Christopher Nolan is no longer particularly visible on the Oscar circuit, now that he failed to snag a Best Director nomination and Inception, even with its Best Picture nomination, doesn't seem like a likely winner of anything beyond visual effects. The director will have to wait a few more years for his rightful recognition from the Academy, but in the meantime we can all have the chance to remember the one time the writer and director actually did get nominated, for the Best Original Screenplay prize for 2000's Memento.
On February 17, at 11 different theaters nationwide, Memento will have a special screening that will also include a broadcast of a Q&A session between Nolan and Guillermo del Toro that took place in L.A. last week (you can read about that conversation at Movieline). The special screening is to celebrate Memento's Blu-Ray release on February 22, which will include a new featurette with Nolan talking about the film. But the Q&A will only be seen in theaters, so buy your tickets!
Below is a full list of the theaters where Memento will be screening, though since it's only 11 theaters there's a decent chance you won't be able to get to one. If you're in the right area, though, buy your tickets soon!
New York, NY City Cinemas 181 Second Avenue
Atlanta, GA Studio Movie Grill 2880 Holcomb Bridge Alpharetta
Boston, MA Nat'l Amusements 670 Legacy Place Dedham
Dallas, TX Studio Movie Grill 225 Merchants Row Arlington
Houston, TX Studio Movie Grill 805 Town & Country Houston
Los Angeles, CA Rave The Bridge 19 The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
San Diego, CA UltraStar Mission 7510 Hazard Center
Washington DC Rave Fairfax Corner 11900 Palace Way Fairfax
Toronto, ON Cineplex Varsity 12 55 Bloor Street West
Vancouver, BC Cineplex Scotiabank 900 Burrard Street
Sounds interesting, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to go though. Anyone else is going to attend?