Reel Talk with Stephen Farber - which is now based at the Wadsworth Theater in Angeles - continues its spring season on Monday, March 13 with a special screening of Take the Lead, which releases in theaters April 7.
Directed by Liz Friedlander (who has helmed music videos for groups including
Blink 182 and Simple Plan), Take the Lead stars Spanish hunk Antonio Banderas
as Pierre Dulaine, a former ballroom dancer who voluntarily takes a teaching post
in a New York inner-city school. Much like Sister Act II, in which Whoopi Goldberg
takes a bunch of hesitant, rap-loving students and turns them into a gospel choir,
Banderas takes a group of kids rooted in hip-hop dance moves and teaches them
some ballroom magic.
The film - which is based on a true story - also stars Rob Brown (Finding Forrester)
and Alfre Woodard ("Desperate Housewives").
Following the March 13 screening (which begins promptly at 7 p.m.), Farber - the
film critic for Movielines Hollywood Life and frequent contributor to both
the Los Angeles Times and New York Times - will host a special Q&A session
with director Friedlander.
The Wadsworth Theatre is located at 11301 Wilshire Blvd., in Brentwood. Tickets
are $17 per person, per screening. To purchase tickets, call (310) 479-3636 or
visit the Theatre box office Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information on
the series or upcoming films, visit www.richmarkent.com.
Film: Projections [Take the Lead Screening]
Take the Lead Screening: March 13 @ The Wadsworth Theater
By Abbi Toushin
Article posted on 3/7/2006
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