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Oct. 28, 2013 | 10:27 AM

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AARP Brings Movies For Grownups® Film Festival To Los Angeles, November 14-17

Movies For Grown Ups

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—AARP is rolling out the red carpet and bringing its Movies for Grownups® film festival to Los Angeles, screening nine films to the general public that are being considered for its annual Movies for Grownups Awards. Attendees will have the opportunity to see some of the year’s most buzzed about films and standout performances that have a special appeal to the 50+ moviegoer—some of which are not yet in theaters such as Saving Mr. Banks , Labor Day , and August: Osage County —November 14-17 at Regal Cinemas, L.A. LIVE.  An exclusive Q&A session featuring members of the film’s cast and filmmakers will follow each screening and is included in the price of admission.

Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said), Bruce Dern ( Nebraska ) and Margo Martindale (August: Osage County), along with filmmakers Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alexander Payne ( Nebraska ), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Jason Reitman ( Labor Day ) and John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks) are just some of those confirmed to attend AARP’s Movies for Grownups film festival.

“It’s clear that Hollywood is paying attention to the tastes of the 50+ moviegoer as films for grownup audiences dominate the box office this year,” said AARP Editorial Director Myrna Blyth. “Now, AARP is bringing our film festival to Los Angeles in an effort to continue to spotlight this important demographic and celebrate Hollywood’s renewed commitment to mature audiences.”

The complete schedule and list of participants is as follows:

Thursday, November 14
7:00pm - Philomena – PRE-RELEASE

Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (Not yet rated - 98 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with Philomena Lee and actor, writer and producer Steve Coogan .

Friday, November 15
7:00pm – Nebraska

Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach (Rated R - 115 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with stars Bruce Dern , June Squibb , Stacy Keach and director Alexander Payne .

Saturday, November 16
11:00am – 12 Years a Slave (free screening with registration)

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender (Rated R -133 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and director Steve McQueen .

2:30pm – Enough Said
Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette (Rated PG-13 - 93 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and director Nicole Holofcener .

5:00pm – Labor Day – PRE-RELEASE
Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire (Rated PG-13 - 111 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with director/screenwriter Jason Reitman and author Joyce Maynard .

8:00pm – 20 Feet From Stardom
Starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer (Rated PG-13 - 91 minutes)
Following the film, the audience will enjoy live musical performances by Merry Clayton and Julia, Maxine and Oren Waters. The performers will also answer audience questions.

Sunday, November 17
12:00pm – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – PRE-RELEASE

Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott (Not yet rated - 110 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with director, producer and star, Ben Stiller .

3:00pm – August: Osage County – PRE-RELEASE
Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson and Dermot Mulroney (Rated R -130 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with stars Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper

6:00pm – Saving Mr. Banks – PRE-RELEASE
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak (Rated PG-13 - 126 minutes)
Post-screening Q&A with director John Lee Hancock .

Tickets are $5 per screening for AARP Members and $10 per screening for non-AARP members and can be purchased by visiting

Developed in 2002 by the editors of AARP The Magazine, the Movies for Grownups franchise honors outstanding writing, acting and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. The annual Awards winners are released in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine and the 2014 winners will be recognized at AARP’s annual Movies for Grownups Awards gala on February 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

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