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Series | ARMAGEDDON TIME, THE IMMIGRANT, TWO LOVERS, THE LOST CITY OF Z
Home / James Gray: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
The American Cinematheque is proud to welcome filmmaker James Gray in person at the Aero Theatre for his new film, ARMAGEDDON TIME, a deeply personal story on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
James Gray began his career at USC, where the 1991 student film COWBOYS AND ANGELS grabbed the attention of the industry and propelled him into a decades-long career directing award-winning features such as THE YARDS, TWO LOVERS, THE LOST CITY OF Z, and AD ASTRA. 2013’s THE IMMIGRANT, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner, earned him his fourth nomination for the Palme d’Or at Cannes and remains one of the most celebrated and heartfelt films of the 21st century.
Gray’s seventh feature film, ARMAGEDDON TIME, returns to his home turf of New York City with a an intimate recreation of the past as Gray remembers it. Inspired by Gray’s childhood experiences, the film follows the friendship of two young boys from different backgrounds and their struggles with expectations from his family and growing up in a world of privilege, inequality and prejudice. As Gray writes, “This is a movie about a moment in time, a moment in the past that reflects where we are today. I love the people in this story. They are all ghosts now.”
James Gray joins us for a live Q&A at the Los Feliz 3 for TWO LOVERS Saturday, December 10.
Aero Theatre | Q&A with filmmaker James Gray. Moderated by Scott Mantz.
James Gray: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | James Gray: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with filmmaker James Gray. Moderated by Jim Hemphill.
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