The Place Beyond the Pines
Free advance screening followed by Q&A with Derek Cianfrance
Fri March 22
2013, 7:00 only
The daring new movie from the director of Blue Valentine, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons.
Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper).
Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.
A Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presentation of an Electric City Entertainment production in association with Verisimilitude. A Film by Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, and Ray Liotta. The Place Beyond the Pines. Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ben Mendelsohn. Casting by Cindy Tolan. Music Supervisor, Gabe Hilfer. Music by Mike Patton. Costume Designer, Erin Benach. Production Designer, Inbal Weinberg. Edited by Jim Helton & Ron Patane. Director of Photography, Sean Bobbitt, BSC. Co-Producer, Carrie Fix. Executive Producers, Jim Tauber, Matt Berenson, Bruce Toll. Produced by Sidney Kimmel. Produced by Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky. Story by Derek Cianfrance and Ben Coccio. Screenplay by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, and Darius Marder. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. A Focus Features Release.
To see a trailer and read a review, visit InternationalFilmSeries.com.