Tom Cruise will be at the Rose Theater on Monday, December 17th for a conversation about his work and a special early screening of Jack Reacher. This conversation will be moderated by Kent Jones, New York Film Festival Director of Programming. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th and are $35 for balcony seats and $50 for orchestra and mezzanine seats.
In addition, An Evening with Tom Cruise will kick off a seven-film Tom Cruise retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. All the Right Moves: The Films of Tom Cruise will run from December 18th to December 20th and will feature the films Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, The Last Samurai, Mission: Impossible, Rain Man, Risky Business, and Top Gun. (Oddly, no All the Right Moves.)
For more information on An Evening with Tom Cruise and the retrospective screenings, visit filmlinc.com.
After the cut is the full press release.
FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES AN EVENING WITH TOM CRUISE, CELEBRATING SOME OF HIS MOST ICONIC CHARACTERS, CULMINATING WITH A SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING OF JACK REACHER
All proceeds for the screening will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary Fund
The event will kick-off a career retrospective, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: THE FILMS OF TOM CRUISE, taking place December 18-20th
New York, NY (December 3, 2012) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that they will host An Evening with Tom Cruise on Monday, December 17th, taking a look at some of Cruise's most iconic character work in a conversation with moderator and New York Film Festival Director of Programming, Kent Jones. The event will be followed by a sneak preview screening of Cruise's new film JACK REACHER, in which he plays a tough ex-military investigator out for justice -- a character that audiences have come to love from the three-time Academy Award® nominated actor. Tickets are $50 and $35 and all proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th. The event will be held at the Rose Theater, (5th floor of the Time Warner Center, Broadway and 60th street). Visit Filmlinc.com for more information.
"Tom's body of work is defined by the bold characters he plays so brilliantly and his collaborations with filmmaking's most venerable directors. Tom consistently chooses smart and exciting projects and we are pleased to present audiences with a first look at his newest role, Jack Reacher," said FSLC Executive Director Rose Kuo. "We are honored to host this exciting evening and to support our 50th anniversary fund to benefit education and emerging artists."
An Evening with Tom Cruise will kick off a film retrospective that reunites fans with a selection of Cruise's most beloved characters. The retrospective, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: THE FILMS OF TOM CRUISE, runs December 18-20th and will include a seven-film tribute to some of his most extraordinary work: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JERRY MAGUIRE, THE LAST SAMURAI, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, RAIN MAN, RISKY BUSINESS and TOP GUN.
"It's incredibly fortunate that the Film Society chose the opening week of JACK REACHER to pay tribute to Tom's incredible talent and accomplishments" said the film's director Christopher McQuarrie. "I've had the great luck to find myself working with an incomparable actor in this extraordinary role at the peak of an unparalleled career."
After his big screen debut in ENDLESS LOVE (1981), Cruise made such an impression on director Harold Becker in the military drama TAPS (1981) that it inspired Becker to give him a larger role in the film, that of Cadet Captain David Shawn. Cruise's performance in TAPS effectively launched his career, leading him to be cast in Francis Ford Coppola's THE OUTSIDERS (1983) alongside a group of celebrated young actors that collectively became known as "the brat pack". Since then, from his iconic slide across the floor of a suburban Chicago living room in RISKY BUSINESS (1983) to his considerably riskier footwork atop a Dubai skyscraper in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL (2011), Cruise has spent a remarkable three decades as the world's most popular movie star, and one of its most adventurous and unpredictable actors. An instant pop culture sensation for his role as the fighter pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in TOP GUN (1986), Cruise quickly cemented his serious dramatic credentials opposite Dustin Hoffman in RAIN MAN (1988) and in Oliver Stone's BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) where he earned his first Academy Award® nomination as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Cruise has since earned two more Academy Award® nominations -- Best Actor for Cameron Crowe's JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) and Best Supporting Actor for Paul Thomas Anderson's MAGNOLIA (1999), with both films earning him Golden Globes for the critically acclaimed performances. His career has been singular in working with the most noteworthy directors such as Coppola, Stone, Stanley Kubrick in EYES WIDE SHUT (1999), Steven Spielberg in MINORITY REPORT (2002) and WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005), and Michael Mann in COLLATERAL (2004), while breaking box-office records in blockbusters like THE LAST SAMURAI and the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series.
Tickets for the Monday, December 17th conversation and Jack Reacher screening will be available beginning Monday, December 10th. The event will be held at the Rose Theater, on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center (Broadway and 60th street). Tickets will be sold for $50 and $35, and all proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Visit www.filmlinc.com for additional information.
Special Two Film Package available for the films in the retrospective, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: THE FILMS OF TOM CRUISE, running from December 18-20th. Tickets on sale today, visit Filmlinc.com. All screenings will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam).
Films, Descriptions & Schedule
An Evening with Tom Cruise featuring a Sneak Preview Screening of Jack Reacher
JACK REACHER (2012) 130min
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) 145min
JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) 139min
THE LAST SAMURAI (2003) 154min
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996) 110min
RAIN MAN (1988) 133min
RISKY BUSINESS (1983) 98min
TOP GUN (1986) 110min
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Under the leadership of Rose Kuo, Executive Director, and Richard Peña, Program Director, the Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in international, classic and cutting-edge independent cinema. The Film Society presents two film festivals that attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, having just celebrated its 50th edition, and New Directors/New Films which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award -- now named "The Chaplin Award" -- to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks. The Film Society presents a year-round calendar of programming, panels, lectures, educational programs and specialty film releases at its Walter Reade Theater and the new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.com and follow #filmlinc on Twitter.