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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“Yes, yes, yes. Now I am also the producer on Jean-Luc’s films, so I need to raise the money. Yes, there are two projects in preparation with the pretext of virtual reality. We are beginning with two approaches: we can either do or undo VR. Maybe we will undo it more than we do VR, because thinking about VR leads to the opposite of VR. Is there concrete imagination in virtual reality? For me, cinema is concrete imagination because it’s made with the real and uses it. VR, virtual reality, is totally the opposite of that, but it might be interesting to use this and then to destroy it. No, we’ll see, we’ll see. First, it’s just an idea of a beginning. There is a forest to cross, and we are just at the beginning of the forest. The first step is development. As they say in business, first there is development and research. We have to develop somehow an idea for the film; I won’t say a script, but to see what we can do with this system, and what we can undo with this system.”
~ Fabrice Aragno On Godard’s Next Projects

“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray