What, When, Where is a weekly guide to select screenings, discussions and events in the NYC-area of interest to screenwriters. Have an event you'd like to see listed here? Give us a heads-up at email@example.com.
Opening this week...
STAR TREK, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, dir. by J.J. Abrams
PREMISE: The origin story of Captain James T. Kirk, Spock and the crew of the USS Enterprise before they had boldly gone where no man had gone before.
A lot of excitement has built up around this one, and early reviews are saying it pretty much kicks ass. It's technically an odd-numbered Star Trek movie, though, so you have to be wary... I'll let you know what I think.
RUDO Y CURSI, written and directed by Carlos Cuaron
PREMISE: A chance encounter with a talent scout affords half-brothers Tato and Beto the opportunity to play professional soccer in Mexico City. The catch: the scout can only bring one of the boys, which kickstarts an intense sibling rivalry, though fate will not keep the brothers apart for long.
PLAYING: Landmark Sunshine
This movie is getting a lot of buzz around re-uniting the stars of Y Tu Mama Tambien. This'll eventually hit my Netflix queue.
ADORATION, written and directed by Atom Egoyan
PREMISE: For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.
PLAYING: Clearview Chelsea
I've been a fan of Egoyan's Exotica and Sweet Hereafter. I'll give this one a rent.
What are you doing/seeing this weekend?