Below The Line Screening Series Darkest Hour – Words Can Change The World

“Words can and do, change the world.” This is precisely what happened through Winston Churchill in 1940,” said BAFTA Award-winning screening writer and producer, Anthony McCarten. “He was under intense political and personal pressure, yet he was spurred to such heights in so few days – over and over again.” Below the Line’s recent screening of Darkest Hour gave the full-house crowd a chance to hear these words spoken by a […]

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Official Below The Line Screening Series featuring Detroit with Q&A in Los Angeles

Released on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots, Kathryn Bigelow’s latest psychological thriller, Detroit, tells the true story of what happened when the riots began and how a few bad cops turned a questioning of an unconfirmed shooter into the murder scene of three kids. And shockingly, were ultimately acquitted. Below the Line News hosted a special screening of the film at the Directors Guild of America on October […]


Below the Line Screening Series Experiences Life, Animated

Life, Animated is a coming-of-age story enriched by the fact that the main protagonist, Owen Suskind, is both a real person and a young man with autism who is just starting to become self-sufficient and have his first experience with falling in love. The original idea for the documentary was to be based on a book by Owen’s father, Ron Suskind titled Life, Animated, A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and […]


Below The Line Screening Series Presents The King’s Choice, Norway’s Submission for Foreign Film, Followed by a Q & A with Director Erik Poppe

The King’s Choice is a film that tells the story of a three-day pivotal period in the history of Norway. Engrossing and with somewhat grim parallels to our current world political situation, the story begins on April 9th, 1940 with the German Navy, led by the flagship Blücher sailing unannounced into Norwegian harbor, supposedly to “rescue” them from invasion by the British who had already mined their harbors. The true […]

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents Fences

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Fences, based on the magnificently brutal, Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, Fences is a family drama directed by the lauded Denzel Washington. Washington serves double duty on the project as he also plays the fifty year old Troy, a hard working garbage collector in sullen 1950s Pittsburgh. Despite his inherent athletic talents, Troy’s burden to bear is that he was […]


Below The Line Screening Series Presents Toni Erdmanm

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Germany’s entry for best foreign film Toni Erdmann. Written and directed by Maren Ade, the story tells of a hippie, practical joker father and his attempts to frustrate and nudge his daughter into a better life. The film stars Sandra Hüller who is brilliantly restrained as a daughter being driven to the edge by the childish pranks of her father, (played by […]


Below The Line Screening Series Presents Neruda

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal and Mercedes Morán. The film is Chile’s 2016 official Oscar entry for best foreign language film. Neruda is an engrossing metafictional fable centered around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Bernal) […]

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Captain Fantastic: Power to the People, Stick it to the Man

“Big Hollywood movies tell you what to think and feel. I did not want to do that with this film. I wanted a story that makes you question what you are doing and provokes many points of view with no clear heroes or villains,” said writer/director Matt Ross. Captain Fantastic is the story of a devoted man raising his six children off-the-grid. When his wife dies, his ideas about how […]


Below The Line Screening Series Presents Eye In The Sky

Below The Line recently participated in two screenings for Eye in the Sky, a different kind of war film, that director Gavin Hood said was a film that he wanted to make “that would keep you on the edge of your seat but leave you with something to talk about.” That something to talk about is the moral questions that arise when war is conducted with robotics and computers controlling […]


Below The Line Screening Series Presents The Eagle Huntress

The Below the Line Screening Series presented a screening of the documentary The Eagle Huntress on October 17 at the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks. The screening was followed by a Q & A panel with director Otto Bell, thirteen-year-old eagle huntress Aisholpan Nurgaiv and her father Nurgaiv Rys. The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan as she acquires her young eagle to train and progresses through her eventual stunning victory as […]