Some of you are already familiar with me from my Theatre of Zen (ToZ) twitter account, which supports the blog of the same name that I have been the editor of since 2012. Since the beginning of the Call Me by Your Name film screenings in the Los Angeles area way back in November 2017, I had the special honor of attending several Q&As featuring Timothée. I took pictures and wrote about the screening experiences. I also was very vocal about my displeasure of the award ceremony process, and it was cathartic to write about it with a wonderful cheeky littering of cuss words. LOL! I have a salty mouth sometimes on matters that I am compassionate about. Sorry.
For your reference, please refer to this link at Timmy at ToZ for feature articles I write supporting Timmy and reviews of his films. The blog will be updated regularly throughout the year when there is something to write about Timmy. As the fall film festival and award seasons approach, expect an increase in frequency of blog postings.
If you live in the LA or NYC area, you should consider becoming a member of Film Independent so that you can get invites to screenings. Also, subscribers of LA Times can get invites to screenings too. First come first serve RSVPs. I just joined Movie Pass a couple months ago, and I just got an invite to one of their films for next week. But often, Q&As are sponsored at select theaters by studios and they either tweet about a Q&A or if you are a regular attendee to a particular theater, such as Arclight, you will get an email from them about a Q&A. You have to act on these quickly as they sell out fast, based on the film and the talent that will be attending. I have gotten into the habit of checking my email on my phone regularly for these invites. I have missed out on Q&A or screenings by mere minutes, not even 20 minutes after the email was sent, the event is sold out!
Attending film festivals is another way to see Q&As, but you have to buy a ticket to the particular screening that will have the Q&A for that film at that particular screening - not all screenings have Q&As. I saw loads of Q&As over the 13 years I attended the Toronto film festival; the 3 years I worked as a venue manager at the Cinetopia film festival back home in Ann Arbor, MI; and at both the Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival, and LA Film Festival where I double as a volunteer and a patron.
Hope this helps, this list is no way inclusive, I still yearn to gain more access to industry events in the future. See links below to learn more about these orgs I'm a member of.
I plan to write an article titled, The Road to Oscar 2019: The Case for Timothée Chalamet, by the end of this month, after the Golden Globes and SAG nominations have been announced. I'll go into lawyer fan mode to support a case why guild voters should vote for Timmy. If he can win at LEAST one award from the guilds, that will at least give him the honor of going up stage and giving at least one acceptance speech.I can't fathom the guilds letting him sit in his chair throughout the January and February.