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New Alan Rickman film screening in Los Angeles next week

A new movie starring Harry Potter star Alan Rickman, The Search for John Gissing, will be screened on Friday at the Westwood Film Festival.

The Search for John Gissing is enjoyable fish-out-of-water fluff -- an Ugly Americans-abroad farce peppered with caustic riffs on the dehumanizing effects of contemporary corporate culture. Shrewdly cast as the fussy but sly Gissing, Alan Rickman isn't really the villain here (despite being frequently typecast as such), but rather a wily self-preservationist with a devilish streak.

Alan Rickman as John Gissing

Variety calls The Search for John Gissing a refreshing antidote to gross out comedies... a very funny film, sometimes uproariously so... executed with deft comic timing and plentiful guffaws... a throwback to the mod English comedies of the 1960's and 70's.

The film will be shown on Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm at the Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood. The film's director, Mike Binder, will be on hand at the screening for a Q&A.;

In addition, there is currently a petition to get this film released to the general public. You can see the petition here.

Tickets for this screening are $10.00. The Majestic Crest Theater is located at 1262 Westwood Blvd., and their phone number is 310-470-6008.

More information:
• Search for John Gissing - official site
• Westwood International Film Festival

Published September 25, 2005

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