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Bride Wars

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2009 / 89 minutes / USA

Directed by Gary Winick / written by Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael and Greg DePaul

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Chris Pratt

In Manhattan, the lawyer Liv and the school teacher Emma have been best friends since their childhood. They both are proposed to by their boyfriends on the same day and they plan their wedding parties in Plaza Hotel, using the services of the famous Marion St. Claire. However, due to Marion's secretary's mistake, their weddings are scheduled for the same day. None of them agrees to change the date and they become enemies, trying to sabotage the wedding party of the rival. 

Special Event

Special 10th anniversary screening.

Film will be followed by Q&A with writers/actresses June Diane Raphael & Casey Wilson. 

Wear all white and get a ring pop!

Sweet Leaf will be serving up some sweet tea goodness! Sweet Leaf Tea is organic, made from simple ingredients like real cane sugar and available in original, semisweet and unsweet teas. Sweet but not too sweet!

The Ripped Bodice book pop up selling romance books + Kerry Winfrey signing of Waiting For Tom Hanks

Showtime 

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5pm
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early as screenings & events will start on time.

Venue

The Downtown Independent

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

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June Diane Raphael

Writer + Actress

June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Currently, June co-stars in the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Brianna, Jane Fonda’s bold entrepreneurial daughter, which premiered its fifth season on January 18. She’ll next be seen opposite Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in Lionsgate’s Long Shot, premiering May 3. In addition, she is co-authoring a book to help women get into politics titled, The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, which will be released September 3.

Other notable achievements include 2013 Sundance Film, Ass Backwards, which she co-wrote and starred in with her creative partner, Casey Wilson.

Her guest star appearances bring in some of the seasons’ highest ratings thanks to her perfect comedic timing. She guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lady Dynamite, New Girl as Dr. Sadie (the lesbian gynecologist and friend of Jess and CeCe) The League as Pam, Flight of the Conchords, American Dad! and The Muppets as Lucy Royce, Head of ABC.

She has also appeared in films including The Disaster Artist, Blockers, Zodiac, Bachelorette, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. June found her niche and love of comedy after college when she went to work for UCB, first in New York and later in Los Angeles. It was in New York where Raphael and Wilson wrote their two-woman sketch show, Rode Hard and Put Away Wet, that went on to run for 3 years at UCB.

June resides in Los Angeles, CA along with her husband Paul Scheer and their two children.

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Casey Wilson

Writer + Actress

Casey Wilson can be seen on Showtime’s Black Monday opposite Andrew Rannells, and will next be seen on HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher. She was a series regular on the sitcoms Marry Me and Happy Endings. She was twice nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance on the latter show, and Variety has called her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”

More recently, Wilson starred opposite Busy Philipps in the NBC pilot The Sackett Sisters, which was executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.  Before that, she was cast as the lead role of the ABC pilot Hail Mary. Wilson’s other recent television credits include Tig Notaro’s Amazon series One Mississippi, Hulu’s The Mindy Project, as well as Atypical, Black-ish, Fresh off the Boat, Grey’s Anatomy, Bored to Death, and How I Met Your Mother.  Wilson co-hosts the hit podcast Bitch Seshwith Danielle Schneider, which they are currently developing as a television series for E!  She was a featured player on Saturday Night Live for two seasons, and also stars in the Hotwives series, a Hulu original comedy, taking place in a different city each season. The second season, Hotwives of Las Vegas, premiered in August 2015.

Wilson’s most recent film credits include The Long Dumb Road, directed by Hannah Fidell; The Disaster Artist, directed by James Franco for New Line; Why Him? directed by John Hamburg for Twentieth Century Fox; and The Meddler with Rose Byrne and Susan Sarandon, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics. She has also appeared in David Fincher's Gone Girl, Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia, and Kyle Alvarez's indie feature C.O.G. which is based on a short story by David Sedaris.

Wilson hails from Alexandria, VA, and is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. After graduation she co-wrote and performed (along with best gal pal June Raphael) the two-woman sketch comedy show, "Rode Hard and Put Away Wet" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Los Angeles. The show ran for eleven months, was an official selection of HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and was listed as a Critic's Pick in TimeOut NY.

Wilson and Raphael's comedy partnership branched out into the film world. They co-wrote Bride Wars starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. They played the leads in Assbackwards, an indie female road trip comedy, which they also wrote together. The film was directed by Chris Nelson and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Ashley Lee

Moderator

Ashley Lee is an entertainment news reporter at the Los Angeles Times. She was previously a New York-based editor at the Hollywood Reporter, where she covered film festivals and awards shows, protested alongside Michael Moore and Mark Ruffalo, and got into the room where it happens for “Hamilton’s” Mike Pence moment. She also completed the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute and Poynter’s Power of Diverse Voices workshop, and has written for the Washington Post, Backstage and Billboard, among others.

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