Variety rolls out the red carpet

Screening series to kick off with 'Elah'

On Sept. 13, Variety will kick off its fourth annual L.A. Screening Series, with showings of Warner Independent’s “In the Valley of Elah,” followed by a Q&A with Paul Haggis and Charlize Theron.

The series plans to run at least 30 films from the majors and indies through Dec. 18, all accompanied by Q&A’s with directors, writers, producers and/or cast members.

They will be held at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood and at the Fine Arts Theater on Wilshire.

Variety‘s Gotham Screening Series, presented in association with Museum of the Moving Image, also will have a Sept. 13 screening, with David Cronenberg in attendance with his Focus Features film “Eastern Promises.” The Gotham series will screen a dozen films through December.

Among those who have committed to attend the Q&A’s are Michael Caine, Ang Lee, Jude Law, Marc Forster, Brian Grazer, Joel and Ethan Coen, Julian Schnabel, Joe Wright and Paul Thomas Anderson.

The L.A. series is open to kudos-voting members of various guilds. That’s also true in N.Y., though some tickets will be available to the public.

Those wishing to RSVP should log onto varietyscreeningseries.com.

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