Indie Focus Screening Series

Featuring special advance screenings

Join us at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood for our free screening series. After the film, the talent will discuss their work in a live Q&A.

 

The Guest
(Picturehouse)
Q&A to follow with Director Adam Wingard and Screenwriter Simon Barrett.
Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Tuesday, September 2 7:30 PM

PAST SCREENINGS

What If
(CBS Films)
Q&A to follow with actor Daniel Radcliffe. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer. 
Monday, July 28 7:30 PM
What If
Past Event

I Origins
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Q&A to follow with producer/writer/director  Mike Cahill and actors Michael Pitt and Brit Marling. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer. 
Tuesday, July 15 7:15 PM

Elena
(Syndicado/Variance Films)
Q&A to follow with director Petra Costa and executive producer Tim Robbins. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Thursday, June 5 7:30 PM
Elena
Past Event

Belle
(Fox Searchlight)
Conversation to follow with director Amma Asante and actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Thursday, May 1 7:15 PM
For No Good Reason
Past Event

For No Good Reason
(Sony Pictures Classics)
Conversation to follow with director Charlie Paul and producer Lucy Paul. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, April 16 7 PM
For No Good Reason
Past Event

Locke
(A24)
Conversation to follow with writer/director Steven Knight. Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times writer.
Tuesday, April 8 7:30 PM
Locke
Past Event

Fading Gigolo
(Millennium Entertainment)
Conversation to follow with writer/director/actor John Turturro. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, April 2 7:30 PM
Fading Gigolo
Past Event

Better Living Through Chemistry
(Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Conversation to follow with co-writers/co-directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier. Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, March 12 7:30 PM
Better Living Through Chemistry
Past Event

Bad Words
(Focus Features)
Conversation to follow with director/actor Jason Bateman, actress Kathryn Hahn and screenwriter Andrew Dodge. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Thursday, February 20 7:30 PM
BAD WORDS
Past Event

That Awkward Moment
(Focus Features)
Conversation to follow with director Tom Gormican. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, January 29 7:30 PM
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Past Event

Spinning Plates
(Film Arcade)
Conversation to follow with director Joseph Levy. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Thursday, October 17 7:30 PM
Spinning Plates
Past Event

Kill Your Darlings
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Conversation to follow with actors Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, director/writer John Krokidas and co-writer Austin Bunn. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles

Times writer.

Wednesday, October 2 7:30 PM
Kill Your Darlings
Past Event

Don Jon
(Relativity Media)

Conversation to follow with writer/director/actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, director of photography Thomas Kloss, editor Lauren Zuckerman and composer Nathan Johnson. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles

Times writer.

Wednesday, September 18 7:30 PM
Don Jon
Past Event

Afternoon Delight
(Film Arcade)

Conversation to follow with writer/director

Jill Soloway. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.

Wednesday, August 28 7:30 PM
Afternoon Delight
Past Event

Drinking Buddies
(Magnolia Pictures)

Conversation to follow with director/writer Joe Swanberg and actress Olivia Wilde. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles

Times writer.

Tuesday, August 13 7:30 PM
Drinking Buddies
Past Event

Austenland
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Conversation to follow with director/co-writer Jerusha Hess and cast members Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie, JJ Feild, Georgia King and Jane Seymour. Moderated by Mark Olsen,

Los Angeles Times writer.

Wednesday, August 7 7:30 PM
The Spectacular Now
Past Event

In a world…
(Roadside Attractions)
Conversation to follow with director/writer/actress Lake Bell. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, July 24 7:30 PM
The Spectacular Now
Past Event

The Spectacular Now
(A24)
Conversation to follow with director James Ponsoldt. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, July 17 7:30 PM
The Spectacular Now
Past Event

Some Girl(s)
(Leeden Media)
Conversation to follow with director Daisy von Scherler Mayer, writer Neil LaBute and actors Adam Brody, Mia Maestro and Jennifer Morrison. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Wednesday, June 26 7:30 PM
Some Girl(s)
Past Event

A Hijacking
(Magnolia Pictures)
Conversation to follow with director Tobias Lindholm. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times writer.
Tuesday, June 18 7:30 PM
20 Feet from Stardom
Past Event

20 Feet from Stardom
(RADiUS-TWC)
Conversation to follow with director Morgan
Neville and cast members Claudia Lennearand Judith Hill. Moderated by Mark Olsen,Los Angeles Times film writer.

Monday, June 3 7:30 PM
20 Feet from Stardom
Past Event

What Maisie Knew
(Millennium Entertainment)
Conversation to follow with directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel and actor Onata Aprile. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times film writer.
Thursday, May 16 7:30 PM
What Maisie Knew
Past Event

The East
(Fox Searchlight)

Conversation to follow with director/screenwriter Zal Batmanglij and actor/screenwriter Brit Marling. Moderated

by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times film writer.

Monday, May 13 7:30 PM
The East
Past Event

At Any Price
(Sony Pictures Classics)
Conversation to follow with writer/director Ramin Bahrani and actors Heather Graham, Maika Monroe and Dennis Quaid. Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times film writer.
Monday, April 15 8 PM
At Any Price
Past Event

To The Wonder
(Magnolia Pictures)

Conversation to follow with producers

Nicolas Gonda and Sarah Green.

Moderated by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times film writer.

Wednesday, April 10 7:30 PM
To The Wonder
Past Event

The Company You Keep
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Conversation to follow with director/actor Robert Redford.

Moderated by Mark Olsen,

Los Angeles Times film writer.

Tuesday, March 26 7 PM
The Company You Keep
Past Event

Ginger & Rosa
(A24)

Conversation to follow with actor

Alessandro Nivola.

Moderated by Mark Olsen,

Los Angeles Times film writer.

Wednesday, March 6 7:30 PM
Ginger & Rosa
Past Event

Sound City
(Roswell Films)

Conversation to follow with

director Dave Grohl.

Moderated by Mark Olsen,

Los Angeles Times film writer.

Thursday, February 7 7:30 PM
Sound City
Past Event

Warm Bodies
(Summit Entertainment)

Conversation to follow with screenwriter/director

Jonathan Levine.

Moderated by Mark Olsen,

Los Angeles Times film writer.

Monday, January 28 7:30 PM
Warm Bodies
Past Event

Parker
(FilmDistrict)

Conversation to follow with director

Taylor Hackford. Moderated by

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles

Times film writer.

Wednesday, January 16 7:30 PM
Parker
Past Event

Not Fade Away
(Paramount Pictures)
Conversation to follow with writer/director David Chase and producer Mark Johnson.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer
Wednesday, November 28 8:00 PM
Not Fade Away
Past Event

Sister
(Adopt Films)
Conversation to follow with director Ursula Meier and cinematographer Agnès Godard.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer
Wednesday, November 14 7:30 PM
Sister
Past Event

The Deep
(Blueeyes Productions)
Conversation to follow with writer/director Baltasar Kormákur.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer
Thursday, November 8 7:30 PM
The Deep
Past Event

The Central Park Five
(Sundance Selects)

Conversation to follow with filmmakers Sarah Burns, David McMahon and defendant

Raymond Santana.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer

Sunday, November 4 7:30 PM
The Central Park Five
Past Event

Smashed
(Sony Pictures Classics)
Q&A to follow with director James Ponsoldt and cast members Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place and Octavia Spencer.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer
Monday, October 1 7:00 PM
Smashed
Past Event

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
(Summit Entertainment)
Q&A to follow with screenwriter/director Stephen Chbosky.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer
Thursday, September 20 7:00 PM
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Past Event

Robot & Frank
(Samuel Goldwyn Films and Stage 6 Films)
Q&A to follow with director Jake Schreier.
Moderated by Mark Olsen,
Los Angeles Times film writer
Wednesday, August 22 7:30 PM
Robot & Frank
Past Event