TheWrap Announces Its 2010 Awards Screening Series

TheWrap announces its screening series for 2010 – including ‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Biutiful’

To our Readers:

I am thrilled to announce TheWrap's second annual Awards Season Screening Series.

The series features 12 of the most significant films of 2010, and will screen at the Arclight Sherman Oaks through  December 2010, followed by question-and-answer sessions with the film's talent.

The films are open to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the DGA, PGA and WGA members, and to subscribers to TheWrap's daily email newsletter, First Take. To sign up to FT and receive invitations, Register Here.

Here are the initial films confirmed to participate. Details on dates and times will follow shortly. You can refer back to this post and our screenings series column, which will also be posted shortly. (photo from 2009 Screening Series by Jonathan Alcorn.)


Feature Films:

"The King's Speech"
 A story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Michael Gambon. Directed by Tom Hooper.

Confirmed screening November 22 at 7:30pm

Q&A with Tom Hooper

"Black Swan"
A thriller that zeros in on the relationship between a veteran ballet dancer and a rival. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Confirmed screening November 16 at 8:30pm

Q&A with Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder 

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. Starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Tony Goldwyn.

Confirmed screening October 27 at 7:30 pm

Q&A with Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis and Minnie Driver

"Barney's Version"

Take a ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer, as he reflects on his life's successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Minnie Driver. Directed by Richard J. Lewis.

Confirmed screening December 1 at 7:30pm

Q&A with Paul Giamatti

"Blue Valentine"
The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.

Confirmed screening December 2 at 7:30pm

Q&A with Derek Cianfrance


This is a story of a man in free fall. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever. Starring Javier Bardem. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.

Confirmed screening December 7 at 7:30 pm

Q&A with Javier Bardem and Alejandro Iñárritu



"The Two Escobars"
Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellín Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably-and fatally-intertwined. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.

Confirmed screening November 3 at 7:30 pm.

Q&A with Jeff Zimbalist

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Confirmed screening December 16 at 7:30pm.

Q&A with Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman and Yaniv Schulman


"Inside Job"                        
'InsideJob' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Directed by Charles Ferguson.

Confirmed screening November 15 at 7:30pm.

Q&A with Charles Ferguson

The screening series will run from October 26 through the end of December 2010.

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