See the new comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with star Simon Pegg, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers! The New York Film Critics Series, broadcast to 50 selected major markets, takes place exclusively in cinemas and is never available on TV or online.
The New York Film Critics Series screening for September will feature a special preview of the new comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness, featuring an all-star cast including Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pink, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. Hector (Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine-driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger-than-life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom. (Dir. by Peter Chelsom, 2014, UK/Germany/Canada/South Africa, in English/French/ German with subtitles, 104 mins., Rated R) Digital
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 are moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers, and 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 Chef, Nebraska and American Hustle.
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