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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“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many recappers, while clearly over their heads, are baseline sympathetic to finding themselves routinely unmoored, even if that means repeating over and over that this is closer to “avant-garde art” than  normal TV to meet the word count. My feed was busy connecting the dots to Peter Tscherkassky (gas station), Tony Conrad (the giant staring at feedback of what we’ve just seen), Pat O’Neill (bombs away) et al., and this is all apposite — visual and conceptual thinking along possibly inadvertent parallel lines. If recappers can’t find those exact reference points to latch onto, that speaks less to willful ignorance than to how unfortunately severed experimental film is from nearly all mainstream discussions of film because it’s generally hard to see outside of privileged contexts (fests, academia, the secret knowledge of a self-preserving circle working with a very finite set of resources and publicity access to the larger world); resources/capital/access/etc. So I won’t assign demerits for willful incuriosity, even if some recappers are reduced, in some unpleasantly condescending/bluffing cases, to dismissing this as a “student film” — because presumably experimentation is something the seasoned artist gets out of their system in maturity, following the George Lucas Model of graduating from Bruce Conner visuals to Lawrence Kasdan’s screenwriting.”
~ Vadim Rizov Goes For It, A Bit

“On the first ‘Twin Peaks,’ doing TV was like going from a mansion to a hut. But the arthouses are gone now, so cable television is a godsend — they’re the new art houses. You’ve got tons of freedom to do the work you want to do on TV, but there is a restriction in terms of picture and sound. The range of television is restricted. It’s hard for the power and the glory to come through. In other words, you can have things in a theater much louder and also much quieter. With TV, the quieter things have to be louder and the louder things have to be quieter, so you have less dynamics. The picture quality — it’s fine if you have a giant television with a good speaker system, but a lot of people will watch this on their laptops or whatever, so the picture and the sound are going to suffer big time. Optimally, people should be watching TV in a dark room with no disturbances and with as big and good a picture as possible and with as great sound as possible.”
~ David Lynch