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Trailer Watch: Two Friends Face Trauma and Grief in Liz W. Garcia’s “One Percent More Humid”

6 hours ago | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

One Percent More Humid

“This is a moment right before everything falls apart,” a serious Iris (Juno Temple) tells her forbidden lover, Gerald (Alessandro Nivola). “You just have to keep walking and trying not to fall down for as long as possible.”

As writer-director Liz W. Garcia told Women and Hollywood, “This is a film about grief. Sorry! There are some laughs, too, and it’s sexy, I promise. But essentially, this is a movie about the effect of grief on the friendship of two young women.”

The Tribeca award-nominated “One Percent More Humid” features Temple (Jill Soloway’s “Afternoon Delight”) and Julia Garner (“Grandma”) as two friends who return home for the summer. Instead of the lighthearted summer they originally planned, they become overwhelmed with respective forbidden love affairs. Eventually, the two are finally forced to confront the trauma and grief they’ve spent so much time trying to repress.

Garcia explains that “One Percent More Humid” was 15 years in the making. “This particular idea begged to be written because I wrote it when I was the age of these characters, and I set it the world I grew up in. It was about lust I felt, loneliness I felt, and the places in the natural world that moved me.”

One Percent More Humid” also features Maggie Siff (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Mad Men”) and Mamoudou Athie (“Patti Cake$”). The film will be available on VOD October 10.

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‘One Percent More Humid’ Trailer: Juno Temple & Julia Garner Star In Tribeca Film Festival Award Winner

17 August 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

From the renowned writer-director of the not-good 2013 Kristen Bell vehicle “The Lifeguard” comes “One Percent More Humid.” With a stacked cast including Juno Temple, Julia Garner, Alessandro NivolaMamoudou Athie, and Maggie Siff, “One Percent More Humid” could be interesting. Although reactions from its Tribeca Film Festival premiere were far from glowing, the film did pick up a Best Actor trophy for Nivola’s turn.

Continue reading ‘One Percent More Humid’ Trailer: Juno Temple & Julia Garner Star In Tribeca Film Festival Award Winner at The Playlist. »

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Broadway salutes Sam Shepard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-08-03 12:37:13

3 August 2017 4:37 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Broadway salutes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard on August 2, 2017 Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2010, I attended a dress rehearsal for Sam Shepard's A Lie Of The Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke. Alessandro Nivola, who took on the role Harvey Keitel played in the Eighties, told me that Sam "started offering up new dialogue."

Sam Shepard shared bird rescue and Gregory Corso stories. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Shepard in 1969 provided a text for Kenneth Tynan's Broadway musical/revue Oh! Calcutta!, which also had contributions from Samuel Beckett, John Lennon and Jules Feiffer. True West came to Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly in 2000. Gary Sinise and John Malkovich played the brothers in the 1982 Steppenwolf Theatre Company production which was filmed for television.

Buried Child won a Pulitzer in 1979 and the play with Lois Smith was directed by Sinise in 1996.

Fool For Love starred Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda »

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Tiff 2017: 'Kings', 'Stronger', 'mother!' among line-up

25 July 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Update: Tiff unveils Galas, Special Presentations selections.

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang follow-up Kings (above), David Gordon Green’s Boston Marathon drama Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and Darren Aronofsky’s mother! with Jenifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are among the initial wave of Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) picks announced on Tuesday.

Kings ia a world premiere, alongside many others (see below) including Hany Abu-Assad’s plane crash survivor drama The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie, Wim Wender’s romantic thriller Submergence with Alicia Wikander and James McAvoy, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s immigration drama A Season In France, and two from The Weinstein Company: The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland, and Nicholas Hoult, and Neil Burger’s Intouchables remake starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and [link=nm »

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Tiff 2017: 'Darkest Hour', 'Kings', 'mother!' among line-up

25 July 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Update: Tiff unveils Galas, Special Presentations selections.

Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour (above) starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang follow-up Kings, and Darren Aronofsky’s mother! with Jenifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are among the initial wave of Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) picks announced on Tuesday.

Toronto promgrammers updated the premiere status of each film announced in Galas and Special Presentations on Tuesday morning. Darkest Hour is a Canadian premiere, suggesting Telluride and possibly Venice berths, while mother! is a North American premiere, which indicates a world premiere slot in Venice.

Kings ia a world premiere, alongside many others (see below) including Hany Abu-Assad’s plane crash survivor drama The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, David Gordon Green’s Boston Marathon drama Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal, and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie, Wim Wender’s romantic thriller Submergence with Alicia Wikander and James McAvoy, [link »

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‘Disobedience’ First Look: Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz Rekindle A Passionate Lesbian Romance

25 July 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first round of titles for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and included among this year’s world premieres is Sebastián Lelio’s “Disobedience,” starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. The movie is one of two Lelio dramas heading to Tiff this year; the other is “A Fantastic Woman,” which earned acclaim at Berlin and won Lelio the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay.

Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

Disobedience” is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman. The story follows a rabbi’s daughter (Weisz) who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon, London following the death of her estranged father. While there, she rekindles a romance with a former friend (McAdams), who just so happens to be married to her cousin. Alessandro Nivola also stars.

Given the involvement of McAdams and Weisz, »

- Zack Sharf

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Digital Code Giveaway: HBO’s The Wizard of Lies

21 July 2017 6:44 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history.

HBO’s The Wizard of Lies is based on the stockbroker, investment adviser and financier Bernie Madoff when he made headlines around the world for being arrested for perpetrating the largest financial fraud in 2008.

The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow and Kathrine Narducci. Barry Levinson directed the film with Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum and John Burnham Schwartz wrote the screenplay. It is based on the book with the same title from Diana Henriques.

Lrm has one digital code giveaway to one lucky reader on the site!

To participate in this giveaway, e-mail contest@lrmonline.com with your e-mail address, name, mailing address and phone number. Please put HBO’s The Wizard of Lies in the subject line of the e-mail. Winners will be notified via e-mail address with the codes. »

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HBO’s The Wizard of Lies: Diana B. Henriques On Book To Screen Adaptation, Bernie Madoff Interview And Acting Opposite To Robert De Niro

18 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, HBO’s The Wizard of Lies brought the story of Wall Street investment advisor Bernie Madoff to life in this two-hour made for television drama.

The Wizard of Lies looks into the scheme played out by the American fraudster that took place for decades and grew to the size of $65 billion. By spinning those lies, Bernie Madoff also tears apart a family he loves in the media drama, government investigations and then being ostracized by friends and co-workers.

The film was also recently nominated for the Emmy Awards with Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Robert De Niro and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Michelle Pfeiffer.

It also stars Alessandro Nivola, Hank Azaria, Nathan Darrow, Sydney Gayle, Lily Rabe and Kristen Connolly.

It is based on a non-fiction book by »

- Gig Patta

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A gilded cage by Anne-Katrin Titze

13 July 2017 3:50 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Demi Moore as Suzanne Dutchman in Michael Mailer's Blind: "It's a film about perception."

Michael Mailer and producer Jennifer Gelfer discuss the selection of Demi Moore's wardrobe with costume designer Evren Catlin (Liz W Garcia's One Percent More Humid starring Juno Temple, Maggie Siff, Julia Garner, Alessandro Nivola), Dylan McDermott's character not covering up a tattoo, what is real and what isn't, and why Blind (which has a screenplay by John Buffalo Mailer) is not Disney or Nicholas Sparks (Message In A Bottle, A Walk To Remember, The Notebook, Nights In Rodanthe, Dear John, The Longest Ride).

Alec Baldwin stars as Bill Oakland in Blind Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bill Oakland (Alec Baldwin), a novelist and professor who lost his wife and his eyesight in a crash, meets Suzanne Dutchman (Demi Moore) whose husband Mark (Dylan McDermott) was sent to prison for insider trading. She has to »

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Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer team up on new project by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-06-30 18:43:09

30 June 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Géza Röhrig stars with Matthew Broderick in Shawn Snyder's To Dust Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer have teamed up to produce Shawn Snyder's To Dust, starring Géza Röhrig (Saul in the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul, directed by László Nemes) and Matthew Broderick with cinematography by Xavi Giménez (Brad Anderson's The Machinist starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Alejandro Amenábar's Agora with Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella, Michael Lonsdale). Alessandro updated me from South Africa where he is starring with Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, and (Sir) Ben Kingsley in Gideon Raff's The Red Sea Diving Resort.

To Dust co-producer Alessandro Nivola Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I spoke with Alessandro last year on his role in Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon, before the film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, he mentioned a top secret project that he »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Cannes Winning Best Actor and Lanthimos' Quirky 'Family' Thriller Academy Award Chances?

20 June 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'120 Beats per Minute' trailer: Robin Campillo's AIDS movie features plenty of drama and a clear sociopolitical message. AIDS drama makes Pedro Almodóvar cry – but will Academy members tear up? (See previous post re: Cannes-Oscar connection.) In case France submits it to the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, screenwriter-director Robin Campillo's AIDS drama 120 Beats per Minute / 120 battements par minute, about the Paris Act Up chapter in the early 1990s, could quite possibly land a nomination. The Grand Prix (Cannes' second prize), international film critics' Fipresci prize, and Queer Palm winner offers a couple of key ingredients that, despite its gay sex scenes, should please a not insignificant segment of the Academy membership: emotionalism and a clear sociopolitical message. When discussing the film after the presentation of the Palme d'Or, Pedro Almodóvar (and, reportedly, jury member Jessica Chastain) broke into tears. Some believed, in fact, that 120 Beats per Minute »

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‘Gotham’s Chris Chalk Packs For ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’

12 June 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Chris Chalk, who currently recurs as Lucius Fox on Fox’s Gotham series, is set to co-star opposite Chris Evans in Gideon Raff's spy drama The Red Sea Diving Resort, based on the true-life mission to rescue Ethiopian Jews from Sudan to Israel in the early 80s.  Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michael K. Williams, Michiel Huisman, Alex Hassell, Mark Ivanir, Greg Kinnear, and Sir Ben Kingsley are also among the cast with production is slated to begin this… »

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix Has a Death Wish In Lynne Ramsay’s Meandering Detective Story — Cannes

26 May 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Joaquin Phoenix stumbles through every scene in Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” as if he overslept, dashed out of bed, and accidentally rushed into the abandoned set of a film noir, then forgot what he was supposed to do. The results are thrilling and frustrating, often within the constraints of a single scene. It’s an enticing challenge for the writer-director to develop a stylish mood piece out this flimsy material, adapted from a Jonathan Ames novella as a series of textured moments. The movie is an elegant homage to a mold of scrappy detective stories that often collapses into a concise pileup of stylish possibilities.

That’s nothing new for the British director, whose 2002 feature “Morvern Callar” showed a penchant for grim genre exercises that treasured mood over plot and mysteries over solutions; her 2011 thriller “We Need to Talk About Kevin” suggested the prospects for expanding »

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Cannes: FilmNation Sells Out Internationally on ‘Disobedience,’ Untitled Julianne Moore Project (Exclusive)

23 May 2017 8:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Continuing to work with world-class directors from across the globe, Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has sold most of the world on its double bill of upcoming English-language movies from Sebastian Lelio: Romantic drama “Disobedience,” currently in post-production, starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola; and Lelio’s untitled film with Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, in a reimagining of his critically-acclaimed Berlinale 2015 smash hit “Gloria,” which is currently in pre-production.

”We feel very fortunate to work with Sebastian [Lelio] and some amazing producers on two truly special films.  This is proof positive that excellence and boldness in film can still guarantee a filmmaker world class distribution,” said Glen Basner, FilmNation CEO. 

As proof, “Disobedience” has been acquired by Curzon Artificial Eye for the U.K., Roadshow for Australia, Mars for France, Cinema Srl for Italy, Lev for Israel, and Pathe for Switzerland. »

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‘You Were Never Really Here’ First Clip: Joaquin Phoenix Fights for Justice in Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes Contender

18 May 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lynne Ramsay’s sex trafficking thriller “You Were Never Really Here” is one of the 19 films competing for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Film Stage has the first clip from the movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. Check out the clip below.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

Written and helmed by Ramsay, “You Were Never Really Here” is based on the 2013 novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames, creator of the HBO show “Bored to Death.” The film follows a war veteran named Joe (Phoenix) who works rescuing women from sex traffickers. Things go very wrong when he tries to save a girl from a brothel in New York City.

Read More: Cannes 2017: Here Are the Cameras Used To Shoot 29 of This Year’s Films

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Off to see the Wizard by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 May 2017 11:17 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Willem Dafoe and Alessandro Nivola on the Tribeca International Narrative jury with Peter Fonda, Tavi Gevinson, and Ruth Wilson Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Best Actor Award winner Alessandro Nivola (for his performance in Liz W Garcia's One Percent More Humid, starring opposite Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Maggie Siff) has some interesting films coming up. Alessandro will play a rabbi in Gloria director Sebastián Lelio's latest Disobedience, based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams; Jaron Albertin's Weightless with Julianne Nicholson, screenplay by Enda Walsh, produced by Greg Shapiro (Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), and Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of Jonathan Ames's You Were Never Really Here, with Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov, screening at Cannes in competition.

Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Darrow, and Nivola play the Madoffs in Barry Levinson's The Wizard Of Lies, »

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Alessandro Nivola Reveals Key ‘Wizard’ Scene Was Improvised

17 May 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Alessandro Nivola talks to Awards Daily about his Mark Madoff role in HBO’s The Wizard of Lies and how the most crucial scene in the film was an accident. »

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17 May 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Before we get to the links please click on this photo to your left, the teaser poster for Yorgos Lanthimos's The Killing of a Sacred Deer. (Lanthimos last brought us the incredible The Lobster so we hope he's on a roll.) The poster is so beautiful we don't even mind that Nicole Kidman isn't on it! That's high praise if you haven't been paying attention.

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Los Angeles Times Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars again in March. Same team this year, producers too.

Interview Ethan Hawke talks to his friend Alessandro Nivola (easily one of the best stars among the under-famous and under-celebrated division) about his current hot streak

Fathom Events will broadcast the current London production of Angels in America to select Us movie theaters in late July. Click there for ticket sales in your area

Awards Daily keeping Oscar buzz alive all year for »

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‘The Wizard of Lies’ Review: Robert De Niro’s Canny HBO Movie is a Ponzi Scheme That Pays Off

15 May 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Wizard of Lies” is constructed to mimic Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme: an expertly orchestrated con with a significant payday. But the film, based on Diana Henriques’ book, one ups its inspiration by actually pulling off the scam; first by suckering the audience into investing in a masterful liar, then carefully planting seeds of doubt, and ultimately sneaking up and crushing its shareholders with a devastating final act.

In other words, Barry Levinson’s adaptation is a more complex and accomplished work than we’ve seen from many so-called biopics, as well as HBO Films’ best entry since “Behind the Candelabra.” In fact, in many ways, it’s the opposite of Steven Soderbergh’s gaudy and enticing “final” film. Rather than delivering too much of a good thing, “The Wizard of Lies” is an exercise in the power of restraint — especially from its lead, Robert De Niro.

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‘The Wizard of Lies’ Review: Robert De Niro’s Canny HBO Movie is a Ponzi Scheme That Pays Off

15 May 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Wizard of Lies” is constructed to mimic Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme: an expertly orchestrated con with a significant payday. But the film, based on Diana Henriques’ book, one ups its inspiration by actually pulling off the scam; first by suckering the audience into investing in a masterful liar, then carefully planting seeds of doubt, and ultimately sneaking up and crushing its shareholders with a devastating final act.

In other words, Barry Levinson’s adaptation is a more complex and accomplished work than we’ve seen from many so-called biopics, as well as HBO Films’ best entry since “Behind the Candelabra.” In fact, in many ways, it’s the opposite of Steven Soderbergh’s gaudy and enticing “final” film. Rather than delivering too much of a good thing, “The Wizard of Lies” is an exercise in the power of restraint — especially from its lead, Robert De Niro.

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- Ben Travers

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