On Monday, the Weinstein Company will host simultaneous screenings of August: Osage County in New York and Los Angeles followed by an interactive panel discussion with director John Wells, writer Tracy Letts as well as cast members Meryl Streep, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper and Dermot Mulroney from New York.
The New York screening will be held at AMC Loews Theater, Lincoln Square 13, 1998 Broadway at 8:00 p.m. EST with the live-streamed Q&A following at 10:00 p.m.
The L.A. screening is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. PST at the TV Academy Theater at 5220 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.
Moderator John Horn of the Los Angeles Times will discuss the making of the film with the cast and incorporate fan questions who can participate in the full Q&A by visiting http://www.facebook.com/weinsteinco.
BTL Screening Series members can visit http://screenings.btlnews.com/ to attend either event.
In theaters Dec. 25, August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including best play.
The film adaptation is directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.
The August: Osage County panel discussion will be streamed live below on Monday at 7:00 p.m. PST.