OSCAR® Nominee Showcase: Mank
- Presented By: Tampa Theatre
- Dates: April 17, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM
- 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
Tampa Theatre is ripping open the envelope to announce a month-long OSCAR ® Nominee Showcase, leading up to the historic theatre’s 22 nd annual Hollywood Awards Night celebration on Sunday, April 25. Tickets for OSCAR ® Nominee Showcase screenings are $13.50 (Evening) and $11.50 (Matinee), and are available at tampatheatre.org/movie-categories/oscar-nominee-showcase/. As a reminder, Tampa Theatre is limiting attendance and requiring temperature checks and masks for entry as we safely reopen. Movie Description: David Fincher’s Netflix-presented passion project about the brilliant and troubled screenwriter of Citizen Kane , Herman J. Mankiewicz, has been called a “love letter” to 1930s Hollywood, an intense portrait of an obsessive alcoholic, and a deliciously dreamlike technical masterpiece. What it isn’t, is simple. Hollywood loves telling stories about itself. Sometimes it turns out panegyric stories of the glowing glory days; sometimes it produces sordid, secretive tales of the squalid underbelly of fame. But in either case, filmmakers remain convinced that audiences want to know about the making of films. Mank (with Gary Oldman in peak form as the title character) gives us a hard hero to like. He’s a drunk, a somewhat self-hating journalist, and a jealous dervish of creativity. But it’s also compulsively watchable, and this perspective on the already well-worn story behind the making of one of the greatest movies of all time hadn’t yet been brought so comprehensively into the light. Also stars Amanda Seyfried, Tom Burke, Charles Dance.