See the compelling new drama Breathe In before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening featuring a captured-live broadcast introduction by national film critic Alison Bailes (The Charlie Rose Show) and a captured-live post-film interview with stars Guy Pearce (Memento), Amy Ryan (Capote), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spiderman 2) and director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers! The New York Film Critics Series, broadcast to 50 US locations, takes place exclusively in cinemas and is never available on TV or online.
"Intense ... genuinely moving ... one of the best family dramas in recent years." - Adam Chitwood, Collider
The New York Film Critics Series screening for March will feature a special pre-release preview of the new drama Breathe In, featuring a captured-live Q&A with the film’s director Drake Doremus and stars Guy Pearce, Amy Ryan and Felicity Jones. In Breathe In, soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams (Felicity Jones) comes to New York in search of inspiration. On the surface, Sophie's host family seems happy enough, but with her arrival to the Reynolds' Upstate New York home, the private struggles of each family member begin to bubble. In particular, frustrated musician-turned-piano- teacher Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) finds long suppressed dreams and desires reignited by Sophie's talent and inquisitive nature. While Keith's wife, Megan (Amy Ryan) and daughter, Lauren (Mackenzie Davis) focus on Lauren's final year of high school, Sophie and Keith are drawn ever closer by their mutual longing for creative expression. Ultimately, Sophie and Keith must confront how much they are willing to sacrifice and what they truly want out of life.
The New York Film Critics Series is the first-ever live national premiere screening series. It is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of better, smarter movies. Each NYFCS screening brings prestigious, live New York City screenings of soon-to-be-released films to the best independent cinemas in America. These screening events will be moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers, and will include a preview screening of a new film prior to its national release, interviews with talent from the film and special behind the scenes content. These screenings are scheduled to take place once a month and will happen approximately 12 times per year. Recent NYFCS premieres and live chats with directors/stars have included such films as Nebraska, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, The Artist, Margin Call, My Week with Marilyn, Black Swan and The King’s Speech. (Dir. by Drake Doremus, 2013, USA, 98 mins., Rated R, Cohen Media) Digital