WASHINGTON, DC – Once again, AARP is celebrating the 50+ moviegoer with its second annual Movies for Grownups® Film Showcase, which will take place in Los Angeles November 6 – 9, 2014 at Regal Cinemas, L.A. LIVE’s premiere house theater. Ten films will be shown over four days. Many of them are currently being considered by AARP editors for awards at AARP’s upcoming 2015 Movies for Grownups® Awards gala, which will also take place in Los Angeles on February 2, 2015.
The Movies for Grownups® Film Showcase is open to the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to see some of the year’s most buzzed-about films with standout performances that are of special interest to the 50+ audience. Included in the lineup are advance screenings of Wild, The Imitation Game, The Humbling as well as a screening of the documentary I Am Ali. Following each screening, an exclusive Q&A session featuring filmmakers and cast members will take place at no additional cost to attendees.
AARP Editorial Director Myrna Blyth said, “With both our 2nd Annual Movies for Grownups® Film Showcase and the upcoming Movies for Grownups® Awards, AARP continues to celebrate the fact that 50+ moviegoers are a vital audience and that Hollywood is producing more and better films for this important demographic.”
Actors Al Pacino (The Humbling), Valerie Harper (Banner on the Moon), Laura Dern (Wild), Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) along with filmmakers James Marsh (The Theory of Everything), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), and Mortem Tyldum(The Imitation Game) are just some of those scheduled to appear at AARP’s Movies for Grownups® film showcase.
The complete schedule and list of participants is as follows:
Thursday, November 6
7:00pm – The Humbling – PRE-RELEASE
Starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig (Rated R – 102 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with Al Pacino
Friday, November 7
6:00pm – Banner on the Moon (documentary) – PRE-RELEASE
Featuring Cindy Abbott, narrated by Valerie Harper (78 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with Valerie Harper and Cindy Abbott
8:00pm – TBA
Saturday, November 8
10:30am – The Theory of Everything
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones (Rated PG-13 – 123 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and director James Marsh
1:30pm – The Judge
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton (Rated R - 141 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with director David Dobkin and more.
5:00pm – I Am Ali (documentary)
Starring Muhammad Ali Sr., Hana Ali, Maryum “May May” Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., (Rated PG – 111 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with Ali daughters Hana Ali and Maryum “May May” Ali
8:00pm – Whiplash
Starring J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Paul Reiser (Rated R – 106 minutes)
Post screening Q&A with J.K. Simmons and director Damien Chazelle
Sunday, November 9
10:30am – Wild – PRE-RELEASE
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern (Rated R – 115 minutes)
Post screening Q&A with Laura Dern,
2:00pm – The Imitation Game – PRE-RELEASE
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech (Rated PG-13 – 113 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with Allen Leech, director Morten Tyldum, screenwriter Graham Moore and composer Alexandre Desplat
Tickets are $6.50 per screening for AARP Members and $12 per screening for non-AARP members and can be purchased by visiting www.aarp.org/filmshowcase.
The AARP and AARP Foundation Drive To End Hunger campaign will be hosting a food drive on behalf of the Los Angeles Food Bank and will be collecting non-perishable food items at the showcase. Donations will be collected prior to each screening in the Regal Cinemas Premiere House as guests enter the theater. Drive to End Hunger is a multiyear nationwide campaign to raise awareness and funds to address the problem of hunger among people 50+, and develop both short-term and long-term solutions to the hunger problem. For more information please visit http://aarp.ticketmob.com/Event-Food-Drive.
Developed in 2002 by the editors of AARP The Magazine, the Movies for Grownups® franchise honors outstanding writing, acting and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. The annual Awards winners are published in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine, and the 2014 winners will be recognized at AARP’s annual Movie for Grownups® Awards Gala on February 2, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.
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