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Palm Springs unveils full line-up

18 December 2014 12:07 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) has announced its complete line-up including Premieres, New Voices/New Visions and Modern Masters.

All in all 192 films from 65 countries, including 65 premieres (seven world, five international, 20 North American and 33 Us) will screen from January 2-12.

Premieres including Some Kind Of Love (Canada), Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Of La Mancha (USA) starring James Franco and Twenty-Five Palms from Luxembourg, a documentary about the festival’s quarter-century anniversary.

Among the international premieres are: Accused (Netherlands), The Grandad (Iceland) and Arteholic (Germany), a documentary featuring Udo Kier and Lars von Trier, among others.

The Secret Screening will take place on January 6.

The New Voices/New Visions Award focuses on directors whose feature debuts are currently without Us distribution.

The selections are: Afterlife (Hungary), Director Virág Zomborácz; Chubby (Belgium), Bruno Deville; Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (France), Lucie Borleteau; Grand Street (USA), Lex Sidon; Henri Henri (Canada), Martin Talbot; Manpower (Israel), [link »

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Palm Springs unveils full line-up

18 December 2014 12:07 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) has announced its complete line-up including Premieres, New Voices/New Visions and Modern Masters.

All in all 192 films from 65 countries, including 65 premieres (seven world, five international, 20 North American and 33 Us) will screen from January 2-12.

Premieres including Some Kind Of Love (Canada), Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman Of La Mancha (USA) starring James Franco and Twenty-Five Palms from Luxembourg, a documentary about the festival’s quarter-century anniversary.

Among the international premieres are: Accused (Netherlands), The Grandad (Iceland) and Arteholic (Germany), a documentary featuring Udo Kier and Lars von Trier, among others.

The Secret Screening will take place on January 6.

The New Voices/New Visions Award focuses on directors whose feature debuts are currently without Us distribution.

The selections are: Afterlife (Hungary), Director Virág Zomborácz; Chubby (Belgium), Bruno Deville; Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (France), Lucie Borleteau; Grand Street (USA), Lex Sidon; Henri Henri (Canada), Martin Talbot; Manpower (Israel), [link »

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Al Pacino on His Great Roles, Frustrations with Fame, Return to Form in ‘The Humbling’

15 December 2014 4:30 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I was sort of blasted out of a cannon,” the legendary Al Pacino told me when we sat down last week for an hour-long conversation about his life, career and most recent performance — his best in years, in my opinion — in Barry Levinson‘s The Humbling. “Five films, five Oscar nominations. I blew out with The Godfather and I didn’t know what was happening to me. I was drinking and doing and having fun and not having fun and dying and going crazy — I was doing all of those things — but I kept going. I didn’t know where I was… I knew how explosive it was, but I was inebriated most of the time. I was trying to numb up to get through it.”

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Al Pacino on His Great Roles, Frustrations with Fame, Return to Form in 'The Humbling'

13 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"I was sort of blasted out of a cannon," the legendary Al Pacino told me when we sat down last week for an hour-long conversation about his life, career and most recent performance — his best in years, in my opinion — in Barry Levinson's The Humbling. "Five films, five Oscar nominations. I blew out with The Godfather and I didn't know what was happening to me. I was drinking and doing and having fun and not having fun and dying and going crazy — I was doing all of those things — but I kept going. I

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Al Pacino On Barry Levinson’s Spontaneity, Humor On ‘The Humbling’ (Part 4)

6 December 2014 9:02 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Al Pacino talks in the video clip below with Dominic Patten about Barry Levinson’s humor and spontaneity as a director in Pacino’s new movie, The Humbling. The film is based on a book by Philip Roth about an aging actor’s travails.

This is the fourth clip from Pacino’s talk on creating The Humbling following the Awardsline’s screening of the film. The Al Pacino Rough Cuts video series for Awardsline was produced by James Goodwin.  If you missed the previous clips, here’s the link to Part 1. Here’s the link to Part 2. And here is Part 3.

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Al Pacino On Botching Shakespeare And Making ‘The Humbling’ (Pt. 2)

4 December 2014 5:25 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In part 2 of our Rough Cuts conversation with Al Pacino, the Oscar winner talks in the video below about the aging actor he plays in his new film, The Humbling, and his own humbling moments with Shakespeare in stage and other performances.

The film is based on a novel of the same name by Philip Roth, and is directed by Barry Levinson from a screenplay by Buck Henry and Michael Zebede.

Pacino talks with Deadline’s Dominic Patten in this series of clips from our Rough Cuts series. If you missed it yesterday, you can see Part 1 here. And below is Part 2, with more to come.

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- David Bloom

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Al Pacino says studios used to take risks on films like 'The Humbling'

4 December 2014 12:52 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles — Al Pacino is wiped out. He's tirelessly promoting an independent film after hitting the red carpet circuit (or "syndrome," as he puts it) in the fall and he is, as ever, balancing a number of on-going projects, the most recent one being a David Mamet play written for him specifically. On top of it all, old rotator cuff injuries from his sporting days are acting up. But Pacino is a warrior. "No problem," he says after wincing from the pain. "I'll be fine." Ostensibly we're talking about Barry Levinson's "The Humbling," which is angling for an Oscar-qualifying run this month. In the Philip Roth adaptation, Pacino stars as a famous actor who has, for lack of a better phrase, lost his mojo. It's a curious note in Pacino's filmography, fascinating for his commitment to the role, which he says spoke to him. In David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn, »

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Al Pacino On Buck Henry And Philip Roth’s ‘The Humbling’ (Pt. 1)

3 December 2014 4:55 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In the video below, Oscar winner Al Pacino talks with Deadline’s Dominic Patten about finding and making The Humbling, his latest film. It’s based on a Philip Roth novel about an aging, suicidal actor (finally a part he can relate to, Pacino joked). The novel is highly regarded, but turning it into a movie meant bringing “a sense of humor” to the story. The result: satirist and screenwriter Buck Henry was brought in to write the screenplay (with Michal Zebede).

Barry Levinson directed the movie, and he, Pacino and Jason Sosnoff were producers. The film hits theaters on Jan. 23 after an Oscar-qualifying run this month. Millennium Entertainment is the distributor.

This is the first segment in our video conversation between Pacino and Dominic, a part of the Rough Cuts segment in our AwardsLine awards hub on Deadline. James Goodwin produced this particular series on Al Pacino. Let us know what you think. »

- David Bloom

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Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington eye Unforgettable

3 December 2014 2:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington have entered early talks for Amma Asante's Unforgettable.

The Almost Famous and Scandal actresses are eyeing Warner Bros' thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will centre around a newly-married mother who realises that her husband's ex is out for revenge.

Former actress Asante made her directorial debut with 2004's A Way of Life. Her most recent project was Belle.

Washington starred in Peeples and is attached to MGM romantic comedy Is He the One?.

Hudson was most recently seen in Good People and will star with Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel and Bill Murray in Barry Levinson's Rock the Kasbah.

It is yet to be revealed which roles Hudson and Washington would take in Unforgettable. »

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Stonehearst Asylum Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

2 December 2014 12:02 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Brad Anderson took viewers on a mind-bending tour through a vacant mental asylum in 2001’s hauntingly atmospheric horror film, Session 9. The director heads to a another institution for the mentally unstable in Stonehearst Asylum. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether”, Stonehearst Asylum will come out on home media in time for the holidays.

Millennium Entertainment will release Stonehearst Asylum on Blu-ray and DVD on December 16th. We have the official press release with full details, as well as the release’s cover art:

“Los Angeles, CA (November 26, 2014) — Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce that audiences can take home the gothic thriller, Stonehearst Asylum, on DVD and Blu-Ray™ December 16, 2014. Directed by Brad Anderson (Transsiberian, The Machinist, The Call), the haunting film features the all-star cast of Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld series, Total Recall (2012)), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21, One Day, »

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Millennium Entertainment Buys Distributor Amplify’s L.A. Operations

21 November 2014 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired the Los Angeles operations of multi-platform distributor Amplify for an undisclosed price.

Millennium touted the deal as an enhancement of its digital distribution expertise.

Amplify is financed by Preferred Ventures and Digital Media investor Chris Kelly. As part of the deal, Amplify’s Logan Mulvey will serve as Millennium’s senior VP of digital distribution and Amplify’s Los Angeles-based employees will be joining Millennium Entertainment.

Amplify will continue to operate exclusively from New York as a theatrical and digital content distribution company.

The deal comes three months after the management team of Millennium Entertainment partnered with Virgo Investment Group to acquire the Millennium Entertainment catalog assets and film distribution platform.

Millennium released the comedy “Elsa and Fred,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, and will handle Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling,” starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig.

 

 

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Barry Levinson’s ‘Diner’ as Read By the Cast of ‘The League;’ A Timeless Interpretation

21 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Usually when I go to a Live Read, I know the movie like the back of my hand. Ghostbusters, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, these are all movies I’ve seen dozens of times and know backwards and forwards. However, the November reading was a film I’d never seen until this week: Barry Levinson‘s […]

The post Barry Levinson’s ‘Diner’ as Read By the Cast of ‘The League;’ A Timeless Interpretation appeared first on /Film. »

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Al Pacino Remembers Mike Nichols: ‘I Loved Him So Much’

20 November 2014 12:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Al Pacino made an appearance at a Peggy Siegal event on Thursday afternoon to promote his new film, “The Humbling,” directed by Barry Levinson. The lunch was held just hours after news broke that director Mike Nichols had died, and Pacino — who won the Emmy for starring as Roy Cohn in HBO’s “Angels in America” — was devastated. The actor shared some of his favorite memories of Nichols with Variety.

“I loved him so much. I don’t know what I can say. I’m shocked. I knew he had a problem with his heart. I’m kind of shaken by it. At this point, it’s hard for me to mention it, except that if you want to measure civility, that’s the highest I’ve seen anybody go. He was truly a human with such a high-level of sophistication. Certainly, the other day, I was thinking about wanting to work with him again. »

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Michael Douglas Wraps "Ant-Man" Filming

12 November 2014 7:14 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming on Marvel's "Ant-Man" continues in Georgia this week, but one cast member won't be involved - Michael Douglas. Douglas has posted on his Facebook page that he's wrapped his scenes as Hank Pym on the production, completing his final scene this past weekend. Marvel puts aside time for additional filming closer to release, so Douglas may be back as Pym for further filming down the line.

He also posted an image of himself standing alongside longtime stunt double Mike Runyard, whom he has worked with for the past twenty-six years including such films as Ridley Scott's "Black Rain," Danny DeVito's "The War of the Roses," Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct," Joel Schumacher's "Falling Down," Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys," Barry Levinson's "Disclosure," David Fincher's "The Game" and Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra".

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Kevin Bacon Will Be Your Guide Into Real-Life ‘Jungle’ Story – Afm

7 November 2014 12:11 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Kevin Bacon is in talks to reteam with writer-director Greg Mclean on Jungle, a thriller based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, who lived to write a bestselling memoir about his terrorizing trip to the Amazon jungle with a sketchy guide and two pals. It was the subject of the one-hour Discovery Channel docu-drama series I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

Wolf Creek helmer Mclean is aboard to direct a script from fellow Aussie Justin Monjo (The Untold Story Of Inxs), who adapted the 2005 book. Screen Australia and Screen Queensland have supported development of the project, which is set to begin shooting early next year on location in Australia and Colombia.

Dana Lustig and Arclight FilmsGary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy and Mark Lazarus are producing Jungle. Arclight is packaging and selling worldwide at Afm.

Ghinsberg was an enthusiastic adventurer who headed into the Amazon jungle with two friends and »

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'The Humbling' (2014) Movie Review

27 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It is very interesting we have two movies this year about aging actors sort of losing their minds. The other is, of course, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which goes about exploring its topic in an inventive, thrilling way. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for The Humbling, the latest film from director Barry Levinson (Rain Man). Its biggest problem is it wants to be about something but can never nail down a thesis. Is it a comment on how aging diminishes one's former selfc Is it about needing to regain your passion for your craftc Is it about women being horrible (more on that later)c They throw theme after idea after theme at the wall and hope something sticks, and it never is able to come together. That is to say The Humbling is not a miserable time in the theater. It provides a few laughs »

- Mike Shutt

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Stockholm to honour Uma Thurman

16 October 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The festival’s 25th edition will feature a contribution from Ai Weiwei and competition titles including Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Foxcatcher.

The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is to present its Achievement Award to Us actress Uma Thurman.

The Kill Bill star will will visit Stockholm to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive “Face2Face”.

Thurman will also take part in the inauguration ceremony, which will include the unveiling of an ice sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Weiwei was a Stockholm jury member last year but since he wasn’t allowed to leave China, he sent an empty chair named ”The Chair for Non-attendance” as symbol of his absence.

He is still not allowed to leave China so will send a design that will be portrayed in the form of a large ice sculpture symbolising this years’ Spotlight theme - Hope.

Brazil

The festival will focus this year on Brazil »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Ambi Pictures to remake Princess

16 October 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambi Pictures acquires English-language remake rights to Princess.

Ambi Pictures Group has acquired the English-language remake rights to Arto Halonen’s Finnish feature Princess, based on the true story of cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen.

Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi are financing and producing the remake with an eye toward aligning with A-list female talent for the picture.

Sales arm Ambi Distribution is handling worldwide sales.

Ambi’s president of worldwide sales and acquisitions, Julie Sultan, brought the project to Ambi and will develop and produce with Iervolino and Bacardi.

Produced by Art Films, Princess starred many of Finland’s leading actors including Katja Kuttner, Samuli Edelmann, Krista Kosonen and Peter Franzen, and was the fiction debut of documentary filmmaker Halonen, director of Shadow of the Holy Book, Pavlov’s Dogs and The Magnetic Man.

Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen’s redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Al Pacino has Some Serious Issues in The Humbling

15 October 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Seven time Oscar nominee, one time winner Al Pacino seems to have a lot of fun in this dramedy from director Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man). The Humbling is the story of a washed-up actor, Simon Axler, played by Al Pacino. Simon has a lot of problems, and I’m not just talking about […]

Read Al Pacino has Some Serious Issues in The Humbling on Filmonic.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot: Will Bill Murray Return in Smaller Role?

14 October 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Feig is working on an all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters” for Sony Pictures, but that doesn’t mean the new film won’t include Bill Murray. According to insiders, the studio would jump at the chance to sign Murray for either a cameo or supporting role. The real challenge will be convincing Murray, who for years has resisted making another “Ghostbusters.”

“The studio gets really crazy about it,” Murray told Variety during a sit-down interview for this week’s cover story. “What they really want to do is resurrect a franchise. The first one was a spectacular movie, one of the greatest movies. The second one was”–Murray makes an unimpressed sound. “It had some movies. It had a few good scenes in it.”

Murray is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can’t be bought. “People say, ‘Bill, you could get so rich!'” Murray says. “I’m ok. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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