10 items from 2010
Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali in Paul Morrison's Little Ashes (top); João Gabriel Vasconcellos, Rafael Cardoso as brothers in love in Aluízio Abranches' From Beginning to End (bottom) image+nation 2010 – Montreal's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: Undertow, Le Fil "In response to the cinematic watershed of Lgbt-themed films from South America and Spain in the past year," explains the image+nation press release, the 2010 edition of Montreal's Lgbt film festival will present “Mundo Hispanico.” Countries represented in "Mundo Hispanico" are Spain, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil — where people speak Portuguese, not Spanish. But hey, were I a Brazilian filmmaker I'd be happy to have my movie included in any film festival sidebar, be it Mundo Hispanico, Mundo Mongolico, or Mondo Cane. If people showed up to check out my movie, that'd be all I'd care about. (How about "Mundo Ibérico" for next time, which could then include some Portuguese cinematic »
- Andre Soares
Watch a bunch of behind the scenes videos featuring Robert Pattinson from the biographical drama “Little Ashes” by director Paul Morrison and starring Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty (Messengers 2: The Scarecrow), Marina Gatell and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1) as Salvador Dali. Synopsis: In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university’s social [...] »
- Brian Corder
Robert Pattinson as a young rebellious New Yorker, Emilie de Ravin in Allen Coulter’s Remember Me (top); Robert Pattinson as the young-looking (but old) vampire Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart in David Slade’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (middle); Javier Beltrán, Robert Pattinson as the young Salvador Dali in Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes (bottom) I haven’t read either Guy de Maupassant’s 19th-century novel Bel Ami or Rachel Bennette’s screenplay adaptation, so I don’t know exactly how old Robert Pattinson’s Georges Duroy, social/sexual climber extraordinaire, is supposed to be. But looking at videos and photos of Pattinson in costume as Duroy, the soon-to-be-24-year-old actor surely looks quite a bit older in Bel Ami than in his other film roles (see above). That’s not [...] »
- Joan Lister
Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali, Javier Beltrán as Federico Garcia Lorca in Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes (top); Eytan Fox’s Mary Lou (middle); Frank Ripploh’s raunchy gay classic Taxi Zum Klo (bottom) Torino Lgbt Film Festival 2010: Leo’S Room, Boy In A Bathtub, Rosa von Praunheim Other Torino screenings on Wednesday, April 21, include Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes, starring Twilight idol Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali (!) and Javier Beltrán as Federico Garcia Lorca. Set in 1920s Spain, Dali is portrayed as a closet case in love with Lorca, who ended up killed by Franco sympathizers during the Spanish Civil War. Future filmmaker Luis Buñuel (Matthew McNulty) is depicted as an anti-gay grouch. Producer Carlo Dusi will be present at [...] »
- Andre Soares
Javier Beltrán, Robert Pattinson in Little Ashes Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes, starring Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dali (!), won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film — Limited release dealing with gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people. The other nominees in that category were Casi Divas, The Country Teacher, Phoebe in Wonderland, and The Secrets. Written by Philippa Goslett, Little Ashes depicts a purported romance between Dali and left-wing poet Federico García Lorca (played by Javier Beltrán), with Lorca feeling comfortable about his sexual orientation and Dali all conflicted about it. The former was later murdered during the Spanish Civil War, while the later became a successful artist and radical right-winger. Matthew McNulty plays Luis Buñuel in the film. "Director Paul Morrison (Wondrous [...] »
- Gregory Darnell
The 21st Annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards ceremony took place last night in New York, and the stars were out in force. The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, and understanding and respect for the lives of Lgbt people. Cynthia Nixon and Joy Behar were the night's honored guests, but awards were presented to countless other individuals for their contributions in promoting acceptance and tolerance of the Lgbt community.
Sex and the City's Nixon was presented with the Vito Russo Award. The award is named after GLAAD founding member and The Celluloid Closet author Russo, and is presented to an openly lesbian or gay member of the entertainment or media community for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia. Behar, meanwhile, received the Excellence in Media »
- Alison Nastasi
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has, on Saturday, March 13, handed out 24 of this year's 32 kudos at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. During a presentation taking place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, it was unraveled that "Little Ashes" is among those receiving the honors.
The drama movie starring "Twilight Saga" heartthrob Robert Pattinson won Outstanding Film in the category of Limited Release. The Paul Morrison-directed movie came out triumphant over four other indie movies, "Phoebe in Wonderland", "Casi Divas", "The Country Teacher" and "The Secrets".
Other winner announced on the night were ABC's "Brothers & Sisters", NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as well as "The Oprah Winfrey Show". "Brothers" was named Outstanding Drama Series and "Parks" got the nod for Outstanding Individual Episode, while "Oprah" won Outstanding Talk Show Episode.
The winners of this year's GLAAD awards have been announced, and Little Ashes did indeed take home the prize for "Outstanding Film."
The movie was released to theaters last May and has recently been made available on DVD.
In the age of Jazz and surrealism, anyone visiting an elite university residence in Madrid, Spain would find the odd and competitive—both in art or otherwise—friendship between three young prodigies: painter Salvador Dali, filmmaker Luis Bunuel and dramatist/poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Their work proved to outlast the three friends by decades, but Little Ashes is more interested in the strokes of their hips than their pen or brush.
Made before Twilight but released theatrically only last year (and on DVD now), Little Ashes is not exactly the Robert Pattinson-as-Salvador Dali biopic his fans might like to see. He is, in fact, only one part of a love triangle, and not even the one in center. Javier Beltran, the only actual Spaniard of the three, plays the poet Garcia Lorca, who takes that honor.
The dialogue is naturally in implied Spanish rather than real Spanish, by »
- Arya Ponto
In early 2009, Robert Pattinson's biopic Little Ashes was released to the independent film circuit, making major waves in the fan community along the way. In the film, Pattinson portrays Salvador Dali, a Spanish artist famed for his Surrealist and politically jarring paintings. Just today, it was announced that Little Ashes has been nominated for a GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award. The film is directed by Paul Morrison, who stated that the team "made it in the spirit of . . . just need[ing] to make this film, it’s crying out to be done, without expectations of what will happen to it," and it is produced by Carlo Dusi, who ref »
10 items from 2010
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