We here are the CW Twin Cities are very proud to have partnered with GoMN and Focus Features for an extremely special event at the Walker Art Center; an advance screening of the new film A Monster Calls.
In addition to the screening there was a Q&A following the film with two native Minnesotans that are in the top-echelon of Hollywood filmmaking and happened to have worked together on this film. Oscar Nominated Executive Producer, Bill Pohlad (Ten Years a Slave, Love & Mercy, The Tree of Life) and Oscar Nominated and Golden Globe Winning President of Focus Features, Jim Burke (The Descendants, Cedar Rapids, Kingpin) came together for this occasion.
The highlight of the evening for myself was the opportunity to meet both Bill and Jim to do a couple of sit-down interviews. We talked a lot about the film itself, Minnesota filmmaking, and their desire to create great films (which they believe are very rare these days).
This film definitely did not disappoint! Although the subject matter is heavy, it is extremely well done and tackles an issue that we all have to deal with at some point in our lives; the death of a loved one. The critics and audience agree that this is a great film as it is currently scoring near 90% on Rotten Tomatoes in both categories.
AFTER you watch my interviews (of course), I would highly recommend checking out this film now playing in a theater near you!