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Oscar Contenders In Lineup As Telluride Film Festival Announces Schedule

13 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The 41st Telluride Film Festival, which has become a harbinger of heavyweight Oscar contenders over the past few years, has announced its schedule for the fest – which opens Friday and runs through Labor Day — just as a charter planeload of industry festgoers departs Lax. Despite a well-publicized battle with the upcoming Toronto Film Festival over Oscar-buzzed movies, Telluride honchos Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger have some pretty impressive contenders in the mix. Of course, film-freak paradise that it is,  Telluride is not all about hot awards titles but a mix of programming that always whets the appetite of movie lovers who flock here each Labor Day weekend.

That said, Oscar watchers will be eagerly lining up for Fox Searchlight and New Regency’s Birdman, which is coming directly from its opening-night slot at the Venice Film Festival where it received rapturous reviews — not only for star Michael Keaton »

- Pete Hammond

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'Birdman,' 'Wild,' 'Imitation Game' and an 'Apocalypse Now' treat set for 41st Telluride

13 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Telluride — With all the reindeer games going on in the fall festival world, a lot of the drama and mystery surrounding Telluride's perennially on-the-lowdown program began to seep out like a steadily deflating balloon this year. Toronto, Venice and New York notations of "World Premiere," "Canada Premiere," "New York Premiere" or "International Premiere" and the like made it all rather obvious which films were heading to the San Juans for the 41st edition of the tiny mining village's cinephile gathering, and which were not. But the fact is, if you're in it just for the surprises — or certainly, for the awards-baiting heavies — you're never going to be fully satisfied by the Telluride experience. That having been said, this year's program might just be the most exciting one in my six years of attending. Starting with all of the stuff we were expecting, indeed, Cannes players "Foxcatcher," "Mr. Turner" and "Leviathan »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Daily | Venice + Toronto 2014 | Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence

15 hours ago | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Yesterday, Drafthouse Films and Participant Media announced that they'd jointly acquired Us rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's followup to The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence: "Directors Errol Morris and Werner Herzog return as Executive Producers, calling the film 'one of the greatest and most powerful documentaries ever made. A profound comment on the human condition' (Morris) and 'profound, visionary, and stunning' (Herzog)." The film premieres in competition tonight in Venice, screens in a couple of weeks in Toronto and then at the end of September in New York—and the first reviews are in. » - David Hudson »

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Us deal for The Look Of Silence

27 August 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired all Us rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, set to premiere in Venice on Thursday (August 28). In other news, Open Road has dated Triple Nine, Millennium has acquired The World Made Straight and Lionsgate plans a Saw tenth anniversary re-release.

Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act Of Killing will receive its Canadian premiere in Toronto on September 9 and is a companion piece to this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary.

The Look Of Silence (pictured) explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide from the victim’s point of view, following the brother of a murdered man as he confronts the killers.

Signe Byrge Sørensen produced and the executive producers are Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer.

The parties plan a summer 2015 Us release and negotiated the deal with Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky for Sorensen and Final Cut For Real.

Open Road has set a September 11 release for the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us deal for Tiff premiere The Look Of Silence

27 August 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired all Us rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence, set to premiere in Venice on Thursday (August 28). In other news, Open Road has dated Triple Nine, Millennium has acquired The World Made Stratight and Lionsgate plans a Saw tenth anniversary re-release.

Oppenheimer’s follow-up to The Act Of Killing will receive its Canadian premiere in Toronto on September 9 and is a companion piece to this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary.

The Look Of Silence (pictured) explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide from the victim’s point of view, following the brother of a murdered man as he confronts the killers.

Signe Byrge Sørensen produced and the executive producers are Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer.

The parties plan a summer 2015 Us release and negotiated the deal with Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky for Sorensen and Final Cut For Real.

Open Road has set a September 11 release for the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Venice: Genocide Documentary ‘Look of Silence’ Gets U.S. Distribution

27 August 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have acquired U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary "The Look of Silence" prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The film is a companion piece to Oppenheimer’s "The Act of Killing," which received a nomination at the latest Academy Awards.

“The Look of Silence” is executive produced by Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and Andre Singer and produced by Signe Byrge Sorensen. It explores Indonesian genocide and its legacy from the victim’s point of view, following one man on his search for the truth as he confronts his brother’s killers.

“The Look of Silence” will also have a North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and a New York premiere at the New York Film Festival. It will be released theatrically in the U.S. in the summer of 2015.

Morris called the film “one of the »

- Dave McNary

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The Noteworthy: Backing Beijing, "Labour" by Cléo, Kent Jones on Nyff

27 August 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Edited by Adam Cook

Film festival programmers from around the world are joining in signing a Statement of Support for the Beijing Independent Film Festival:

"As independent film festivals and supporters of independent cinema, we have learned with deep concern that the Chinese government and police authorities have prevented the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival based in Songzhuang, Beijing, from opening last weekend, August 23rd, and detained its organizers Wang Hongwei, Fan Rong, and Li Xianting for several hours. We are also deeply concerned that Biff’s sponsoring organization, the Li Xianting Film Fund, has been raided, and the entirety of its invaluable archives of independent Chinese cinema have reportedly been confiscated.

We call upon the relevant Chinese authorities to permit the Beijing Independent Film Festival to pursue its mission to nurture and exhibit a full range of alternative cinematic voices in China, to allow the festival to operate without interference, »

- Notebook

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The Act Of Killing Follow-Up The Look Of Silence Set for Summer 2015 Release by Drafthouse Films

27 August 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing was not only one of the best films of last year, but also one of the most harrowing, disturbing, and impactful documentaries ever made.  So it comes as great news that Oppenheimer’s companion piece, The Look of Silence, has been acquired by Drafthouse Films and Participant Media and slated for a theatrical release in the summer of 2015.  While The Act of Killing explored the Indonesian genocide from the point of view of the perpetrators, The Look of Silence is compiled of footage Oppenheimer shot during the same period of time and tells the story from the victim’s point of view, specifically following one man as he confronts his brother’s killers. The Look of Silence will have its world premiere this week at the Venice Film Festival and is also slated to screen as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: First Clip From Joshua Oppenheimer’s Venice-Premiering Doc ‘The Look of Silence’

27 August 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Here’s three things that you need to know about director Joshua Oppenheimer, an American filmmaker who’s based in Copenhagen, Denmark: 1.) He directed the widely beloved “The Act of Killing,” a documentary routinely found on many year-end best-of lists in 2013. 2.) Documentary luminaries like Werner Herzog and Errol Morris have vigorously endorsed his work, and 3.) Indonesia is his area of expertise. His latest doc “The Look of Silence" —a quasi-sequel to 'Killing'— premieres today at the Venice Film Festival. Executive produced by Herzog and Morris, the movie is a chronicle regarding the Indonesian genocide of 1965–66. The Venice Film Festival has released the first clip. Here’s the official synopsis: Through Joshua Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the. »

- Edward Davis

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Drafthouse Films, Participant Media Acquire Us Rights to ‘The Look of Silence’

27 August 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joshua Oppenheimer‘s “The Look of Silence” has been acquired for distribution in the U.S. by Drafthouse Films and Participant Media, the companies announced on Wednesday. The companion piece to Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated “The Act of Killing,” his newest documentary further explores the legacy of the Indonesian genocide, following one man's search for truth and answers as he confronts his brother's killer. Also read: ‘Act of Killing’ Director on Filming His Shocking Documentary: It Gave Me Nightmares Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and André Singer executive produced “The Look of Silence,” which was produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen. The film will »

- Linda Ge

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Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick Up 'Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'Look of Silence' Before Venice Debut

27 August 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Austin-based Drafthouse Films and Participant Media are picking up U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," the director's follow-up to Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing," which Drafthouse also released. "The Look of Silence" continues the story of Indonesian survivors begun by "The Act of Killing." The film explores the Indonesian genocide and legacy from the point-of-view of one male victim as he chases down his brother's killers. "The Look of Silence" will also play at the Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals in advance of an eventual stateside release in the summer of 2015. Executive producers Errol Morris ("The Fog of War") and Werner Herzog ("Encounters at the End of the World") came onto the film after viewing a rough cut. »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch: Andrew Garfield Gets The House Back In First Clip From Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

27 August 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Andrew Garfield has been locked up in “Spider-Man” world for quite some time now, but he’s used his down time judiciously. He acted alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, something he’ll likely never forget, but since he was cast as the cheeky webslinger, Garfield’s only acted in one film. And he’s chosen well with “99 Homes,” the fifth feature-length effort by indie director Ramin Bahrani. Cherished by the late Roger Ebert and Werner Herzog (who voiced his 2009 short, “Plastic Bag”) Bahrani went slightly mainstream with 2013's drama "At Any Price," an imperfect but still compelling "Crimes And Misdemeanors"-esque tale set in the heartland of America starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham no less. And while it was his first movie with a name cast, the filmmaker’s intentions were still much the same (and it was easily »

- Edward Davis

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Drafthouse Films, Participant Pact On ‘Act Of Killing’ Follow-Up

27 August 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired U.S. rights to The Look Of Silence, the latest film from Joshua Oppenheimer and a companion piece to his Oscar-nominated doc The Act Of Killing. Where The Act of Killing chronicled a generation of Indonesian death squad leaders basking in the legacy of their atrocities, The Look Of Silence examines one victim’s journey as he searches for and confronts his brother’s killers.

Oscar winner Errol Morris and Oscar nomined Werner Herzog, who executive produced The Act Of Killing, are also exec producers on the new film along with Emmy nominee André Singer (Little Dieter Needs to Fly). Signe Byrge Sørensen also produced The Look Of Silence, which will world premiere in Venice before hitting Tiff and the New York Film Festival. Drafthouse and Participant will release it theatrically stateside next summer.

The deal was negotiated by Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky »

- Jen Yamato

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Telluride Film Festival 2014: Most Anticipated

26 August 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Main Street during The Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride Film Festival seemingly appears overnight against the gorgeous backdrop of rugged mountains. It lasts just four days but in fact it takes more than a month of intensive labor to transform the elementary school, high school, hockey rink, library, the park in the middle of town and a masonic temple into theaters. Now in its 41st year,up until recently this hallowed Labor Day weekend event has long been a quiet fixture on the festival circuit. As most of the festival world knows, the escalating word of mouth about the quality of Telluride’s unofficial premieres caused the Toronto International Film Festival to issue an ultimatum to those hoping to land choice spots in the fall line-up: if you choose to screen at Telluride first, your film will be pushed back on Tiff’s slate. Realistically- Toronto has little to fear from Telluride besides buzz. »

- Lane Scarberry

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Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At Herzog - The Collection Blu-ray Boxset

24 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

For Werner Herzog fans with a Blu-ray player, 2014 has turned into a remarkable year, as boxsets of his work are being released on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK, the BFI released an 18-film boxset, while distributor Shout released a 16-film boxset stateside. Annoyingly, both sets have a big overlap while each has its own exclusive content as well. Herzog completists and other fanatics may have to grind their teeth and order both. Me, I was eying both sets, cautiously hoping for a price-off between them, as I intended to buy only one. But which one? The films I really wanted most were on both, and while the BFI won the price-content ratio, the Shout collection looked much nicer and better presented....

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Daily | #HerzogDay, Johansson, Cassavetes

22 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Happy #HerzogDay!" announced the BFI this morning, and the hashtag's been a lively resource for Werner Herzog-related clips, articles, images and the occasional existential quip ever since. Also in today's roundup of news and views: Stuart Klawans on Scarlett Johansson, Durga Chew-Bose on John Cassavetes's Love Streams (1984) and Jonathan Rosenbaum on Orson Welles. And will there ultimately be a Criterion release for Richard Linklater's Boyhood? Plus, early word on Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth with Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth Moss. » - David Hudson »

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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Love Is Strange’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘To Be Takei’, ‘Winter In The Blood’, ‘The Olivia Experiment’, ‘Expedition To The End Of The World’

21 August 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

There was a time when two veteran straight actors such as John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, taking on the roles of a gay couple and their subsequent travails at married life would have been the tabloid equivalent of shock and awe. It still might raise some eyebrows, but Ira SachsLove Is Strange is a testimony to societal progress in terms of storytelling. Now it will face the box office as the Specialty title platforms this weekend via Sony Classics. A real-life gay marriage takes the spotlight this weekend courtesy of Starz Digital doc To Be Takei about the multi-faceted actor/activist and social media talent who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in TV’s original Star Trek. It will be joined by Millennium Entertainment’s Are You Here with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler which will open day and date by Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner. »

- Brian Brooks

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Daily | cléo 2.2, Herzog and Lynch

21 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The new issue of cléo, a journal of film and feminism, features interviews with Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) and Alanis Obomsawin, articles on Michael Glawogger’s Whores’ Glory, Josephine Decker’s Butter on the Latch, James Gray’s The Immigrant, Ivan Reitman’s Junior, Raffaele Brunetti and Marco Leopardi’s Hair India, Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays, Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA and Sally Potter’s Rage and a roundtable on Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child. Also in today's roundup of news and views: J. Hoberman on David Lynch and Werner Herzog, Dick Cavett's steamy interview with Robert Altman and more. » - David Hudson »

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Melbourne's Lessons in the Darkness

20 August 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

I don’t make films myself, but it seems obvious to me there are but two places to learn how to make movies: in the outside world constrained by so-called reality, and in the inside world of the cinema’s darkness, constrained by so-called illusion. Travelogue tales and quotidian reportage being of little interest here, a log for illusionary research and experience, I must duly deliver my film report on the films that came upon me in the darkness of the Melbourne International Film Festival, which ran from July 31 - August 17, and the lessons learned.

Awe Sum

Epic of Everest

So many academics and cinephiles alike seem consternated by Walter Benjamin's paen to the the aura of an original artwork, something squandered, lost, obfuscated, or obliterated in the mechanical reproduction of art in post cards, photographic duplicates, and, of course, cinema. But upon encountering at the festival a restoration »

- Daniel Kasman

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New on Video: ‘Stroszek’

19 August 2014 7:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Stroszek

Written an directed by Werner Herzog

Germany, 1977

You really can’t go wrong with any of the 16 titles included in Herzog: The Collection, the recently released limited edition Blu-ray set. This stunning compendium features several of the incomparable Werner Herzog’s finest fiction and documentary films (including many that fall somewhere between those categories), most available for the first time on Blu-ray. Though the strongest cases could be made for Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, it would be difficult to necessarily pick the “best” film included here, but one movie that has always stood out as being among Herzog’s most unusual is Stroszek, from 1977. Well received upon its release, and now recognized as one of the German filmmaker’s finest films, Stroszek is something of an enigma in Herzog’s career full of enigmatic works.

The picture follows three Berliners as they flee their homeland for »

- Jeremy Carr

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