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Cannes Film Review: ‘Promised Land’

2 June 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Documentaries about the current state of America, as good as some of them are, often have the effect of news headlines: They come and go, leaving a slight blur. But “Promised Land” isn’t like other politically and socially inflamed documentaries. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki (“The House I Live In,” “Why We Fight”), it’s a meditation on the current American crisis (and if you don’t think we’re in one, you should probably stop reading now) that’s built around a revisionist portrait of Elvis Presley. The two elements — America and Elvis — come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.

IfPromised Land” has a thesis, the short version of it — it’s declared in the opening 15 minutes — is that America has entered its Fat Elvis period. We’re bloated, addicted, going through the motions, coasting on our legend, courting self-destruction. Yet »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Cannes Film Festival 2017 Titles

29 May 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While the Cannes Film Festival lineup is consumed by thousands of audience members over the course of 10 days, much of the dealmaking takes place elsewhere. Buyers are less likely to dig through the official selections than they are to spend time in the market, watching clips and presentations for unfinished work. As a result, it’s rare for many big deals emerge from the world’s most glamorous film festival, and the 2017 edition was no exception. Though Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” sold to A24 after a fierce bidding war that lasted several days, it was in the minority. Still, there were plenty of first-rate movies from this year’s Cannes that have yet to land U.S. distribution. Here’s a look at some of the ones we think deserve audiences far beyond the Croisette.

“Gabriel and the Mountain”

Few outside of Brazil know about Gabriel Buchmann, the »

- Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich and Anne Thompson

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Cannes 2017: The 10 Best Movies of This Year’s Festival

28 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

You know you’re experiencing a strong year at the Cannes Film Festival when everyone has a different favorite movie. For some critics and journalists, the best was saved for the end, with Lynne Ramsay’s post-modern detective story “You Were Never Really Here” standing out in the competition; for others, the competition peaked early with Andrey Zyvagintsev’s kidnapping drama “Loveless.” And some people looked far beyond the competition for festival highlights, singling out selections from Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week, not to mention the out of competition screenings that were part of the Official Selection.

See MoreThe 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

In other words, Cannes is a lot of things to a lot of people, and each member of the IndieWire team attending the festival this year experienced the program in different ways. The following list »

- Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson and David Ehrlich

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Cannes 2017: The 10 Best Movies of This Year’s Festival

28 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You know you’re experiencing a strong year at the Cannes Film Festival when everyone has a different favorite movie. For some critics and journalists, the best was saved for the end, with Lynne Ramsay’s post-modern detective story “You Were Never Really Here” standing out in the competition; for others, the competition peaked early with Andrey Zyvagintsev’s kidnapping drama “Loveless.” And some people looked far beyond the competition for festival highlights, singling out selections from Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week, not to mention the out of competition screenings that were part of the Official Selection.

See MoreThe 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

In other words, Cannes is a lot of things to a lot of people, and each member of the IndieWire team attending the festival this year experienced the program in different ways. The following list »

- Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson and David Ehrlich

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Eugene Jarecki On His Journey Through The ‘Promised Land’ – Cannes Studio

26 May 2017 3:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

When it comes to making a documentary about a road trip, it helps to already be on one. That’s what happened to Sundance Film Festival award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, who while touring America with his criminal justice doc, The House I Live In, was moved by those he spoke with about “how the American Dream lost its luster.” Jarecki drove on, and it just so happened the path he cut was when the 2016 presidential election was going on.  He learned that those in… »

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Cannes Review: ‘Promised Land’ Links the Death of the American Dream with Elvis Presley

22 May 2017 6:32 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A title like Promised Land can be appreciated for its duality: primarily meaning a land of promise but also, in another sense, a land that was promised. We’re talking about the United States of course, or rather filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is in his latest documentary. It’s an abstract road movie, fueled on disillusionment and rock and roll, and one that attempts the quite ambitious task of sketching out a narrative line to link the rise and decline of the nation with the rise and decline of Elvis Presley. If Jarecki struggles a little with this alchemy at times it is because Promised Land is essentially three movies in one: a detailed account of the King’s career; a loose account of the last 80 years of American politics; and a musical performance film. It can be a little jarring to shift between those gears but the director has form »

- Rory O'Connor

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‘Promised Land’ Review: Eugene Jarecki’s Brilliant Documentary Uses Elvis Presley To Explain Donald Trump — Cannes 2017

20 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A documentary as sprawling and brilliant and flawed as the country it traverses, Eugene Jarecki’s “The Promised Land” is a fascinatingly overstuffed portrait of America in decline. In the process, it’s also: a biography of the 20th century’s most famous musician,; a story about how a man became king of a democratic nation; a nuanced analysis of cultural appropriation in a multi-racial society; a southern-fried rock n’ roll performance piece; a horrifyingly sober look at the rise of Donald Trump; a closed-casket funeral service for The American Dream; the best recent film about how the hell we got here; and more. So much more.

It’s the latest project from a filmmaker who has always been obsessed with the forces that fuel America (watch 2005’s “Why We Fight” for a perpetually relevant dissection of the military-industrial complex) and who always returns to the same one: Money.

The »

- David Ehrlich

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'Promised Land': Film Review | Cannes 2017

20 May 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Director Eugene Jarecki has built a well-deserved reputation for impeccably crafted, scrupulous researched and, above all, concisely argued and structured left-leaning documentaries, among them The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Why We Fight and The House I Live In. Sadly, although his latest, Promised Land, may be his most broadly appealing film so far, it’s arguably his messiest and least intellectually satisfying work. A road trip across America in a 1963 silver Rolls Royce that belonged to Elvis Presley, this admittedly often entertaining ramble round Elvis' life and career unfolds during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election campaign, prompting musings from Jarecki »

- Leslie Felperin

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Promised Land review - a wild ride through doomed America in Elvis Presley's car

20 May 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The story of the King’s old Rolls Royce soon gives way to an exploration of fame, power, race and everything else in Eugene Jarecki’s dizzying documentary

Related: 120 Beats per Minute review – passionate and defiant account of 80s Aids activism

Credit where it is due. Eugene Jarecki wanted to make a movie about absolutely everything, and what sounded goofy in the Cannes marketing material turned out to be a worthy on-ramp.

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- Jordan Hoffman

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Trump Controversies Making Waves in Cannes

20 May 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At premieres, beach parties, wine-soaked dinners and business meetings, the topic du jour at this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Trump. Buyers and sellers, studios executives and stars confess they’re glued to their smartphones, waiting for email alerts and updates on the latest White House scandal.

“I’m obsessed with it,” said Stuart Ford, CEO of sales and production company Im Global. “The first thing I do in the morning is check the news. The last thing I do at night is check the news.”

Some of the films searching for distribution along the Croisette grapple directly or indirectly with Trump and the populism that fueled his rise. Buyers are circling “Promised Land,” a documentary by Eugene Jarecki that centers on a cross-country trip against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election. Michael Moore also Skyped in for a talk with Harvey and Bob Weinstein on Friday to whet buyers appetites for “11/9,” an anti-Trump documentary. »

- Brent Lang

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‘Promised Land’ Cannes Review: Elvis Presley, Meet Donald Trump

20 May 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We all know the story of that time Elvis Presley showed up unannounced at the White House gates and met Richard Nixon. In “Promised Land,” director Eugene Jarecki introduces Elvis to Donald Trump. He does so metaphorically, of course, telling the story of Elvis but explicitly tying it to the state of the country and the rise of Trump, who one person in the film compares to “the fat Elvis.” “Promised Land” is that kind of movie – big, bold and overreaching, in love with but also skeptical of its own central metaphor of Elvis’ career as a version of America’s. »

- Steve Pond

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Cannes Film Festival 2017: 20 Most Intriguing Movies, From ‘The Beguiled’ to ‘Okja’ (Photos)

16 May 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Between the main competition, the out-of-competition screenings, the Un Certain Regard section and the Directors’ Fortnight and International Critics’ Week sidebars, the 70th Cannes Film Festival will be presenting more than 100 new feature films, plus dozens of shorts and a lineup of classics. Here’s a small sampling of Cannes premieres that merit attention. Cannes entries are divided between the main competition, the out-of-competition screenings, the Un Certain Regard section and the Directors’ Fortnight and International Critics’ Week sidebars. Sofia Coppola reportedly takes a feminist angle on a story that yielded a lurid Clint Eastwood potboiler in 1971. Documentary director Eugene Jarecki. »

- Steve Pond

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Variety Critics Share Their Cannes Cinematic Wish Lists

16 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety‘s chief film critics Peter Debruge and Owen Gleiberman look ahead at the Cannes festival lineup and tell us what they really want to see when the festival kicks off May 17.

Peter Debruge’s Picks

The Beguiled

It’s not like the world was asking for a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood classic, based on the Thomas Cullinan novel about a wounded Union soldier who bewitches an entire boarding school of lonely Confederate ladies — although now that it exists, consider me intrigued. Certainly, we can expect Sofia Coppola to repair the gender balance, which is the most backwards thing about director Don Siegel’s otherwise intoxicating testosterone-fueled fantasy.

The Florida Project

It’s about time Cannes took note of one of America’s most exciting indie voices, inviting “Tangerine” director Sean Baker into the fold. Apart from a general fascination with strange contemporary subcultures, and a capacity to translate »

- Peter Debruge and Owen Gleiberman

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The Hottest Titles for Sale at the Cannes Film Festival

16 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Studios are hitting the Croisette armed with checkbooks, hoping to snap up the next big commercial hit or Oscar darling. Here are 12 packages that seem destined to result in bidding wars.

Red Sea Diving Resort

(Wme, worldwide)

Director: Gideon Raff

Cast: Chris Evans, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley

Why Buyers are Circling: The “Captain America” actor will play an Israeli spy tasked with rescuing thousands of refugees trapped in 1970s Sudan.

Ophelia

(Covert Media, worldwide)

Director: Claire McCarthy

Cast: Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen, Tom Felton

Why Buyers Are Circling: It’s “Hamlet” told from the tragic

heroine’s perspective.

Hotel Artemis

(Lionsgate, international; Wme, domestic)

Director: Drew Pearce

Cast: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, Jeff Goldblum, Dave Bautista

Why Buyers are Circling: This thriller casts Foster as the nurse at a hospital for dangerous criminals.

Book Club

(Bloom; Wme)

Director: Bill Holderman

Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Cannes: Spike Lee, Wim Wenders Among American Pavilion Lineup

16 May 2017 5:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, John Cameron Mitchell, Karen Allen and Eugene Jarecki are among the filmmakers who will take part in the discussions and panels that will be held at the American Pavilion during the course of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Lee will be joined by his longtime collaborator Roger Guenveur Smith, who stars in Lee’s current one-man Netflix film, Rodney King, on May 22.

Wenders will take part in an industry panel on “Making Movies That Matter,” scheduled for May 25.

Mitchell will discuss »

- Gregg Kilday

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Cannes American Pavilion 2017 Lineup: Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Screen Talk Live and More

15 May 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Known among with-it insiders as the Ampav, the American Pavilion has become a vital part of the Cannes Film Festival over the last 30-odd years. This year’s lineup was announced today, with such special guests as Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, John Cameron Mitchell, Christine Vachon and IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson.

Read More: Cannes: ‘Dogtooth’ Made Yorgos Lanthimos One of the Most Exciting Filmmakers in the World, and He’s Just Getting Started

Such anticipated films as “Brigsby Bear,” “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” “Rodney King,” “Wonderstruck” and “Patticake$” will be discussed; Kohn and Thompson are set to record a live edition of the Screen Talk podcast. Avail yourself of the full lineup below and let the Ampav Fomo wash over you in waves.

Read More: IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: Screen Talk (Episode 148) – Here’s What We Know (And What We Don’t Know »

- Michael Nordine

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A Bafta for Nick Fraser, grandmaster of the documentary

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

As Storyville’s former editor is honoured with a Bafta special award, film-makers Alex Gibney and Eugene Jarecki share their experiences of working with him

Documentary editor and producer Nick Fraser will receive the Bafta special award on 14 May. Fraser was commissioning editor of the BBC’s Storyville from 1997 to 2016. Over that time the series won five Baftas and four Oscars, among other awards. He has worked on documentary films including Man on Wire, Notes on Blindness, Project Nim and India’s Daughter; in 2016, he founded documentary streaming service Yaddo. We talk to two film-makers whose careers he kickstarted.

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- Kathryn Bromwich

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French App MovieChainer Rolls Out New Features, Enlists Fintage House

12 May 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Backup Media Group, the Paris-based production/financing banner behind Eugene Jarecki’s Cannes-bound “Promised Land,” is taking MovieChainer, its three-year old cloud-based app for right-holders to the next level with new features and an expanded client list.

Among the high-profile new clients on MovieChainer’s roster is Fintage House Bv​, a leading independent film and TV rights management firm i​n​ charge of giving revenue shares from film or television productions to producers, financiers and profit participants.

​Philippine Roy, who handles customer relationship for MovieChainer​, said getting Fintage House Bv marked a milestone for the startup. “This partnership with Fintage House underscores MovieChainer​’s ability to handle​ ​c​​​​omplex and​ diverse revenue sharing models,” Roy argued.

Designed and launched by Backup Media Group in 2015, MovieChainer allows right-holders to model and track the legal and financial structure of their content. The app was initially dedicated to movie professionals and has now »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘Promised Land’ Cannes Clip: Eugene Jarecki Borrows Elvis’ Car To Take America’s Pulse

11 May 2017 12:29 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Eugene Jarecki, helmer of the 2005 Peabody- and Sundance-winning documentary Why We Fight, hits the road all the way to the Cannes Film Festival for his next film. In Promised Land, which will have its world premiere in Cannes’ Special Screening section May 20, Jarecki takes Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce on a music-filled (sometimes literally) road trip across the U.S., picking up passengers famous and not-so famous as they travel through an America at a… »

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Cannes 2017. Lineup

27 April 2017 11:14 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 70th edition of the festival:

COMPETITIONHappy End (Michael Haneke)Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)Le Redoutable (Michel Hazanavicius)The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)Rodin (Jaques Doillon)120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)Okja (Bong Joon-Ho)In The Fade (Fatih Akin)The Day After (Hong Sang-soo)Radiance (Naomi Kawase)The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa)Jupiter's Moon (Kornél Mandruczó)Good Time (Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie)Loveless (Andrey ZvyagintsevL'Amant Double (François Ozon)You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach)The Square (Ruben Östlund)Un Certain REGARDOpening Night: Barbara (Mathieu Amalric)The Desert Bride (Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato)Lucky (Sergio Castellitto)Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)Beauty and the Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania)L »

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