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Silence Of The Lambs Screens June 30th at Webster University ‘A Tribute to Jonathan Demme’

25 June 2017 6:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.”

Silence Of The Lambs screens Friday, June 30th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). This is the seventh film in their ‘Tribute to Jonathan Demme’ The movie starts at 8:00pm.

Films don’t get much more creepy or thrilling as Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-sweeping Silence Of The Lambs from 1991. The young and feminine Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), who is training to be an F.B.I. agent, must find the whereabouts of a serial killer named Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). The only way possible is interviewing a captured serial killer named Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).

There are so many elements that make Silence Of The Lambs chillingly scary. Buffalo Bill chooses young female victims and skins them. He kidnaps the daughter of a senator which quickly prompts an FBI hunt. »

- Tom Stockman

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12 Things You Never Knew About Orange Is the New Black

22 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Now that we've binged the much-anticipated fifth season of Orange Is the New Black, we're in need of a distraction to help us forget that new episodes are still a year away. Bummer, right? While we can only speculate at this point about what's to come, there are a few things we know for sure about one of the most loved Netflix series of all time. So, to hold you over until season six: here are 12 things you never knew about Oitnb. Jodie Foster has directed two episodes of the series. The legendary actress directed the third episode of season one (where Crazy Eyes falls for Piper) and the first episode of season two (when Piper is moved from Litchfield.) Katie Holmes almost played the role of Piper Chapman. But she was too busy. Creator Jenji Kohan said at the time that Holmes "had other things to do." But to be fair, she also added that "in the beginning, no one knew what this was." Oh, and Laura Prepon was almost Piper too. The actress who plays Yoga Jones is the voice of Patti Mayonnaise. If you close your eyes, you can almost pretend that she's the legendary love interest in the classic cartoon Doug. In the episode where Piper first meets Larry, he's watching Weeds - another show created by Jenji Kohan - and you can see it on the TV in the background. Seriously, go back and look for it. It's there. The real-life Larry actually did write a Modern Love column in the New York Times. And you can read it here. Nicky's scar from her post-overdose surgery is the real deal. Actress Natasha Lyonne suffered from the same issues with addiction as her character in the show. Laverne Cox's twin brother played Sophia in her pre-transition flashbacks in season one. Cox wanted to play the role herself, but "Jodie Foster, who directed the episode in which Sophia's backstory is explored, didn't think it would work." Cox's brother, M. Lamar, is a musician who described himself to The New York Times as being of the "gothic-devil-worshiping-free-black-man-blues tradition." The real-life Piper made a blog in 2003 about her time in prison. It's called The Pipe Bomb. Kerman ended up writing a memoir (also titled Orange Is the New Black) that inspired the show. All of the women in the opening credits were formerly incarcerated. There isn't a single actress in the entire sequence - and if you look really closely, you can see Piper Kerman in there too. Flaca has kissed Kourtney Kardashian. Yes, Jackie Cruz was on Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2009. The same inmate is always crying behind Piper when she's on the phone. You didn't imagine it - Gerrman is always there, and most of the time she's weeping over her wrestler son. We still have no idea what the meaning of the eggplant joke really is . . . And we're still holding out hope that we'll find out in the future. But in the meantime, here's a pretty solid theory. »

- Chelsea Hassler

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4 Great Films About Loners (That Look At The Darker Side of Loneliness)

17 June 2017 11:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson with four great films about loners…

Do you ever feel lonely dear readers? Do you ever sometimes feel that you just don’t quite fit in with the rest of the world?

I’ll admit that I sometimes I feel this way in certain situations. Often at a social event like a party or whatever, I’m the guy who stands quietly in the corner, saying little and drinking excessively to try and calm my nerves, all the while panicking that everyone else at the party is secretly muttering things about me behind my back and that they all might just dislike me intensely.

Now I’d like to think that this is not an unusual feeling to have. After all, I’m sure that everyone feels a sense of loneliness from time to time, but most of us are able to soothe that discomfort with the love »

- Graeme Robertson

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'The Night Manager' firm hires former Film4 exec Anna Higgs

16 June 2017 4:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Ink Factory makes three hires.

The Night Manager outfit The Ink Factory has made three hires, including former Film4 executive Anna Higgs.

Higgs, most recently creative director at digital channel Nowness will join as head of story worlds and marketing. 

She will work alongside Emma Broughton, head of development. According to the company, Higgs will lead on strategy for building film and TV projects into immersive narratives across different platforms.

Based in London, she will also be tasked with growing the company’s in-house digital team and overseeing audience development and marketing functions.

Meanwhile, Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb both join Broughton’s team as script executives.

Gottlieb previously script-edited Hooten And The Lady for Red Planet Pictures, and was a story producer at Nutopia, script consultant for Euston Films, head of development at MakeFilm, and acquisitions assistant at Fine Line Features.

Johnston began work as a script editor on The Bill before joining Kudos where she »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Interview: Co-Writer/Director Aaron B. Koontz Talks Camera Obscura

14 June 2017 2:39 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As a producer on projects like Starry Eyes and The Sacrament, Camera Obscura co-writer/director Aaron B. Koontz has been a fixture of the indie horror film community for some time now. Koontz recently celebrated the VOD and On Demand release of his debut feature, Camera Obscura, which ambitiously blends together the psychological horror/haunted camera/slasher genres for a truly unexpected cinematic treat.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak to Koontz about his experiences working on Camera Obscura, and he discussed how he approached both the story of the film as well as its conflicted protagonist, Jack Zeller (portrayed by Christopher Denham), how his earlier career helped prepare him to take the directorial reins, the joy of being able to collaborate with friends, and more.

I would love to hear about what inspired you to take the story route that you did, because I thought some of »

- Heather Wixson

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‘The Mummy’ Star Sofia Boutella Joins Michael B. Jordan in ‘Fahrenheit 451’

6 June 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Mummy” star Sofia Boutella is set to join Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in HBO’s film adaptation of the novel “Fahrenheit 451.”

Ramin Bahrani is directing.

Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, the TV film depicts a future where the media is an opiate, history is outlawed, and “firemen” burn books.

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The Mummy’ New Trailer Shows More of Sofia Boutella’s Creepy Villain

Jordan will play Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor, and struggles to regain his humanity. Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s fireman captain and mentor.

Boutella will play Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

Jordan will also serve as an executive producer on the project, producing through his Outlier Productions. Other exec producers are Sarah Green of Brace Cove Productions, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, and Bahrani, who is also co-writing with Amir Naderi. »

- Justin Kroll

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George and Amal Clooney Welcome Twins

6 June 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of Hollywood’s royal families has expanded.

George and Amal Clooney welcomed twins Ella and Alexander Clooney on Tuesday morning. “Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine,” a rep told Variety. “George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”

The Clooneys are first-time parents.

The Talk” host Julie Chen broke the news on the CBS daytime talk show in February that the couple was expecting twins.

Amal, 39, an international human rights lawyer, and George, 56, wed in September of 2014 in Venice, Italy, after getting engaged in April that same year. George last starred in Jodie Foster’s 2016 thriller “Money Monster,” opposite Julia Roberts.

Another one of Tinseltown’s power couples, Beyonce and Jay Z, are also expecting twins.

More to come.

Related storiesGeorge Clooney's 'Suburbicon' Gets Award-Season ReleaseGeorge Clooney: President Trump and Steve Bannon Are 'Hollywood Elitists'George Clooney to Receive France's »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Zachary Quinto, Brian Tyree Henry and Kenneth Choi book into Hotel Artemis

3 June 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Beyond), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Kenneth Choi (Spider-Man: Homecoming) have joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi Hotel Artemis, which marks the directorial debut of Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3).

Jodie Foster leads the cast of Hotel Artemis, and plays a nurse in the near future who runs an underground hospital for sinister criminals in Los Angeles. She soon discovers one of her charges has a hidden agenda: to assassinate another patient.

Also featuring in the cast of the film are Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok), Charlie Day (Pacific Rim), Jenny Slate (Gifted) and Sterling K. Brown (American Crime Story). »

- Gary Collinson

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Jodie Foster Didn’t Speak to Anthony Hopkins on “Silence of the Lambs” Until the Last Day of Filming

2 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Silence of the Lambs is largely considered to be one of the best horror/thriller films of all-time and Anthony Hopkin’s Oscar Winning portrayal of Hannibal Lecter will always go down as one of the best movie performances in history.   In fact, Hopkins was so into his character and people were so freaked out by it, that there were real life repercussions.    True story: Back in the 90s Martha Stewart stopped dating Hopkins because she was so freaked out by Lecter and could never get over it. And now I just found out another crazy tidbit which amazingly slipped by me

Jodie Foster Didn’t Speak to Anthony Hopkins on “Silence of the Lambs” Until the Last Day of Filming »

- Nat Berman

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‘Atlanta’ Star Brian Tyree Henry Joins Jodie Foster’s Thriller ‘Hotel Artemis’

31 May 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Atlanta” star Brian Tyree Henry has joined Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce’s near-future action-thriller “Hotel Artemis.”

Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, which will also finance the film. Pearce, whose writing credits include “Iron Man 3” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” will direct from his own script in his directorial debut.

Adam Siegel and Marc Platt are producing for Marc Platt Productions. Pearce will executive produce through his Point of No Return production banner. The movie will be shot in Los Angeles.

Foster will play a nurse at an underground Los Angeles hospital for criminals. Zachary Quinto, Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, and Sofia Boutella round out the cast.

Wme Global is handling U.S. rights. Lionsgate launched international sales at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

Henry’s best known for starring as Paper Boi, an up-and-coming rapper »

- Dave McNary

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'Atlanta' Star Brian Tyree Henry Joins 'Hotel Artemis' (Exclusive)

31 May 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hotel Artemis is filling a few final vacancies.

The Jodie Foster-fronted thriller, which begins production Thursday, has added Atlanta breakout Brian Tyree Henry and American Crime Story grad Kenneth Choi to its registry.

Hotel Artemis is set in the near-future and takes place in an underground Los Angeles hospital, where the city's sinister criminals are treated. The story follows the nurse (Foster) who runs the hospital as she discovers that one of her patients is actually there to assassinate another. The pic will film on location in Los Angeles.

Zachary Quinto, Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista »

- Rebecca Ford,Mia Galuppo

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Kristen Stewart Is Now a Director, and Speaks For Herself: ‘Ask Me Anything!’ — Exclusive Video

31 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When Kristen Stewart goes to Cannes, she’s usually promoting a movie directed by someone else — like Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper,” which debuted on the Riviera last year. The actress’s Cannes anxiety usually derives from wanting to represent her director correctly, to get out the right message. But this year’s different.

“I’m not working for anyone but myself,” she says, beaming. “Ask me anything!”

Stewart came to Cannes this year as the director of her first short, the 17-minute “Come Swim.” She and her producers at Starlight Studios pitched the film to women’s website Refinery29, which also backed her chum Chloe Sevigne’s short “Kitty: The Movie.” They helped Stewart to develop her rough outline, in which she described an image of a giant wave “getting bigger and bigger” that “never breaks.” Stewart already knew just the Australian underwater photographer to shoot it. Indeed, the film »

- Anne Thompson

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Kristen Stewart Is Now a Director, and Speaks For Herself: ‘Ask Me Anything!’ — Exclusive Video

31 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Kristen Stewart goes to Cannes, she’s usually promoting a movie directed by someone else — like Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper,” which debuted on the Riviera last year. The actress’s Cannes anxiety usually derives from wanting to represent her director correctly, to get out the right message. But this year’s different.

“I’m not working for anyone but myself,” she says, beaming. “Ask me anything!”

Stewart came to Cannes this year as the director of her first short, the 17-minute “Come Swim.” She and her producers at Starlight Studios pitched the film to women’s website Refinery29, which also backed her chum Chloe Sevigne’s short “Kitty: The Movie.” They helped Stewart to develop her rough outline, in which she described an image of a giant wave “getting bigger and bigger” that “never breaks.” Stewart already knew just the Australian underwater photographer to shoot it. Indeed, the film »

- Anne Thompson

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Zachary Quinto Joining Jodie Foster in 'Hotel Artemis' (Exclusive)

30 May 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Zachary Quinto is the latest to join the roster of A-list guests staying at Hotel Artemis

The thriller, toplined by Jodie Foster, will also star Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate and Charlie Day, along with Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista and The Mummy's Sofia Boutella.

Hotel Artemis is set in the near-future and takes place in an underground Los Angeles hospital, where the city's sinister criminals are treated. The story follows the nurse (Foster) who runs the hospital as she discovers that one of her patients is actually there to assassinate another.

Drew Pearce — the scripter behind Iron Man 3 and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation — will »

- Mia Galuppo ,Rebecca Ford

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Cannes 2017: All Hail Jane Campion

26 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Me with Jane Campion at Cannes

Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary this year. Just remember that only one female director — Jane Campion — has won a Palme d’Or. She took home the honor in 1993 for her brilliant “The Piano.” (She’s actually won two — her short film debut “Peel” won the Short Palme in 1986.) Campion was on hand for the anniversary festivities this week and in a picture that has gone around the world, she stands next to many a white male director as the festival celebrates itself.

Campion was here not for a movie, but to promote the second season of “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” It’s worth noting that Campion’s last two projects have been for TV. The fact that TV has been more welcoming to women creatives is not lost on anyone. Watching the first two episodes of this series was a high point of my week — way more interesting than many of the films I saw. “Top of the Lake: China Girl” employs some of our finest actresses at the top of their game. The cast is led by Elisabeth Moss (who I had the chance to meet and is even more awesome than I ever could have expected) who is having a career-best year with “The Handmaid’s Tale” as well as this tour de force. Moss said her inspiration for her “Top of the Lake” character, Robin, is Jodie Foster’s Clarice Starling in “Silence of the Lambs.”

Moss in “Top of the Lake: China Girl”

Moss is joined by the delightful Gwendoline Christie who said she wrote to Jane Campion saying how much she wanted to work with her. Campion fashioned the role of Miranda for her. In a roundtable, Christie revealed that she was told in drama school that she “would be told no a lot and that would have to do with my appearance.” Lucky for us she didn’t give up because she has created some seriously iconic female characters, most especially Brienne of Tarth in “Game of Thrones.” (Side note — Christie was also incredibly lovely, and everyone who I met is now in possession of our Cannes 2017 infographic and a Women and Hollywood pin.)

Alice Englert — Campion’s extraordinarily talented daughter — plays Mary in the new season of “Top of the Lake.” Nicole Kidman plays her adoptive mother. Kidman’s character is in the throes of her daughter’s rebellion that seems to be breaking her. The Oscar winner wears a grey wig in the role. Kidman also wrote to Campion asking for a tiny part in the show and of course she gave her a bigger one.

Kidman in “Top of the Lake: China Girl”

Kidman was in four projects here in Cannes and went on an awesome feminist tirade in the press conference for Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” and declared that she will work with a female director every 18 months. She also said that she is acting more than ever as she turns 50.

Jane Campion is an enormous presence. She participated in the roundtable with her co-writer Gerard Lee and co-director Ariel Kleiman. She owned the room and as the creator of project, she infuses herself fully into it. She’s clearly deeply involved in all elements of the show even when she isn’t directing per say, and it’s this intensity that makes her need to get back to regular life in between projects, she explained. It’s not that she isn’t ambitious, but she doesn’t feel the need like so many other directors, particularly the men we see here in Cannes, to work non-stop. That is why it is so important to relish when we have something with her vision to experience.

The only thing that I take issue with is that in both seasons of “Top of the Lake” Campion brought in a younger male director to work with her. I would have liked to see her bring in younger female directors. (But she does put her name on the films of younger women directors to help them, so there’s that.)

Campion is outspoken about the lack of women directors and she did not shy away from the topic during the roundtable. She said that it’s clear that the “ratio is so low” and the “number of opportunities women get” is not enough. But she was optimistic. She felt that “change is in the air” and that we are experiencing a “feminization of story telling.”

I asked her if she had communicated with the other female directors who were participating in the 70th anniversary celebration because from what I could tell, the ones I noticed all wore pants. Her answer was “I have never felt comfortable in an evening gown. It’s a no-go zone for me.”

Campion in pants on Cannes’ red carpet: Reuters/YouTube

Lastly, she did mention, maybe in jest, that she had spoken with Andrea Arnold about creating a “wonder woman” film school for women directors. She and other successful female directors would come and mentor a group of women. That’s an idea that I hope comes to fruition.

Cannes 2017: All Hail Jane Campion was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Melissa Silverstein

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Bringing Star Wars to the Screen: Episode IV – A New Hope

25 May 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, 1977.

Directed by George Lucas.

Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness.

Synopsis:

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… young farm boy Luke Skywalker becomes embroiled in a civil war between the heroic Rebellion and evil Galactic Empire. Setting off from his home-world, Luke must rescue a captured princess and learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi if he is to aid the Rebellion in destroying the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star.

During the production of his debut movie Thx-1138 (1971), young director George Lucas had expressed considerable interested in adapting the adventures of Flash Gordon for the big screen but, after being unable to acquire the rights to the character, Lucas soon set about developing his own space adventure reminiscent of the science-fiction movie serials he had watched as a child. »

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‘Resident Evil’ Is Already Being Rebooted, Because the Umbrella Corporation’s Evil Knows No Bounds

21 May 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just months after the supposed “Final Chapter” arrived in theaters, the “Resident Evil” franchise is set to be rebooted. The news comes from Variety, who report that all other significant details — namely, who will replace franchise star Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson — are yet to be revealed.

Read More: ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Teaser Trailer & Poster: Milla Jovovich & Paul W.S. Anderson Return For Last Installment

Released in January, the most recent installment earned $312 million worldwide (more than half of which came from China). It was the sixth in the series, which began in 2002 and also includes the sequels “Apocalypse,” “Extinction,” “Afterlife” and “Retribution.” Jovovich starred in every film, four of which were directed by Anderson.

Read More: Bryan Fuller on How ‘Alien’ Helped Inspire His Career — and Why He Doesn’t Like ‘Covenant’

Martin Moszkowicz, whose Constantin Film has produced the entire video game–based franchise, confirmed »

- Michael Nordine

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TV at Cannes: Inevitable, Perhaps, but Not Everyone Is Pleased

21 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seeing David Lynch and Jane Campion on the Croisette is no surprise. But that the two Palme d’Or winners are in Cannes with TV series is.

The encroachment of television onto the red carpet has been one of the talking points of the festival. For some in the industry, which is already fretting about how to welcome (or not) Netflix to the Cannes party, allowing TV in is a step too far.

“There is a purity to Cannes as a film festival. It’s not a ‘content festival,’” says Im Global boss Stuart Ford. “When TV launches here, it blurs the lines.”

Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival and Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl” are both premiering in Cannes, the former with full red-carpet treatment.

The attitude of the festival itself to the inclusion of TV is lukewarm. Artistic director Thierry Fremaux admits he is “not a big fan of series, »

- Stewart Clarke

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TV at Cannes: Inevitable, Perhaps, but Not Everyone Is Pleased

21 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Seeing David Lynch and Jane Campion on the Croisette is no surprise. But that the two Palme d’Or winners are in Cannes with TV series is.

The encroachment of television onto the red carpet has been one of the talking points of the festival. For some in the industry, which is already fretting about how to welcome (or not) Netflix to the Cannes party, allowing TV in is a step too far.

“There is a purity to Cannes as a film festival. It’s not a ‘content festival,’” says Im Global boss Stuart Ford. “When TV launches here, it blurs the lines.”

Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival and Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl” are both premiering in Cannes, the former with full red-carpet treatment.

The attitude of the festival itself to the inclusion of TV is lukewarm. Artistic director Thierry Fremaux admits he is “not a big fan of series,” but »

- Stewart Clarke

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"Salam, Iran!"

21 May 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

Dear Iran,

I’m sorry that no one in my country seems able to pronounce your name correctly. Despite it only consisting of four letters and two syllables when written in English, nobody from either political party — no pundits, no media outlets, no public figure at all — seems able to enunciate your name correctly. It seems that everyone in the United States suddenly develops a twangy Southern accent when talking about you, butchering your name by saying it the same way one might answer the question, "What did you do at the track this morning?"

"I ran."

Contrary to this odd dialect choice, Americans do not all sound like Jodi Foster’s character from Silence of the Lambs. There is actually a wide variety of accents scattered throughout our vast nation — as I would assume is also the case with the many peoples and regions of your country.

I was »

- C. Jefferson Thom

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