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PGA East Screening - MONEYBALL + Q&A
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9/22/2011
When: Thursday, September 22
7:00pm
Where: AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
New York, New York  10036
United States


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You & Guests Are Invited to a PGA East Screening + Q&A

Columbia Pictures

Presents


MONEYBALL


Thursday, September 22 at 7:00pm


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Immediately following the film will be a brief Q&A with Michael De Luca and Rachael Horovitz

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St.
Btwn 7th & 8th Ave.

Produced by Michael De Luca*, Rachael Horovitz, and Brad Pitt
Executive Produced by Scott Rudin*, Andrew Karsch, Sidney Kimmel, and Mark Bakshi
Directed by Bennett Miller
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
Story by Stan Chervin
Based on the book by Michael Lewis
Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
*PGA Members

Columbia Pictures’ Moneyball is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) – once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A’s have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll. Driven to win, Billy takes on the system by challenging the fundamental tenants of the game. He looks outside of baseball, to the dismissed theories of Bill James, and hires Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a brainy, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist. Together they take on conventional wisdom with a willingness to reexamine everything and armed with computer driven statistical analysis long ignored by the baseball establishment. They reach imagination-defying conclusions and go after players overlooked and dismissed by the rest of baseball for being too odd, too old, too injured or too much trouble, but who all have key skills that are universally undervalued. As Billy and Peter forge forward, their new methods and roster of misfits rile the old guard, the media, the fans, and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who refuses to cooperate. Ultimately this experiment will lead not only to a change in the way the game is played, but to an outcome that would leave Billy with a new understanding that transcends the game and delivers him to a new place.

Release Date: September 23, 2011
Running Time: 133 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some strong language

As a courtesy to the panelists, please do not register if you are unable to stay for the Q&A

To cancel or change your reservation, please email: pga-ny@producersguild.org. Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours prior to the event.

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