The New York Film Critics Series
Wednesday 9 April 2014 -
The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present live, 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 live, interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.
Up until now, live talent has only been accessible to the public in New York, Los Angeles and at festivals. Now everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theaters. Preview screenings have been offered before, but never with a live conversation component. This, in addition to a curated selection of films, will allow filmgoers to see the better independent movies before anyone else with exclusive insight into the production from the creators via live, national, HD broadcast in theaters throughout the US.
Get the scoop before anyone else on brand new film before they are released. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood and indie cinema from some of the greats. Past series highlights have included special appearances by Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche, Frank Langella, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Anne Meara, Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sigourney Weaver and many others.
Each movie in the Screening Series will be preceded by thrilling footage of New York City and live introduction by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine. Audiences will then see award-winning films prior to their release followed by live-HD behind-the-scene footage with live Q&A between Travers, audiences, and talent from the films. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious, live NYC screenings so that nationwide audiences may experience firsthand the stars and directors via HD broadcast.
Tuesday, July 29th
- 7:30pm: Child of God
Advance Tickets $14; Day-of: $18
- Tue 29 Jul, 7:30pm
The New York Film Critics Series® presents Child of God
Child of God
directed by James Franco starring James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson
Join us for a special advance screening of Child of God, followed by a pretaped Q and A with writer/director/actor James Franco.
Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.