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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“A shot is a story. A shot on its own should be a piece of a story. Which is why I talk a lot about watching films, even the films we’re working on, with the sound off. Just to analyze how the film works, because a film should work for an audience without any sound. The biggest problem I see is that someone may have a superficial understanding of what a shot is propositionally, but they don’t have an understanding of how all of these shots are part of a family that needs to connect, and so you’ll get something that’s like a sentence arranged poorly with six nouns in a row. That surprises me, because I think that’s something that can be learned. Some things can’t be, but that can. It’s a grammar. In a classroom I could walk somebody through the difference between a sequence in which the filmmaker has a deep understanding of how images connect, and someone who doesn’t. It’s not really an intellectual process. Some people are just born with it and are just sort of savants at that deep mathematical understanding of shot construction.  I’m better than I used to be, but there are some people I’m just never going to catch. Spielberg. His staging ability. I’m never going to catch him. But when you’re trying to figure out how to get better—I’m not competitive in the sense of looking around at other filmmakers and comparing myself to them. What I do have to think about in trying to navigate myself through a career is: what can I get better at, and what do I have that I can enhance that somebody else doesn’t have?”
~ Steven Soderbergh

“It’s not going to be huge. He and I had been corresponding for a while. When I finally met him, he said, ‘We should collaborate.’ When John Ashbery says that to you, you don’t say when, you just say yes. It has not been easy to conjure this out of nothing. Sean Price Williams and I spent time with him, and it will appear on FilmStruck before the year is out…. I have figured out how to streamline things. I still have dreams of making movies with bigger budgets, and they might be considered to have more of a voice in pop culture. I don’t want to let go of that. I also realize that you grow up a lot of your life with wishful thinking and waiting. I have figured out ways to avoid doing that. I am working on a bigger movie about Nikola Tesla, set in the past, so it is not an easy film to make. I am also working on an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s ‘White Noise.’ That seems more likely to catch fire.”
Michael Almereyda Steps It Up