(Chatham, NY—December 22, 2022) —The Crandell Theatre is delighted to welcome actor Stephen Lang, best known for playing Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s Avatar, on stage for a special Q+A following the December 29, 7 pm screening of the newly released sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. In this rare, behind-the-scenes look at the 3D blockbuster, Lang and film historian Peter Biskind will discuss his recurring role in the Avatar universe and how he and his fellow actors prepared for and shot Cameron’s latest installment.
Lang will also be signing a limited number of Avatar: The Way of Water theatrical posters for sale.
Avatar: The Way of Water is currently playing at the Crandell for an extended engagement through January 12, with two daily showtimes at 3 pm and 7 pm during the holiday break. Running time is three hours and 12 minutes.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first Avatar film, Avatar: The Way of Water finds Jake Sully, Neytiri and their children living in Pandora doing everything they can to stay together. When the family must uproot and explore unknown oceanic regions of the Earth-like moon, the fierce Colonel Quaritch, who died in the first film, returns in a new hybrid Na’vi form (top), launching a difficult war. A technical and visual CG marvel that was five years in the making, the sequel resonates with complex emotions and gripping, breathtaking action. It’s a stirring feast for the senses well worth the wait.
The Q+A will be moderated by FilmColumbia Co-Executive Director Peter Biskind, a Crandell board member. His latest book, about the streaming revolution, is forthcoming in 2023.
Reserve your tickets today for the December 29, 7 pm screening of Avatar: The Way of Water and stay for the free Q+A.