15 items from 2015
Natalia Leite makes her feature directorial debut on the tale of a bored woman in a rural town who embarks on a risky friendship with a female drifter.
Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite produce Bare through Purple Milk with Chad Burris via Indion Entertainment. Giorgio Guglielmino, Dennis Mykytyn, Christopher J Scott and Jasper Zweibel served as executive producers.
“Natalia has a provocative and original voice that is undeniably present in Bare,” said Myriad president and CEO Kirk D’Amico.
Director of production and acquisitions Theresa Won brought the project to Myriad, who negotiated rights with Us rights holder CAA. »
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Shout! Factory has acquired the giallo thriller, The Editor, for U.S. distribution, the El Rey Network is hosting a RoboCop marathon this weekend, and submissions are now open for The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.
The Editor: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and Kennedy/Brooks, Inc. have entered a picture deal to distribute The Editor in the U.S. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish, giallo-inspired horror comedy premiered with critical praise at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and filmmakers Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.
In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive U.S. distribution rights to The Editor, including broadcast, »
- Derek Anderson
Shout! Factory has struck a deal with Kennedy/Brooks to distribute the giallo-inspired horror comedy “The Editor” in the U.S., TheWrap has learned. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, the stylish genre movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. Brooks and “Boardwalk Empire’s” Paz de la Huerta star alongside Samantha Hill (“Bad Meat”), Tristan Risk (“Dark Continents”) and “The ABCs of Death 2” actors Laurence R. Harvey and Conor Sweeney, as well as genre stalwart Udo Kier (“Blade”) and Kennedy. »
- Jeff Sneider
For this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Indiewire teamed up with the Apple Store in Soho, Manhattan for a series of Tribeca Talks. The one-hour discussions featured in-depth conversations with leading directors, writers, actors and producers who took part in the event. Participants this year included Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Maggie"), Olivia Wilde ("Meadowland"), Ethan Hawke ("Good Kill"), Taylor Schilling ("The Overnight") and Paz de la Huerta ("Bare"). Check out the list below for links to clips from the entire series. You can also watch all of the panels on iTunes, or listen to them in podcast form. For any other Tribeca Film Festival coverage you may have missed, check out our Tribeca Bible. "In My Father's House" Panelists: Directors Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg, subjects Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Brian Tillman Moderated by Indiewire's Tambay Obenson Watch: How Grammy-Winning Rapper Che 'Rhymefest' Smith Turned »
- Casey Cipriani
Exclusive: Sales agent snaps up two Us indie features - one exec produced by Spike Lee - ahead of Cannes.
Sydney-based sales agent Odin’s Eye Entertainment (Oee) has acquired two NYC indie productions: Nathan Adloff’s Miles; and Julius Onah’s The Girl is in Trouble. Oee will kick off sales for both films at the Marche Du Film during next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
Miles is a dramatic-comedy produced by Emmy Award winner Ash Christian of Cranium Entertainment and stars Molly Shannon (Me and Earl and The Dying Girl) alongside Paul Reiser (Whiplash) and newcomer Tim Boardman as Miles.
Odin’s Eye will represent worldwide rights to the film, which is in production in New York.
The story centres on Miles, a young gay man who - after discovering his recently deceased father had squandered his tuition fund on an illicit affair - joins the girls volleyball team to win a college scholarship, causing »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #36 : Dianna Agron Gets Corrupted in 'Bare' Director Natalia Leite's "Bare" debuted at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For one of Indiewire and Apple's Tribeca Talks, which took palce at the Apple Store in Shoho, Manhattan, Indiewire's Nigel M. Smith sat down with Leite and the cast to discuss their preparation when it came to filming. "It was important to really feel authentic, like we weren't just two New Yorkers going into this small town trying to figure out what it meant to be from there," said Paz de la Huerta, who plays the rebellious Pepper. Sarah, played by Dianna Agron, lives a boring life in a small desert town until she meets Pepper, who introduces her to a life of sex, drugs and stripping. To find out just what they did to prepare for their roles, watch the clip above. »
- Travis Clark
Title: The Girl is in Trouble eOne Entertainment Director: Julius Onah Writer: Mayuran Tiruchelvam & Julius Onah Cast: Columbus Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Alicja Bachleda, Jesse Spencer, Paz de la Huerta Running time: 90minutes, Not Rated August (Columbus Short) narrates the story of how he got involved in a murder mystery involving a Swedish girl named Signe (Alicja Bachleda) whom has a penchant for choosing the wrong type of guy. She witnesses a murder of a drug dealer by a spoiled rich kid, and captures it on her cell phone. Trying to find sanctuary from all the ex boyfriends she burned in the recent past, she finally gets ahold of August [ Read More ]
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Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers "Bare," the first feature film from director Natalia Leite, stars Dianna Agron as Sarah, a bored girl in a Nevada desert town looking for a way out. When she meets Pepper (Paz de la Huerta), a seductive female drifter, Sarah is led down a dangerous path of illicit drugs and seedy strip clubs. When the two enter into a romantic relationship, Sarah is inspired to leave her old life behind and see who she can become. What's your film about in 140 characters or less? After a lifetime of living in her sheltered and rural hometown, without any apparent means of changing a certain fate, Sarah (Dianna Agron) discovers a possible way out in Pepper (Paz De La Huerta), a mysterious female drifter. Through Pepper's influence, Sarah is motivated to take a job at a highway strip club where Pepper sells drugs. But »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Indiewire has once again partnered up with Apple to host the Meet the Tribeca Filmmaker talks series, in partnership with the 2015 edition of the New York-based film festival. The one-hour discussions, running from April 11-22 at the Apple store in the heart of SoHo, will feature in-depth conversations with leading directors, writers, actors and producers taking part in the event. Participants this year include Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Maggie"), Olivia Wilde ("Meadowland"), Ethan Hawke ("Good Kill"), Taylor Schilling ("The Overnight") and Paz de la Huerta ("Bare"). Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers All events are free; seating is available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive early. The Apple SoHo store is located at 103 Prince Street. Talks take place on the second floor. Below, find the full lineup of discussions with plot synopses provided by the festival. Saturday, 4/11 3pm Tribeca »
- Nigel M Smith
A textbook noir premise gets an overamped and undercompelling treatment in “The Girl Is in Trouble,” the story of a struggling Lower East Side DJ (Columbus Short) who becomes embroiled in the fallout from a murder, courtesy of the title’s damsel in distress (Alicja Bachleda). Sporting plenty of twists but few surprises, this stylish yet derivative eOne day-and-date release seems most likely to be watched by viewers who — like its hero — stumble in by accident.
Said DJ, the Nigerian-born August (Short), is contacted at 2:30 a.m. by Signe (Bachleda), a stunning Swede with whom he almost hooked up on a prior occasion. It must be fate: A funny montage illustrates that he’s quite far down her call list. Wearing only a trenchcoat and flip-flops and desperate for a place to stay, she sleeps with him that night, in what August, the next morning, comes to regard as »
- Ben Kenigsberg
The innovative Viewpoints section celebrates the distinctive visions of its innovative voices and will feature 27 unique and fascinating films of self-discovery and self-definition from 12 countries. Some films are personally intimate and identity seeking such as Gregory Kohn’s soul-searching drug trip Come Down Molly and Patrick O’Brien’s Transfatty Lives that documents his heroic efforts to maintain his creative self in the face of a devastating Als diagnosis.
Other stories of identity take on larger implications such as Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, which raises questions about personal –v- public identity, fame, and legacy through the story of a mysterious masked singer many believed to be Elvis back from the dead. There are also coming of age viewpoints – either taken in adolescence or adulthood like the young women of Being 14 and the rough-and-tumble boys of King Jack, who claw their ways towards adulthood within the war zones of puberty and high school, »
- Sacha Hall
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced half of its 2015 slate of 97 feature films, setting a lineup that includes the world premiere of features including James Franco starrer “The Adderall Diaries,” Olivia Wilde-Luke Wilson drama “Meadowland,” Richard Gere topliner “Franny” and “In My Father’s House,” a documentary about Che “Rhymefest” Smith, who recently won an Oscar for co-writing the song “Glory” from “Selma.”
Competitive titles in the dozen-film competition categories for world narrative feature and world documentary feature were among the first batch of 2015 movies that Tribeca announced, as were the 27 films on tap for the non-competitive Viewpoints section, focusing on notable perspectives and voices.
Programmers said the emphasis this year has been on risky films, new visions and talent discovery. Festival director Genna Terranova pointed out that in the past, “Whiplash” writer-director Damian Chazelle premiered his first film at the fest, and four Tribeca alumni made the »
- Gordon Cox
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Judd Nelson, Katrina Bowden, Paz de la Huerta, Corbin Bleu, Boris Kodjoe, Michael Eklund, Niecy Nash, Melanie Scrofano, Martin Donovan, Adam Herschman, Katia Peel | Written by Douglas Aarniokoski, David Loughery | Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
The Nurse may be in 3D, but that’s not how it was viewed – because if it doesn’t have piranhas, Judge Dredd or murderous miners in it, its really not worth the hassle. In Nurse – which is a much-anticipated thing people wanted to see – a murderous nurse spends her evenings offing adulterous bastard men, like some sort of kinky anti-cheating Punisher. Things get complicated when she befriends newbie colleague Danni (Katrina Bowden), who doesn’t look so kindly upon her man-murdering ways. Melodrama ensues… in 3D!
Part stylish thriller, part steamy European slasher film and all Lionsgate, Nurse takes a strong female cast, promising concept, excellent visuals and frequently clever writing and »
- Joel Harley
★★★☆☆Are hopes and expectations dashed or raised by a film called Nurse (2013) starring Paz de la Huerta? It doesn't suggest a classic, more a titillating horror comedy. Therefore, the whole endeavour edges close to the perilous shores of a joke-concept, and one expected to flounder on the rocks of a weak punchline with all hands lost. Director Douglas Aarniokoski puts his cards on the table with the opening credits sequence – a montage of salacious book covers reminiscent of dime-store crime fiction. From this striptease-style naughtiness, it's apparent enough the tone the filmmaker is going for. Somewhat surprisingly, Nurse is an amusing neo-giallo/slasher.
- CineVue UK
The most controversial director in our top ten list has to be Argentinean director Gaspar Noé, who has made an infamous name for himself with a trio of French titles, beginning with 1998’s I Stand Alone, which starred a grizzled Philippe Nahon (who many should recognize for an equally unsettling role in Aja’s 2003 film High Tension) as a butcher spiraling into a violent rampage. But it was Noe’s 2002 title, Irreversible, which still makes entries on many lists documenting the most shocking or disturbing films ever made, thanks mostly to a nine minute rape scene featuring Monica Bellucci. And if we thought he couldn’t outdo himself there, Noe managed to do so with controversial Enter the Void (2009), in which the soul of a drug dealer is our guide through the underbelly of Tokyo, starring Paz de la Huerta in a terribly underrated performance. »
- Nicholas Bell
15 items from 2015
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