Event DetailsWednesday September 19, 2018 6:30 pm Paley Center for Media
25 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
DEAR WGA MEMBER
You and a Guest are Invited to a Special Screening Event
Screening, followed by a Q&A with
Creator, Executive Producer & Writer Patrick Somerville
Executive Producer & Director Cary Joji Fukunaga
Actress Emma Stone
Actress Julia Garner
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Doors open at 6:30PM
Screening begins at 7:30PM, Conversation and Reception to Follow
Paley Center for Media
25 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
When you RSVP please note your guild affiliation, first and last name and if you are bringing a guest.
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned. Maniac is created by Patrick Somerville, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. The limited series was written by Nick Cuse, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Amelia Gray, Danielle Henderson, Mauricio Katz, Patrick Somerville.
“This trip — about two broken people who test the promise that new pills can fix their minds — is going to be worth taking, no matter why you get on board.”
– Ben Travers, Indiewire
“Maniac is one of the most anticipated new TV series this fall, mostly because it reunites Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, who play patients undergoing a “mysterious pharmaceutical trial.” Imagine Inception, but with an even bigger dollop of fantasy and sci-fi.”
– Emily Zemler, ELLE
~Paid for by Netflix~
We recommend arriving early. The event is first come, first served and RSVPs do not guarantee seating as screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.
This screening and moderated Q&A will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any recording devices into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for recording devices. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, including camera phones, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device, you consent to your immediate removal from the theatre and forfeiture of the device. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.