THIS EVENT HAS PASSED | Writer/Director Dan Gilroy, whom previously made the highly acclaimed Nightcrawler, will be at this screening for a special discussion after a screening of his most recent film, Roman J. Israel starring Denzel Washington.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man' s former students - the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) - and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman's career to the test.
Guest In Attendance
Dan Gilroy (Director / Writer) made his feature directorial debut with Nightcrawler in 2014.He also wrote the film. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler resulted in an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Gilroy also co-penned the script for The Bourne Legacy, Real Steel, and The Fall, among others