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Bill And Stella Pence Talk About Telluride’s Beginnings

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Bill And Stella Pence Talk Telluride’s Beginnings

A. O. Scott Anticipates The Opening Of “Interfestival Skirmishing” Season

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“Telluride may not have Toronto’s red-carpet galas, but at a time when reactions to a movie can be instantly shared with the world, the distinction between a big and a small festival hardly matters.”
A. O. Scott Anticipates The Opening Of “Interfestival Skirmishing” Season

Academy Extends Governors Awards To Belafonte, O’Hara, Miyazaki, Carrière

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
HARRY BELAFONTE, JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIÈRE, HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND
MAUREEN O’HARA TO RECEIVE ACADEMY’S
GOVERNORS AWARDS

 

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte.  All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”

Carrière, who began his career as a novelist, was introduced to screenwriting by French comedian and filmmaker Pierre Étaix, with whom he shared an Oscar® for the live action short subject “Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary)” in 1962.  He received two more nominations during his nearly two-decade collaboration with director Luis Buñuel, for the screenplays for “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” and “That Obscure Object of Desire.”  Carrière also has collaborated notably with such directors as Volker Schlöndorff (“The Tin Drum”), Jean-Luc Godard (“Every Man for Himself”) and Andrzej Wajda (“Danton”).  He earned a fourth Oscar nomination for “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” with director Philip Kaufman.

Miyazaki is an artist, writer, director, producer and three-time Oscar nominee in the Animated Feature Film category, winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away.”  His other nominations were for “Howl’s Moving Castle” in 2005 and “The Wind Rises” last year.  Miyazaki gained an enormous following in his native Japan for such features as “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” “Laputa: Castle in the Sky,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” before breaking out internationally in the late 1990s with “Princess Mononoke.”  He is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a renowned animation studio based in Tokyo.

O’Hara, a native of Dublin, Ireland, came to Hollywood in 1939 to star opposite Charles Laughton in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  She went on to appear in a wide range of feature films, including the swashbucklers “The Black Swan” and “Sinbad the Sailor,” the dramas “This Land Is Mine” and “A Woman’s Secret,” the family classics “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Parent Trap,” the spy comedy “Our Man in Havana” and numerous Westerns.  She was a favorite of director John Ford, who cast her in five of his films, including “How Green Was My Valley,” “Rio Grande” and “The Quiet Man.”

An actor, producer, singer and lifelong activist, Belafonte began performing in theaters and nightclubs in and around Harlem, where he was born.  From the beginning of his film career, he chose projects that shed needed light on racism and inequality, including “Carmen Jones,” “Odds against Tomorrow” and “The World, the Flesh and the Devil.”  He was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, marching and organizing alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. and often funding initiatives with his entertainment income.  Belafonte was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1987 and currently serves on the boards of the Advancement Project and the Institute for Policy Studies.  His work on behalf of children, education, famine relief, AIDS awareness and civil rights has taken him all over the world.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

 

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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A Leaked Draft Of Oz Film Industry Copyright Proposal Would Be Bad For Users And ISPs

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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“Just trust me when I say that The Brown Bunny is a comfort when you’ve been maimed and drugged, and I mean that as a compliment.”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“Just trust me when I say that The Brown Bunny is a comfort when you’ve been maimed and drugged, and I mean that as a compliment.”

“Hw’d's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“Hw’d's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory”

David Lynch On His Art Show That’s Coming To Los Angeles

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“I loved my time at the academy. The building was almost black. All of Philadelphia had a kind of coal-dust patina and a mood that was just spectacular. There was violence and fear and corruption, insanity, despair, sadness, just in the atmosphere in that city. I loved the people there. All these things, whatever way it was, was my biggest influence.”
David Lynch On His Art Show That’s Coming To Los Angeles

Behind The Big Business Of Dubbing Films Into German

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Behind The Big Business Of Dubbing Films Into German

“The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn’t Want You To See”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn’t Want You To See”

Jon Stewart On Making His Directorial Debut With Rosewater

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

THR Cover-Stories Jon Stewart On Making His Directorial Debut With Rosewater

And… We’re Back!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

And… We’re Back!

Telluride Announces Its Film Program

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

41st TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAM LINEUP

 

41st edition plays host to 25 new feature films in its main program

 

Tribute programs honoring Volker Schlöndorff, Hilary Swank and the 35th Anniversary of Apocalypse Now

Telluride, CO (August 28, 2014) – Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 41st edition of Telluride Film Festival. TFF’s annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. TFF will screen 85 feature films, short films and revivals representing twenty-eight countries, along with special artist Tributes, Conversations, Panels, Education Programs and Festivities.

Telluride Film Festival takes place Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014.

41st Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following 25 new feature films to play in its main program:

·       THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT (d. Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi, U.K.-U.S., 2014)

·       ’71 (d. Yann Demange, U.K., 2014)

·       99 HOMES (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2014)

·       BIRDMAN (d. Alejandro González Iñárritu, U.S., 2014)

·       DANCING ARABS (d. Eran Riklis, Israel-Germany-France, 2014)

·       THE DECENT ONE (d. Vanessa Lapa, Australia-Israel-Germany, 2014)

·       DIPLOMACY (d. Volker Schlöndorff, France-Germany, 2014)

·       FOXCATCHER (d. Bennett Miller, U.S., 2014)

·       THE GATE (d. Régis Wargnier, France-Belgium-Cambodia, 2014)

·       THE HOMESMAN (d. Tommy Lee Jones, U.S., 2014)

·       THE IMITATION GAME (d. Morten Tyldum, U.K.-U.S., 2014)

·       LEVIATHAN (d. Andrey Zvgagintsev, Russia, 2014)

·       THE LOOK OF SILENCE (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark-Indonesia-Norway-Finalnd-U.S., 2014)

·       MADAME BOVARY (d. Sophie Barthes, U.K.-Belgium, 2014)

·       MERCHANTS OF DOUBT (d. Robert Kenner, U.S., 2014)

·       MOMMY (d. Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2014)

·       MR. TURNER (d. Mike Leigh, U.K., 2014)

·       THE PRICE OF FAME (d. Xavier Beauvois, France, 2014)

·       RED ARMY (d. Gabe Polsky, U.S.-Russia, 2014)

·       ROSEWATER (d. Jon Stewart, U.S., 2014)

·       THE SALT OF THE EARTH (d. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Brazil-Italy-France, 2014)

·       TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER (d. Nick Broomfield, U.K.-U.S, 2014)

·       TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (d. Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium-Italy-France, 2014)

·       WILD (d. Jean-Marc Valleé, U.S., 2014)

·       WILD TALES (d. Damián Szifrón, Argentina-Spain, 2014)

 

Additional Sneak Previews may play outside the main program and will be announced on the Telluride Film Festival website over the course of the four-day weekend. Visit the TFF website for updateswww.telluridefilmfestival.org.

 

The 2014 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema, go to German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff who will present his latest work DIPLOMACY as part of the Tribute program, his 1992 collaboration with Billy Wilder, BILLY, HOW DID YOU DO IT? and his 1970 film BAAL starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder, both of which will play elsewhere in the program; Two-time Academy award-winning actress Hilary Swank (BOYS DON’T CRY, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) who stars in TFF selection, THE HOMESMAN; and in celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW – screened from a new DCP of the original theatrical cut – including guests Coppola, screenwriter John Milius, producer-casting director Fred Roos, cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and editor-sound designer Walter Murch.

 

Guest Directors Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan, who serve as key collaborators in the Festival’s program, present the following six films:

·       CALIFORNIA SPLIT (d. Robert Altman, U.S., 1974)

·       IL GRIDO (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1957)

·       (d. Joseph Losey, U.S., 1951)

·       A MAN’S CASTLE (d. Frank Borzage, U.S., 1933)

·       THE ROAD TO GLORY (d. Howard Hawks, U.S., 1936)

·       WICKED WOMAN (d. Russell Rouse, U.S., 1953)

 

Additional film revivals include CHILDREN OF NO IMPORTANCE (d. Gerhard Lamprecht, Germany, 1926) andTOO MUCH JOHNSON (d. Orson Welles, U.S., 1938) both presented by the Pordenone Silent Film Festival with live accompaniment by Donald Sosin; a collection of short films by Carroll Ballard forming the program, CARROLL BALLARD: SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY; and WHERE EAGLES DARE (d. Brian G. Hutton, U.S., 1968) from a print courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

Backlot, Telluride’s intimate screening room featuring behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers, will screen the following nine programs:

·       BERTOLUCCI ON BERTOLUCCI (d. Walter Fasano, Luca Guadagnino, Italy, 2013)

·       FORBIDDEN FILMS (d. Felix Moeller, Germany, 2014)

·       HOW TO SMELL A ROSE (d. Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht, U.S.-France, 2014)

·       I STOP TIME (d. Gunilla Bresky, Sweden-Russia, 2014)

·       KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (d. Alan Hicks, U.S., 2014)

·       MAGICIAN (d. Chuck Workman, U.S., 2014)

·       NIGHT WILL FALL (d. André Singer, U.K.-U.S.-Israel, 2014)

·       SEYMOUR (d. Ethan Hawke, U.S., 2014)

·       SOCIALISM (d. Peter von Bagh, Finland, 2014)

 

“When we finish putting together the program there is a moment of absolute joy,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “We never know what the film world will bring us when we set out each year, but with incredible gratitude to the filmmakers and artists and satisfaction in knowing we have screened everything imaginable, we are once again thrilled to present the absolute best in new American and world cinema and treasured films from the past. We hope our audience will be as inspired as we are. “

Telluride Film Festival annually celebrates heroes of cinema who preserve, honor and present great movies. The 2014 Special Medallion award goes to Cineteca di Bologna and Gian Luca Farinelli for the significant role played in film restoration and preservation of film culture. JOYFUL LAUGHTER, Mario Monicelli’s masterpiece from 1960 is a recent example of Bologna’s restorative work and will screen as part of the program.

 

Telluride Film Festival’s SHOWcase for Shorts features fourteen short films chosen to precede select feature films; Filmmakers of Tomorrow includes three programs: Student Prints, Great Expectations, and Calling Cards from eighteen emerging filmmakers.

 

Telluride Film Festival’s Education Programs present students the opportunity to experience film as an art and expand participants’ worldview through film screenings and filmmaker discussions. The Student Symposiumprovides 54 graduate and undergraduate college students a weekend-long immersion in cinema. The City Lights Project, now in its 15th year, brings 21 high school students and seven teachers from four divergent schools the opportunity to participate in a concentrated program of screenings and discussions. FilmLAB offers a master-class program for UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduate filmmaking students. The Roger Ebert/TFF University Seminars give university professors and students the opportunity to travel to the Festival each year to participate in special programming and to attend screenings throughout the weekend.

 

Telluride Film Festival’s Talking Heads programs allow attendees to go behind the scenes with the Festival’s special guests. Six Conversations take place between Festival guests and the audience about cinema and culture, and three outdoor Noon Seminars feature a panel of Festival guests discussing a wide range of film topics. These programs are free and open to the public.

 

Various Festivities will take place throughout the Festival including Book Signings with Cheryl Strayed (Wild),Maziar Bahari (Then They Came for Me), Sayed Kashua (Dancing Arabs), Werner Herzog (A Guide for the Perplexed), and Ted Hope (Hope for Film); Quincy Jones presents: Justin Kauflin in Concert, music from KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON; and Behind the Scenes: Feast and Lava where makers of Disney’s FEAST and Pixar’s LAVA share their inspiration behind and creation of two memorable animation films.

 

Corporate support at Telluride Film Festival plays an essential role in the life of the Festival and underscores the Festival’s commitment to quality, adventure and distinction in the art of cinema. TFF is privileged to collaborate with some of the world’s most renowned consumer and entertainment brands, including Turner Classic Movies, EY, Audible.com, Film Finances, Inc., Meyer Sound, Bombardier Business Aircraft,  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Universal Studios; and excited to welcome new partners Blu Homes, Peter G. Dodge Foundation, Vimeo, Speck– each of which are aligned with a unique feature of the festival. Equally, Telluride Film Festival is extremely proud of its committed relationships with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Americas Film Conservancy, London Hotels: NYC & West Hollywood, Dolby, Teatulia, Telluride Alpine Lodging, New Sheridan Hotel, The Hollywood Reporter, Cinedigm, Boston Light and Sound, Land Rover North America, Canon, Dell, Novo Coffee and Time Warner Cable Business Class.

 

Huntsinger comments, “We simply could not present Telluride Film Festival without the generous support of our sponsors, who believe in what we do and back us meaningfully and repeatedly. “

 

The 41st Telluride Film Festival’s program will be posted in its entirety on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Visitwww.telluridefilmfestival.org to download the Program Guide.

 

Film stills and Festival images available upon request. Email shannon@telluridefilmfestival.org for more information.

 

About Telluride Film Festival

The prestigious Telluride Film Festival ranks among the world’s best film festivals and is an annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics. TFF is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films. Founded in 1974, Telluride Film Festival, presented in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, is a four-day international educational event celebrating the art of film. Telluride Film Festival’s long-standing commitment is to join filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. The exciting schedule, kept secret until Opening Day, consists of over two dozen filmmakers presenting their newest works, special Guest Director programs, three major Tributes to guest artists, special events and remarkable treasures from the past. Telluride Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational program. Festival headquarters are in Berkeley, CA.

 

About Our Sponsors

Telluride Film Festival is supported by Turner Classic Movies, EY, Audible.com, Peter G. Dodge Foundation, Film Finances, Inc., Blu Homes, Meyer Sound, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Bombardier Business Aircraft, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Universal Studios, Telluride Foundation, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Américas Film Conservancy, The London Hotels: NYC & West Hollywood, Dolby, Teatulia Organic Teas, Vimeo, Speck, Shopkeep POS, Telluride Alpine Lodging, New Sheridan Hotel, The Hollywood Reporter, Cinedigm, Boston Light and Sound, among others.

 

Behind David Fincher’s Sparkling Black-And-White Gap Ads

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Behind David Fincher’s Sparkling Black-And-White Gap Ads

Bryan Singer Accuser Drops Lawsuit

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Bryan Singer Accuser Drops Lawsuit

Chaz Ebert Opens Up To WNYC About “Life Without Roger”

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Chaz Ebert Opens Up To WNYC About “Life Without Roger”

“The 5 Best North Korean Films,” Including YouTube Links

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

“The 5 Best North Korean Films,” Including YouTube Links

GOTCHA! Nikki Finke Sighted In Wild!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

GOTCHA! Nikki Finke Sighted In Wild!

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Vimeo Outlines Distribution Partners To Compete With iTunes, Hulu, Etc.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Vimeo Outlines Distribution Partners To Compete With iTunes, Hulu, Etc.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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