Sony Pictures Classics Movie Premieres

Through the generous support of Tom Bernard, Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) provides six movie premieres each year to raise funds for FilmOneFest.  See the very best in independent filmmaking before these films are released to the general public.  Movies are screened on the 3rd Sunday every other month starting in January at Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands (special thanks to Mickey and Fred Rast for their generous support of these screenings and the festival).

"The Seagull"

Sunday April 29th 7:30 PM

Fresh from her third Oscar nomination, Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan is already setting up perch in another film ready to soar.  For those who are missing Downtown Abbey, Ronan and Elizabeth Moss’ new period drama The Seagull may offer some relief. The movie is rife with love triangles and aristocratic grandeur.


ABOUT THE FILM: The 23-year-old stars opposite four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening in The Seagull, a costume drama adapted from Anton Chekhov’s esteemed 1896 stage play of the same name.  The movie tells a quirky take on the classic material, which follows an aging actress named Irina Arkadina (Bening), who visits her brother, Pjotr, and son, Konstantin (Billy Howle) on a secluded country estate. As summer temperatures and passions rise, Irina disrupts the placid social scene by introducing a successful novelist, Boris (Corey Stoll), to Nina (Ronan), a free-spirited young woman from a neighboring estate. Nina ultimately falls in love with Boris, which causes a stir among her peers — namely Irina’s son, whose affections for Nina come to a head as Boris seemingly chews up her heart and spits it out. Directed by Michael Mayer.  

VIEW THE TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78FyrqpgZKs


EVENT DETAILS: Social Hour - 7:30 PM on Sunday, April 29th, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 54 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands with light refreshments, followed by the movie screening at 8:30 PM at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 1st Ave. The 90 minute long film is rated PG- 13 for partial nudity and a scene of violence. 

TICKETS: $20; $10 for students under 18 (bring student ID). Purchase tickets below or at the door. Proceeds benefit FilmOneFest’s mission to provide free access to the arts.


FilmOneFest is a project of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  FilmOneFest programs are made possible by the support of our media sponsors Wells Fargo, Whole Foods, PepsiCo, Investors Foundation and in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts. FilmOneFest is also grateful for the continued support of Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics and Mickey and Fred Rast, owners of Atlantic Cinemas.


Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry as FilmOneFest supports the Food Pantry at all its events.   


"The Seagull" Adult Ticket

$20.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Sunday, April 29th

Social hour at 7:30 PM at Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 54 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands with light refreshments, followed by the movie screening at 8:30 PM at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 1st Avenue.

"The Seagull" Student Ticket

$10.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Sunday, April 29th

Social hour at 7:30 PM at Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 54 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands with light refreshments, followed by the movie screening at 8:30 PM at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 1st Avenue.