Saturday Shines: Joel Schumacher, The Great Invisible, Young Ones, Back on Board

Movie theaters were built for rainy days, so settle into the theater of your choice and make it a triple-header!

Joel Schumacher 400Director Joel Schumacher is known for his versatility, style, and ability to move seamlessly between film genres with equal popular success and critical acclaim. Today we’re honored to have him join our A Conversation With… series, during which he will receive the Golden Starfish Lifetime Achievement in Directing Award! 

Schumacher’s filmography is all-encompassing, with highlights including St. Elmo’s FireThe Lost BoysFalling DownThe ClientA Time to Kill8MM, Flawless, Phone Booth, Bad Company, Veronica Guerin, and The Phantom of the Opera. Most recently, Schumacher directed two episodes of the Emmy-nominated Netflix series House of Cards. We could go on and on…

Please join us at 11:00 am today for a fascinating conversation with one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, moderated by Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of People and Entertainment Weekly.

11:00 am | Bay Street Theatre | Tickets

Oren-MovermanToday at 10:00 am in East Hampton, our free Rowdy Talks series continues with another peek inside the mind of a filmmaker: Oren Moverman, whose screenplay for his 2009 film The Messenger was nominated for an Academy Award®. Moverman’s latest film, Time Out of Mind, stars Richard Gere, and has an encore screening today at noon in the Spotlight section.

Rowdy Talks: Join us for food, fun, and casual conversation in East Hampton’s Rowdy Hall, located at 10 Main Street. Admission is free, and seating is limited. Doors open at 9:30AM; conversations begin promptly at 10AM.

Selections from East Hampton (with directors in attendance!)

Great Invisible460

The Great Invisible | 4:30pm | Tickets
Director: Margaret Brown
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010, devastating communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States. Eleven lives were lost, the natural ecosystem destroyed, and the pollution forced countless local businesses to shut down. Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, is a thought-provoking and complex human drama that lifts the curtain on a corrupt and negligent industry driven by greed. With harrowing testimonies from survivors, families, local fishermen, and others perpetually affected by the disaster, Brown seeks to tell a sobering and layered account of a tragedy still unfolding.

Young-Ones-650Young Ones | 9:00pm | Tickets
Director: Jake Paltrow
Cast: Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Nicholas Hoult
In the near future, water becomes a scarce resource where once prosperous land withers into dust. The survivors carve out the best existence they can. Tempers burn, houses fall, industry pushes forward and the old must make way for the young. Jake Paltrow’s sophomore effort charges old Greek tragedy tropes with a distinctive neo-Western style that reinvigorates the genre and grounds itself with a set of remarkable performances. Young Ones effectively transforms the futuristic American West back into that brutal, classic frontier where anything was possible, and everything was dangerous.

Sag Harbor Screenings

Back-on-Board-3-650Back on Board | 12:00 pm | Tickets
The refreshingly candid Back on Board, about Olympic champion Greg Louganis, reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving, and chronicles Louganis’ rise to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to overlooked sports icon.

A-Dangerous-Game-700A Dangerous Game | 4:15 pm | Tickets
In A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped (HIFF 2011), filmmaker Anthony Baxter is still hot on Donald Trump’s tail as the billionaire sets out to build yet another luxury golf course along the idyllic Scottish seaside. Residents in Croatia are engaged in a similar battle of public will as they face down developers (and politicians) of their own.

Diplomacy-700Diplomacy | 6:45 pm | Tickets
When General Dietrick von Choltitz, the governor of Nazi-occupied Paris, receives an order to destroy the city if the Nazis lose it to Allied forces, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling appears in his office and pleads with him to abandon the plan. Adapted from the stage and directed by legendary German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff (who now lives on the East End).

Rush Line Options

Though advance tickets are no longer available for the following films and events, you are welcome to try the Rush Lines. (Ask around—no guarantees, but this is a viable option in many cases!)

Wild-700 Wild
11:45 am | Guild Hall
Laura-Dern-650 A Conversation With… Laura Dern
1:00 pm | Bay Street Theatre
Imitation-Game-700 The Imitation Game
2:45 pm | Guild Hall
Winner of the Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize;
followed by panel discussion
Behind the scenes during the filming of "The Last 5 Years" The Last Five Years
6:15 pm | Guild Hall
Foxcatcher-700 Centerpiece Saturday: Foxcatcher
9:00 pm | Guild Hall
Scheduled to appear:
Mark Ruffalo, director Bennett Miller

There are plenty of other films on the docket for today.
Browse the entire schedule here.
See you at the movies!