NY Film Critics “Sneak Preview” of AT MIDDLETON with live appearances by Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE DEPARTED), Andy Garcia and Director Adam Rogers.USA | 2014 | 93 mins | Rated R | Comedy, Romance
Tuesday January 21, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Glenn German, Adam Rodgers
Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Tom Skerritt, Nicholas Braun
with live on screen appearances by Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE DEPARTED), Andy Garcia (OCEAN ELEVEN) and Director Adam Rogers.
The movie also stars Taissa Farmiga (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Vera’s real life sister).
The event timeline:
7:30pm ALISON BAILES INTRO LIVE ON SCREEN
8:00pm COUNTDOWN SLATE
8:01 PETER TRAVERS INTRODUCTION OF FILM/SERIES
8:10 START FILM – 100 MINS
9:50 CREDITS ROLL
9:54 PETER PRIVATE MOMENT VERA, ANDY, ADAM AND 10:00 PETER INTRO. ACTORS, DIRECTOR and Q&A
10:30END/ PRESS PHOTOS ON STAGE AT AMC 25 NYC
Two brilliant actors better known for heavy dramatic roles give themselves a romp in comedy, and they have a ball. Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia play strangers who meet while escorting their teen children to campus-tour day at a mythical college named Middleton. (Shot at Gonzaga University and Washington State University, the film is in part a hilarious parody of American college life.)
Farmiga, who played the role of Madolyn in The Departed, has performed essential roles in a dozen great films from Up in the Air to Down to the Bone. Here she unleashes her comedic skills as Edith, a shockingly honest character who is so far out at the end of her rope that she can’t take anything seriously. Garcia, in spectacles and bow tie, plays a hyper-fastidious heart surgeon so self-controlled that he insists on backing into parking slots. They clash immediately and so brilliantly that they can’t stop. They quickly ditch the tour and through a series of escapades find themselves sliding helplessly into love. The best piece in this oh-so-human film happens when they crash an improv drama class and “pretend” to tell their hearts’ truth. Andy Garcia produced this escapade, and the cast includes his daughter and Farmiga’s much-younger sister, who plays the studious, driven daughter Audrey.
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