A WOMAN, A PART writer-director Elisabeth Subrin, and lead actress Maggie Siff will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:20 screenings at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15. They will be joined be joined by actors Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and director of photography Chris Dapkins on Friday and John Ortiz on Saturday. Actress Gaby Hoffman will moderate the Friday Q&A. Michelle Satter of the Sundance Institute will moderate the Saturday Q&A.
Information about the film and screenings can be found below. If you have the opportunity to see this film, whether it be on the nights of the screenings or the following shows after, please do so to support these talented, amazingly lovely humans.
A Woman, a Part
Anna Baskin (Maggie Siff, “Mad Men,” “Billions”) is at a crossroads. She’s a successful television actress on a hit network show in Los Angeles and has played the same brittle “career woman” part for years. After a particularly egregious confrontation on set, Anna reveals to her manager Leslie (Khandi Alexander, “Treme,” “Scandal”) that she wants to quit acting — even though leaving her show would result in a huge lawsuit and ruin her career. She impulsively flies to New York in an attempt to return to the past life she left behind, reconnecting with lapsed friends from her ’90s experimental theater troupe: Kate (Cara Seymour, “The Knick,” “American Psycho”), a now-sober, queer ex-actress, and Isaac (John Ortiz, “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Fast and Furious”), a married, struggling playwright.
Isaac welcomes Anna with open arms—an acceptance possibly fueled by his hope that Anna’s celebrity can help his career— while Kate can’t forgive Anna for abandoning them for Hollywood. But when Anna learns that they’ve used her past life as inspiration for their own new play, she experiences a complex betrayal — a betrayal, that, paradoxically, leads her back to the intoxicating security of losing herself in a part. As her return tears open new wounds, all three are forced to reckon with their pasts and uncertain futures.
A WOMAN, A PART marks the feature-length debut of celebrated filmmaker and artist Elisabeth Subrin (“Shulie,” “The Caretakers”). It’s an astute critique of how women are portrayed in media, the ways in which personal relationships intertwine with and shape the creative process, and the difficulty of change — all set against a gentrifying New York City. Siff is a revelation as Anna, movingly portraying a woman at a crossroads who exists in different versions to different people. The role of Kate offers a major showcase to Cara Seymour, who shines as her conflicted, wary friend, struggling to stay sober and create a life for herself outside the spotlight. And Ortiz is sensitive and sexy as an artist hoping to regain past glories while navigating a marriage in crisis.
Great news, everyone! Showtime has decided to bring ‘Billions’ back for a third season!
No word if Metallica are returning to Billions but less than a month after the second season of the big money high stakes drama debuted to large numbers, Showtime said today that the series is coming back for a Season 3.
“Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” the premium cabler’s David Nevins said of the Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman led show “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in Season 3.”
With the war between Lewis’ billionaire hedge funder Bobby Axelrod and Giamatti’s increasingly desperate U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades reaching a scorched Earth pitch, that fan base appetite whettening will be a battle royale. Season 3 of the Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin created Billions is expected to debut in early 2018.
Sons Of Anarchy alum Siff plays Wendy Rhoades, the currently estranged wife of Giamatti’s character and formerly the in-house performance coach at Axelrod’s company on the show, which first debuted on January 17, 2016. Showing the same steel in the February 19 premiering Season 2 that she had in Season 1, Watchmen vet Malin Akerman portrays Lara Axelrod, Philly street-smart and as ruthless as her husband.
You can watch Billions on Sundays at 9 PM Central Time on Showtime!
WOOOOO. Thrilled to announce that @SHO_Billions has been officially renewed for season 3! So psyched to keep telling this story!
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) March 8, 2017
Great news! We've picked up our powerhouse drama series #Billions for a third season: https://t.co/SP6dTGBlkq. pic.twitter.com/L8cxdy30e3
— SHO_PR (@SHO_PR) March 8, 2017
The bold, brash and brilliant players of #Billions will return for Season 3 on @Showtime. pic.twitter.com/xA67r44dON
— Billions (@SHO_Billions) March 8, 2017
Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Elisabeth Subrin’s debut feature film “A Woman, A Part,” starring Maggie Siff, Variety has learned exclusively.
The drama had its world premiere in competition at the Rotterdam International Festival and later screened at BAMcinemafest.
Siff, whose credits include AMC’s “Mad Men,” FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and Showtime’s “Billions,” portrays a successful TV actress at a professional and personal crossroads who abruptly walks off the set of her mind-numbing TV series and tells her manager (played by Khandi Alexander) that she wants to quit acting, which would result in a career-destroying lawsuit. She returns to New York to reconnect with lost friends from an avant-garde theater troupe — portrayed by Cara Seymour and John Ortiz — in search of lost love.
Producers are Scott Macaulay and Shrihari Sathe. Strand worked previously with Macaulay on “First Love, Last Rites,” directed by Jesse Peretz, which Macaulay produced with partner Robin O’Hara.
Subrin is a visual artist and filmmaker who made experimental films such as “Shulie” and visual art installations like “Sweet Ruin” and “Lost Tribes.”
Speculative Pictures Production is the production company in association with Durga Entertainment and Infinitum Productions. Siff is an executive producer with Ahsan Zaman.
Good news, guys! Showtime is releasing the first episode of Billions Season 2 on demand on February 10th, a week before it’s set to premiere. You should be able to find the episode here. Thanks, Showtime!
Okay, folks, here we go! Showtime is putting 1st ep of 2nd season of @SHO_Billions on demand a wk early, Feb 10! https://t.co/7wj1g6yzeR
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) February 8, 2017
The cast and crew of #Billions will be LIVE in NYC for #PaleyLive THIS Monday. Get your tix here and be there: https://t.co/fgbiiMDqLY pic.twitter.com/uw7T9gxv4j
— Billions (@SHO_Billions) December 1, 2016
It’s not every television series that concludes its first season with references to a minor-key classic Francis Ford Coppola film, Randian economics, and the punk band Titus Andronicus, but Showtime’s Billions is a breed apart—a complex drama about ego and obsession filtered through the world of New York high finance. Dubbed by the New York Times as a “12-round, bare-knuckled brawl fought by men with manicured hands,” the series, about to enter its second season, centers on U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades’s (Paul Giamatti) zealous pursuit of ridiculously wealthy financier Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), and on Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), who is caught in the middle.
Join us for a sneak peek at season two and a chat with members of the cast (Paul Giamatti, “Chuck Rhoades”, Damian Lewis, “Bobby Axelrod”, Maggie Siff, “Wendy Rhoades, M.D.”, Malin Åkerman, “Lara Axelrod”, David Costabile, “Mike “Wags” Wagner”, Condola Rashād, “Kate Sacker”, Toby Leonard Moore, “Bryan Connerty”) and creative team (Brian Koppelman, Showrunner and David Levien, Showrunner).
The panel will take place this Monday, December 5th, 2016, at 6:30ET in New York.
Today, on #GivingTuesday, hear from board member, actress Maggie Siff of @SHO_Billions and @SonsofAnarchy: https://t.co/Uc5HiWTffB
— Drama Club (@DramaClubNYC) November 29, 2016
Congratulations to #MaggieSiff on her @SatelliteAwards Nomination for #Billions! pic.twitter.com/64NGCh5uZl
— Billions (@SHO_Billions) November 29, 2016
Our beloved Maggie Siff has been nominated for a Satellite Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television. Other nominees include Lena Headey, Maura Tierney, Olivia Colman and Rhea Seehorn. Best wishes and lots of luck to all the nominees, but especially our girl.
The International Press Academy will hand out its awards on Feb. 19th, the same night as the Billions Season 2 Premiere.
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According to a recent Facebook post, it appears that ‘A Woman, a Part’ will be one of the movies screened during this year’s 25th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival.
Very happy to announce A WOMAN, A PART’s Philadelphia premiere in competition at The 25th Philadelphia Film Festival on Friday, October 21. Please spread the word!
‘A Woman, a Part’ will be shown Friday, October 21st at 6:35 PM at the Ritz East B Theater, and on Sunday October 29th at 9:10 PM at the Prince Theater, according to the Film Festival’s Program.
Information can be found here as well as their Facebook page. And the link the the program for the festival can be located here. According to the site, tickets available to the public go on sale on October 5th.
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