William Mapother Q&A tonight, Saturday at ‘Another Earth’ Baxter Avenue Theaters opening
Insider Louisville just got a tip that Louisville native William Mapother will be on hand tonight and tomorrow night at the Baxter Avenue Theaters for the Louisville theatrical opening of “Another Earth”.
He stars in the movie with sensation Brit Marling.
Jeffery Holman, Baxter manager, confirmed Mapother will give a brief introduction at both the 7:40 p.m. showing and the 9:40 p.m. showing.
After the movie, Mapother will stick around for a question-and-answer session.
Though this will be the first time in Louisville theaters for the movie, “Another Earth” had its Louisville debut back in May at the Louisville Film Society’s Flyover Film Festival.
Louisville-based filmmaker Gill Holland, who’s a producer on the film, told Insider Louisville “Another Earth” will be Mapother’s breakout role, which is saying something.
Mapother may be best know for an 11-episode run on the TV show “Lost.”
“Another Earth,” a science fiction work about parallel lives, won two Sundance Film Festival awards earlier this year.
So far, the movie has gotten solid – sometimes rave – reviews, though professional reviewers seem divided between those who love it and those who – let’s just say it – hate it, as illustrated on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the sci-fi drama Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, the two outsiders begin an unlikely love affair and reawaken to life. But when one is presented with the chance of a lifetime opportunity to travel to the other Earth and embrace an alternative reality, which new life will they choose?
“Another Earth” runs at 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 7:40 p.m. and 9:40 p.m
The running time is about 1 hour, 45 minutes.