Press Releases Archive for February, 2015

New Directors New Films Announces Its 2015 Attractions

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Complete Lineup for the 44thAnnual New Directors/New Films March 18-29   Marielle Heller’s award-winning The Diary of a Teenage Girl selected for Opening Night; and Rick Alverson’s Entertainment selected for Closing Night     New York, NY (February 23, 2015) – The…

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Oscar WInners 2015

Best Picture “Birdman” Directing Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” Best Actor Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best Actress Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Original Screenplay “Birdman” Adapted Screenplay “The Imitation Game” Documentary Feature “Citizenfour” Foreign Language Film: “Ida,” Poland Animated Feature Film…

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US-Ireland Alliance’s 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards honors Colin Davidson, Carrie Fisher and Stephen Colbert

Wilde Night Was Calling For Immediate Release February 20, 2015 Last night, Colin Davidson, Carrie Fisher and Stephen Colbert were honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards. J.J. Abrams emceed the event, which was held for the fourth year at his Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica. J.J.’s opening remarks celebrated…

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Baz Lurhmann Shifts Shingle To RCA Records

ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER BAZ LUHRMANN JOINS FORCES WITH RCA RECORDS  FOR AN EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE JOINT VENTURE (New York, New York) – World renowned director, producer and screenwriter Baz Luhrmann enters into an exclusive, worldwide and multi-tiered agreement with RCA Records. This long-term joint venture will consist of a new record label, Bazmark Records with RCA…

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ALCHEMY PLEDGES ITS LOVE TO THE TRUE-LIFE ROMANTIC COMEDY MEET THE PATELS

LOS ANGELES, February 19, 2015 – The newly minted Alchemy announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to the film festival favorite MEET THE PATELS. The “true-life romantic comedy” is directed by the sibling team of Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel and produced by Janet Eckholm and Geeta V. Patel. The announcement…

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ArcLight Cinemas and Slamdance Film Festival Debut Slamdance Cinema Club in Los Angeles

Two premiere cinema organizations partner to bring independent films to ArcLight audiences with the Slamdance Cinema Club LOS ANGELES  (February 18, 2015) — Beginning March 2015, movie lovers in Los Angeles will have another reason to celebrate with the premiere of Slamdance Cinema Club, a new series of independent films titles to be shown exclusively at ArcLight Cinemas. Each month, the Slamdance Cinema Club will select new independent films from the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival…

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BIRDMAN Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award

BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MANHATTAN Take Top Honors in TV Categories;  Spotlight Award Goes to CONCRETE NIGHT   LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2015 – Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding…

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Lady Gaga Joins Oscar Show

 Six-time Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “Lady Gaga is a once in a lifetime artist who’s musical evolution keeps growing. …

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H’wd Street Closures Announced For 2015 Oscar Week

To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood. To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and…

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BAFTA Winners Announced

 Boyhood wins Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress The Grand Budapest Hotel wins five BAFTAs Three BAFTAs for The Theory of Everything: Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and Leading Actor for Eddie Redmayne Julianne Moore wins Leading Actress Three wins for Whiplash: Supporting Actor, Editing and Sound London, Sunday 8 February: At tonight’s EE British…

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Kino Lorber Unlocks Guy Maddin’s Forbidden Room

KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL U.S. RIGHTS TO GUY MADDIN’S THE FORBIDDEN ROOM AFTER ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE 2015“[A] wonderful excursion to the outer edges of half-forgotten cinema.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times“A wild, demented cinephiliac feast from the mind of Guy Maddin.” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter New York, NY – February 5, 2015 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the…

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Visual Effects Society Goes Big Hero Six, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 13th Annual VES Awards Big Hero 6 is the Big Hero with 5 Awards; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Tops the Feature Film Category; Games of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins Zoe Saldana, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg and Patton Oswalt Join…

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BROAD GREEN PICTURES and IMAX JOIN SOPHISTICATED FILMS and WILD BUNCH TO BRING DIRECTOR TERRENCE MALICK’S VOYAGE OF TIME TO THE SCREEN

                                   LOS ANGELES, BERLIN (February 3, 2015) – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX), together with Broad Green Pictures, today announced they are joining Sophisticated Films and Wild Bunch to complete financing of Terrence Malick’s VOYAGE OF TIME. Broad Green will have the first opportunity to distribute the feature film version in North America following the…

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“When books become a thing, they can no longer be fine.

“Literary people get mad at Knausgård the same way they get mad at Jonathan Franzen, a writer who, if I’m being honest, might be fine. I’m rarely honest about Jonathan Franzen. He’s an extremely annoying manI have only read bits and pieces of his novels, and while I’ve stopped reading many novels even though they were pretty good or great, I have always stopped reading Jonathan Franzen’s novels because I thought they were aggressively boring and dumb and smug. But why do I think this? I didn’t read him when he was a new interesting writer who wrote a couple of weird books and then hit it big with ‘The Corrections,’ a moment in which I might have picked him up with curiosity and read with an open mind; I only noticed him once, after David Foster Wallace had died, he became the heir apparent for the Great American Novelist position, once he had had that thing with Oprah and started giving interviews in which he said all manner of dumb shit; I only noticed him well after I had been told he was An Important Writer.

“So I can’t and shouldn’t pretend that I am unmoved by the lazily-satisfied gentle arrogance he projects or when he is given license to project it by the has-the-whole-world-gone-crazy development of him being constantly crowned and re-crowned as Is He The Great American Writer. What I really object to is this, and if there’s anything to his writing beyond it, I can’t see it and can’t be bothered. Others read him and tell me he’s actually a good writer—people whose critical instincts I have learned to respect—so I feel sure that he’s probably a perfectly fine, that his books are fine, and that probably even his stupid goddamned bird essays are probably also fine.

“But it’s too late. He has become a thing; he can’t be fine.”
~ Aaron Bady

“You know how in postproduction you are supposed to color-correct the picture so everything is smooth and even? Jean-Luc wants the opposite. He wants the rupture. Color and then black and white, or different intensities of color. Or how in this film, sometimes you see the ratio of the frame change after the image begins. That happens when he records from his TV onto his old DVCAM analog machine, which is so old we can’t even find parts when it needs to be repaired. The TV takes time to recognize and adjust to the format on the DVD or the Blu-ray. Whether it’s 1:33 or 1:85. And one of the TVs he uses is slower than the other. He wants to keep all that. I could correct it, but he doesn’t want me to. See, here’s an image from War and Peace. He did the overlays of color—red, white, and blue—using an old analog video effects machine. That’s why you have the blur. When I tried to redo it in digital, I couldn’t. The edges were too sharp. And why the image jitters—I don’t know how he did that. Playing with the cable maybe. Handmade. He wants to see that. It’s a gift from his old machine.”
~ Fabrice Aragno