film about a time when the entire country was joined together, how fitting to have movie audiences in theatres around the US experiencing the film together as well.
Last Sunday Emerging Cinemas around the United States hosted the domestic theatrical premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, distributed by Revolver Entertainment. Of those 150 theatres, around twenty-five topped off the event by welcoming Mr. Branagh himself into the auditorium via live webcast from his home in London. Audience members were able to Tweet comments and questions in real time directly to the Oscar-nominated actor and director after the screening. The result was a truly interactive Q&A, one that crossed the Atlantic and all four US time zones.
For just about anyone under the age of, say, 50, the name Judy Blume congers up early and fond memories of reading. Whether during elementary school or young adulthood, most of us recall a Judy Blume book at some point along the way. So it comes as a bit of a shock to learn that not one of the prolific author’s works has ever been realized on the big screen. Until this Friday (June 7) that is, with the nationwide opening of the new movie Tiger Eyes, directed by Ms. Blume’s son no less. Lawrence Blume and her mother adapted the 1981 novel together, an alliance covered in last weekend’s New York Times (see below). Tiger Eyes was produced by George Cooper, a co-founder of Emerging Cinema affiliate Tropic Cinema in Key West, which gives us a bit of extra pride in offering this feature through our network day-and-date with the June 7th nationwide break.
For locations and showtimes playing Tiger Eyes in the Emerging network, visit the movie’s page here.
Continuing our tradition of offering exclusive and interactive filmmaker Q&As to arthouses across the country, this June we’re bringing multiple Oscar-nominated actor and director Kenneth Branagh into Emerging affiliated theatres via live webcast to mark the U.S. theatrical premiere of his film The Magic Flute. This lost gem, which premiered at the Toronto and Venice International Film Festivals and had limited overseas runs, finally gets its overdue big-screen presentation stateside on Sunday, June 9th exclusively in participating Emerging locations. The premiere screening (1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT) will be followed by a live webcast conversation with the director, Kenneth Branagh. Through Twitter, audiences everywhere will be encouraged to send him questions in real time.
Mozart’s classic opera The Magic Flute has been brilliantly reimagined and adapted for the big-screen by Branagh and is set against the backdrop of World War I. Opening with a breathtaking single shot in the trenches at the onset of battle, The Magic Flute is a stunning visual achievement and a brilliant marriage of opera and cinema. The film also features a new libretto by well known English actor-writer-comedian Stephen Fry, with music arranged by James Conlon.
Kenneth Branagh is probably best known for his film adaptations of William Shakespeare, for which he’s received Oscar nominations for direction (Henry V) and screenwriting (Hamlet). He is also familiar to moviegoers through his onscreen performances and has been nominated for Best Actor (for Henry V) and more recently Best Supporting Actor for playing Lawrence Olivier in 2011’s My Week with Marilyn alongside Michelle Williams.
For a complete list of theatres presenting The Magic Flute check out the list below or visit the film’s page here. Locations offering the live virtual Q&A with Kenneth Branagh are noted with “LIVE Q&A“. Read More →
Our adrenaline is pumping!… Starting in April, and marking our first collaboration with Red Bull Media House, we’ll be kicking off a series of special event screenings of the mountain bike action film Where the Trail Ends at upwards of 25 Emerging Cinemas. Where the Trail Ends is an eye-popping, heart-stopping documentary that follows the world’s best freeride mountain bikers as they take on the most remote, harsh and never-ridden terrain in the world. After world premiering at the Interbike Tradeshow in Las Vegas last September, Where the Trail Ends will finally land on big screens all over the US exclusively through Emerging Pictures. And trust us, this is a film that’s meant to be seen BIG and best to be experienced with others. Like we said, this is an event!
Where the Trail Ends centers on riders Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurt Sorge, Andreu Lacondeguy and James Doerfling as they journey to locations like Cafayate, Argentina, China’s Gobi Desert, Nepal’s Mustang Province, Fraser River Canyon in British Columbia and back to Utah, where their journey and the film began. Whether your a mountain biker yourself, an extreme sports enthusiast, a travel nut or adventurer of a different stripe, the cinematography will blow your mind. Check out the trailer below, along with a full list of participating locations. Read More →