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‘Me and Earl’ Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon on Taking Cues From Hollywood’s Greats

27 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Many a filmmaker shows up at the Sundance Film Festival dreaming of becoming the next Martin Scorsese. But only Alfonso Gomez-Rejon can claim to have crashed on the legendary director’s sofa, retyped his script pages and learned at his side.

Unsurprisingly, the “Taxi Driver” auteur is everywhere in Gomez-Rejon’s Sundance grand jury prize-winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release June 12. Greg Gaines, the movie’s cinephile protagonist, has a “Mean Streets” poster tacked to his bedroom wall, a first-edition copy of “Scorsese on Scorsese” on his desk, and a photo of the filmmaker’s longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker as his computer screensaver.

And those are just some of the homages that crop up throughout the second feature by Gomez-Rejon, who learned some of his craft at Scorsese’s elbow, as the director’s production assistant on the Las Vegas shoot of “Casino” in 1995. Now, »

- Scott Foundas

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Hanks and Ryan Take Forever to Realize That Men are from Seattle and Women from Baltimore

24 May 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Sleepless in Seattle': Meg Ryan 'Sleepless in Seattle' review: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in an affair to forget In Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red, the last installment of his "Three Colors" trilogy, the word "magic" is never bandied about. No need to. Magic is just about everywhere in that lyrical tale about love and fate. On the other hand, the word "magic" seems to crop up every other minute in writer-director Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle. Ephron and fellow Oscar-nominated screenwriters Jeff Arch and David S. Ward (plus an uncredited Delia Ephron) were apparently trying to create screen magic through the power of suggestion. If you repeat it often enough... Following in the footsteps of Claude Lelouch's 1974 hit And Now My Love, with added touches borrowed from Leo McCarey's 1957 romance classic An Affair to Remember (itself a remake of McCarey's own 1939 Love Affair), Nora Ephron »

- Andre Soares

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AFI to Fete Angela Lansbury, Lawrence Kasdan With Honorary Degrees

14 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute will confer honorary degrees on actress Angela Lansbury and writer-director-producer Lawrence Kasdan on June 10.

The Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees will be presented at AFI’s commencement ceremonies at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

Previous recipients include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Anne V. Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson, Haskell Wexler and John Williams.

Lansbury began her career at the age of 17, earning her first Academy Award nomination for 1944’s “Gaslight” and her second a year later for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” She earned a third nomination in 1962 for “The Manchurian Candidate.”

Lansbury has appeared in more than 60 features, including “State of the Union,” “The Court Jester,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” “Death on the Nile” and “Nanny McPhee.” She may be best known »

- Dave McNary

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Interview: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon at 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival

12 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It was a helluva festival. The third annual 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) presented films to packed houses, and also featured the stars and the directors from those films. Closing night on May 7th featured “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Winning both the Jury Prize and Audience Favorite Award at the recent Sundance Film Festival, “Me and Earl…” is a stylish fable about a high school Senior named Greg (Thomas Mann), his film making buddy Earl (Ronald Cyler II), and their mutual classmate, a dying girl named Rachel (Olivia Cooke). Directed with confidence and verve by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the film continued its run of praise at the Ccff.

Ccff Closing Night Film, ’Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Photo credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

HollywoodChicago.com interviewed director Gomez-Rejon on Closing Night, and gained insight into his artistic point of view.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Mountain views, part 2 by Anne-Katrin Titze

2 May 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Sworn Virgin director Laura Bispuri with Alba Rohrwacher who triumphs in her complex portrayal.

In part 2 of my conversation with Laura Bispuri, the Tribeca Film Festival Nora Ephron Prize winning director for Sworn Virgin (Vergine Giurata), and her star Alba Rohrwacher, we go looking for the character, Alba compares her roles in Saverio Costanzo's Hungry Hearts and Sworn Virgin, the impact of Lars Eidinger in Esther Williams-inspired synchronised swimming is exposed by producer Marta Donzelli, and putting on war paint has new meaning.

Marta Donzelli on Alba Rohrwacher as Mark with Lars Eidinger: "How he frees those ropes in the water is also very metaphoric..."

In the isolated mountains of Northern Albania, women aren't allowed in the woods alone, can't shoot guns, and always choose second. There is a system in place if a woman wants to live like a man. Unlike the Little Mermaid, she does »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Tribeca Diary: The Big Finish

28 April 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Tribeca Film Festival of 2015 closed the books on Sunday as it always does, with a day full of screenings of the prize-winning films. And, as I noted on Day Three, it bears noting that the festival’s reputation of being for “indies that aren’t really indies” almost never bears out during the awards ceremony. All of the films that played on Sunday will be launching new talent into American arthouses, rather than showing a new dimension for established stars.

The Tribeca jury gives awards to Actor, Actress, Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, New Director for each of narrative and documentary, Director for each of narrative and documentary, a special Nora Ephron prize honoring new female filmmakers, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Narrative feature. The Tribeca Audience Awards cover the best narrative film and best documentary as well. I confess to being completely unable to judge good editing, but I will »

- Mark Young

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These 10 Tribeca Film Festival Movies

27 April 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 2015 Indiewire Tribeca Bible Another film festival, another crop of great movies without a home. Fortunately, by the end of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, at least seven movies finalized major distribution deals. The list includes "Sworn Virgin," the transgender tale that won the festival's Nora Ephron prize, and acclaimed documentary "Crocodile Gennadiy," which sold to The Orchard. Other productive buyers at this year's festival included A24 ("Mojave," "The Adderall Diaries"), Saban Films ("Backtrack") and IFC Midnight ("Stung"). However, there are many other highlights from the 2015 lineup that have yet to announce any kind of life beyond it. Here are some of the best movies from this year's festival that deserve a home. "Applesauce""This is the reason our culture is in the shitter," says writer-director-star Onur Tukel in his very funny New York comedy "Applesauce," and »

- Eric Kohn

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Mountain views, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

26 April 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) director Laura Bispuri with star Alba Rohrwacher Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Laura Bispuri's Sworn Virgin (Vergine Giurata) won this year's Tribeca Film Festival Nora Ephron Prize. Her debut feature stars Alba Rohrwacher in a complex portrayal of life as Hana and Mark with Flonja Kodheli as her sister Lila. On a brisk spring morning in New York, the director and Alba spoke with me about looking for the character, a goat as metaphor, the impact of Lars Eidinger on an Esther Williams inspired synchronised swimming scene, Elvira Dones' novel on which the film is based, traditions and the questioning of gender roles. In the isolated mountains of Northern Albania, the codes ruling the interactions between men and women are strict.

Alba Rohrwacher (Hana): "I didn’t know about these women who became men to be free."

Anne-Katrin Titze: You found a beautiful way for us to enter your film. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Virgin territory by Anne-Katrin Titze

25 April 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Alba Rohrwacher (Hana) Flonja Kodheli (Lila) in Laura Bispuri's Sworn Virgin

The Tribeca Film Festival Nora Ephron Prize winner, Sworn Virgin (Vergine Giurata), directed by Laura Bispuri, co-written with Francesca Manieri, from the novel by Elvira Dones, stars Alba Rohrwacher with Flonja Kodheli as her sister Lila, Ilire Vinca Cela as their mother, and Lars Eidinger as pool guardian.

In the isolated mountains of Northern Albania, the codes are strict ruling the interactions between men and women. Bispuri's sharply crafted first feature lays out the dictates in images that share and combine the rough beauty of the land with the oppression lying beneath. Women and donkeys carrying sacks of rubble up the flinty mountains. Men go hunting in the woods, drink a fiery alcohol called Raki, and howl collective chants when one of them dies.

Flonja Kodheli: "Lila doesn't seem so happy. At least she isn't married to someone she doesn't love. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs

23 April 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival; King Jack and Transfatty Lives take the audience awards.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T were King Jack, directed by Felix Thompson, in the narrative category, and TransFatty Lives, directed by Patrick O’Brien, in the documentary category .

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tribeca unveils winners; Danish cinema triumphs

23 April 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark, pictured). Winner »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca

23 April 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark, pictured), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca Film Festival

23 April 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark, pictured), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Virgin Mountain,’ ‘Democrats’ Win 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Awards (Full List)

23 April 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Icelandic-Danish film “Virgin Mountain” and Danish documentary “Democrats” scored the top narrative feature and documentary awards, respectively, at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Dagur Kari’s “Virgin Mountain” (pictured above) — about a socially awkward, physically imposing man who strikes up a relationship with a woman when he’s pushed to join a dance class — took the juried prize for best narrative feature as well as the actor award (for lead Gunnar Jonsson) and the screenplay honor (for Kari). Another Danish film, Jeppe Ronde’s drama “Bridgend,” also did well in the narrative categories, nabbing honors for actress (Hannah Murray), cinematography (Magnus Jonck) and editing (Oliver Bugge Coutte).  Zachary Treitz won the laurel for new narrative director for his work on wartime drama “Men Go to Battle.”

The documentary winner, Camilla Neilsson’s “Democrats,” follows the constitutional committee that was created to transition Zimbabwe away from authoritarian leadership.

Awards were handed out April 23 at Spring Studios, »

- Gordon Cox

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Tribeca Review: Romantic Comedy 'Man Up' Starring Simon Pegg And Lake Bell

23 April 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The mainstream movie world hasn’t been too kind to romantic comedies in recent years, mostly eschewing the kind of charming fare that Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks, and Meg Ryan built their careers on (at least, the humorous and heartwarming side of their careers) in favor of chemistry-less offerings that fail to do anything new and films that are stuffed to the gills with multiple intersecting storylines, all the better to divert attention from a lack of sweetness and humor in each individual story. The golden age of the meet-cute rom-com – basically, the nineties – fizzled out long ago, gone the way of scrunchies and AOL chat rooms, and audiences hungry for original love stories with laughs to spare have been forced to look beyond the multiplex. And the snappy, smart, and undeniably sweet “Man Up” fills that gap with ease, a new wave rom-com unafraid of old school trappings. All »

- Kate Erbland

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StreamFix: Movie classics on Netflix written by women over 40

21 April 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Meryl Streep, who is officially a genius angel sent from a better dimension, is funding a screenwriting lab for women over 40. The initiative aims to create opportunities for that contingent, and it'll be run by New York Women in Film and Television and Iris, a collective of women filmmakers. Because this idea is so brilliant, we'll toast a bunch of 40+-year-old female screenwriters whose works are available on Netflix now. The Kids are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko) Aside from the fact that "The Kids are All Right" feels like a prime James L. Brooks feature, the 2010 family drama gives you a myriad of irresistible moments and performances. Annette Bening is biting and funny as an alcoholic lesbian mother; Julianne Moore is harried and loving as her conflicted wife. Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson add perfectly pitched dramedy with their sincere roles. You want to hug this movie, but »

- Louis Virtel

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How Lena Dunham is Launching an Empire for Comedic Women

21 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lena Dunham needs to change her outfit. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the star and executive producer of “Girls” slips out of a hip pantsuit from her Variety cover shoot, and dons a comfortable jacket. The denim coat is as colorful as Dunham herself, the back festooned with ’90s pop-culture icons (a Furby) and other whimsical objects, like a pair of women’s underwear with an anarchist punk saying, “No Masters,” in pink lettering. “I think it’s my best fashion garment,” she says, confiding that she purchased it from one of her Instagram followers. “You may notice it’s covered in aggressive female symbols. My boyfriend tried to steal it, and I was like, ‘Back off!’ ”

Dunham, 28, isn’t just the face of “Girls,” she’s also an out-and-proud feminist — a trait passed down from her mother, photographer Laurie Simmons — and a practitioner of “Lean In,” the Sheryl Sandberg »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Alex Garland of 'Ex Machina' follows others who took a writing-to-directing leap

11 April 2015 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Alex Garland, screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go,” makes an impressive directorial debut with cerebral sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” (in theaters today), but Garland waves off the achievement of leaping to directing as “just next in a continuum.” “The truth was that there was no epiphany moment about directing, because I just don’t dignify the directing role the way we’re supposed to,” the British filmmaker told The Dissolve. “There are a few people — like Woody Allen, he’s an auteur, and I’m cool with that. But for me, directing is about collaboration.” Whether directing is a logical next step or a hard-sought achievement for screenwriters, it’s often done by telling studios, “Hey, here’s my next screenplay. You can have it as long as I get to direct.” Preston Sturges — at the time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood — is noted for »

- Emily Rome

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Exclusive Clip: No Hero Complex in Meera Menon’s “Farah Goes Bang”

2 April 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Currently in set up mode with her sophomore feature, after having premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and winning the inaugural Nora Ephron Award, Meera Menon’s Farah Goes Bang finally drops on iTunes and VOD next week (April 10th). Set during the pre 2014 United States presidential election era, Nikohl Boosheri (of Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance fame) stars in the titular role of Farah. In the exclusive clip below, she meets an enlightened Walter (Lyman Ward) who offers philosophical front porch insight on family, lineage and hope.

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- Eric Lavallee

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Watch: Lose Your Virginity All Over Again in Exclusive 'Farah Goes Bang' Clip

27 March 2015 8:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Exclusive Trailer for 'Farah Goes Bang' Has Double Entendres to Spare The first time is always an awkward and clumsy moment, so it seems Farah (Nikohl Boosheri) is just like the rest of us when it comes to taking this very big first step. In the exclusive clip from "Farah Goes Bang" above, the eponymous twentysomething can't quite set the mood during one of her many attempts to lose her pesky virginity. Directed and co-written Meera Menon, the film follows Farah and her two best friends, hotheaded Kj (Kandis Erickson) and political junkie Roopa (Kiran Deol), as they road trip across Ohio while campaigning door-to-door for John Kerry. While the crux of their journey is for politics, the three embark on the ultimate quest to kick Farah's virginity to the curb. Michael Steger, Lyman Ward, Samrat Chakrabarti and Kate French also star.  The comedy-drama won »

- Zack Sharf

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