The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment Selects announced today it will present a sneak preview screening of Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00PM. The screening will take place at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and will be followed by a Q&A with Soderbergh, writer/producer Scott Z. Burns and stars Rooney Mara and Jude Law.
In the tradition of Hitchcock, SIDE EFFECTS is a psychological thriller/ whodunnit, starring Rooney Mara as a woman whose dependence on a new medication for anxiety prescribed by her psychiatrist (Jude Law) unravels the life she shares with her husband (Channing Tatum). Soon a chain of events are set in motion that lead to murder and paranoia, with more than one unexpected twist along the way. The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones. An Open Roads Films release, SIDE EFFECTS is due in theaters February 8.
Film Comment Magazine editor-in-chief, Gavin Smith said, "Steven Soderbergh is a filmmaker whose work we at the Film Society and Film Comment eagerly anticipate and feel we have an ongoing dialogue with - figuratively and literally. Therefore, we very much look forward to him returning once again to preview his latest work and speak to him, as well as Scott Z. Burns, and the amazing Rooney Mara and Jude Law about a film that promises to be quite an exciting ride."
Tickets are on sale now: $15/Film Society Members and $20/General Public. Visit Filmlinc.com/sideeffects to purchase tickets or for more information about this event.
Details will soon follow for the 2013 Film Comment Selects film festival (February 18-28). Mark your calendar and stay tuned!
FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, under the leadership of Rose Kuo, Executive Director, and Robert Koehler, Year Round Program Director, works to recognize and support new directors, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of film. Among its yearly programming of film festivals, film series and special events, the Film Society presents two film festivals in particular that annually attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, led by Program Director Kent Jones, which just celebrated its 50th edition, and New Directors/New Films which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award-now named "The Chaplin Award"-to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sidney Poitier. The Film Society presents its year-round calendar of programming, panels, lectures, educational and transmedia programs and specialty film releases at the famous Walter Reade Theater and the new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
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