Asia Society at the Movies: ReminiscenceVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Special Preview Screening at AMC Century City 15 [SOLD OUT]
Asia Society Southern California in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to Reminiscence, writer/director/producer Lisa Joy’s action-thriller set in the near future that explores love, loss, and memory. Hugh Jackman stars as Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind who navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson). A simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae's disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?
The highly anticipated Reminiscence marks the feature film debut of co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer, and director of HBO’s Westworld, Lisa Joy. Reminiscence was inspired by the idea that “we look at the past through a haze of subjectivity. We can never fully go back. But what if we could?”- Lisa Joy
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Mystery & Action-Thriller
Duration: 148 minutes
Director: Lisa Joy
Writers: Lisa Joy
Producers: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, Michael De Luca, Aaron Ryder
Executive Producers: Athena Wickham, Elishia Holmes, Scott Lumpkin
Principal Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu, Mojean Aria, Brett Cullen, Natalie Martinez, Angela Sarafyan, Nico Parker
The screening is followed by a conversation on August 19 at 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles time with writer/director/producer Lisa Joy and actor Daniel Wu. The conversation will be moderated by Academy Governor-at-Large Janet Yang.
Lisa Joy is an Emmy Award-nominated writer, director, and producer, highly regarded for her genre work across television and film. Joy is the co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer, and episodic director of HBO’s "Westworld.” “Westworld” was the most-watched first season of an HBO original series ever and has amassed 54 Emmy nominations for its first three seasons, along with SAG, DGA, WGA, and PGA nominations. HBO has just announced plans for an upcoming fourth season. Joy’s writing career began in 2007 on the Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated ABC show “Pushing Daisies,” which earned her a Writers Guild nomination. In 2011, Joy co-founded the production company Kilter Films with Jonathan Nolan. Joy makes her feature film directing debut with Reminiscence and directs from her own original screenplay.
Daniel Wu is a California native who graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in architecture, but his natural athleticism, camera-ready looks and Wushu mastery steered him into an explosive career in feature films in Asia and Hollywood. His earlier work in Chinese-language film saw his popularity grow with such titles as One Nite in Mongkok and New Police Story. His performances also netted him nominations and awards from Hong Kong Film and Golden Horse Awards. Wu’s English-language feature debut was in 2011’s Inseparable. Wu continues to enjoy popularity on both sides of the Pacific, with notable appearances in such Hollywood blockbusters as Warcraft, Geostorm and 2018’s Tomb Raider (opposite Alicia Vikander), and Chinese hits Beginning of the Great Revival, Chinese Zodiac (opposite Jackie Chan), Go Away Mr. Tumor and Caught in Time. Wu is also known from his lead role of Sunny in AMC’s series “Into the Badlands”; he also served as executive producer on all 32 episodes of the run.
Janet Yang is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. Yang is a member of the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy, as well as an officer chairing the Membership and Governance Committee. Yang has worked with some of the most formidable directors and actors in the world. She came to prominence through her collaboration with Steven Spielberg on Empire of the Sun (Warner Bros., 1987). That was followed by a long partnership with multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone—where she served as executive producer on the iconic The Joy Luck Club (Disney, 1993), and as a producer on the Golden Globe-winning The People vs. Larry Flynt (Columbia Pictures, 1996). Her latest film is Over the Moon (2020), an animated feature based on her original story inspired by the Chinese moon goddess. Iconic animator Glen Keane directs the movie for Netflix and Pearl Studios. Committed to fostering global understanding, Yang has been a long-standing member of the Committee of 100, an organization of the most prominent Chinese Americans; an advisory board member of Asia Society Southern California where she also chairs its highly regarded U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit; and co-founder of Gold House, the non-profit collective of the most influential Asian cultural leaders. She was also recently appointed as a presidential fellow at Loyola Marymount University.
This program is presented by Asia Society Museum and Asia Society Southern California as part of Asia Society at the Movies, a series that showcases a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.
This program and screening are made possible by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Asia Society at the Movies
Asia Society is proud to present Asia Society at the Movies, a new series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora. Asia Society at the Movies celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. The series builds on Asia Society’s long and rich history of film programming. This initiative also serves to deepen understanding of Asian cultures—a core part of Asia Society’s mission since its creation. Learn more about the Asia Society at the Movies initiative.
About Asia Society Museum
Asia Society Museum presents a wide range of traditional, modern, and contemporary exhibitions of Asian and Asian American art, taking new approaches to familiar masterpieces and introducing under-recognized arts and artists. The Asia Society Museum Collection comprises a traditional art collection, including the initial bequests of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and a contemporary art collection. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art and in Asia today.
About Asia Society Southern California
Established in Los Angeles in 1985, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is ideally situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue, and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries. As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than 60 years ago in New York City, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business, and education.
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