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by Nigel M Smith
June 21, 2012 2:59 PM
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Tonight: Indiewire's Free Screening of the 'Margaret' Extended Cut With Kenneth Lonergan and Cast

Anna Paquin in "Margaret." Fox Searchlight.

Box office be damned: After its long-delayed theatrical release, Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," has found a loyal, if not rabid, fanbase. That's why the Blu-ray package includes a DVD that features an 186-minute extended cut, which is due for release tomorrow, July 10. Thanks to Indiewire and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, New York "Margaret" fans can see it on the big screen today, a day before it hits shelves. The best part? The screening's free.

Here's the details. The film starts at 7pm July 9 at the Sunshine Theater (143 Houston Street). Lonergan will introduce the film; following the screening, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner ("Angels in America") will moderate a Q&A with Lonergan and select members of the cast. UPDATE: Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick have been confirmed to take part.

In case you can't make it and/or don't live in New York, you can watch a live streaming of the Q&A below, starting at around 10pm.

Tickets are first-come-first-serve; get there plenty early to guarantee a seat.

What: "Margaret" extended cut screening
When: 7pm EST, Monday, July 9
Where: Sunshine Theater, 143 Houston Street, New York City

Starting at around 10pm EST, watch the live stream of the Q&A below:

Streaming live video by Ustream


  • MK | July 10, 2012 10:40 AMReply

    Sorry to hear that Ash. The token "thank you" doesn't make things better, but not saying it is kind of like a "f--- off and go home." Theaters really should start this practice of turning people away when there's clearly no more room, and letting like 10-15 people with slim prospects know what their odds are. I always have to ask employees who are doing a head-count, "Is it worth waiting?" and usually they'll oblige with a reasonable answer.

  • Ash | July 10, 2012 10:06 AMReply

    This was a bit of a bummer. Waited for 90 minutes and didn't get in. That's not a big deal, I know it was a free event, but there was no communication from the event staff or theater to those in line. They left 50 or 60 people hanging until 7:30, and after no updates about capacity or chances of getting in, they didn't even bother to give a "Thank you so much for coming, we're sorry it didn't work out." Knowing the history of this movie, it's not surprising, but it was a pretty crummy way for Fox to treat fans.

  • chris | July 10, 2012 4:32 PM

    I waited 2 hours and didn't get in either. Was pissed for the same reasons you are -- mainly the lack of communication, that was extremely frustrating. Thought that was very uncool.

  • Jonathan | July 10, 2012 6:06 AMReply

    I'd love to see this Q&A, was it recorded at all?

    Also - what format was the film screened in? Since the Extended version is only on the DVD I was kind of assuming this is what would be screened, but it would be interesting to know if there's a film or HD version out there...

  • M | July 9, 2012 11:08 PMReply

    It sucks you didn't do the live stream or post that it wasn't going to happen. Some of us wanted to see it.

  • MK | July 9, 2012 10:43 PMReply

    The stream hasn't come up in the last 45 minutes....if you actually managed to tape it, how about putting it up on YouTube?

  • A | July 9, 2012 3:42 PMReply

    Also attending tonight: John Gallagher Jr., J. Smith-Cameron, Jeannie Berlin

  • James Israel | July 9, 2012 1:39 PMReply

    There is also going to be a screening in Los Angeles next week at LACMA:

  • Ig | June 23, 2012 1:54 PMReply

    Edit: i LOVE new york

  • IG | June 23, 2012 1:53 PMReply

    I live new york

  • Robert | June 22, 2012 4:30 PMReply

    I agree, bring this to LA. I saw the shorter cut at the Cinefamily here and although brilliant, I could still feel places where it felt truncated. One of the best movies of the last few years.

  • christina | June 22, 2012 2:34 PMReply

    yes, please please please do this in LA!!!

  • Tom Hall | June 22, 2012 12:41 PMReply

    Will screening be a projected Blu-ray or is it a 35mm/DCP print?

  • Micah van hove | June 21, 2012 5:36 PMReply

    Please do this in LA!