Press Releases Archive for March, 2015

BILL CONDON’S MR. HOLMES STARRING IAN MCKELLEN AND LAURA LINNEY TO HAVE US PREMIERE AT 58TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sherlock Holmes Revisits His Final Case with the Help of a Young Protege San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Film Society announced today that it will host the US Premiere of acclaimed director Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and newcomer Milo Parker Saturday April 25, 12:30 pm at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas as part of the 58th San…

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Here’s The 17th Ebertfest Schedule In Full

17TH ANNUAL ‘EBERTFEST’ INCLUDES ’99 HOMES’, ‘THE END OF THE TOUR’, WITH RAMIN BAHRANI, JAMES PONSOLDT AND JASON SEGEL AS GUESTS, FULL FILM SLATE ANNOUNCED Additional attendees include Seymour Bernstein, Chazz Palminteri, Héloïse Godet, Godfrey Cheshire, Erica Ramis and Leonard Maltin CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (March 26, 2015) — THE END OF THE TOUR, a new film…

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Janus Films To Release Satyajit Ray’s Restored Apu Trilogy

JANUS FILMS ANNOUNCES MONUMENTAL RESTORATION OF SATYAJIT RAY’S MASTERPIECE ‘THE APU TRILOGY’   AFTER SEVEN YEAR RESTORATION ON THREE CONTINENTS, THE FILMS BEGIN A NATIONWIDE RELEASE IN MAY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (New York, NY – March 25, 2015) Janus Films is proud to announce today the release of glorious new 4k restorations of master filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s seminal…

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RADiUS Postpones It Follows V-O-D For 1,200-Screen Expansion

RADiUS’ BREAKAWAY HIT ‘IT FOLLOWS’ SPREADS TO 1,200 THEATERS NATIONWIDE THIS WEEKEND New York, NY (March 24, 2015) ­- RADiUS proudly announced today that the company is going wide with their smash success IT FOLLOWS. One of the best-reviewed films of the year will expand to 1,200 theaters on Friday. Bolstered by strong word of mouth…

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Still Alice Co-Director Richard Glatzer Was 63

Richard Glatzer, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 10 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with ALS. His most recent film, Still Alice, co-directed with his husband Wash Westmoreland, mushroomed into a global box=office success after its lead actress, Julianne Moore was awarded an Oscar for her performance in the titular role in the 2014 Academy…

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Barbra Streisand Will Present FSLC’s Chaplin Award To Robert Redford

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES BARBRA STREISAND TO PRESENT THE 42ND ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD TO ROBERT REDFORD DURING CEREMONY ON APRIL 27  PRESENTER LINEUP WILL ALSO INCLUDE J.C. CHANDOR, JANE FONDA, AND JOHN TURTURRO A seven-film tribute will take place leading up to the Gala,The Films of Robert Redford, April 24-27 New York, NY…

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PETER BERG LAUNCHES FILM 45

Berg Forms New Production Company Producing Original Content in the Non-Scripted & Branded Entertainment Space LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2015) – Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights) announced today the launch of Film 45, a new production company formalizing a partnership between Berg and producer Matthew Goldberg (HBO’s State of Play, CNN’s The Sixties) to produce content in the non-scripted and…

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Florida State President Makes Statement On THE HUNTING GROUND; Filmmaker Kirby Dick Replies

FSU President issued a statement about THE HUNTING GROUND – the link appears on FSU’s home page – see below: http://titleix.fsu.edu/statements/response-to-documentary-on-sexual-assault/ STATEMENTS February 27, 2015 Dear Friends, We want to make you aware that “The Hunting Ground,” a film about campus sexual assaults that debuted in Los Angeles and New York City Thursday, is seriously lacking in…

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“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch

To me, Hunter S. Thompson was a hero. His early books were great, but in many ways, his life and career post–Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail is a cautionary tale for authors. People expected him to be high and drunk all the time and play that persona, and he stuck with that to the end, and I don’t think it was good for him. I always sort of feel mixed emotions when I hear that people went and hung out with Hunter and how great it was to get high with Hunter. The fact is the guy was having difficulty doing any sustained writing at all for years probably because so many quote, unquote, “friends” wanted to get high with him … There was a badly disappointed romantic there. I mean, that great line, “This is where the wave broke, the tide rolled back … ” This was a guy that was hurt and disappointed and very bitter about things, and it made his writing beautiful, and also with that came a lot of pain.
~ Anthony Bourdain