Monday, March 14, 2011

Landmark Film Club Screenings

n a bold new feature version of JANE EYRE, opening Friday, March 11 at The Landmark, director Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) infuses a contemporary immediacy into Charlotte Brontë’s timeless, classic story. Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender(Inglourious Basterds) star in the iconic lead roles of the romantic drama, the heroine of which continues to inspire new generations of devoted readers and viewers. In the 19th century-set story, Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) suddenly flees Thornfield Hall, the vast and isolated estate where she works as a governess for Adèle Varens, a child under the custody of Thornfield’s brooding master, Edward Rochester (Fassbender). The imposing residence—and Rochester’s own imposing nature—have sorely tested her resilience. With nowhere else to go, she is extended a helping hand by clergyman St. John Rivers (Jamie Bell) and his family. As she recuperates in the Rivers’ Moor House and looks back upon the tumultuous events that led to her escape, Jane wonders if the past is ever truly past.... Director Cary Joji Fukunaga has written an exclusive letter to Film Club members about the film's resonant performances and his darker, more gothic interpretation of the text. See the News section below for information about a JANE EYRE movie costume on display at the theatre, and the Film Club Promotions section below for information on how you can enter to win a copy of Charlotte Brontë's novel, courtesy of Focus Features!

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK: The Landmark opens CERTIFIED COPY, a playful and provocative romantic drama from legendary auteur Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us), starring Juliette Binoche (Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival) and William Shimell. The Regent Theatre opens THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER for an exclusive one week engagement. Winner of 5 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film is a witty and heartfelt look at how one man, on a mission to restore his company's reputation, inadvertently restores his own humanity. The film's star, actor Mark Ivanir, will appear in person at the Regent Theatre on Friday March 11 for a Q&A after the 7:05pm show. The Nuart Theatre opens the comic and sexy indie film ELEKTRA LUXX for an exclusive one week engagement. Cast members Malin Akerman and Emmanuelle Chriqui will appear in person at the Nuart Theatre on Friday, March 11 for a Q&A after the 7:30pm show and to introduce the10:00pm show. Director Sebastian Gutierrez joins the film's star, actress Carla Gugino, on Saturday, March 12 for a Q&A after the 7:30pm show and to introduce the 10:00pm show.

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