Before and after its 2012 resurrection, the Port Theater in Corona del Mar has been the host of film screenings followed by audience Q&A's with filmmakers and stars.
That's happening again at 7 tonight with the drama 1,000 Times Goodnight, although there is a twist: moderator and Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers, in-theater reporter Alison Bailes and the film's star Juliette Binoche will be 2,800ish miles away in New York City.
The New York Film Critics Series presents live, interactive, high-definition screenings of films that are beamed into independent cinemas, before the regular theatrical openings.
The Port is the only Orange County theater that's a presenter tonight.
Directed by Erik Poppe (Troubled Water), 1,000 Times Goodnight stars Binoche (The English Patient) as a wife, mother and one of the world's top war photojournalists. After a near-death experience while photographing a suicide bomber, she is given an ultimatum by her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones): choose the family or the career. She then takes her daughter (Lauryn Canny) with her on what's supposed to be a safe assignment to Kenya. Things turn out differently. 1,000 Times Goodnight also features U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. (Man on the Train).
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Here's the trailer (after an ad ... sorry):