TOAST And THE MILL & THE CROSS To Open In Los Angeles
TWO EXCITING FILMS ARE COMING TO LANDMARK THEATERS IN LOS ANGELES FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS (Other Cities To Follow)
British charming comedy from chef Nigel Slater’s memoir, stars Freddie Highmore. Helena Bonham Carter
Opens October 7, 2011 at Nuart in Los Angeles
W2 Media presents TOAST, opening on October 7, 2011, at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for a one-week engagement.
TOAST is the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain. Based on the hilarious and touching memoir of food writer Nigel Slater’s childhood, and set to the songs of Dusty Springfield, it’s a delicious love letter to the tastes and smells that turned a young boy into a lifelong foodie. Nigel’s mother (Victoria Hamilton) appears to have been the world’s worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel’s (Oscar Kennedy) suggestions that she try an occasional fresh veg. After many a ruined dinner they fall back on that old reliable, toast—the one dish she has mastered. But Nigel loves her dearly, and is devastated by her early death, leaving him and his lonely dad (Ken Stott) to look after each other. When new cleaner Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) arrives, her curves, charms and fabulous lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel’s father, and, much to his son’s horror, the three move to the country to live together. The one silver lining is Domestic Science class at Nigel’s new school, where Nigel (now played by Freddie Highmore) can finally shine. Soon he and Mrs. P. have embarked on a highly competitive cooking duel, vying for Dad’s affections. Directed by S.J. Clarkson.
TOAST opens Friday, October 7, 2011 at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre, showing through Thursday, October 13 for an exclusive one-week engagement. Showtimes: Fri – Mon at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50; Tues– Thurs at 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre is at 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, in West Los Angeles. Program information: 310-281-8223; www.landmarktheatres.com
THE MILL & THE CROSS
Artistic dramatization of Bruegel painting by Polish filmmaker Lech Majewski
Starring Rutger Hauer, Michael York and Charlotte Rampling
Plays Sep 30-Oct 6, 2011 at Nuart, Los Angeles
Kino International presents THE MILL AND THE CROSS, opening September 30, 2011, at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for a one-week engagement.
Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece “The Way To Calvary” depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the year Bruegel created his painting. From among the more than 500 figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, THE MILL & THE CROSS focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen. Among them are Bruegel himself (Rutger Hauer), his friend and art collector Nicholas Jonghelinck (Michael York) and the Virgin Mary (Charlotte Rampling). One of today’s most adventurous and inspired artists and filmmakers, Lech Majewski (screenwriter of Basquiat), invites the viewer to live inside the aesthetic universe of the painting as we watch it being created. Majewski worked for three years to complete the film, pioneering a new method to “enter” a painting and watch the characters come to life that leads to magical results. LikeRussian Ark, the film is an unforgettable synthesis of art and life. It’s also a feast of stunning visual effects, a provocative allegory and a cinematic tour de force on religious freedom and human rights.
THE MILL AND THE CROSS opens Friday, September 30, 2011 at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre, showing through Thursday, October 6 for an exclusive one-week engagement. Showtimes: Fri-Sun at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50; Mon- Thu at 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre is at 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, in West Los Angeles. Program information: 310-281-8223 ; www.landmarktheatres.com