Press Releases Archive for October, 2015

America pays tribute to Sylvie and Maurice Pialat

Two events will soon shine the spotlight on Maurice Pialat in the USA and inCanada : a retrospective held at the MOMI (Museum of the Moving Image) in New York from October 16 through November 1, 2015; and “Love Exists: The Films of Maurice Pialat” at the TIFF Cinematheque in Toronto fromOctober 22 through December 5, held in the presence…

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Ziggy Kozlowski Receives 2015 Polish Film Festival in America Golden Ciupaga Award

I can hardly imagine more hardworking and humble behind-the-stage PR professional than Ziggy Kozlowski who makes such a colossal difference in introducing foreign language films, including the ones made by Polish directors. His enthusiasm and expertise are simply priceless… Christopher Kamyszew PFFA Founder & Society for Arts/Society Films CEO Ziggy Kozlowski is a partner at…

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Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage And Paul Schrader Get Down To DOG EAT DOG

Edgy Contemporary Crime-Thriller Directed by Paul Schrader.

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FSLC Pairs Lynch And Rivette For Dual Retrospective

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR LYNCH/RIVETTE, DECEMBER 11-22 Dual retrospective pairs seven Lynch and seven Rivette films, including Rivette’s rarely screened Duelle with Lynch’s Lost Highway, L’amour fou with Wild at Heart, and more New York, NY (October 28, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details…

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Par Picks Michael Mann’s Ferrari Pic After Finance Found, Partially From China

Par Picks Michael Mann’s Ferrari Pic After Finance Found from Vendian Entertainment And China’s Yoozoo Bliss.

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Academy Shortlists 10 Doc Shorts

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order

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Yet-To-Be-Named Quinn-Janego-League Label Releases Michael Moore Pic December 23

via their new, clandestine and as-yet-unnamed distribution label.

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124 Documentary Features Submitted To Oscar 87

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are…

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TRIBECA AND CHANEL ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THROUGH HER LENS: THE TRIBECA CHANEL WOMEN’S FILMMAKER PROGRAM TO SUPPORT EMERGING WOMEN WRITERS AND DIRECTORS

*** Inaugural three-day workshop in collaboration with Pulse Films and supported by Tribeca Film Institute® will provide seven female filmmakers with project support, master classes and mentorship, and award $75,000 for project development *** Leadership committee includes Julianne Moore, Catherine Hardwicke, Rebecca Miller, and Donna Gigliotti, among others New York, NY [October 22, 2015] –…

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Chris Rock To Host Oscar 77

“Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars for a second time.”

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Academy Lingos 81 Foreign Language Film Entrants

And the 2015 submissions are…

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Shirley Temple Black Family Gifts Academy Museum $5 Million In Money And Artifacts

“Her gift to the Academy Museum ensures her work will continue to inspire future generations of film lovers.”

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“The Black White Love Play (The Story Of Chaz & Roger Ebert)” Debuts In Chicago

PRESS RELEASE RogerEbert.com announces the premiere of THE BLACK WHITE LOVE PLAY (The Story of Chaz & Roger Ebert)   Conceived and produced by Jackie Taylor, founder, CEO of The Black Ensemble Theater September 26 – November 15, 2015   CHICAGO, October 2, 2015 – As film critic Roger Ebert told it, he was smitten with…

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“I had this friend who was my roommate for a while. She seemed really normal in every way except that she wouldn’t buy shampoo. She would only use my shampoo. And after a year it’s like, “When are you going to buy your own shampoo?” It was her way of digging in her heels. It was a certain sense of entitlement, or a certain anger. It was so interesting to me why she wouldn’t buy her own fucking shampoo. It was like,“I’m gonna use yours.” It was coming from a place of “You have more money than me, I just know it”—whether I did or I didn’t. Or maybe she felt, “You have a better life than me,” or “You have a better room than me in the apartment.” It was hostile. And she was a really close friend! There was never any other shampoo and I knew she was washing her hair. And clearly I have a thing about shampoo, as we see in ‘Friends with Money.’ I had some nice shampoo. So I found that psychologically so interesting how a person can function normally in every way and yet have this aberrance—it’s like a skip in the record. It was a sense of entitlement, I think. I put that in Olivia’s character, too, with her stealing someone’s face cream.”
Nicole Holofcener

“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