TheWrap.com Announces 2012 Award Season Screening Series

 

THEWRAP.COM 2012 AWARD SEASON SCREENING SERIES

KICKS OFF WITH “THE IMPOSSIBLE” AND “BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD”
 

Los Angeles, October 10, 2012 – TheWrap.com is pleased to announce its fourth annual awards season screening series to kick off the week of October 22nd with “THE IMPOSSIBLE,”  “BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD” and the documentary “LA SOURCE.”

The series, which runs at the Landmark Theater in Westwood from late October through January, brings the most exciting films of the year to TheWrap’s audience during the heart of Hollywood’s awards season.

Each screening is followed by a Q&A session with talent from the movie, moderated by TheWrap Editor Sharon Waxman or Awards columnist Steve Pond.

*PLEASE NOTE* Subscribers to TheWrap’s daily First Take newsletter receive invites to the series.  AMPAS and Guild members sign up here to benefit from reserved seating. Invitations for each screening will follow.  Additional screenings will be posted to thewrap.com/screenings as they are announced.

We are honored to announce the first films in the series:

 

THE IMPOSSIBLE (Dir: Juan Antonio Bayona; Writer: Sergio G. Sanchez), Release date: Dec. 21st, 2012

Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the unforgettable account of a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland

Screening Date: Monday Oct. 22nd, 2012 at 7:30pm, Landmark Theaters, followed by a Q&A with Naomi Watts

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Dir, Co-Writer: Behn Zeitlin), Release date: June 27th, 2012

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Starring: Quvenzhanè Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly

Screening Date: Tuesday Oct. 23rd, 2012 at 7:30pm, Landmark Theaters, followed by a Q&A with director Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar (co-writer), Ben Richardson (DP), Quvenzhanè Wallis (actor), Dwight Henry (actor)

 

LA SOURCE (Dir: Patrick Shen), Release date: TBD

A documentary about the unlikely story of a Princeton Janitor who brings water to his home village in Haiti.

Narrated by: Don Cheadle

Screening Date: Thursday Oct. 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm, Landmark Theaters, followed by a Q&A with director Patrick Shen and other film talent

 

LIFE OF PI (Dir: Ang Lee, Writer: David Magee), Release date: November 21st, 2012

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain

Screening Date: TBA

 

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Writer/Dir: David O’Russell), Release date: November 21st, 2012

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro

Screening Date: TBA

 

WEST OF MEMPHIS (Dir: Amy Berg), Release date: December 25th, 2012

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Starring: Michael Baden, Jason Baldwin and Holly Ballard

Screening Date: TBA

 

SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN (Dir: Malik Bendjelloul), Release date: July 27th, 2012

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.

Starring: Rodriguez, Clarence Avant and Malik Bendjelloul

Screening Date: TBA

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