THE LAUNDROMAT + Q&A w/ Scott Z. Burns

Screening + Q&A

Event Details

Monday September 23, 2019 7:00 pm
The Roxy Hotel Screening Room
2 Sixth Avenue
Cellar Level

This event includes a 30-minute, post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. Burns and Mr. Koppelman, we request that attendees stay through the end of the event.

The Writers Guild of America, East
invites you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

The Laundromat

Followed by a Q&A with
screenwriter Scott Z. Burns

Moderated by Brian Koppelman

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes. The charming — and very well-dressed — founding partners Jürgen Mossack (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Golden Globe nominee Antonio Banderas) are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper. They are about to show us that Ellen’s predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world’s corrupt financial system.

Zipping through a kaleidoscope of comic detours in China, Mexico, Africa (via Los Angeles) and the Caribbean en route to 2016’s Panama Papers incident — where journalists leaked the secret, encrypted documents of Mossack Fonseca’s high-profile patrons — THE LAUNDROMAT is written by Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!, The Report), adapted from “Secrecy World” by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein, and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike, High Flying Bird).

Written by: Scott Z. Burns
Based on: the Jake Bernstein book “Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite”
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Producers: Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Sugar, Scott Z. Burns
Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Melissa Rauch, Jeff Michalski, Jane Morris, Robert Patrick, David Schwimmer, Cristela Alonzo, Larry Clarke, Will Forte, Chris Parnell, Nonso Anozie, Larry Wilmore, Jessica Allain, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rosalind Chao, Kunjue Li, and Ming Lo, with James Cromwell and Sharon Stone

Release Date: September 27 (in theaters); October 18 (on Netflix)
Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Rating: R

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.


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