Spend an Evening with James Franco & His New Movie

Peter Travers (Rolling Stone, ABC-TV) hosts the National Film Critics Series® pre-release screening of "Child of God" – produced, adapted, directed and starring James Franco.

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James Franco does it all. Peter Travers (Rolling Stone, ABC-TV)

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas, to present live, national, in-theater, pre-release, screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The Series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.

The next NYFCS® National Screening Event will take place in NYC on Monday July 21st, 2014 and again throughout the country on Tuesday July 29th in the evening. (*check local NYFCS theater listings). Passes and memberships available here http://www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com. The movie “Child of God” will be screened, followed by a live appearance from James Franco, who adapted, directed, and produced the film. The movie stars Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying, Bukowski), Tim Blake Nelson (O’ Brother Where Art Thou), Jim Parrack (True Blood, A Night In Old Mexico ), and James Franco. “Child Of God” was adapted by Franco and producer Vince Jolivette from the critically-acclaimed novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men, The Road). This advance screening event was created in partnership with Well Go USA Entertainment.

The event will include a screening plus exclusive, live, interactive, HD Simulcast to 50 U.S. locations. The Series takes place exclusively in theaters and is never available on TV or the internet. http://nyfilmcriticsseries.com/Locations.html (check local times and listings)

Directed by acclaimed actor and filmmaker James Franco, and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy, “Child Of God” tells the provocative story of Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), a dispossessed and violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Deprived first of his family and then his home, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller, falling deeper into a disturbing life of crime and degradation. Set in the 1960’s, in a small town nestled in the Appalachian foothills, “Child Of God” is structured in three segments, with each new chapter chronicling Ballard’s ever-growing isolation from society, and from the social mores that separate society from chaos.

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.

This is the first ever Live National In-Theater 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 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.

July featured live appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and their new movie What If, as well as Rob Reiner and And So It Goes starring Michael Douglas & Diane Keaton.

The May NYFCS National Screening Event featured the movie Chef with live appearance by writer, producer, star, director Jon Favreau.

The April event was Locke starring Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises). The event featured a live appearance by Tom Hardy

The December 2013 screening featured Columbia Picture’s American Hustle with appearance by the film’s Oscar® nominated Director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter).

The November 2013 Event featured a pre-release screening of Paramount Vantage’s Nebraska, with appearances by Bruce Dern, June Squibb (About Schmidt) & Will Forte (Saturday Night Live).

This is the first ever Live National In-Theater 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 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.

Contact: press(at)nyfilmcriticsseries(dot)com


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