The New York Film Critics Series has partnered with Ivy and the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.
The next NYFCS film screening will be Joe Swanberg’s Digging for Fire. The pre-release screening and event will take place captured live in New York and throughout the country on August 18th, 19th, and 20th. The all-star cast includes: Mike Birbiglia, Orlando Bloom, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Elliott, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Ron Livingston, Melanie Lynskey, Chris Messina, Jenny Slate, and Sam Rockwell. The film centers on the discovery of a bone and a gun, which send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. The Orchard is distributing the film.
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NYFCS producer Mark Ehrenkranz said, “We are tremendously excited to be working with Ivy and their extraordinary team. We feel strongly that Ivy members are bound together by a core group of values: the idea of perseverance, inner strength, self-confidence and overall moxie.”
The Series will feature live and captured live appearances by Swanberg, and Jake Johnson (Jurrasic World). Swanberg has directed at least 17 indie movies since making his feature directorial debut in 2005 with Kissing on the Mouth. He’s also a prolific writer, producer and actor who co-starred in the popular horror movie You’re Next and The Sacrament. Swanberg has been growing his profile of late, collaborating with Anna Kendrick on his last three films — Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas and Digging for Fire. Swanberg co-wrote Digging for Fire with star Jake Johnson, and festival reviews indicate it’s the most commercial movie Swanberg has made so far. Swanberg will make his big studio directorial debut with New Line’s Work Wife which follows a pair of thirty-something lawyers who attempt to find out if they really can date a co-worker.
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The Orchard www.theorchard.com