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Filming Begins in Southern California on ‘Nuns-With-Guns’ Documentary

28 April 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Salon Pictures has begun principal photography in Southern California on its feature documentary “Breaking Habits,” described as a real-life “nuns-with-guns tale.”

The film tells the story of the Sisters of the Valley, a group of women living as nuns who currently run an illegal marijuana farm in Merced, California, producing medicines while facing constant threat from local drug cartels and the California state Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. The women produce cannabidiol tinctures and salves which they sell online through an Etsy store. Although they wear religious habits and refer to each other as sisters they are not affiliated with any traditional religious order.

Focusing on head nun Sister Kate, Salon describes “Breaking Habits” as the story of a woman caught up in a modern day Wild West, determined to heal her community and put independence back in the hands of women. The documentary is written and directed by Rob Ryan. »

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Salon Pictures plots documentary about cannabis farm run by nuns

27 April 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Breaking Habits tells the story of California’s Sisters of the Valley.

UK production outfit Salon Pictures has kicked off principal photography on Breaking Habits, a feature documentary about a commune of nuns who run an illegal cannabis farm in the Us.

The collective, called the Sisters of the Valley, operate their business in Merced, California. They were founded by former financial worker Sister Kate, who quit the business and became an activist, adopting the nun persona after dressing in a habit for the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protest.

According to a 2016 Guardian interview, they claim not to follow any traditional religion, and say they are attempting to make the production of a marijuana a “healing industry”.

Breaking Habits

Salon has provided equity financing and worldwide rights are currently available. Paul Van Carter and Nick Taussig of Salon produce.

Rob Ryan, whose credits include Human Race with the BBC, is directing the feature. Filming has begun »

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Brian Cox Prepares For Battle In New Trailer For Churchill

25 April 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As one of the most iconic, intimidating figures in world history, Winston Churchill has been depicted in film many times. Played by actors ranging from Richard Burton to Albert Finney; from Christian Slater to Michael Gambon – the former British Prime Minister is as recognizable in fictionalizations as he is in real, historical footage. Though interest in his story has never really waned, there has been a notable surge in Churchill-based projects recently, with two heading for theatres this year. One is the more high profile Darkest Hours, starring Gary Oldman, and the other is Churchill, starring Brian Cox, which has had a new trailer released this week.

By the time of his passing in 1965, Sir Winston Churchill had been a prominent and influential British politician for half a century. The former British Army Officer served his government in trade, home affairs, and defence – as well as having held the »

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Brian Cox Will Fight Them On The Beaches In New Trailer For WW2 Biopic ‘Churchill’ [Watch

25 April 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let us pitch you something quickly. It’s a movie called “Crisis On Infinite Churchills,” and it’s an “Avengers”-style team-up movie where all the actors who’ve played the great British leaders — Michael Gambon, Albert Finney, Brendan Gleeson, John Lithgow, Timothy Spall, a CGI recreation of a young Richard Attenborough — reprise the role as the various parallel-universe versions of Churchill battle “Highlander”-style for supremacy.

Continue reading Brian Cox Will Fight Them On The Beaches In New Trailer For WW2 Biopic ‘Churchill’ [Watch at The Playlist. »

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Embankment hires Content exec to head up business and legal affairs

25 April 2017 5:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit makes new hire.

London-based sales outfit Embankment Films has appointed Libby D’Arcy as general counsel to head up the company’s business and legal affairs.

She joins from her role as vice president of business affairs at Content Media, where she spent a total of eight years. Before then, she was head of business affairs at Odyssey Entertainment.

“Libby is most importantly a highly positive personality, a progressive closer, multitasker and deal-maker. Libby sits comfortably in our ambitious, autonomous, and self-determinated team of executives who typify a thorough understanding of financing, filmmaking and distribution,” commented Embankment co-head Tim Haslam.

The hire follows the company’s appointment of former Celsius and Independent exec Calum Gray as its head of sales last month.

Embankment’s slate includes McQueen, a documentary about fashion icon Alexander McQueen that was launched at the Efm, Churchill starring Brian Cox, Breathe starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, Submergence with James McAvoy »

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‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Struggles with War as Winston Churchill

24 April 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hollywood loves history, but it can be a real challenge to bring a real life event to the big screen, especially when it involves people that some of the public lived through and experienced through the radio and television. Churchill will attempt to chronicle the struggle of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) as […]

The post ‘Churchill’ Trailer: Brian Cox Struggles with War as Winston Churchill appeared first on /Film. »

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New Us Trailer for 'Churchill' Movie Featuring Brian Cox as Churchill

24 April 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Try acting like a hero, Winston, and then maybe people will believe that you are one." Cohen Media Group has debuted a new Us trailer for one of the other Winston Churchill movies in the works. This one is called simply Churchill, from Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky. Brian Cox stars as Churchill in the film, which examines a narrow frame of time in 1944 around D-Day and the decisions he was burdened with. The cast includes John Slattery, Miranda Richardson, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy, Richard Durden, and Julian Wadham. This is a very powerful trailer, with a number of strikingly bold shots of Churchill. There's great cinematography, a moving score, it seems like this might actually be worth watching when it opens. We're not sure when the other Churchill film will arrive, but this one hits theaters this June. Here's the new official Us trailer (+ poster) for Jonathan Teplitzky's Churchill, »

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Film Review: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016): A Good Narrative Undone By Its Ending

22 April 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

   The Autopsy of Jane Doe Review The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Film Review, a movie directed André Øvredal, and starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, and Parker Sawyers. The Autopsy of Jane Doe was one of the best horror films of the [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016): A Good Narrative Undone By Its Ending »

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London Calling: Phil Hunt Rocks the Casbah with Head Gear Films

22 April 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Phil Hunt’s London-based film-financing house Head Gear Films, which launched 15 years ago, has been ramping up its dealmaking activity in recent years. The company provided funding for 55 movies last year, up from five in 2012. Movies backed have included Johnny Depp starrer “Black Mass,” “Trespass Against Us,” starring Michael Fassbender, and John Michael McDonagh’s “War on Everyone,” starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena. Hunt tells Variety about how he balances his punk-rock ethos with a careful assessment of the risks inherent in the independent film business.

Hunt, who also co-heads 10-year-old sales company Bankside Films, started out as a photographer in the advertising business in the early 1990s. A punk rocker and Clash devotee at heart, he started to shoot music videos for bands like Big Audio Dynamite, as well as corporate films. From there he pogoed into producing micro-budgeted feature films, starting 20 years ago with “Fast Food,” starring Gerard Butler. »

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New poster for Churchill featuring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson

20 April 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK poster has arrived online for director Jonathan Teplitzky’s upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister and Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Churchill here

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt »

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Barcelona Film Festival Opens with ‘Norman’

13 April 2017 5:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona– A new event in major city, the Barcelona-Sant Jordi Intl. Film Festival (Bcn Film Fest) will launch April 21 at the Verdi cinema theaters, a legendary Mecca for local film-goers situated in Barcelona’s bustling inner-city neighborhood of Gràcia.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” directed by Joseph Cedar whose credits include “Footnote,” which won a best screenplay plaudit at Cannes 2011, will open the fest. Star Richard Gere and Cedar will present the movie at the event.

Among competition contenders, the Bcn Film Fest will world premiere “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”). Sold by Embankment Films, and starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson and James Purefoy, “Churchill” depicts the historic U.K. leader on May 23, 1944, as tensions rose in the prelude to the allies’ D-Day invasion of Normandy.

A passion project of Verdi founder Enric Pérez, Bcn Film Fest lineup will focus on history, »

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‘Her’: Modern Love, Ancient Wisdom

12 April 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What Eastern philosophy says about Spike Jonze’s sci-fi romance.Warner Bros. / Wikipedia

When you love someone, what is it that you love? This may sound obvious bordering on pedantic, but not so fast. Is it their body? (Too carnal.) Their personality? (Too ephemeral.) The way they make you feel? (A bit selfish, perhaps.) The more old-fashioned among you might insist that it’s their soul — but this amounts to saying you can’t put your finger on it. Love is a paradox, at least as we tend to imagine it. How can we love someone when they, and we, are always changing? For all its futuristic sci-fi trappings, Spike Jonze’s 2013 masterpiece, Her, is really about this question. As the filmmaker ceaselessly insisted to critics bent on probing for technology commentary, “it’s not about software… it’s a love story.”

Of course, it isn’t an ordinary love story: Her chronicles the romance between Theodore »

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Why Billionaire Charles Cohen Believes He Can Save the Riskiest Indie Films

11 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the annals of rich men who look to Hollywood to build a secondary empire, real estate billionaire Charles S. Cohen (Forbes net worth: $2.2 billion) is their Don Quixote. His Cohen Media Group is staking its claim in spaces renowned for their allergies to profit: He’s restoring classic films, releasing foreign-language titles, and moving into specialty exhibition.

One Oscar campaigner calls Cohen’s taste “older middle-of-the-road arthouse,” and that’s exactly the audience he wants. Three of Cohen’s French imports — “Outside the Law” (2010), “Timbuktu” (2014) and “Mustang” (2015) — received foreign-language Academy Award nominations. This year, Cohen (with partner Amazon Studios) took Iranian Cannes-prize-winner Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” all the way to the Oscar, much to the chagrin of established competitors Sony Pictures Classics (“Toni Erdmann”) and Music Box (“A Man Called Ove”).

However, where other billionaire businessmen have wanted to be studio moguls, or Harvey Weinstein, what Cohen really »

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Why Billionaire Charles Cohen Believes He Can Save the Riskiest Indie Films

11 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the annals of rich men who look to Hollywood to build a secondary empire, real estate billionaire Charles S. Cohen (Forbes net worth: $2.2 billion) is their Don Quixote. His Cohen Media Group is staking its claim in spaces renowned for their allergies to profit: He’s restoring classic films, releasing foreign-language titles, and moving into specialty exhibition.

One Oscar campaigner calls Cohen’s taste “older middle-of-the-road arthouse,” and that’s exactly the audience he wants. Three of Cohen’s French imports — “Outside the Law” (2010), “Timbuktu” (2014) and “Mustang” (2015) — received foreign-language Academy Award nominations. This year, Cohen (with partner Amazon Studios) took Iranian Cannes-prize-winner Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” all the way to the Oscar, much to the chagrin of established competitors Sony Pictures Classics (“Toni Erdmann”) and Music Box (“A Man Called Ove”).

However, where other billionaire businessmen have wanted to be studio moguls, or Harvey Weinstein, what Cohen really »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Are There So Many British War Films Being Made?

9 April 2017 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway looks at the rise in British World War II movies…

This week brought the news that Ridley Scott would be directing a film set during the Battle of Britain. It’s a surprise he hasn’t done it before; he was born two years before war was declared and his father was a career officer in the British Army; he lived it, rather than just having absorbed it through books and films after the fact.

The film joins two other films coming soon that tell of the British experience during the Second World War, Their Finest, a fun romantic dramedy starring the luminous Gemma Arterton and set in the British film industry of the time and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk . 2017 will also see both Brian Cox and Gary Oldman play Winston Churchill in different projects. It feels like, after a couple of decades where they were few and far between, »

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‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ Review

3 April 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Olwen Kelly, Ophelia Lovibond | Written by Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing | Directed by Andre Ovredal

Grantham, Virginia. A house-full of grisly murders. The body of an unidentified female is found half-buried in the basement.

Down the road is the Tilden Mortuary and Crematorium, a family business that has been running for almost a century. Inside, Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch), father and son, go about their autopsy work with rock music blaring, entirely comfortable in their mentor and apprentice roles.

Except Austin doesn’t see his future in this business. He and his girlfriend (Ophelia Lovibond) plan on moving away, breaking the Tilden family chain. But then, in classic “final job” style, the Jane Doe from the murder house is delivered to the autopsy table.

The sheriff needs a cause of death, so Tommy and Austin have one night to unveil the mystery. The »

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'The Autopsy of Jane Doe' coming to Blu-ray and DVD

30 March 2017 3:43 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

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The surprise hit and critically acclaimed thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on May 2nd, 2017 from Scream Factory, and will be available everywhere June 27th, 2017.

From The Press Release

Winner of Best Horror Film at Fantastic Fest 2016, the ominous thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on May 2nd, 2017, from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. The Blu-ray + DVD Combo will be available everywhere June 27th, 2017. This taut, suspenseful film features strong performances from Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox, and has been a hit with critics and audiences alike.

It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox, Trick ’r Treat, Zodiac) and son (Emile Hirsch, Lone Survivor, Killer Joe) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse arrives. »

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Scream Factory Dates ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ for Home Video Release

30 March 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

One of last year’s best horror films is coming home. Everyone here on Bloody Disgusting, myself included, seems to agree that André Øvredal’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe was a fantastic horror film; it’s creepy, tense, and driven by great performances from Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. But don’t just take our word for it. Even Stephen King […] »

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The Autopsy Of Jane Doe Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

30 March 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've already seen The Autopsy of Jane Doe, you might think of it on stormy nights or whenever you hear the dinging of a bell, and soon you can add the latest film from André Øvredal to your home media collection, as Scream Factory will release The Autopsy of Jane Doe on a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Blu-ray / DVD combo pack will be available in the Us as a Walmart exclusive starting May 2nd, with its wide Blu-ray / DVD release coming later this summer on June 27th. No special features have been revealed at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details. In the meantime, you can check out the official press release and cover art below.

Press Release: Winner of Best Horror Film at Fantastic Fest 2016, the ominous thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe makes its »

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe review – brisk but dour Scandi mortuary creepshow

30 March 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Troll Hunter director André Øvredal’s English-language debut is functional VOD filler, but chilly with it

No cutting around the take-it-or-leave-it conceit of Troll Hunter director André Øvredal’s English-language debut: for 90 minutes, this is a woman’s naked corpse being poked and prodded by two men. Granted, Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch – as father-and-son morticians – display vital flickers of humanity in parsing the clues secreted in their charge’s cavities. But they’re helpless once this fleshy Pandora’s box is opened and the matter of whether the film is operating in a procedural or supernatural key is decisively resolved. The second half is merely morbid runaround, punctuating its soundtrack crashes with self-justifying footnotes on historical misogyny. Øvredal keeps matters brisk, while carrying over a very Scandinavian air. It’s functional VOD filler, but chilly with it.

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