Focus Movie Mondays

Focus Features today kicks off a free weekly series of classic films with Robert Altman’s Gosford Park (2001), a murder-mystery comedy drama set in a 1932 British country house with upstairs guests and downstairs servants.

Gosford Park will live-stream on Facebook at 8 pm ET, accompanied by a Q&A with Julian Fellowes, an Oscar winner for his script. Fellowes would later create and write Downton Abbey, whose dowager mother Maggie Smith stars in Gosford Park.

Gosford Park | Official Trailer | 2001

#FocusMovieMondays Presents "Gosford Park" (2001)Join us for our live Watch Party, including a Q&A with screenwriter Julian Fellowes revealed during the livestream. Submit your questions below!ABOUT THE MOVIEThe lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.Directed by Robert AltmanScreenplay by Julian FellowesStarring Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, and Michael GambonTo donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, please visit: eiffoundation.org

Posted by Focus Features on Friday, April 3, 2020

Coming weeks of Focus Movie Mondays, all at 8 pm ET, will feature:

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) on April 13, including a Q&A with director Wes Anderson who received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay. The coming-of-age comedy-drama is about a pair of young lovers who flee their New England town, and the search party that‘s after them. An ensemble cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.

You can submit questions for Anderson tomorrow, April 7, via Focus Features’ Facebook page.

Moonrise Kingdom | Official Trailer | 2012

#FocusMovieMondays Presents "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012)Join us for our live Watch Party, including a Q&A with writer/director Wes Anderson. Submit your questions below!ABOUT THE MOVIEA pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.Directed by Wes AndersonScreenplay by Wes Anderson and Roman CoppolaStarring Jared Gilman and Kara HaywardTo donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, please visit: eiffoundation.org

Posted by Focus Features on Friday, April 3, 2020

Mallrats (1995) on April 20 — a cult buddy comedy written and directed by Kevin Smith, who will do an accompanying Q&A.

Mallrats | Official Trailer | 1995

#FocusMovieMondays Presents "Mallrats" (1995)Join us for a live Watch Party with writer/director Kevin Smith!ABOUT THE MOVIEBoth dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.Written and Directed by Kevin SmithStarring Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, and Jason MewesTo donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, please visit: eiffoundation.org

Posted by Focus Features on Friday, April 3, 2020

My Summer of Love  (2004) on April 27 — a British romantic drama about two women (including Emily Blunt in her film debut) who fall in love during summer holiday in the Yorkshire countryside.

My Summer of Love | Official Trailer | 2004

#FocusMovieMondays Presents "My Summer of Love" (2004)ABOUT THE MOVIEIn the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.Written and Directed by Pawel PawlikowskiBased on the Novel by Helen CrossStarring Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, and Paddy Considine To donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, please visit: eiffoundation.org

Posted by Focus Features on Friday, April 3, 2020

Each Facebook livestream will include a link to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID 19 Response Fund.

To see the film on Monday nights, submit questions in advance, or get more info, visit Facebook.com/FocusFeatures.

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