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Bleecker Street Announces Release Dates, Including ‘Colette,’ ‘Papillon,’ ‘On Chesil Beach’

Bleecker Street Announces Release Dates, Including ‘Colette,’ ‘Papillon,’ ‘On Chesil Beach’
Bleecker Street has announced 2018 release dates for several of its upcoming films, including “On Chesil Beach,” “Colette,” and “Papillon.”

Colette,” which had its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, bows on Sept. 21. The film, starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, follows a woman ghostwriting successful novels for her husband while he takes credit for her work.

On Chesil Beach,” which centers on a young couple from drastically different backgrounds marrying in the summer of 1962, premieres on May 18. Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West round out the cast.

Another Sundance acquisition, “Leave No Trace,” will open in limited release on June 29. Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie star as a father-daughter duo living off the grid until they are put into social services.

Papillon,” which the studio acquired at the Toronto International Film Festival, hits theaters on Aug. 24. The film follows Charlie Hunnam as a prisoner escaping with the help of a convicted
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Bleecker Street dates 'Colette', 'Leave No Trace'

Bleecker Street dates 'Colette', 'Leave No Trace'
Bleecker Street has announced a cluster of 2018 release dates including Sundance hits Colette starring Keira Knightley, and Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace.

Bleecker Street has announced a cluster of 2018 release dates including Sundance hits Colette starring Keira Knightley, and Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace.

Bleecker Street and 30West acquired Colette shortly after its world premiere in Sundance last month and the period drama about the pioneering Parisian writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette gets a prime awards season slot in limited release on September 21. Wash Westmoreland he co-wrote with his late partner Richard Glatzer, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s follow-up to Jennifer Lawrence breakout Winter’s Bone, will open in limited release on June 29 and stars Ben Foster and newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie as a father and daughter living off the grid who set out to return to their idyllic life after they are placed into social services. Bleecker Street pounced
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CBS Films acquires 'Strange But True' starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear (exclusive)

Bankside handles international sales in Berlin.

CBS Films has acquired Us rights to the Automatik and First Generation Films mystery-thriller Strange But True starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley. Bankside is handing international sales at the Efm.

Rowan Athale directed from Eric Garcia’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by John Searles about a couple who receive a visit from a pregnant woman claiming their son who died five years ago on Prom Night is the father of her child.

Rounding out the key cast are Brian Cox, Blythe Danner, Mena Massoud, and Connor Jessup.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik produced with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films.

Deepak Nayer and Laure Vaysee of Motion Picture Capital, Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films, Compton Ross and Phil Hunt of Head Gear Films, and John Penotti, Ross Katz, Tim Williams and Brian Kornreich served as executive producers. Motion Picture Capital
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CBS Films acquires 'Strange But True' (exclusive)

Bankside handles international sales in Berlin.

CBS Films has acquired Us rights to the Automatik and First Generation Films mystery-thriller Strange But True starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley.

Rowan Athale directed from Eric Garcia’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by John Searles. Bankside is handing international sales at the Efm in Berlin.

Strange But True follows a couple who receive a visit from a pregnant woman claiming their son who died five years ago on Prom Night is the father of her child.

Rounding out the key cast are Brian Cox, Blythe Danner, Mena Massoud, and Connor Jessup.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik produced with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films.

Deepak Nayer and Laure Vaysee of Motion Picture Capital, Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films, Compton Ross and Phil Hunt of Head Gear Films, and John Penotti, Ross Katz, Tim Williams and [link=nm
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These Celebs' Families Got Brutally Honest About Their Significant Others

These Celebs' Families Got Brutally Honest About Their Significant Others
As we all know too well, family members always have opinions to share when it comes to your new romantic interests.

The same goes for these celebrity parents, siblings and kids, who revealed their true thoughts about their loved ones’ partners — for better or worse.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother on Brad Falchuk

The Goop founder’s fiancé has gotten Blythe Danner’s (Paltrow’s mom!) stamp of approval. “I adore him,” Danner told People following confirmation of the actress and Falchuk’s engagement news. “Great fellow. Very grounded. Very adoring of my daughter. I’m sold when you see that!
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Blythe Danner Gushes Over Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fiancé Brad Falchuk: 'I Adore Him'

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Blythe Danner Gushes Over Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fiancé Brad Falchuk: 'I Adore Him'
Gwyneth Paltrow’s fiancé Brad Falchuk has gotten the stamp of approval from one very important person in the Goop founder’s life: her mother.

At the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Monday, Paltrow’s mother Blythe Danner gushed about the writer-producer — who is known for co-creating shows alongside Ryan Murphy like Glee, American Horror Story, and Scream Queens.

“I adore him,” Danner told People at the event, which was held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. “Great fellow. Very grounded. Very adoring of my daughter. I’m sold when you see that!”

Paltrow and
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 3)

1950: Charita Bauer debuted as Guiding Light's new Bert.

1977: Ryan's Hope's Delia told Pat she was pregnant with his baby.

1986: Days of our Lives' Bo confessed to treason.

1987: Santa Barbara's Richard left a bomb with Cruz."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1950: Charita Bauer assumed the role of Bert Bauer on The
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‘Science Fair’ Wins Inaugural Sundance Festival Favorite Award

‘Science Fair’ Wins Inaugural Sundance Festival Favorite Award
“Science Fair has won the inaugural festival favorite award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, selected by audience votes from the 123 feature films screened.

The festival favorite award is the 29th and final recognition bestowed on this year’s feature lineup. The others were announced at a Jan. 27 ceremony in Park City, Utah.

“Science Fair​,” which had its world premiere at the 2018 festival, follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair. As they face off against 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries, only one will be named best in fair.

The film was directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, and produced by Costantini, Foster, Jeffrey Plunkett, and Fusion.

John Cooper​, director of the festival, said, “Audiences responded to the hope in this film, and how it thoughtfully depicted a rising generation of innovators
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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Almost Famous’

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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘Almost Famous’
The 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” has now placed its star Frances McDormand back on the in-demand list for actresses over a certain age. Long before this comeback, McDormand won the 1996 Best Actress award for her role in “Fargo” and also had supporting nominations for “Mississippi Burning” (1988), “Almost Famous” (2000), and “North Country” (2005). A second Academy Award could be hers on March 4, especially since she has already won at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice and more.

McDormand is also part of an elite group of actors who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting.” That distinction is given to actors who have won all three of the major acting awards given: the Oscar, Emmy and Tony. McDormand won her Emmy for the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015. She was also nominated for another Emmy for her supporting role in the TV movie “Hidden in America” in 1997.

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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Frances McDormand movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
The 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” placed its star Frances McDormand back on the in-demand list for actresses over a certain age. Long before this comeback, McDormand won the 1996 Best Actress award for her role in “Fargo” and also had supporting nominations for “Mississippi Burning” (1988), “Almost Famous” (2000), and “North Country” (2005).

McDormand is also part of an elite group of actors who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting.” That distinction is given to actors who have won all three of the major acting awards given: the Oscar, Emmy and Tony. McDormand won her Emmy for the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015. She was also nominated for another Emmy for her supporting role in the TV movie “Hidden in America” in 1997.

Her Tony award came for her work on Broadway in the play “Good People” in 2011 for Best Actress in a Play. She had previous been nominated in that same
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Sundance Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ Offers Something Warm, Comfortable, and Familiar

Hearts Beat Loud, directed by Sundance mainstay Brett Haley, is a film made of optimism. Starring the immensely likable Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, it tells the story of a father and daughter who bond during the summer before she leaves for college by starting a band together. Set and shot in Red Hook, Brooklyn, this film is often slight but always welcoming. The two leads have a pleasant chemistry that elevates each exchange and build out a meaningful–and meaningfully deep–relationship that’s easy to engage with and root for.

Frank (Offerman) is a single dad closing his record store, much to the dismay of his landlady Leslie (Toni Collette), who has got more than a passing interest in her tenant. Desperate to keep his daughter Sam (Clemons) close before she leaves, Frank eggs her on to play some music with him. After they record a song, put
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“Everything Was Challenging Where Money Was Involved”: Dp Roberto Schaefer on What They Had

Versatile cinematographer Roberto Schaefer has worked on films of all sizes: from Quantum of Solace to The Paperboy, Geostorm to Waiting for Guffman. His newest project is a low-budget indie from first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko. The film assembles a formidable cast – Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Robert Forster – to tell a family drama set in the Chicago suburbs. The film premieres with five screenings at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Schaefer speaks below about the time and money crunch inherent in making a small, character-driven drama today. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind up being the cinematographer of your […]
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’
“We’re not a band,” groans freshman medical student Sam (Kiersey Clemons) to her dad Frank (Nick Offerman) in Brett Haley’s “Hearts Beat Loud,” a friendly musical about an aging Red Hook hipster who needs to let go of his daughter, and his dreams of pop stardom. But Frank’s not giving up either one, at least not until Sam leaves Brooklyn for California at the summer’s end, though the flinty widower is considering abandoning everything else: the record store he’s owned for 17 years, his shoplifting mother (Blythe Danner) who must be put in a home, and the dignity that’s kept him from asking his landlady Leslie (Toni Collette) out on a date. Haley (“The Hero,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams”), and co-writer Marc Basch’s good-hearted goodbye to late-’90s alterna-culture is as pleasant and fleeting as sorbet on a hot day — or the feeling of being young and cool
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Gunpowder & Sky Acquires North American Rights to Nick Offerman’s ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

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Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the North American rights to “Hearts Beat Loud” at the Sundance Film Festival, the global content studio announced on Wednesday. Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons star as a father and daughter who live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who become a songwriting duo the summer before she heads off to college. Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette also star. Brett Haley wrote and directed the film. March Basch also served as a co-writer. Keegan DeWitt wrote original songs for the film. Also Read: 'Hearts Beat Loud' International Rights Acquired by Sony Houston King, Sam Bisbee and...
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Gunpowder & Sky Nabs Brett Haley’s Sundance Closer ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the North American rights to Sundance veteran Brett Haley's Hearts Beat Loud, an ode to the bonding powers of music starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons as a father and daughter living in Brooklyn who become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college. Gunpowder & Sky announced the acquisition today. The cast also includes Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette. Keegan DeWitt wrote four…
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Sundance: Gunpowder & Sky Nabs ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

Sundance: Gunpowder & Sky Nabs ‘Hearts Beat Loud’
Gunpowder & Sky has picked up North American rights to “Hearts Beat Loud,” a dramedy with “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman, before its Sundance Film Festival debut.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has already purchased foreign rights to the picture. It premieres as the festival’s closing night film.

Hearts Beat Loud” follows Offerman as a Brooklyn record store owner, who is forced to close his shop, and cooks up an idea to form a band with his college-bound daughter (Kiersey Clemons). The cast includes Ted Danson, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette. But perhaps the biggest draw for buyers is Brett Haley, who has become the rare indie filmmaker who can combine strong critical notices with commercial success. His two previous Sundance entries, “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “The Hero,” went on to achieve solid box office results.

Gunpowder & Sky is a digital content studio launched in 2016 by Van Toffler, the former
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Sundance Film Review: ‘What They Had’

Sundance Film Review: ‘What They Had’
Though its causes remain shrouded in mystery, Alzheimer’s Disease is unmistakably on the rise, and will become an ever-growing public issue as senior populations and longevity itself each continue to expand. We’re still at an early stage in terms of its dramatization, however — apart from “Away From Her” and “Still Alice,” there haven’t been that many notable screen depictions of Alzheimer’s, or of progressive dementia in general.

Actor-playwright Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature “What They Had” is a particularly welcome addition to that so-far slim canon, since it finds ways to bring considerable humor to a grim subject, without trivializing it. This satisfying drama provides excellent roles for a fine cast, particularly Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank and Robert Forster. Highlighting the awards-worthiness of those turns will probably beat the best path to commercial success, particularly in theatrical release.

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‘Halfway There’ Trailer Bows, Showcasing Matthew Lillard, Blythe Danner Dysfunction

The first clip from Matthew Lillard and Blythe Danner’s new pilot Halfway There is out, showcasing the dysfunctional family life at the program’s core. The pilot will premiere at Sundance on Tuesday as part of the festival’s Indie Episodic section. The series stars Lillard as a recovering addict trying to create a sober living community. But when his past love and family drama come to haunt him it throws everything in disarray. The TV series also stars Danner as Lillard's…
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Behind the Scenes at Sundance: a Star-Filled Women's Rally, Fun Sightings and More

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Behind the Scenes at Sundance: a Star-Filled Women's Rally, Fun Sightings and More
Another year, another fun-filled 10 days are happening at the Sundance Film Festival in snowy Park City, Utah — and People is there to capture all the behind-the-scenes action.

Celebrities like Dakota Fanning, Jane Fonda, Nicholas Cage and more are braving the frigid weather and flocking to the small town this weekend to interact with their biggest fans and hit up some of the festival’s hottest parties.

Thursday, Jan. 18

2:35 p.m.: Blythe Danner arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is greeted by a swarm of photographers and fans asking for autographs. “Why do I deserve all this attention?
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Blythe Danner Responds to Criticism That Gwyneth Paltrow Spoke About Harvey Weinstein Too Late (Video)

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Blythe Danner Responds to Criticism That Gwyneth Paltrow Spoke About Harvey Weinstein Too Late (Video)
Actress Blythe Danner opened up about her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow’s role in the #MeToo movement — specifically criticism that the Oscar winner waited too long to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Speaking with TheWrap at Acura Studios during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Danner discussed a blunt op-ed she wrote for the New York Times in response to a piece by Maureen Dowd. The columnist asserted that Paltrow ignored Weinstein’s behavior to become the “queen of Miramax,” referencing her 1999 Best Actress Academy Award for Weinstein’s film “Shakespeare in Love.” Danner balked at the notion. Also Read: Jane Fonda, Tessa...
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