REEL TALK WITH STEPHEN FARBER
SPRING 2012 FILM SERIES

March 19 through May 14, 2012

 

See a rich mix of this spring's most exciting movies—top offerings from the indie film scene and festival circuit, the best in foreign cinema, even a classy studio film or two—at REEL TALK WITH STEPHEN FARBER. Then meet the filmmakers and stars in revealing discussions after the screenings. Enjoy the extras that make this series the best in town—weekly raffles and possible bonus screenings (FREE to series passholders). Take advantage of many convenient dining options and nearby parking in Westwood Village.

 

 

Monday, March 19 at 7pm: DETACHMENT. Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody stars as a substitute teacher who is forced to test his credo of emotional detachment when he takes an assignment in an inner city high school. Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, and James Caan co-star for director Tony Kaye (American History X). Guest speaker: Actor and executive producer Adrien Brody.


Monday, March 26 at 7pm: UNRAVELED. This gripping documentary sheds light on the country's financial crisis by focusing on one white collar criminal—attorney Marc Dreier, who was arrested just days before Bernard Madoff. Guest speakers: director Marc H. Simon and composer Chris Hajian.


Monday, April 2 at 7pm: WE HAVE A POPE. This wry comic drama from Italian director Nanni Moretti takes us inside the Vatican as the College of Cardinals struggle to elect a new Pope. Unfortunately, the man selected for the post—played by veteran French actor Michel Piccoli—is not at all certain that he wants the job. Guest speakers: Aine O'Healy, professor of Italian and director of the Humanities Program at Loyola Marymount University; Maria Elena de las Carreras, professor of film at UCLA, Cal State Northridge, and the New York Film Academy; Sister Rose Pacatte, Pauline Center for Media Studies; and Scott Young, executive director, University Religious Conference at UCLA.


Monday, April 9 at 7pm: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS. This eye-opening documentary exposes the diminishing supply of clean water all over the world. Researchers and environmental activists interviewed in the film, including Erin Brockovich, illuminate the growing crisis. Guest speakers: producer Elise Pearlstein, whose credits include the Oscar-nominated documentary, Food, Inc., and James Famiglietti, professor of Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine.


Monday, April 16 at 7pm: DARLING COMPANION Oscar winners Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline play a married couple whose lives change when they adopt a stray dog. The supporting cast includes Oscar winner Dianne Wiest, Oscar nominees Richard Jenkins and Sam Shepard, along with Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss. Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat, The Big Chill, Grand Canyon) directs from a screenplay that he wrote with his wife, Meg Kasdan. Guest speakers: director and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer and executive producer Meg Kasdan, and actor Kevin Kline.


Monday, April 23 at 7pm: BERNIE. In this delicious black comedy, based on a true story, Jack Black plays an unctuous Texas mortician beloved by the elderly ladies in his Texas community. Shirley MacLaine plays a cantankerous rich widow who falls under his spell, and Matthew McConaughey plays the ambitious district attorney who suspects foul play when MacLaine disappears. The film is directed by Richard Linklater, whose diverse credits include Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Me and Orson Welles. Guest speakers include producer Judd Payne.


BONUS SCREENING Thursday, April 26 at 7pm:
THE PERFECT FAMILY. In this comedy-drama, Kathleen Turner plays a devout Catholic mother who must find a way to conceal her less-than-perfect family from the church leaders who are considering her for a woman-of-the-year award. Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Pena, and Sharon Lawrence co-star. Guest speakers: actress Kathleen Turner and director Anne Renton. THIS SCREENING IS FREE TO SERIES PASSHOLDERS. OTHERS MAY BUY TICKETS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.


Monday, April 30 at 7pm: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. A group of British seniors travel to India to take up residence in a retirement hotel that does not quite live up to its advertising. A veritable Who's Who of British acting royalty—including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, and Bill Nighy—play the retirees, and Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire is the enterprising manager of the hotel. The film is directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love and The Debt). Guest speakers: director John Madden and co-star Tena Desae, who plays Dev Patel's romantic interest.


Monday, May 7 at 7pm: HYSTERIA. This cheeky comedy centers on the invention of the first electro-magnetic vibrator in Victorian England. Hugh Dancy plays the young British doctor who helps to awaken female sexuality, and Maggie Gyllenhaal is a fiery suffragette who intrigues him. The supporting cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, and Felicity Jones. Guest speakers: director Tanya Wexler and producers Judy Cairo and Tracey Becker.


Monday, May 14 at 7pm: THE INTOUCHABLES. Winner of both the audience award and the critics' special prize at the recently concluded COLCOA festival of French films in Los Angeles, this comedy-drama is also the third highest grossing film of all time in France. François Cluzet and Omar Sy star as a disabled aristocrat and his irreverent caretaker from Senegal. Guest speakers TBA.


All films and speakers subject to change.


 

Regular Series Pass
 (9 Screenings):

$165

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 20

 

Limited Individual Screenings:

$22 each

 

No Refunds After March 19, 2012

 

PURCHASE TICKETS IN PERSON
starting February 20th at 2:00pm

at the Regent Theatre, 1045 Broxton Avenue (between Weyburn & Kinross)
in Westwood — Visit the box office
Call (310) 281-8223 for box office hours

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
starting February 20th at 2:00pm

  1. Click here to launch our ticketing site in a new window.
  2. Under “Select Show Date” click on “Mon, March 19.”
  3. Click on the 7:00 link next to “Reel Talk Spring Film Series 2012.”
  4. Select the number of season passes you want
    (service fee is $1.00 per pass) and select “Buy Tickets.”
  5. Enter your credit card information and submit.

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