It’s highly unlikely that Drive can still get into the an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but one nomination that does seem sewn up is Albert Brooks for Best Supporting Actor. That campaign will likely continue to pick up steam as the ArcLight Hollywood theater will bring Drive back for an exclusive one-week engagement beginning this Friday, January 6th, and Brooks will be in attendance to do a Q&A at 7:20 PM.
Hit the jump for the press release. You should definitely attend if possible, but I would ask you to think carefully about shaking hands with Brooks. Folks who have already seen Drive know that A) they’re dirty; and B) it could end very poorly for you.
Drive Returns to ArcLight Hollywood for Exclusive Engagement
Albert Brooks in Attendance for Q&A on Friday Jan. 6, 7:20PM
NEW YORK—Jan. 3 2012 — FilmDistrict is very excited to announce that Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks, will be returning to the ArcLight Hollywood for an exclusive one-week engagement, beginning this Friday, January 6th. Brooks will be in attendance for a Q&A on Friday night. Don’t miss one of the best reviewed movies of the year in LA’s premiere destination theater!
The ArcLight is the perfect place to present Drive. The film is an electrifying piece of blazing neon color, elegant Los Angeles locations, and swooning electropop sounds. The ArcLight is devoted to presenting films as their makers intended, with the most spectacular sight and sound presentation of any theater in the world. Few films deserve such a treatment more than Drive. This will be a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that leaves Blu-ray and online streaming in the dust!
Drive has been listed on 68 critics’ Top 10 lists. Albert Brooks has currently won 18 Best Supporting Actor awards from various critics and awards groups, including the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle. Nicolas Winding Refn has currently won seven Best Director awards, including the Cannes Film Festival. The film has currently accumulated 83 awards nominations, including the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe® for Albert Brooks, eight Broadcast Film Critics nominations, and four Spirit Award nominations.
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).
After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk—that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son—Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.