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18th Woodstock Film Festival Celebrates Bill Pullman, ‘Infinity Baby’

12 hours ago | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2017 Woodstock Film Festival concluded Oct. 15 with awards for actor Bill Pullman and Bob Byington’s dark comedy feature “Infinity Baby.” Stylized by its founders as “fiercely independent,” the fest celebrated its 18th annual iteration in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale, and Saugerties, New York. Running Oct. 11–15, the event screened dozens of new titles, including Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios), Ruben Östlund’s Cannes champion “The Square,” and “Infinity Baby,” the Best Narrative Feature award winner starring Kieran Culkin, Megan Mullally, and Nick Offerman that premiered earlier this year at SXSW. The Woodstock Film Festival has in years past screened such Oscar-nominated projects as “Far From Heaven,” “The Imitation Game,” “Up in the Air,” and last year’s “Loving.” The Maverick Awards Ceremony Oct. 14, which included a tribute to the late director Jonathan Demme, honored legendary producer and manager Shep Gordon with the Trailblazer Award in recognition of his groundbreaking career. »

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October Horrors 2017 Day 6 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

6 October 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Silence of the Lambs, 1991.

Directed by Jonathan Demme.

Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, and Ted Levine.

Synopsis:

A serial killer dubbed “Buffalo Bill” is kidnapping and murdering women, with the authorities struggling to apprehend him. To help the hunt for the elusive killer, young FBI recruit Clarice Starling seeks the help of cannibalistic murderer and gifted psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter to help build a psychological profile of “Buffalo Bill” in the hope that it will lead to his capture.

In last year’s edition of October Horrors, I spotlighted Michael Mann’s brilliant, but underrated 1986 horror thriller Manhunter, the first film to feature the character of the cannibalistic serial killer and psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, played in that film by Brian Cox.

I still maintain that Manhunter is the best of all the films to feature Hannibal Lecter and advise everyone to watch it if you haven’t already. »

- Graeme Robertson

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‘That Thing You Do!’ Twenty-One Years Later: The Gay Subplot That Never Made it Into Theaters

4 October 2017 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They just don’t make ’em like they used to. When “That Thing You Do!” waltzed into our hearts twenty-one years ago today, it heralded the arrival of Tom Hanks — screenwriter and director. A commercial and critical success, “That Thing You Do!” is the kind of low-budget runaway hit that major Hollywood studios just don’t make anymore. An addictively fun tale of one adorable boy band’s rise to fame, decorated with stylish 1960s period panache, the movie starred Hanks as the band’s kind-hearted manager, Mr. White. What many people don’t know, however, is that Mr. White originally had a hunky boyfriend (hilariously played by former NFL player Howie Long).

In a deleted scene included in the director’s cut, Mr. White finds lead singer Guy (“La La Land” star Tom Everett Scott) stumbling drunkenly out of the convertible of an alluring waitress (played by Hanks’ wife, »

- Jude Dry

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Looking Back on the Use of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” in ‘Silence of the Lambs’

3 October 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

“After all it was a great big world… With lots of places to run to.” Release in 1991, Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs is unquestionably one of the most important horror films ever made. The movie swept the Academy Awards in 1992, winning five Oscars for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best […] »

- John Squires

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ Gets Warm New York Film Fest Welcome

29 September 2017 5:04 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Standing onstage at Alice Tully Hall, director Richard Linklater dedicated the world premiere screening of his film, Last Flag Flying to Jonathan Demme, the widely admired Oscar winner who died earlier this year. The tribute fit the opening night of the New York Film Festival, as Last Flag resonated with a modulated mix of humanity, humor and regret, anchored by well-crafted performances from co-leads Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne. The opening-night… »

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Richard Linklater Dedicates 'Last Flag Flying' Premiere to Jonathan Demme

28 September 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Richard Linklater spontaneously dedicated Thursday’s world premiere of Last Flag Flying to the late director Jonathan Demme.

Linklater made the announcement while introducing the screening at the New York Film Festival, where it served as the opening-night film. He took the stage after festival director Kent Jones, who briefly paid tribute to Demme, Harry Dean Stanton, John Ashbery and Hugh Hefner (and called Donald Trump a “sexist,” “misogynist” and “racist”).

“I remember meeting him a long time ago for the first time, he became a friend,” said Linklater of Demme, who died in April. “I want »

- Ashley Lee

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Haim’s ‘Valentine’ Short Film is 14 Minutes of 35mm Heaven — Watch

25 September 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paul Thomas Anderson and Haim’s 35mm short “Valentine” toured select cinemas earlier this year in anticipation of the band’s second studio album, “Something to Tell You,” but now the 14-minute film has finally debuted online for all to stream. The clip is made up of three intimately shot music videos featuring Haim behind the scenes in the recording studio, with the first third of the video having already been released as the “Right Now” clip over the summer.

Read More:Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Short Film ‘Valentine’ Is an Exquisite Rock Opera

The short is named after Valentine Recording Studios in Los Angeles where Haim made the album, following in the footsteps of artists like The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa and Quincy Jones. As IndieWire’s review of the short explains, “The movie has a distinct documentary feel, capturing things like the sounds of Este Haim’s »

- Zack Sharf

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Rob Zombie to host 13 Nights of Halloween

13 September 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

MoreHorror.com

Hdnet Movies has announced the complete line-up for "Rob Zombie's 13 Nights of Halloween," hosted by the horror icon himself, kicking off Thursday, Oct. 19 with his hit film "The Devil's Rejects" at 9pE.

Other films featured during the holiday stunt, which culminates in a 24-hour marathon on Halloween, include Wes Craven's "The Last House on the Left," Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs," Steve McQueen in the original 1958 "The Blob" and more.

The full schedule and official details can be found below.

From The Press Release

“The Great American Nightmare” comes to Hdnet Movies this October, as the network unleashes Rob Zombie’s 13 Nights Of Halloween—airing every night at 9pE from Thursday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 31. The Halloween event puts the spotlight on 13 films hosted by heavy metal mastermind and acclaimed horror icon Rob Zombie. The event kicks off with Zombie’s celebrated sophomore opus The Devil’S Rejects, »

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It’s Back: Orion Pictures Returns, and Just in Time for Toronto

6 September 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has slowly worked its way out of a financial morass, and now chairman/CEO Gary Barber has revived its venerable Orion Pictures label as a full-service distribution company with marketing executive John Hegeman as president. Positioned right before the Toronto acquisitions market, Orion has announced its first release with Michael Sucsy’s young adult romance, “Every Day” (February 2, 2018), starring Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, and Debby Ryan.

Founded in 1978 by the United Artists management troika of Arthur Krim, Eric Pleskow, and Robert Benjamin (partnering with Warner Bros.), Orion Pictures produced and released films and television until 1999. In its prime, Orion was home to four Best Picture Oscar winners: Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” (1984), Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” (1986), Kevin Costner’s “Dances with Wolves” (1990), and Jonathan Demme’s “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). Also landing Best Picture nominations were Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and Alan Parker’s “Mississippi Burning »

- Anne Thompson

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It’s Back: Orion Pictures Returns, and Just in Time for Toronto

6 September 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has slowly worked its way out of a financial morass, and now chairman/CEO Gary Barber has revived its venerable Orion Pictures label as a full-service distribution company with marketing executive John Hegeman as president. Positioned right before the Toronto acquisitions market, Orion has announced its first release with Michael Sucsy’s young adult romance, “Every Day” (February 2, 2018), starring Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, and Debby Ryan.

Founded in 1978 by the United Artists management troika of Arthur Krim, Eric Pleskow, and Robert Benjamin (partnering with Warner Bros.), Orion Pictures produced and released films and television until 1999. In its prime, Orion was home to four Best Picture Oscar winners: Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” (1984), Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” (1986), Kevin Costner’s “Dances with Wolves” (1990), and Jonathan Demme’s “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). Also landing Best Picture nominations were Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and Alan Parker’s “Mississippi Burning »

- Anne Thompson

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From Gravity to Transparent: the best of film and TV streaming in Australia in September

2 September 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Denzel Washington gets brainwashed, Kristen Stewart struggles with grief and Naomi Watts leads a double life – all on your streaming services this month

Film: The Manchurian Candidate (Us, 2004) by Jonathan Demme – out now

Related: Growing Up Gracefully: sharp, surreal satire on womanhood that Australia needs

Related: Get Krack!n: how The Katering Show’s comedic duo are skewering morning TV

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- Lauren Carroll Harris

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Paul Thomas Anderson Behind the Scenes: Here’s the Director on Set, From ‘Boogie Nights’ to ‘Inherent Vice’

28 August 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

See the auteur work with Daniel Day-LewisJoaquin Phoenix, and more.

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- William Earl

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Philip K. Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston’s Sci-Fi Series Could Be the Next ‘Black Mirror’ — Watch

21 August 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Philip K. Dick was one of the first science fiction authors to see beyond the genre’s pulp roots and weave philosophical, political, and social questions into his alternate realities. For that reason, Dick’s writing has remained highly influential, even as themes he discussed years ago seem to become increasingly more relevant today. As prolific as he was daring, Dick left behind a seemingly endless supply of stories for many more screen adaptations beyond “The Man in the High Castle,” such as “Electric Dreams,” which recently released a promising new trailer.

Read More:Bryan Cranston Enters Oscar Race with New York Film Festival Opener ‘Last Flag Flying

Titled “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” the anthology series based on Dick’s work is executive produced by Bryan Cranston, with writers and producers Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Michael Dinner (“Justified”). It will first air on Australian streaming site »

- Jude Dry

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Philip K. Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston’s Sci-Fi Series Could Be the Next ‘Black Mirror’ — Watch

21 August 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Philip K. Dick was one of the first science fiction authors to see beyond the genre’s pulp roots and weave philosophical, political, and social questions into his alternate realities. For that reason, Dick’s writing has remained highly influential, even as themes he discussed years ago seem to become increasingly more relevant today. As prolific as he was daring, Dick left behind a seemingly endless supply of stories for many more screen adaptations beyond “The Man in the High Castle,” such as “Electric Dreams,” which recently released a promising new trailer.

Read More:Bryan Cranston Enters Oscar Race with New York Film Festival Opener ‘Last Flag Flying

Titled “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams,” the anthology series based on Dick’s work is executive produced by Bryan Cranston, with writers and producers Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Michael Dinner (“Justified”). It will first air on Australian streaming site »

- Jude Dry

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Scott Glenn on 'The Defenders' and Why 'Silence of the Lambs' Is a Coming-of-Age Movie

18 August 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There is a certain relish to the way Scott Glenn describes a knife. His voice – a sort of Midwestern drawl that has a touch of Pittsburgh flint and a lot of Ketchum, Idaho, where he's called home for decades, in it – stays slow and steady as he talks about some of the various weapons he's been using in his martial-arts training lately. You can tell from the gleam in his eye, however, that the actor is getting a serious kick out detailing his recent discoveries in self-defense cutlery.

"There's this one called a karambit, »

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New to Streaming: ‘Something Wild,’ ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ ‘Lemon,’ and More

18 August 2017 4:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

All These Sleepless Nights (Michal Marczak)

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction like few films before it, Michal Marczak‘s All These Sleepless Nights is a music-filled ode to the ever-shifting bliss and angst of youth set mostly in the wee hours of the day in Warsaw, Poland. Marczak himself, who also plays cinematographer, is wary to delineate the line between narrative and nonfiction, and part of the »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Hannibal’ Season 4 Talks Are Starting Two Years After the Finale, Just as Bryan Fuller Promised

14 August 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Call Bryan Fuller whatever you want, but just don’t call him a liar. The “American Gods” creator has been saying for well over a year now that talks of a potential “Hannibal” Season 4 would only begin two years after the Season 3 finale aired. August 2017 marks two years since the last episode, “The Wrath of the Lamb”, and guess what? It appears that Season 4 talks have officially begun as promised.

Read More:‘Hannibal’ Season 4: Bryan Fuller Says Christopher Nolan Holds the Key to the Series’ Future

Fuller first teased that talks were beginning in a tweet last week. Although he issued a warning that “this takes time,” Fuller also announced that “Hannibal” producer Martha De Laurentiis was jump starting the conversation about continuing the acclaimed serial killer drama.

Conversations couldn’t start until 2 years after the final airing of season 3. @neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.

Bryan Fuller »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Melvin and Howard’ and the Good Samaritan Nature of Jonathan Demme

13 August 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat) is a gambler of sorts, but that is intrinsic to the life of a lower-middle class American. He lives in a trailer, has an estranged wife (Mary Steenburgen, in an Oscar-winning performance), and drives a beaten-up truck whose paint job can only be described as “dirt on rust.” He’s the living epitome of a country music song where a man works 9 to 5 every day only to come home and scratch off lottery tickets in the dream of living in a more prosperous genre of music. Melvin is a bit of a singer as well, and prides himself on his Christmas jingle that he’s sure is going to be a hit someday, cutely titled “Santa’s Souped-up Sleigh.” Melvin debuts the song to a haggard crypt-keeper of a man (Jason Robards) he picked up off the road. Melvin infectiously sings the song, insisting that »

- The Film Stage

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and the Intuitive Feminism of Jonathan Demme

11 August 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Jodie Foster once remarked, “My favorite female director is Jonathan Demme,” which was her way of saying that Jonathan Demme understood women. Her statement runs parallel to the fact that most of Demme’s best films are about women, including The Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married, and Beloved, among others. Demme’s movies gave women the space to be complicated, daring, unlikable, and vulnerable in equal measure. His filmmaking understood the gendered dynamics at hand due to his creative process opening itself to everyone involved in the making of the film. Demme isn’t so much a controlling auteur as much as he is a guiding hand for the narratives that are born out of a collaborative process. His films have certain hallmarks such as musical, rhythmic editing and an expansiveness that bends beyond the central narrative and — to paraphrase an idea from Pauline Kael — into characters who »

- The Film Stage

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ on 70mm, ‘On the Silver Globe,’ Double Features & More

10 August 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City 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.

Museum of the Moving Image

Lawrence of Arabia and Patton have 70mm engagements.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

“’77” continues with films by Lynch, Zulawski, Cassavetes and more.

Metrograph

A queer utopia comes to Manhattan with On Fire Island, Joshua Encinias reports:

On Fire Island is programmed by Michael Lieberman, head of publicity at Metrograph, and »

- Nick Newman

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