All The Way (2016)
Screening format: Blu-Ray (132 Minutes)
Director: Jay Roach
Writer: Robert Schenkkan
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, & Melissa Leo
"The fight isn’t over."
All The Way offers a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power.
UCSB Script to Screen hosted Director Jay Roach (Austin Powers trilogy, Meet The Parents, and Trumbo) for a post-screening Q&A, with a post-Q&A reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson Background
President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s legacy is at stake in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Republican front-runner Donald Trump and the Republican party have proposed that three cornerstones of President Johnson’s presidency be rolled back: first, the Civil Rights Voting act, which protects minorities from being restricted from voting; second, the Johnson Amendment that prohibits all 501(c)(3) organizations from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office; and third, the Hart-Celler Act law, which admitted immigrants to the United States without consideration of their race, ethnicity or country of origin.
All The Way was nominated for 8 Emmy® Awards; which include: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie (Melissa Leo), Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special (Jay Roach), Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special.
The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the screen from the perspective of writers, directors, producers, editors, and actors.
UCSB Script to Screen is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies, The Carsey-Wolf Center, and The Scott Frank Fund for Screenwriting. It is hosted and executive-produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and produced by the Pollock Theater student staff. Script to Screen: All the Way is co-sponsored by HBO.
Jay Roach, Director & Executive Producer
Jay Roach is the director of All The Way, based on the Tony-Award winning play by Robert Schenkkan. Bryan Cranston reprises his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson alongside Melissa Leo, Anthony Mackie and Frank Langella. Roach was awarded a total of four Emmy’s for his directing on the made for television movies Recount in 2008 and Game Change in 2012. As a director, his most recent film, Trumbo, stars Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood’s blacklisted screenwriters in the 1940s. The film, which also stars Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane, was released by Bleecker Street on November 6, 2015. In addition, Roach is known for directing movies such as Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, the Austin Powers trilogy and The Campaign.
Roach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduated with an economics degree from Stanford University in 1980 and later went on to receive his masters degree in film production from the University of Southern California in 1986. Along with directing, Roach has also spent time as a producer on a number of movies including 50 First Dates, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Borat, Little Fockers and Sisters.
Matthew Ryan, Pollock Theater Director
Matthew Ryan is Director of the Pollock Theater where he pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which professionalizes students by developing production skills with hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has welcomed prestigious guests like Oscar® winning screenwriter John Ridley for 12 Years a Slave and Oscar® winning screenwriter Alan Ball for American Beauty
Matthew Ryan began his career as a video librarian at the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios. He became Associate Producer for Fox Movietone Newsreels putting together video packages for news stories. As Events Manager at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, he produced a series of film programs that included evenings with Martin Scorsese, Tim Robbins and Alec Baldwin. In 2008, he received an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University. His primary writing focus is science fiction and comedy.