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Past Events
LIFE BELOW ZERO
(Sponsored by National Geographic)
June 3rd, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Live Q&A with executive producer and showrunner Joseph Litzinger, series subject Ricko DeWilde, DP Simeon Houtman, and editor Tony Diaz in conversation with L.A. Times staff writer Michael Ordoña.
Watch Q&A highlights here
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THE MAURITANIAN
(Sponsored by STXfilms)
March 8th, 2021 • 12pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Live Q&A with actor Tahar Rahim in conversation with L.A. Times staff writer Michael Ordoña.
Watch Q&A highlights here
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CHERRY
(Sponsored by Apple TV+)
February 26, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Writers Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg, moderated by L.A. Times staff writer Michael Ordoña.
Watch Q&A highlights here
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VITALINA VARELA
(Sponsored by Grasshopper Film)
February 1, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with director Pedro Costa in conversation with L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang.
Watch the full Q&A here
THE DISSIDENT
(Sponsored by Briarcliff Entertainment)
January 30, 2021 • 8pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Live Q&A with director, producer, and writer Bryan Fogel and interview subject and Saudi Arabian political activist, Omar Abdulaziz, in conversation with The Envelope contributor Robert Abele.
Watch the full Q&A here
COLETTE
(Sponsored by The Guardian, Oculus Studios, & Respawn Entertainment)
January 29, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with film subjects Colette Marin-Catherine and Lucie Fouble, producer Alice Doyard, and director Anthony Giacchino in conversation with L.A. Times arts & entertainment deputy editor Alison Brower.
Watch the full Q&A: here
BEGINNING
(Sponsored by MUBI)
January 28, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with director Dea Kulumbegashvili in conversation with L.A. Times staff writer Michael Ordoña.
Watch the full Q&A here
THE AUSCHWITZ REPORT
(Sponsored by DNA Production)
January 27, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with director Peter Bebjak and lead actor Noel Czuczor in conversation with The Envelope contributor Robert Abele.
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BABENCO – TELL ME WHEN I DIE
(Sponsored by Globo Filmes and Canal Brasil)
January 26, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with director Bárbara Paz, producer Myra Babenco, and associate producer Willem Dafoe, moderated by L.A. Times staff writer Jen Yamato.
Watch the full Q&A here
THE MILKMAID
(Sponsored by Danono Media and Mighty Man Entertainment)
January 25, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q+A with executive producer Seun Sowemimo, director Desmond Ovbiagele, and lead actress Anthonieta Kalunta moderated by L.A. Times staff writer Mark Olsen.
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THE ENDLESS TRENCH
(Sponsored by NETFLIX)
January 23, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with directors Aitor Arregi, Jose Mari Goenaga, and Jon Garaño, moderated by L.A. Times journalist Carolina Miranda.
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THE CRYING STEPPE
(Sponsored by MG production plus)
January 22, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with the filmmakers and The Envelope contributor Robert Abele.
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Better Days
(Sponsored by Well Go)
January 21, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with Director Derek Tsang and L.A. Times columnist Glenn Whipp.
ACASA, MY HOME
(Sponsored by UiPath Foundation)
January 18, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with Executive Director of UiPath Foundation, Raluca Negulescu-Balaci and Co-writer, director, producer, and cinematographer, Radu Ciorniciuc, moderated by L.A. Times Deputy Editor of Arts & Entertainment, Alison Brower.
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BELUSHI
(Sponsored by SHOWTIME Documentary Films)
January 14, 2021 • 6:30pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with Writer, Director & Producer R.J. Cutler and Judy Belushi hosted by L.A. Times columnist Glenn Whipp.
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A Life Too Short/My Father the Mover
(Sponsored by MTV Documentary Films)
January 11, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with directors Safyah Usmani and Julia Jansch, moderated by L.A. Times staff writer Amy Kaufman.
Watch the full Q&A here
Kiss The Ground
(Sponsored by Big Picture Ranch)
January 8, 2021 • 6pm Virtual Screening + Q&A
Q&A with filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Tickell, moderated by L.A. Times staff writer Michael Ordoña.
Watch Q&A highlights here
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Wolfwalkers
(Sponsored by Apple TV+)
December 14
Q&A with directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, moderated by L.A. Times staff writer Michael Ordoña.
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PARASITE
(NEON)
January 27 • 7:30pm Arclight Sherman Oaks
Q & A to to follow with co-writer Han Jin Won, Production Designer Lee Ha Jun and Editor Yang Jinmo. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times Writer.
AT THE HEART OF GOLD: INSIDE THE USA GYMNASTICS SCANDAL
(The Foundation for Global Sports Development / Sidewinder Films)
December 5 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to to follow with producer David Ulich and gymnast Trinea Gonczar. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times Writer.
PRIMAL - TALES OF SAVAGERY
(Cartoon Network)
December 4 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to to follow with director Genndy Tartakovsky. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times Writer.
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
(Al Mansour Establishment for Audio Visual Production)
December 3 • 8:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to to follow with director Haifaa Al Mansour. Moderated by Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times Writer.
LES MISERABLES
(Amazon Studios)
December 2 • 8:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to to follow with director Ladj Ly. Moderated by Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Writer.
HOMEWARD
(Limelight)
November 19 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Nariman Aliev and producer Vladimir Yatsenko. Moderated by a Los Angeles Times writer.
Limetown
(Facebook Watch)
November 21 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with actress Jessica Biel. Moderated by a Los Angeles Times writer.
Incitement
(Greenwich Entertainment)
November 20 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Yaron Zilberman, writer Ron Leshem, actor Yehuda Nahari Halevi, producer Tamar Sela, and Dalia Rabin, daughter of former Israeli Prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Moderated by Jeffrey Fleishman, senior art and culture writer for Los Angeles Times.
Downton Abbey
(Focus Features)
November 12 • 7:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with actors Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Michael Fox and Kevin Doyle. Moderated by TBD, Los Angeles Times writer.
Costume as Character: Costume Designer Roundtable
(Live Panel)
November 10 • 3:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Live Panel with designers: Ruth E. Carter (Dolemite Is My Name)
Julian Day (Rocketman)
Arianne Phillips (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Sandy Powell (The Irishman)
Paul Tazewell (Harriet)
Jany Temime (Judy)
Moderated by Julia Turner, Deputy Managing Editor of Arts and Entertainment
PAIN AND GLORY
(Sony Pictures Classics)
November 10 • 3:00pm Paley Center for Media
Q & A to follow with Tracy Edwards. Moderated by TBD, Los Angeles Times writer.
MAIDEN
(Sony Pictures Classics)
October 29 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Michael Steiner, actor Joel Basman, and actress Inge Maux. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times writer.
WOLKENBRUCH’S WONDROUS JOURNEY INTO THE ARMS OF A SHIKSA
(Turnus Film)
October 23 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Michael Steiner, actor Joel Basman, and actress Inge Maux. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times writer.
THE REPORT
(Amazon Studios)
October 2 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with writer and director Scott Z. Burns and producer Jennifer Fox.
Moderated by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times writer.
THE ELEPHANT QUEEN
(AppleTV+)
October 1 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with filmmakers Mark Deeble and Vicky Stone, and composer Alex Heffes. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times writer.
THE OTHER TWO
(Comedy Central)
June 3 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with creators and executive producers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Moderated by Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times writer.
BROAD CITY
(Comedy Central)
May 9 • 7:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with creators, writers, directors and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Moderated by Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times writer.
ROMA
(Netflix)
February 16 • 12:30 The London in West Hollywood
Q & A to follow with Academy Award Nominees Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. Moderated by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times writer.
VICE
(Annapurna Pictures)
February 4 • 7:30 Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Adam McKay and editor Hank Corwin. Moderated by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times writer.
BlackKklansman
(Focus Features)
February 2 • 12:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Spike Lee and editor Barry Alexander Brown. Moderated by Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Culture Critic/Columnist.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)
January 30 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q&A to follow with writer & producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller, as well as directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
(Focus Features)
January 7 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q&A to follow with director Morgan Neville. Moderated by Lorraine Ali, LA Times writer.
Science Fair
(National Geographic Documentary Films)
December 9 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Special Introduction by Ava DuVernay.  Q & A to follow with directors Cristina Constantini and Darren Foster. Moderated by Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times writer.
Rise of The Documentary: The Newest Cinematic Powerhouse
(Live Panel)
December 9 • 4:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Live Panel with documentary directors: Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor) • Sandi Tan (Shirkers) • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) • Betsy West (RBG) • Tim Wardle (Three Identical Strangers). Moderated by Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times writer.
The Hate U Give
(20th Century Fox Films)
December 7 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with actors Amandla StenbergRegina Hall and Algee Smith, and director George Tillman, Jr. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
(Cinesyura and HOOQ)
November 28 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Mouly Surya. Moderated by Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times writer
Dirty John
(Bravo)
November 27 • 7:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Advance Screening of episode 2. Q & A to follow with actors Connie BrittonJulia Garner and Juno Temple, along with executive producers Alexandra CunninghamRichard Suckle and Jeffery Reiner. Moderated by Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times writer
The Kindergarten Teacher
(Netflix)
November 19 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with actor Maggie Gyllenhaal. Moderated by Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times writer
The Actresses Roundtable
November 17 • Los Angeles
Live Panel with actresses: Viola Davis (Widows) • Nicole Kidman (Destroyer/Boy Erased) • Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther) • Saoirse Ronan (Mary Queen of Scots) • Marina de Tavira (Roma) • Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). Moderated by Mark Olsen and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times writers.
The Actors Roundtable
November 17 • Los Angeles
Live Panel with actors: Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) • Viggo Mortenson (Green Book) • Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) • John C. Reilly (The Sister Brothers) • Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) • Steven Yeun (Burning). Moderated by Mark Olsen and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times writers.
The Directors Roundtable
November 18 • Los Angeles
Live Panel with directors: Spike Lee (Black Klansman) • Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) • Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) • Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots) • Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) • Alfonso Cuaron (Roma). Moderated by Mark Olsen and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times writers.
Eldorado
November 15 • 7:30pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with director Markus Imhoof and Amnesty International USA Field Organizer Muna Sharif. Moderated by Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times writer
Capernum
(Sony Pictures Classics)
November 14 • 8:00pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with writer/director Nadine Labaki, producer/composer Khaled Mouznar and actor Zain Al Rafeea
(with translator Sara Harakat). Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer
Private Life
(Netflix)
November 12 • 7:00 pm Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with writer/director/producer Tamara Jenkins and actor Kathryn Hahn. Moderated by Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times writer
Costume as Character: Setting the Scene in Film
(Live Panel)
November 10 • 3:00 pm Skirball Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium
Live Panel with designers: Erin Benach (A Star Is Born) • Ruth Carter (Black Panther) • Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) • Caroline Eselin (If Beale Street Could Talk) • Sandy Powell (Mary Poppins Returns/The Favourite) • Mary Zophres (First Man). Moderated by Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times writer.
Better Call Saul
(Sony Pictures Television/Gran Via)
November 5 • 6:45 pm
Montalbán Theatre
Q & A to follow with actor Bob Odenkirk, co-creator/executive producer Peter Gould and writer/executive producer Thomas Schnauz. Moderated by Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times writer
The Fourth Estate
(Showtime)
August 8 • 7 PM
ArcLight Cinemas, Sherman Oaks
Q&A to follow with Liz Garbus (Director and Executive Producer), Jenny Carchman (Executive Producer), Justin Wilkes (Executive Producer), Dean Baquet (Executive Editor, The New York Times) and Matthew Rosenberg (Intelligence and National Security Correspondent, The New York Times)
Waco
(Paramount Network)
May 10 • 7:30 PM
ArcLight Cinemas, Sherman Oaks
Q&A to follow with actor Taylor Kitsch, and creators John Eric Dowdle and Drew Dowdle.
Wild Wild Country
(Netflix)
May 15 • 7:00 PM
Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles
Q&A to follow with directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way, executive producer Mark Duplass, and subject Ma Anand Sheela. Reception will follow the Q&A.
The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
February 21 • 8 PM
ArcLight Cinemas, Sherman Oaks
Q&A to follow with writer Vanessa Taylor and writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro.
Call Me By Your Name
(Sony Pictures Classics)
February 22 • 7:30 PM
ArcLight Cinemas, Sherman Oaks
Q&A to follow with actor Timothée Chalamet.
HEROIN(E)
(Netflix)
February 26 • 7:30 PM
AMC DINE-IN Sunset 5West Hollywood
Q&A to follow with with director Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
Phantom Thread
(Focus Features)
January 8 • 7:30 PM
ArcLight Cinemas, Sherman Oaks
Q&A to follow with actress Vicky Krieps and costume designer Mark Bridges.
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