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HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom
Simon Pegg ,
Toni Collette ,
Rosamund Pike ,
Stellan Skarsgard ,
Jean Reno ,
Christopher Plummer ,
Chad Willett ,
Director: Peter Chelsom
Guests: Simon Pegg and Director Peter Chelsom (FUNNY BONES, SHALL WE DANCE, HEAR MY SONG)
Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known for having co-written and starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, and the comedy series Spaced, all of them directed by his friend Edgar Wright.
Peter Chelsom is a British actor and film director. Chelsom was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, the son of antiques shop owners Kay and Reginald Chelsom. He studied at the Central School of Drama in London. He worked as an actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as taking part in numerous film and television productions including A Woman of Substance which also included Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr. While acting he developed a growing interest in writing and directing. From 1985-98 he ran the television film course at Central School of Drama and later taught at both the Actors' Institute and Cornell University.
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L-R) Isil Bagdadi, James DeFranco, Peter Travers and Mark Ehrenkranz
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L-R) Isil Bagdadi, Rob Reiner, Peter Travers and Mark Ehrenkranz attend the New York Film Critics Series Screening Of 'And So It Goes' at AMC Empire 25 theater in New York City.
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L-R) Isil Bagdadi, Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Peter Travers and Mark Ehrenkranz attend the New York Film Critics Series Screening Of 'What If' at AMC Empire 25 theater on July 8, 2014 in New York City.
NATIONAL PRE-RELEASE FILM SERIES WITH LIVE HD BROADCAST, STARS, PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS
Up until now, live talent has only been accessible to the public in New York, Los Angeles and at Festivals. Now everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theaters. Preview screenings have been offered before, but never with a live conversation component. This, in addition to a curated selection of films, will allow filmgoers to see the better independent movies before anyone else with exclusive insight into the production from the creators via LIVE, NATIONAL, HD BROADCAST in theaters throughout the US. Get the scoop before anyone else on brand new film before they are released. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood and Indie Cinema from some of the greats. Past Series highlights have included special appearances by: Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche, Frank Langella, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Alan Arkin , John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Anne Meara, Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sigourney Weaver, and many others.
Each movie in the Screening Series will be preceded by thrilling footage of New York City and live introduction by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. Audiences will then see award winning films prior to their release followed by live-HD behind-the-scene footage with live Q&A between Travers, audiences and talent from the films. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious; live NYC screenings so that nationwide audiences may experience firsthand the stars and directors via HD broadcast.
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This is the first ever Live National Screening Series which will entertain, educate, surprise, and refresh the spirit of true independent and foreign language filmmaking through provocative story-telling. The NYFCS is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of the better, smarter movies. Featuring an energetic, creative, and experienced team, the NYFCS exhibits socially and culturally relevant films with live world-class talent in the best independent theaters throughout the US
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