The third film from writer/director J.C. Chandor—whose previous films include his directorial debut, 2011’s Margin Call, which won Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and the Robert Altman Award for Ensemble Acting, and 2013’s All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford—is set during a landmark year of sorts for New York. The film takes place in 1981, which, according to statistical data, is said to be the most violent year in the city’s history. This period for New York was rife with tumult and financial upheaval; it was just six years earlier that Manhattan defaulted on its loans and inspired the legendary New York Post headline after then President Ford refused a Federal bailout: “Ford to NYC: Drop Dead.” The violence in Chandor’s newest work reflects not only the physical threat contained in Manhattan but the relationship dangers faced by a young married couple Abel (Oscar Isaac) and Anna (Jessica Chastain), as both are forced to confront the shifting tides of violence as it relates to them and to the world outside their doors—especially after Abel’s own connection to inflicting pain become evident. Spirit Award winner Chandor and co-star Isaac will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Screenwriting partners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski have carved out their most notable niche in screen biographies, and this double bill pairs THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, a biopic of the millionaire pornographer, with AUTO FOCUS, a look at the seamier side of “Hogan’s Heroes” TV star Bob Crane.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt!
A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million-dollar purchase of a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much-and now it’s your turn to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code left in the victim’s appointment calendar. Can you figure out who dunnit?
Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.
1000 Hanley Avenue, Brentwood, 90049
Winner of the Nickelodeon's Award for "Best Children's Theater in Los Angeles," come and join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Faery Royalty. As the audience makes their way through the forest, they actually become part of the story. The shows are for children, boys and girls, and the young-at-heart. Most of the children come in costume. There is something for the whole family in this interactive original show.
3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
Upper West is making a difference in the community by donating back 50% of this event's proceeds to Miracles for Kids, in addition to educating the Miracles' patients on how to prepare and cook a meal, along with kitchen safety. Miracles for Kids is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children battling life-threatening illnesse and the families that care for them.
Tickets: $120 per person with one unwrapped toy
4 course meal, tax and tip included; alcohol separate, pay at restaurant
6pm: Cocktails and silent auction
7pm: Dinner is served
Please RSVP by Friday, November 14, 2014 to Bre Hance [email protected]