The Awardsline screening series has kicked into full gear with a number of titles scheduled before Oscar and guild ballots are due. All screenings take place at the Landmark Theatre, 10850 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Screening start times vary. RSVP at the links below. AMPAS, Guild and award voters presenting their cards at check-in receive priority seating. All Q&As are moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten. Screenings remaining in November:
Italy’s Oscar foreign film entry: Don’t Be Bad
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30PM. Q&A with producer Valerio Mastandrea, actors Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi. Click here to RSVP
Synopsis: 1995, Ostia. Twentysomething best friends Vittorio and Cesare’s lives are filled with clubs, cars, cocaine and booze. But Vittorio longs for a different life, one where he wants to settle down with Linda. Vittorio later encourages Cesare go legit and settle down too, but the call of the street overcomes his good intentions. Directed by: Claudio Caligari
Belgium’s Oscar foreign film entry: The Brand New Testament
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30PM. Q&A with director Jaco Van Dormael and actress Pili Groyne Click here to RSVP
Synopsis: Jaco Van Dormael’s new comedy starring French legendary actress Catherine Deneuve. God is alive in Brussels. He’s a real bastard, horrible to his wife and his 10-year old daughter Ea, who we know little about. She rebels one day, runs away from home and looks to write a new testament with six apostles. This title made its world premiere at the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
Turkey’s Oscar foreign film entry: Sivas
Monday, Nov. 16, 7:30PM. Q&A with director Kaan Müjdeci Click here to RSVP
Synopsis: Aslan, an 11-year old boy living in a small rural village, rescues a noble weathered fighting dog who has been badly beaten in a fight. The dog finds a new lease on life, but as his success attracts attention from the village head, Aslan also finds himself in an unexpected crash-course into adulthood. Pic premiered at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival where it won the special jury prize for Best Actor.
Kazakhstan’s Oscar foreign film entry: The Stranger
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30PM. Q&A with director director Yermek Tursunov. Click Here to RSVP
Synopsis: 1930s Kazakhstan. Orphaned by the systematic Soviet Union purge that took his father away in the dead of night, little Ilyas escapes to the mountains. There, he turns his back on progress, takes up with a pack of wolves and chooses to live according to his ancestral ways…a new life that tests his lifelong struggle.
Focus Features’ The Danish Girl
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:00PM. Q&A with director Tom Hooper, actress Alicia Vikander, producers Gail Mutrux and Anne Harrison Click here to RSVP
Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s journey as a transgender woman. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts.