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Variety and AARP Movies for Grownups Announce Return of Annual Screening Series

Variety and AARP announced Tuesday morning the initial lineup of the 2016 Variety and AARP Movies for Grownups Screening Series.  

The series merges the annual Variety Screening Series with AARP’s Movies for Grownups film festival, showcasing the most anticipated films of the year. In addition, each screening will be followed by a Q&A conversation with the films’ directors, writers, producers, and cast members. 

“We’re delighted to collaborate with Variety for another screening series to highlight the season’s most highly anticipated movies for our audience,” said Myrna Blyth, senior vice president and editorial director for AARP Media. “This year offers many great films with depth, heart and soul, and we’re excited to celebrate and discuss the films that resonate with an important and impactful audience – the 50-plus movie-goer.”

This year’s lineup includes:

Oct. 13 — “A Monster Calls”

Q&A with director J.A. Bayona and actress Sigourney Weaver

Oct. 17 — “Loving” 

Q&A with director Jeff Nichols, and actors Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

Nov. 3 — “Nocturnal Animals” 

Q&A with director Tom Ford, and actors Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“Once again, Variety is honored to partner with the AARP for our annual screening series which showcases the most anticipated films campaigning for the 2017 awards race,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, chief revenue officer and group publisher of Variety.

Additional film screenings will be announced in the following weeks. Screenings are open to voting guild members, AARP members, and special guests from the entertainment community.

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