The New York Film Critics Series
Tuesday 24 February 2015 –
The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.
The series presents interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.
Each movie in the Screening Series will be preceded by thrilling footage of New York City and introduction by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine. Audiences will then see award-winning films prior to their release followed by HD behind-the-scene footage with Q&A between Travers, audiences, and talent from the films. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious NYC screenings so that nationwide audiences may experience firsthand the stars and directors via HD broadcast.
Previous exclusive screenings include David Fincher’s Gone Girl, David O. Russell’s American Hustle, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska.
Tuesday, February 24th
- 7:30pm: Bluebird
- Advance tickets: $14
- Day-of: $18
- Tue 24 Feb, 7:30pm
directed by Lance Edmands starring Amy Morton, John Slatterly, Margo Martindale, Adam Driver in English
Featuring a pre-taped Q&A with John Slattery, Amy Morton, & Director Lance Edmands
When Lesley, the local school bus driver, (Tony nominee Amy Morton) becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, she fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences. Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley’s fragility is further tested by her husband (John Slattery. MAD MEN)—a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill—and the boy’s mother Marla Krause, a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation. Shot on location in the stark, frozen Maine hills, BLUEBIRD fosters a profound sense of place—chillingly capturing the setting’s lonely yet beautiful tone—thanks to the masterwork of cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, TINY FURNITURE).