2 Days in New York (2012) & Take This Waltz (2011) (double feature)
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4, 2012:
2 DAYS IN NEW YORK
2012, Germany/France/Belgium, 96 minutes, 35mm,
Directed by Julie Delpy
Story by Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon
Screenplay by Julie Delpy and Alexia Landeau
Starring Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Albert Delpy,
Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon, Dylan Baker, Kate Burton, Malinda Williams, Talen Riley, Daniel Brühl
Wed & Thu: 7:30 pm
PLUS, on the same program:
TAKE THIS WALTZ
2011, Canada/Spain/Japan, 116 minutes, 35mm,
Written and directed by Sarah Polley
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby,
Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Podemski, Diane D'Aquila
Wed & Thu: 9:25 pm
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
Screening formats: 35mm
Information on 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK
Magnolia Pictures' synopsis:
Hip talk-radio host and journalist Mingus (Chris Rock) and his French photographer girlfriend, Marion (Julie Delpy), live cozily in a New York apartment with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. But when Marion's jolly father (played by Delpy's real-life dad, Albert Delpy), her oversexed sister, and her sister's outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for an overseas visit, it initiates two unforgettable days of family mayhem. With their unabashed openness and sexual frankness, the triumvirate is bereft of boundaries or filters. . . and no one is left unscathed in its wake. The visitors push every button in the couple's relationship, truly putting it to the test. How will the couple fare. . . when the French come to New York?
ALMOST AS GOOD AS VINTAGE WOODY ALLEN. Julie Delpy displays the flighty charm of a young Diane Keaton."
Stephen Holden, NY Times
"A HILARIOUS COMEDY OF MANNERS. There are echoes of Woody Allen, as if Annie Hall were behind the camera."
Thelma Adams, Yahoo Movies
"Fresh, vibrant and most of all, disarmingly funny." John Lichman, The Playlist
"A successful follow-up to 2 Days in Paris. Mr. Rock's performance is particularly winning."
Manohla Dargis, NY Times
"A comedy of manners paced like a classic French farce, it pulls us back in as easily as an old friend after a years-long absence."
Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine
Information on TAKE THIS WALTZ
Magnolia Pictures synopsis:
When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, TAKE THIS WALTZ leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves.
"A WONDERFUL MOVIE. Honest, sure-footed and emotionally generous, it's full of music, color and warmth. MICHELLE WILLIAMS IS ONE OF THE BRAVEST AND SMARTEST ACTRESSES WORKING TODAY."
A.O. Scott, NY TIMES
"GRADE A: SUPERB, A KNOCKOUT PUNCH. Sarah Polley is one of film's most exciting and important new directors. I cannot praise Williams and Rogen enough."
-James Rocchi, Indiewire.com
"FLAT-OUT SEXY. An intelligent, perceptive drama with superb performances by Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, in a wonderfully affectionate, possibly career-best turn."
Justin Chang, Variety
"A THRILLING AND UNPREDICTABLE RIDE, and a heartbreaking love story. Frank, erotic, often very funny and sometimes startling. It's not a movie for everyone BUT IF IT'S FOR YOU, YOU'LL NEVER FORGET IT."
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
"A deceptively candy-colored existentialist rom-comWHICH IS TO SAY THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT."
Eric Hynes, Village Voice
"I'VE FALLEN HEAD OVER HEELS for Take This Waltz. It bowls you over, and confirms Polley as a serious, intelligent talent."
Catherine Shoard, The Guardian
"Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen both hit career highs. Polley is an empathetic listener and shaper of fine performances."
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Director Polley shows a wonderful eye."
Anthony Lane, New Yorker
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036