Script Magazine is pleased to invite you to a special FREE screening/Q&A of The Kids Are All Right on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. Following the film will be a Q&A with director/screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko. Script senior writer Bob Verini will moderate the Q&A. The evening will be hosted by Script‘s West coast editor, Joshua Stecker.
Please Note: Seating is on a first come, first served basis and is NOT guaranteed. We overbook these events to make sure we have a full house. Our screenings tend to “sell out” quickly and there is the possibility some will be turned away at the door. We recommend you arrive 30-45 min. prior to start time. As a courtesy to our special guests, we ask that you not plan to attend this event unless your schedule allows you to stay for the Q&A. Thank you.
About the Film:
The Kids are All Right (Focus Features) It’s all about family. One of the best-reviewed films of the year (“Outrageously funny. Wonderful. The best comedy about an American family since …Since what? Precedents and grounds for comparison seem to be lacking, so I may have to let the superlative stand unqualified for now. “-A.O. Scott, The New York Times), The Kids are All Right is directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon) from an original screenplay that she wrote with Stuart Blumberg (Keeping the Faith). The movie combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.
Nic and Jules (three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). Nic and Jules – or, when referred to jointly by Joni, “Moms” – gave birth to and raised their children, and built a family life for the four of them. As Joni prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favor. He wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father; the two teenagers were conceived by donor insemination. Against her better judgment, Joni honors her brother’s request and manages to make contact with “bio-dad” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. The kids find themselves drawn to the confirmed bachelor’s footloose style – especially in contrast to Nic, a principled doctor who has long established their house rules. Jules, who has been looking to start a new career in landscaping, also strikes up a rapport with Paul. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.
A Focus Features and Gilbert Films presentation in association with Saint Aire Productions, Artist International, and 10th Hole Productions of an Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision, and Gilbert Films production. A Film by Lisa Cholodenko. Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo. The Kids are All Right. Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson. Casting by Laura Rosenthal. Music Supervisor, Liza Richardson. Music by Carter Burwell. Editor, Jeffrey M. Werner. Costume Designer, Mary Claire Hannan. Production Designer, Julie Berghoff. Director of Photography, Igor Jadue-Lillo. Produced by Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Jordan Horowitz, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Philippe Hellmann. Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. A Focus Features Release.
Monday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. (Arrive early!)
There is plenty of free street parking on Montana Ave after 6:00 p.m. Please check north/south street signs for unrestricted parking after 7:00 p.m.