FSLC & AMC announce details for the upcoming THE PERFECT BATCH: BREAKING BAD CAST FAVORITES

Posted by on 7.18.2013

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER AND AMC
ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR THE UPCOMING
“THE PERFECT BATCH: BREAKING BAD CAST FAVORITES”

CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER VINCE GILLIGAN, BRYAN CRANSTON AND OTHER CAST MEMBERS WILL SCREEN AND DISCUSS THEIR FAVORITE EPISODES ON AUGUST 1 & 2

New York, NY (July 18, 2013) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and AMC announced today the confirmed cast, and schedule details, for the upcoming “The Perfect Batch: Breaking Bad Cast Favorites,” for which series Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan will join, previously announced participants, stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris and Bob Odenkirk, to present their favorite episodes and participate in Q&A sessions. New additions to the cast lineup include Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris, and moderators for the conversations will be Matt Zoller Seitz, television critic for New York Magazine and editor in chief of RogerEbert.com on August 1 and Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker on August 2. The conversation portion of the evening will be live streamed through Filmlinc.com. Afterwards, fans may find the panel video in its entirety on amc.com. Tickets will go on sale on Filmlinc.com tomorrow, Friday, July 19 at noon.

The previously announced partnership between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and AMC is a first-of-its-kind collaboration to celebrate AMC’s heralded and Emmy® Award-winning show Breaking Bad, whose final episodes begin on August 11 at 9pm. The weeklong celebration begins on Friday, July 26 with “Long Cook: A Breaking Bad Marathon,” a free five-day marathon screening of all previous seasons (July 26-30) at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater. Admission will be free to the public. Entry to watch the marathon will be throughout the day, subject to seating availability in the amphitheater. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to the start of the first episode showing each day. Throughout the day, tickets will be distributed as seating becomes available. Anyone attending the marathon will be eligible to participate in a raffle to win a pair of tickets for a special advance premiere screening of the first of the series’ final eight episodes. Five pairs of tickets will be given away.
“The Perfect Batch: Breaking Bad Cast Favorites” will take place on August 1 and 2 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Tickets are $15 for each conversation, accompanied by the screening of selected episodes. A special Breaking Bad discount package for all 4 panels will be available for $50. Tickets, and the discount package, will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, July 19 at noon. Visit Filmlinc.com for more information.

DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE

Long Cook: A Breaking Bad Marathon
July 26 - July 30

Screening Venue:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Friday, July 26
Season 1 (7 episodes), 5:00 pm

When straight-laced high school chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he forms a crystal methamphetamine cooking operation with his former student, Jesse Pinkman. 

Saturday, July 27
Season 2 (13 episodes), 12:00pm

One step ahead of his DEA-agent brother-in-law Hank, Walter begins to capitalize on his life of crime as its insidious effects on his wife, Skyler, and his partner, Jesse, begin to reveal themselves.

Sunday, July 28
Season 3 (13 episodes), 12:00 pm

Joining a more advanced drug-dealing operation headed by the ruthless and enigmatic fast food entrepreneur Gustavo Fring pits Walter and Jesse against their most sophisticated enemy yet.

Monday, July 29
Season 4 (13 episodes), 12:00 pm

With Hank closing in on Gus, Walter does everything in his power to ensure not only his survival but also his ultimate victory.

Tuesday, July 30
Season 5A (8 episodes), 5:00 pm

As the Breaking Bad saga draws to a close, characters begin to reach the limits of their criminal morality.


The Perfect Batch: Breaking Bad Cast Favorites
August 1 & 2

Screening Venue:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Thursday, August 1
Panel 1 with Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk: 6:15 pm

Anna Gunn and RJ Mitte who play Walter White’s wife Skyler and son Walt Jr. with Bob Odenkirk, who plays the morally uncentered criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, will show two of their favorite episodes followed by a Q&A moderated by Matt Zoller Seitz, television critic for New York Magazine and editor in chief of RogerEbert.com.
*For those unable to attend, the conversations will be streamed live through Filmlinc.com.

Panel 2 with Bryan Cranston: 9:00 pm
Bryan Cranston, who plays central character Walter White, will show two of his favorite episodes followed by a Q&A moderated by Matt Zoller Seitz, television critic for New York Magazine and editor in chief of RogerEbert.com.
*For those unable to attend, the conversations will be streamed live through Filmlinc.com.

Friday, August 2
Panel 3 with Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris: 6:15 pm

Cast members Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris have breathed full lives into their characters, Marie and Hank Schrader. They will show two of their favorite episodes followed by a Q&A moderated by Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker.
*For those unable to attend, the conversations will be streamed live through Filmlinc.com.

Panel 4 with Vince Gilligan: 9:00 pm
Series mastermind Vince Gilligan (creator, executive producer, writer, and director), whose previous credits include The X-Files, will show two of his favorite episodes followed by a Q&A moderated by Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker.
*For those unable to attend, the conversations will be streamed live through Filmlinc.com.


ABOUT AMC
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” Its newest series, “Low Winter Sun,” premieres this summer.  AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.

ABOUT FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize and support new directors, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of film. Among its yearly programming of film festivals, film series and special events, the Film Society presents two film festivals in particular that annually attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, which just celebrated its 50th edition, and New Directors/New Films which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award—now named “The Chaplin Award”—to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sidney Poitier. FSLC presents its year-round calendar of programming, panels, lectures, educational and transmedia programs and specialty film releases at the famous Walter Reade Theater and the new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stonehenge Partners, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.com and follow #filmlinc on Twitter.


For Media specific inquiries, please contact:
AMC
Denielle Webb, (646) 273-7112
Denielle.webb@amcnetworks.com

Jill Dortheimer, (917) 542-6223
Jill.Dortheimer@amctv.com

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
John Wildman, (212) 875-5419
jwildman@filmlinc.com

David Ninh, (212) 875-5423
dninh@filmlinc.com

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