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London — Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach took to the stage at the Vue movie theater near London’s Piccadilly Circus on Tuesday to accept the Raindance Film Festival’s inaugural Auteur Award and dedicated it to “scruffy film festivals and creative energy.” Speaking to a packed crowd, the “I, Daniel Blake” director recalled his first visit to the event, now in its 24th year. “The first time I came to Raindance, it was really scruffy,” he said. “I’ve just been at the [left-wing group] Momentum events [at the Labour Party conference] in Liverpool. They’re scruffy [too], but my God, they’re so full of energy, and ideas, and commitment to change. And if there’s one thing we as filmmakers need to do it’s to be involved in the dynamism in society, to really take part in that — as filmmakers just as citizens.”
Speaking to moderator Jason Solomons, Loach gave a thoughtful interview that »
- Damon Wise
On the centennial of the Easter Uprising and just a few days past St. Patrick's Day, Whv present's Neil Jordan's biopic epic of Ireland's most beloved patriotic hero -- a militant who stood up to the English occupiers. It's the role that should have cemented Liam Neeson's stardom. Michael Collins Blu-ray The Warner Archive Collection 1996 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 132 min. / Street Date March 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Alan Rickman, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Charles Dance, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Ian McElhinney. Cinematography Chris Menges Film Editors J. Patrick Duffner, Tony Lawson Original Music Elliott Goldenthal Produced by Stephen Wooley Written and Directed by Neil Jordan
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Irish politics must be in ascendance, as this St. Patrick's Day Warner Bros. has bumped its Irish patriot biopic up to Blu-ray status. A DVD of it came out only a year before. It's »
- Glenn Erickson
Aidan Quinn will attend the 20th Anniversary celebration of Michael Collins. Aidan Quinn played Harry Boland in Neil Jordan’s definitive film charting Ireland’s struggle for independence. "I'm thrilled to be a part of honoring this remarkable film,” said Aidan Quinn. “It was an absolute privilege to work on and with, this extraordinary group and remains one of my favorite film making experiences." The film will have its 20th Anniversary Premiere on Saturday, February 20th at The Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street, also attended by Neil Jordan and Cinematographer Chris Menges, followed by an on stage Q&A hosted by Harry McGee. The celebration will also be attended by some of the extras who took part in the film. Michael Collins will be available for the first time on Blu Ray from March 4th in a 20th Anniversary Edition re-mastered with the addition of a new specially recorded »
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To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its release in Irish Cinemas and the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, Audi Dublin International Film Festival will host a special event screening of Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, the definitive film of Ireland’s struggle for independence. The film will have its 20th Anniversary Premiere on Saturday, February 20th at The Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street, attended by Neil Jordan and Cinematographer Chris Menges, followed by an on stage Q&A hosted by Harry McGee. The celebration will also be attended by some of the 4000 extras who took part in the film. Speaking of her selection of the film, Festival Director Grainne Humphreys said: “I’m thrilled to be able to programme Michael Collins in the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Everyone remembers the excitement in Dublin when it was being filmed and so many people were part of it as extras. The »
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The American Society of Cinematographers has announced the nominees of its Asc Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release. The Awards night will take place on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
And the nominees are:
Here's the rest of the press release:
.Our members have spoken with a fabulous group of choices,. says Asc President Richard Crudo. .The quality of the work is astounding, and it.s great to see we.re once again at the forefront of giving recognition where it.s due..
.Each of the nominated films represents a different genre and a masterfully distinct visual style,. notes Asc Awards Chairman Daryn Okada. .We look forward to celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of these nominees in February. »
The Asc has nominated Roger Deakins, Asc, Bsc; Janusz Kaminski; Ed Lachman, Asc; Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC, and John Seale, Asc, Acs, for the Asc Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release.
The nominated films are:
The winner will be announced Feb. 14 at the 30th Asc Awards ceremony.
“Our members have spoken with a fabulous group of choices,” says Asc President Richard Crudo. “The quality of the work is astounding, and it’s great to see we’re once again at the forefront of giving recognition where it’s due.”
“Each of the nominated films represents a different genre and a masterfully distinct visual style,” notes Asc Awards Chairman Daryn Okada. »
- Michelle McCue
6 items from 2016
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