The NYT is getting into the live pre-movie opening interview racket, something Apple iTunes has been doing for some time. This week, The NYT online will live-stream a webcast of NYT critic Janet Maslin’s interview with Love Ranch star Helen Mirren (who won an Oscar for The Queen) and the film’s director Taylor Hackford (Ray, The Devil’s Advocate), her husband, on June 14th (6:30-8pm EST). Based on a true story about a couple who opened Las Vegas’s first legal brothel, the film stars Mirren and Joe Pesci as Grace and Charlie Botempo. Although the New York City event is sold out, you can catch it on either LiveStream.com or Facebook. The trailer is on the jump, but be aware that it shows you the whole movie (a pet peeve).
Meanwhile indieWIRE is interviewing actress Jennifer Lawrence and filmmaker Debra Granik Thursday June 10th at the Apple Store Soho (103 Prince Street). The two will discuss the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Winter’s Bone, which opens in theaters Friday. (Here’s Moveline’s Q & A and my flip cam interview with Granik.). Apple posts all Meet the Filmmaker podcasts on iTunes for free download. The Winter’s Bone trailer is also below.