New Yorkers with babies who want to see Lars von Trier‘s controversial sex drama “Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1” are welcome at Landmark Theatres, the exhibition chain has announced.
The Landmark has a popular “Rattle & Reel” series that encourages caregivers to bring their babies to the movies free of charge. It’s a nice idea in theory, but on March 26, Landmark Theatres’ flagship Manhattan theater, the Sunshine Cinema, will be screening “Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1,” which is hardly appropriate for young children.
Magnolia Pictures is releasing “Nymphomaniac,” and the company shares the same ownership with the Landmark chain. Magnolia is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV.
The Landmark’s website describes the “Rattle & Reel” program as follows:
“The Sunshine Cinema welcomes caregivers and their babies on Wednesdays for our special Rattle & Reel screenings. Adults pay normal admission prices but all babies are FREE! Tickets available at the box office only on the day of show. Screening Wednesday, March 26 at 12:00 noon: Nymphomaniac Volume I. Screening Wednesday, April 2 at 12:00 noon: TBA”
“Nymphomaniac” stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater and Connie Nielsen. The film, which is currently available on VOD, hits select theaters on Friday.