The outside of Port Theater and programming inside have entered a new age.
The outside of Port Theater and programming inside have entered a new age.
The New Port Theater

1,000 Times Goodnight, Juliette Binoche and Peter Travers Are "in" Port Theater TONIGHT

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).

Here's the trailer (after an ad ... sorry):

For more on the New York Film Critics Series, visit nyfilmcriticsseries.com. For Port info, go to portnewport.com.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!

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