Oceanside, CA 2016
The Season 1 finale of TNTʼs new crime drama, Animal Kingdom, which stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Jake Weary among others, will be screening at the Oceanside International Film Festival at 6:00pm PST on Friday, August 12th, 2016. It is confirmed by Turner Network Television representatives that a number of the seriesʼ producers will be present.
The episodeʼs screening will be followed by a brief Q&A session with said producers, which is intended for both press and general audience alike. The series in question began shooting in Oceanside mid-Spring of 2016, in which many locals were cast as series extras. It is one of a few major network shows to have recently begun filming within the San Diego County region.
The series was renewed for a second season in July of 2016. The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. J will soon learn that these estranged family members all make their livings through carefully planned armed robberies and other criminal activities, and that Smurf(Ellen Barkin)is an intense, beguiling and complicated matriarch who rules over “her boys” with a borderline incestuous love. It turns out that joining Smurf’s family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be ready to handle.
The project is inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series. The aforementioned film starred the likes of Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton and Jacki Weaver, the latter of whom received an Academy Award nomination for her performance. The screening will take place at the Sunshine Brooks Theater, located at 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, as apart of The Oceanside Intl. Film Festival. The annual celebration of the cinematic arts takes place every August in Downtown Oceanside.
This year the festival takes place 8 straight days from Sunday, August 7th through Sunday, August 14th at both the Sunshine Brooks Theater and The Star Theatre respectively. Entry to the Animal Kingdom screening is granted with the purchase of a Film Festival ticket, $15 for one day or $10 for students, military, and seniors. Entrance to the event is subject to availability. Screenings of other films continue after Animal Kingdom until 10:00pm this night.