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News Bits: Paterson, Narcos, 47, Bourne

26 July 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paterson

Following rave reviews out of Cannes and the Sydney Film Festival, Jim Jarmusch's "Patterson" is set to open in cinemas late 2016 starting with a limited theatrical run on December 28th.

Adam Driver plays a bus driver named Paterson who lives in the town of Paterson, New Jersey. We follow him every day of one week on his routine as he ferries passengers around the city and channels his observations into poetry. Golshifteh Farahani co-stars as his very supportive wife. [Source: Variety]

Narcos

Now you can be a drug kingpin. Gaumont Television and Ftx Games have teamed up for a mobile game named "Narcos: Cartel Wars" based on the Netflix TV series "Narcos". The first title is slated to debut in October, around the time that the show's second season of ten episodes will premiere in full on the streaming service. The game, in which players will be able to build their own international crime syndicate, »

- Garth Franklin

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Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After Tiff Premieres

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. Tiff has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »

- Anne Thompson

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Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After TIFF Premieres

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. TIFF has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.

Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »

- Anne Thompson

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'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.Scroll down for full list of Galas, Special Presentations

The world premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven will open the 41st Tiff on September 8. The western remake stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.

It marks a third visit to the festival for Fuqua, who previously screened Training Day and The Equalizer at Tiff.

The festival will close on September 17 with The Edge Of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick.

The coming-of-age comedy-drama marks the feature debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and is produced by Oscar-winner James L. Brooks (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets).

Gala world premieres

Unveiling its first wave of titles, Tiff announced that world premieres in its Gala strand would include »

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Tiff 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcement

26 July 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Tiff 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcementTIFF 2016: Our top 10 most anticipated films from today's first announcementAdriana Floridia7/26/2016 11:04:00 Am

It's our favourite time of year!

If you live in Toronto, you know that the Toronto International Film Festival makes for the most exciting time to be in the city. Celebrities wander the streets alongside us normal folk, red carpet premieres are happening everywhere, and some of the best new films see their first light of day to eager audiences who've waited for hours in line for a good seat. Yes, festival season is nearly upon us, and we could not be more excited.

This morning Cameron Bailey, the artistic director, and Piers Handling, the CEO, of Tiff, made the first announcement as to what films will be playing this year's edition of the festival, which we'll further refer to as #TIFF16. It was a giant announcement, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Tiff 2016. Lineup

26 July 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

A selection of films from the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has been unveiled, with films by Jim Jarmusch, Maren Ade, Tom Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Damien Chazelle, and many more.Opening NIGHTThe Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua)GALASDeepwater HorizonArrival (Denis Villeneuve)Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg)The Headhunter's Calling (Mark Williams)The Journey Is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)Jt + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)Lbj (Rob Reiner)Lion (Garth Davis)Loving (Jeff Nichols)A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona)Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)The Rolling Stones of Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)Snowden (Oliver Stone)Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)A United Kingdom (Amma Astante)Special PRESENTATIONSLa La LandThe Age of Shadows (Kim Jee-woon)All I See Is You (Marc Forster)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)Asura: The City of »

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"Magnificent Seven" To Open Toronto Film Fest

26 July 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Antoine Fuqua's western remake "The Magnificent Seven" will serve as the opening night film of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival which starts in early September. Additionally, the Hailee Steinfeld-led and Kelly Fremon Craig-directed "The Edge of Seventeen" will be the closing night film. Films set to premiere at the fest this year include:

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi drama "Arrival"

Jeff Nichols' interracial drama "Loving"

Peter Berg's oil rig disaster film "Deepwater Horizon"

Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

Christopher Guest's latest mockumentary "Mascots"

Damien Chazelle's Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone-led "La La Land"

Andrea Arnold's Cannes winner "American Honey"

Disney and Mira Nair's "Queen of Katwe" with David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o

Rob Reiner's Presidential film "Lbj" with Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson

Nate Parker's slave rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation"

Werner Herzog's »

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Toronto Film Festival to Open With Denzel Washington’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’

26 July 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival sounded the opening bell of Oscar season on Tuesday, unveiling a list of high profile films that will use the annual gathering to launch their awards campaigns. Major releases that will be looking to make a splash and score with critics include Denis Villeneuve’s alien invasion thriller “Arrival,” Peter Berg’s disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon,” and Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “Lbj.”

The film festival will kick off on Sept. 8 with the world premiere of “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the John Sturges classic that was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” It stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as gunslingers who are enlisted to protect a small town, while marking director Antoine Fuqua’s third time at the festival. He previously screened “Training Day” and “The Equalizer” at Toronto. Sony and MGM will release the film stateside on Sept. »

- Brent Lang

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Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

26 July 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto International Film Festival — aka Tiff — has announced its first round of picks for this year’s festival, including Galas and Special Presentations, along with the festival’s opening night selection, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” and their closing night pick, Kelly Fremon Craig’s feature directorial debut “The Edge of Seventeen.” Filled with early awards contenders, returning filmmakers and favorites from other festivals from around the globe, it’s a meaty selection of offerings that firmly announces the imminent arrival of the cinematic bonanza otherwise known as the fall festival season.

There are plenty of familiar faces here, including Denis Villeneuve, who will be bringing his “Arrival” to the same festival that has also screened his “Sicario” and “Prisoners” in previous years. The year after debuting his “Being Charlie” at Tiff, director Rob Reiner will return with his Woody Harrelson-starring biopic “Lbj.” Lone Scherfig, who has »

- Kate Erbland

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San Sebastian: ‘Ciel,’ ‘One Hundred and Fifty,’ ‘Porto’ Will Compete at New Directors

26 July 2016 7:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Monsaert’s “Le Ciel Flamand,” Yu Liu’s “One Hundred and Fifty Years of Life” and Gabe Klinger’s “Porto,” featuring one of the last performances by Anton Yelchin, will contend in San Sebastian’s New Directors competition, whose 2016 lineup was announced Tuesday.

Also featuring, Federico Godfrid’s “Pinamar” and Jean-Gabriel Periot’s “Summer Lights” which complete the list of five second features at New Directors edition, following their director’ prizewinning debut at international festivals.

Framing films from Germany, Argentina, Belgium, China, France, Greece, Israel, Moldavia, Portugal, South Korea, Spain and the U.S., this year’s New Directors competition addresses themes such as women relationships, family feuds and coming-of-age.

With 2012’s “Offline,” a drama about second chances in life, Belgium’s Monsaert won a best film award at the Amiens Festival and a Jury Special Prize in Festroia, among other plaudits.  In his new film, “Le Ciel Flamand, »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Anton Yelchin-starrer 'Porto' set for San Sebastian fest

26 July 2016 6:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

One of the final performances from the late star to be seen as part of San Sebastian’s New Directors line-up.

San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 16-24) has unveiled the 14 filmmakers set to compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors award, which comes with a prize of €50,000.

The strand, made up of first or second films from international filmmakers, includes Gabe Klinger’s Porto, which features one of the final performances of Anton Yelchin, who died last month.

The film, which stars Yelchin and Lucie Lucas as a young man and woman who have a romantic encounter, also features the voice of late director Chantal Akerman and is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.

Porto marks Klinger’s narrative feature debut, having previously directed the Venice-award-winning documentary Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater.

Other titles in the strand hail from across Europe, South America and Asia.

New Directors Line-Up

Synopses provided by the festival:

Anishoara

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Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson’ Gets Awards-Friendly Release Date From Amazon And Bleecker Street

25 July 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes premiere “Paterson” will hit the big screen just in time for this year’s awards season, thanks to Amazon and Bleecker Street. Variety reports that the Adam Driver-starring film will get a platform release at the end of the year, debuting on December 28 — just in time to make the awards-qualifying cut-off — and will expand its theatrical release in subsequent weeks.

The film, about a New Jersey bus driver going about his daily routine, was hailed at Cannes, where it premiered in May. Our own Eric Kohn wrote in his Cannes review that it’s Jarmusch’s most personal film yet, good enough for the film to earn an A rating.

Read More: Cannes Review: Adam Driver Stars in Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson,’ His Most Intimate Film

Although the film doesn’t offer much in the way of plot, Kohn found much to be admired in its style and tone, »

- Kate Erbland

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Adam Driver’s ‘Paterson’ Gets Awards-Season Release Date (Exclusive)

25 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” will hit theaters at the end of 2016, Variety has learned.

Amazon Studios is backing the indie drama and is partnering with Bleecker Street on the film’s release. The movie will get a platform release, expanding its theatrical footprint gradually. It will debut on Dec. 28, which allows it to qualify for awards. That’s a busy time of year, one that will also see the launches of Oscar contenders such as “Toni Erdmann,” an acclaimed German comedy, and “Patriot’s Day,” a drama about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Paterson” centers on a bus driver (Adam Driver of “Girls” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), following him on his daily routine, as he ferries passengers around the city of Paterson, N.J. All the while, the driver, who is also named Paterson, channels his observations into poetry, scratching out his writing in a notebook that he carries. »

- Brent Lang

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Love Streams,’ ‘Tanner ’88,’ ‘Medium Cool’ & More

22 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The “Cassavetes/Rowlands” series ends on a real high note.

This Saturday, Dead Man plays with Jim Jarmusch and Chris Eyre in-person. It also screens on Sunday as part of “Native to America,” a series that brings the latter’s Smoke Signals on the same day.

Lucio Fulci‘s A Cat in the Brain screens on Saturday. »

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Dogwoof takes Iggy Pop doc for UK

22 July 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK distributor has struck a deal with Amazon for Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes title.

Dogwoof has picked up UK rights (except SVoD) to Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger, his documentary about punk band The Stooges and iconic frontman Iggy Pop.

Comprised of archive footage and interviews, the film chronicles the influential group from its origins in the countercultural revolution through its evolution into one of the defining bands of the punk era.

The film premiered at Cannes this year – alongside Jarmusch’s competition entry Paterson – as a midnight screener, and was one of five titles acquired by Amazon Studios to play at the festival.

Dogwoof secured UK rights from Amazon, who had acquired the territory as part of its Us deal, but the online giant will retain UK Svod rights for its Amazon Prime Video service.

Previous deals have been closed for France (Le Pacte) along with Australia (Transmission), Japan (King Records), Germany (Studiocanal), Hong Kong (Edko »

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Cleveland According to Movies and Television

19 July 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Our perception of the Forest City having only seen it on screen.

All this week, Cleveland, Ohio, is being overrun with politicians, their supporters, and protestors of their platforms as the Republican National Convention is being held at the Quicken Loans Arena through Thursday. To help get a better sense of this “Cleve-Land,” as Howard the Duck calls it, we’re looking to entertainment, specifically movies and television, for what it can tell us about this city. If there’s anything we miss or misunderstand, blame Hollywood.

Cleveland Rocks

It’s the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s not surprising that, to an outsider, Cleveland primarily looks like a city where music reigns. You could make a nice concert with all the fictional bands based there, including Cherry Bomb from Howard the Duck, The Barbusters from Light of Day, the »

- Christopher Campbell

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Ava DuVernay Original Prison Documentary Set To Open The 54th New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work to open the festival, and will debut on Netflix and open in a limited theatrical run on October 7.

Chronicling the history of racial inequality in the United States, The 13th examines how our country has produced the highest rate of incarceration in the world, with the majority of those imprisoned being African-American. The title of DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States . . . ” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass incarceration and »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘The 13th’ Will Open the 2016 New York Film Festival

19 July 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If the languid summer tentpole season has you down, fear not, as the promising fall slate is around the corner and today brings the first news of what we’ll see at the 2016 New York Film Festival. For the first time ever, a non-fiction film will open The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s festival: Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th. Her timely follow-up to Selma chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States and will arrive on Netflix and in limited theaters shortly after its premiere at Nyff, on October 7.

“It is a true honor for me and my collaborators to premiere The 13th as the opening night selection of the New York Film Festival,” Ava DuVernay says. “This film was made as an answer to my own questions about how and why we have become the most incarcerated nation in the world, how and why we regard »

- Jordan Raup

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San Sebastian's Zabaltegi competition includes Tavernier, Davies, Jarmusch

14 July 2016 3:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Spanish festival reveals titles of the first competitive edition of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section that will award a $22,200 (€20,000) prize.

Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary A Journey Through French Cinema, seen at Cannes Classics, will be the opening film of the Zabaltegui-Tabakalera section of the festival, which includes diverse titles that have premiered at other festivals. San Sebastian notes that the section is “open to the most varied and surprising movies of the year.”

The French director has been a San Sebastian regular since 1982, when Coup de Torchon was screened in the Official Selection, and he later was honoured with a retrospective of his films. Two of his titles — It All Starts Today (1999) and Holy Lola (2005) — have landed the audience award. Tavernier was also at the Spanish festival in 2013 where Quai D’Orsay won the best screenplay award.

It’s the first time that the Zabaltegui-Tabakalera section is competitive, with a prize of $22,200 (€20,000) for the winning film. The rest of »

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Italy’s I Wonder scores doc haul including Gibney, Herzog titles

12 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Italian distributor buys docs including Zero Days and Lo And Behold and a number of narrative dramas.

Italian distributor I Wonder Pictures has struck deals for a number of documentaries, confirming its place as a key player in the doc market.

Andrea Romeo, I Wonder managing director, has picked up a number of films that screened at the recent Italian Biografilm festival, of which he is also the artistic director.

Acquisitions include Alex Gibney’s Zero Days, Werner Herzog’s Lo And Behold and Morgan Neville’s Music Of Strangers about cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

Also picked up were the Paula Vaccaro and Jim Jarmusch-produced celebration of Howard Bookner, Uncle Howard; refugee story Those Who Jump; doc thriller The Lovers And The Despot; and Ester Gould’s Strike A Pose, the what-happened-next chronicle about the dancers of Madonna’s 1990 music tour.

I Wonder, which has previously released documentaries Citizenfour, The Look Of Silence and [link »

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