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FilmWeek: ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Being The Ricardos,’ ‘Don’t Look Up’ And More

Published December 10, 2021 at 12:39 PM PST

FilmWeek: ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Being The Ricardos,’ ‘Don’t Look Up’ And More

FW Reviews 12.10.21

  • West Side Story,” Wide Release
  • "Being the Ricardos,” In select theaters including Laemmle’s Playhouse (Pasadena); The Alamo Drafthouse (DTLA); and AMC Burbank 16; Amazon Prime Video on December 21
  • "Don’t Look Up," In select theaters including LOOK Cinemas (Glendale); The Alamo Drafthouse (DTLA); and Regency Commerce (City of Commerce); Netflix on December 24
  • "Belle,” Laemmle’s Newhall (Santa Clarita) on December 15; Release expands January 14
  • "Citizen Ashe," Laemmle’s Royal (West LA)
  • The Duke,” Laemmle’s Royal (West LA); Release expands March 2022
  • Red Rocket,” In select theaters including AMC The Grove (La Brea) & AMC Burbank 16; Expands to Laemmle theaters Christmas Day 
  • France,” Landmark Nuart Theatre (West LA)
  • White on White,” Laemmle’s Monica Film Center (Santa Monica) & the Lumiere Music Hall (Beverly Hills)
  • National Champions,” Wide Release
  • The Unforgivable,” Netflix
  • Bob Spit: We Do Not Like People,” Laemmle’s NoHo on December 15

‘Red Rocket’ Director And Star On Filming In The Shadow Of Texas City Oil Refineries And Casting Non-Professional Actors

FW Sean Baker & Simon Rex Interview 12.10.21

Filmmaker Sean Baker is drawn to characters who live at the margins of society, often faced with personal challenges with few resources. His previous movies include “The Florida Project” and “Tangerine.” His latest movie is called “Red Rocket.” It follows a washed-up adult film actor named Mikey, played by Simon Rex. Mikey is back among the oil refineries in his Texas City hometown, looking to re-connect with people from his past and maybe get a little work. The film uses local, non-professional actors, which Baker has done in his past films. KPCC’s John Horn talked with Sean Baker and star Simon Rex. It’s in theaters now. It’s Rated R.

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