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Focus Features announces the switch of their currently standing “Focus Fridays” livestreaming program to “Focus Movie Mondays,” hoping to bring moviegoers back to the movies from the comfort of their own homes. Beginning tonight, Monday April 6th, Focus Features will be livestreaming a film exclusively on their Facebook page (here) every Monday in April for free. Each livestream will include a link to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID 19 Response Fund.
The program originated back in 2017 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the studio by livestreaming classic Focus films during the summer – past titles have includedThe Kids Are All Right, Pride & Prejudice, The Constant Gardner, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Intended as a celebration of film, the program brings moviegoers together through social media, as the livestreams allow chat functionalities between the studio, filmmakers, viewers, and talent alike to have live watch parties together.
Focus Movie Mondays’ planned programming includes a screening watch party of Gosford Park, written by Julian Fellowes who received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film, another screening watch party of Mallrats with Kevin Smith, one of Moonrise Kingdom where Wes Anderson will take questions from viewers prior to the livestream, and more. Full screening schedule below. Each livestream will begin at 5PM PST / 8PM EST starting April 6 on the Focus Features Facebook page.
Focus Movie Mondays Current Schedule
- April 6 at 5pm PST/8pm EST: Gosford Park – more information on the livestream is here
- Questions have been collected in advance.
- April 13 at 5pm PST/8pm EST: Moonrise Kingdom – more information on the livestream is here
- Questions will be collected Tuesday, April 7 for Wes Anderson and his answers will be revealed during the livestream.
- April 20 at 5pm PST/8pm EST: Mallrats including live Watch Party with Kevin Smith – more information on the livestream is here
- April 27 at 5pm PST/8pm EST: My Summer of Love – more information on the livestream is here
About Focus Features – Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market and holds a library of iconic movies, with 127 Academy Award Nominations and 25 wins from fearless filmmakers. Upcoming and current releases from Focus include Working Title and Blueprint Picture’s new adaptation of Emma . starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy and Johnny Flynn; the female-led Never Rarely Sometimes Always, from acclaimed writer/director Eliza Hittman; Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan, produced by LuckyChap Entertainment; the music industry set The High Note starring Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross; Jon Stewart’s Irresistible starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, and Chris Cooper; Miranda July’s absurdist, heartfelt comedy Kajillionaire; the Kevin Costner and Diane Lane led Let Him Go; Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho from Working Title; Tom McCarthy’s upcoming drama starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin; comedy Half Brothers from director Luke Greenfield; Robin Wright’s feature directorial debut Land starring Wright and co-star Demián Bichir; acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Neville’s upcoming documentary on Anthony Bourdain; and Dawn Porter’s untitled documentary on former Chief White House photographer Pete Souza. Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including Emma.; Never Rarely Sometimes Always; Promising Young Woman; The High Note; Irresistible; Kajillionaire; Let Him Go; Last Night in Soho; Half Brothers; Land; Untitled Anthony Bourdain documentary; and Untitled White House Photographer Pete Souza documentary.