FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: Grand Piano (Elijah Wood in person!)

Schedule permitting, Grand Piano star Elijah Wood will be here in person for a Q&A after the film! Whether it’s through artform-advancing feats like Gravity’s hyper-realistic outer space renderings, or something more manically simple like Phone Booth’s tunnel vision tension, we love our high-concept movie feats that unfold in real-time — and the brand-new Grand Piano has enough flair to spare. The film revolves around a particularly intense central performance from Elijah Wood, here playing a reclusive concert pianist coaxed out of a difficult early retirement in order to play a landmark concert — one in which he cannot ever hit a single mistake, thanks to a mysterious sniper (John Cusack) taking his wife hostage, ready to pull the trigger at the ringing-out of the first bum note. “[Eugenio} Mira’s tale is absolutely sweeping. It’s a visceral movie, one that immediately brings you to sympathy with [Wood]. The character begins the film high-strung, wanting to live down a major embarrassment — it’s something simply everyone can relate to. Mira then makes the wise choice of never giving the audience a glimpse of his sad day. We don’t need to; we understand its gravity through his performance alone.” — Fangoria
Dir. Eugenio Mira, 2013, DCP, 90 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

Watch the trailer for “Grand Piano”!
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