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(December 13) DOWNSIZING screening + Q&A w/ Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Mark Johnson, Hong Chau
The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of
Followed by a Q&A with co-screenwriters Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, producer Mark Johnson, and co-star Hong Chau
Moderated by Kent Jones
WGA Member Event (RSVP Required)
Wednesday, December 13, 8pm
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
New York, 10023
This event includes a 30-minute post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. Payne, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Chau, attendees are expected to stay to the end of the event.
DOWNSIZING imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community – a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
Written by: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Produced by: Mark Johnson, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig
Release date: December 22
Running Time: 135 minutes
This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.
RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.
RSVP Cancellation Policy
We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel your attendance at a screening. If that happens, you must provide at least five (5) hours advance notice to allow the accommodation of other members on the waiting list. Cancellations must be made by email; phone cancellations will not be accepted.
After missing three screenings without sending a cancellation notice to email@example.com within the defined window, you will be notified that you have been placed on a three-month hiatus from attending WGAE screenings.
Please note that is your responsibility to track your reservations and strikes. You will only be notified upon your third and final strike that you have been placed on hiatus.
Our priority is ensuring that our programming is robustly attended and accessible to all members. We hope this policy will enable us to better serve the needs of all members.