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FilmWeek: ‘King Richard,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time’ And More

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FilmWeek: ‘King Richard,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time’ And More

FW Reviews 11.19.21

  • King Richard,” Wide Release; HBO Max until December 19
  • "Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” Wide Release
  • "Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time," Laemmle’s Royal (West LA), Town Center (Encino) & Playhouse (Pasadena); VOD (including Amazon Prime Video & Apple TV)
  • "C’mon C’mon,”  AMC Burbank, AMC Town Center (Burbank), AMC The Grove; The Landmark (West LA); Laemmle’s Playhouse (Pasadena) & NoHo on November 24
  • "Boiling Point," Lumiere Cinema (Beverly Hills); VOD (including iTunes and Amazon Prime Video) on November 23
  • Procession,” Laemmle’s Glendale; The Bay Theater (Pacific Palisades); Netflix
  • The Real Charlie Chaplin,” Laemmle’s Monica Film Center (Santa Monica); Showtime VOD on December 11
  • The Feast,” Nuart Theater (West LA); VOD (including Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video)

Director Kenneth Branagh Gets Personal In His New Movie “Belfast”

FW Kenneth Branagh Interview 11.19.21

Kenneth Branagh is probably best known as a director for his productions of Shakespeare's works, both on stage and on the big screen, but he’s described his latest movie "Belfast" as his most personal. Loosely autobiographical, the film centers on a young boy (Jude Hill) and his working-class family during the late 1960s in Belfast, Ireland, just as the conflict known as "The Troubles" between Irish nationalists and U.K. loyalists touched off in Northern Ireland. Branagh was just nine when his family left Belfast to resettle outside London in southern England and escape the Troubles, around the same age as Belfast's protagonist, Buddy.

Today on FilmWeek, we’ll hear Branagh speaking with KPCC’s John Horn in an interview at the Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia last month about how closely it follows his own life, how he was able to recall specific events 50 years after they’d taken place and what the city of Belfast still represents to him today.

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