The New York Film Critics Series

Thursday 2 October 2014 –

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.

Schedule

Tuesday, November 4th

  • 7:30pm: Elsa and Fred

Pricing

  • Advance tickets: $14
  • Day-of: $18

Films


  • Tue 4 Nov, 7:30pm

Elsa and Fred

directed by Michael Radford starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer in English

Featuring a pre-taped interview with Shirley MacLaine!

Elsa and Fred is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in La Dolce Vita at the Fontana di Trevi; the same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead; without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive.

Fred has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment, where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live — be it more or less — is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

Fred surrenders to Elsa’s frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa’s terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.

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