Previewing 'Ruby Sparks'

"Ruby Sparks"
July 17th, 7 PM
Aero Theater
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

"Ruby Sparks" is not your average romantic comedy. The second film from the filmmaking duo that brought you "Little Miss Sunshine" is a quirky, fantastical imagining of the intersection between the creative process and the magic of falling in love.

Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young writer who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but who finds himself struggling, a decade after his crowning debut, with his next novel. Uninspired and unlucky in love, Calvin suddenly dreams up his perfect muse and the writing begins to flow. But when his literary creation magically materializes in his apartment as a flesh and blood girl (Zoe Kazan) just a week later, things begin to get strange - especially when Calvin is faced with the power to 'edit' his new love as he chooses. Prepare yourselves for the best kind of charm overload possible.

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by co-star Kazan, "Ruby Sparks" also stars Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Chris Messina, and Elliott Gould. Producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa and co-star Chris Messina join host Pete Hammond for a Q&A after the screening!

Want to win a FREE pair of passes to the July 17th screening? Leave a comment below telling us what you'd love to magically manifest with your mind! [Winner chosen at random. Contest ends 7/16 at 5:00 PM]

Don't have season passes? Buy them here, or a $20 contribution to KCET's Cinema Series will get you in at the door. Doors open at 6 PM, film starts at 7 PM.

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Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan in 'Ruby Sparks'

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I would love to magically manifest the money to pay back my student loans. Yes, i would be more fun to go on vacation or to have a cool car, but having a clean financial slate in this economy coming out of school would be so much better...who says you can't buy peace of mind (or, in this case, manifest it)? ;)