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One of our favourite films at this year’s Berlin Film Festival was Terence Davis‘ superb A Quiet Passion, and it has just had an official UK premiere date. Metrodome have the UK rights and will release the film nationwide on November 18th, 2016.
The period piece is the dramatic and moving life story of the iconic American poet Emily Dickinson (expertly played by Cynthia Nixon), from her youth as a headstrong schoolgirl to her reclusive adulthood where poetry was her solace.
Born in Amherst Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson’s magnificent poetry captured all the terror and beauty of the world, distilled down to the quintessence of meaning and expression.
We gave the film a five-star review at the festival. We said that ‘Nixon mesmerises in a career-best role as Dickinson. »
- Paul Heath
Like the Massachusetts seaside town that serves as its host, the Provincetown Intl. Film Festival has been a beacon for independent-minded artists who seek to showcase and discuss their work with a diverse and appreciative audience. The 18th iteration of the festival, which takes place June 15-19, is no exception, as evidenced by its lineup of feature films and special programs.
This year’s schedule includes the Viggo Mortensen starrer “Captain Fantastic,” fresh off winning Un Certain Regard’s director prize at Cannes, as its opening night presentation. It closes with the New England premiere of the documentary “Strike a Pose,” about the dancers who backed Madonna on her “Blonde Ambition” tour. The festival will also honor Ang Lee and Cynthia Nixon and offers a restored presentation of long-time festival supporter John Waters’ rarely seen sophomore feature, the 1970 cult film “Multiple Maniacs,” in addition to many other films, panels and presentations.
According to the festival’s organizers, Piff’s popularity is informed by the Cape Cod town itself, which over the course of three centuries has counted a Portuguese-run fishing industry, an array of artists, writers and actors, and a significant Lgbtq community among its residents.
“There’s something very unique about Provincetown,” says filmmaker Christine Walker, who is also the festival’s executive director. “There’s a camaraderie among the filmmakers and the audiences because we all feel like we’re in this inspirational place together. It doesn’t feel like you’re running around trying to secure a deal — it feels like you’re meeting colleagues and people who love film.”
Waters, whom festival artistic director Connie White describes as Piff’s guru, says the town and the festival draw eclectic crowds because “it’s still a beatnik place — a place for Bohemians, a gay fishing village that’s also hetero friendly. [And festival] audiences are passionate and crazy and accepting of almost anything. Who wouldn’t want to go to Provincetown?”
Honorees And Keynotes
In addition to Lee, who will receive this year’s Filmmaker on the Edge award from Waters on June 18, and Nixon, who will be honored with the festival’s Excellence in Acting Award that same day, the lineup will feature a keynote speech by producer Effie Brown [“Dear White People”] at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers Brunch on June 19. Actress-director Illeana Douglas will speak about her memoir “I Blame Dennis Hopper” at a PIFFtalks panel discussion June 16, while authors David Ebershoff and Lisa Genova will speak at a June 18 panel about the transition of their books — “The Danish Girl” and “Still Alice,” respectively — into feature films.
In addition to interviewing Lee as part of the Filmmaker on the Edge Award — a duty he’s handled since the first Piff in 1999 — Waters will also be present to offer up a newly restored print of “Multiple Maniacs,” which he describes as “training wheels for ‘Pink Flamingos.’” Directed in 1970 and featuring the late Divine as the owner of a homicidal carnival act called “The Cavalcade of Perversion,” the film originally played Province-town when Waters summered there, as he has for the last 50 years. “It played there before it had a distributor,” says Waters. “I worked at the [Provincetown] Bookshop, and the owner let me turn the display windows into advertisements for the film.”
Waters decided to revisit the film after appearing with the Baltimore Symphony for a production of “Hairspray,” the family-friendly musical based on his 1988 film.
“I was the onstage narrator, and I thought that the audience loved it for all the right reasons,” he says. “But what if they saw ‘Multiple Maniacs?’ They would be horrified!”
After working out some music rights and sound issues, Waters says that the film will enjoy a brief theatrical run following its debut at Piff on June 17.
“We’re always looking for films that are edgy and [of] quality,” says White. “We want something crowd-pleasing to kick off the festival, that will engage the town, and ‘Captain Fantastic’ [June 15 and 19] sets the right tone. Closing night is something that people can build up towards, and ‘Strike a Pose’ [June 16 and 19] had the right flavor to end the festival — it’s touching and very interesting.”
Other films screening include Jonah Markowitz and Tracey Ware’s documentary “Political Animals,” the drama “Indignation,” which director James Schamus adapted from the Philip Roth novel, and Susanna White’s film version of John Le Carre’s “Our Kind of Traitor” with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Harris. Todd Solondz’s new comedy “Wiener-Dog” will also screen.
- Paul Gaita
Follow a troubled author’s journey to uncover the truth of his past in the sexy, gritty film The Adderall Diaries, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD July 5 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by A24, the film stars Academy Award® nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (Best Supporting Actor, Apollo 13, 1995), Amber Heard (The Danish Girl), with Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex and the City”), and Golden Globe® winner Christian Slater (TV’s “Mr. Robot”). Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Adderall Diaries is written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky (The Color of Time) and executive produced by Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods). Oscar® nominee James Franco is riveting as a famous but troubled author whose fascination with a high-profile murder case brings his own dark past into focus. Based on the best-selling book by Stephen Elliott,The Adderall Diaries follows one man’s desperate journey through sex, drugs, and lies as he tries to separate fact from fiction and ignite a life-changing romance. Ed Harris and Amber Heard costar in this gritty story about the shocking discoveries that lie beneath the truth.
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- Tom Stockman
Ron and Nancy: Reimagined. People has the exclusive First Look at Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon as Ronald and Nancy Reagan in Nat Geo's upcoming Killing Reagan. Based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and following the network's adaptations of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus, the two-hour television movie will cover one of America's favorite love stories as it played out amid the backdrop of seismic shifts in the country's political, cultural and historical landscape during Reagan's two-term presidence from 1981–89. "With this fourth installment of the highly successful Killing franchise, we are, along with our partners, Bill O'Reilly and Scott Free Productions, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Amid the crush of networks vying for Emmy consideration, IFC’s comedy series “Documentary Now,” from creators Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, is attempting to spice things up, releasing an Fyc video that sees actors and documentary icons lamenting the fact that the satirical series hasn’t been awarded an Emmy in 50 years (despite only being on the air for two).
“‘Documentary Now’ is the first pillar of the whole documentary community,” insists Morgan Neville, director of “20 Feet from Stardom.”
The parody video, which Variety is debuting exclusively, draws attention to the (untrue) fact that the show has been a mainstay in the doc space for 50 years but has never won an Emmy, and features the likes of Helen Mirren, J.K. Simmons, Weird Al, Kate McKinnon, »
- Lamarco McClendon
• Vague Visages why critics often fail when writing about acting
• Playbill in the most exciting theater news imaginable The Lovely Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will co-star in the revival of The Little Foxes. The best part? They'll be alternating roles periodically!
• Tfe ...If you missed our Smackdown which featured The Little Foxes you should read it. It is a great play which made for an excitingly cutting movie with killer performance by Bette Davis and Patricia Collinge. Can't wait to see it on stage and see what Linney & Nixon do with those two very different roles.
• Slate the enduring influential portrait of genius and mediocrity in Amadeus
• The Tarzan Files has images from Total Film's behind the scenes report on the Legend of Tarzan »
- NATHANIEL R
Last year, Margo Martindale triumphed in this category with her turn on “The Americans,” a show that has been woefully underrepresented at the Emmys. While she could repeat this year, she will have to battle some fierce competitors in the form of previous winners.
Both Allison Janney [“Masters of Sex”] and Carrie Preston [“The Good Wife”] have won for their roles before. And several potential nominees are previous winners. Diana Rigg was previously nominated here for her work on “Game of Thrones”; she scored a win in 1997 for “Rebecca.” Ellen Burstyn [“House of Cards”] is an Emmy winner in this category for “Law & Order: Svu,” and has seven noms and two wins total. [Don’t forget Burstyn is beloved; she was famously nominated for her work in “Mrs. Harris,” which consisted of fewer than 20 seconds of screen time.] Laurie Metcalf has three Emmys from “Roseanne,” but her work as the ex-wife of Louis C.K. in “Horace and Pete” is unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. Stockard Channing has won two Emmys, both in 2002, and could score a third for the final season of “The Good Wife. »
- Jenelle Riley
After five nominations for playing Sheila Jackson on “Shameless,” Joan Cusack finally took home the guest actress prize last year. And just in time — she didn’t appear in the show’s most recent season.
That opens the cateogry to a whole new winner, and it might just be someone who will be doubling up on noms this year. Ellen Burstyn [“Mom”] is also a potential nominee for her work on the drama “House of Cards,” as is Carrie Fisher [“Catastrophe”] for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Tovah Feldshuh stole the show with her “Where’s the Bathroom” number in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” but could also score a nod on the drama side for her guest work on ‘The Walking Dead.”
Natasha Lyonne [“Portlandia”] did standout work on “Orange Is the New Black,” where her character is sorely missed. Cynthia Nixon [“Broad City”] and Judy Greer [“Mom”] are other actresses pulling double duty on the comedy and drama sides. »
- Jenelle Riley
Exclusive: Terence Davies’ latest has sold to multiple territories including Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.
Moring and his team licensed rights before Cannes to Gulf Films for Middle East, Rc Releasing for Germany, Golem for Spain, and Palace Films for Australia/New Zealand.
In further deals Lemon Tree acquired rights for China, Entermode for South Korea, McF for former Yugoslavia, Non-Stop Entertainment for Scandinavia, and Encore Inflight for airlines.
As previously announced, Metrodome acquired UK rights.
A Quiet Passion tells the story of American poet Emily Dickinson, from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive artist whose work earned recognition years after her death. Jennifer Ehle also stars.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Following what is quickly becoming an industry movement, National Geographic Channel said it would cut ads in new series and specials in the U.S. by 25% and air documentaries commercial free as it seeks to win revenue from advertisers as part of the “upfront” market.
The move will create “a TV experience that amplifies brands and commands maximum attention from viewers,” said Toby Byrne, president of advertising sales of Fox Networks Group, which controls National Geographic through a joint venture with the fabled exploration society.
Viacom and Time Warner’s Turner have announced efforts to trim the number of ads they run during certain shows or dayparts. Turner intends to cut ads on its TruTV network, for instance, and reduce the amount of commercials that accompany some new dramas set to launch on TNT. As a new generation of viewers grows accustomed to seeing fewer ads on streaming-video and video-on-demand, »
- Brian Steinberg
Terence Davies’ films deal with repressed desire, longing, and emotional pain that springs from the depths of his characters’ souls, and yet, in person, the great British auteur is undoubtedly the funniest person in the room. He is all smiles and jokes as we sit down to discuss his glorious Sunset Song, entering a limited release this week, and a retrospective of his work at the Museum of the Moving Image. It makes sense that he is joyful rather than somber, because it makes one feel a sort of relief knowing that levity was welcomed between takes on haunting dramas such as Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Deep Blue Sea. In Sunset Song, Davies takes on the first part of a trilogy written by Lewis Grassic Gibbons, in which we meet farm girl Chris Guthrie (a luminous Agyness Deyn) as she is forced to take on the reins of her life in pre-wwi Scotland. »
- Jose Solís
Having enjoyed huge success with their adaptations of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus, the National Geographic Channel is now set to adapt Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan, with Tim Matheson (The West Wing) signing on to portray President Ronald Reagan alongside Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) as First Lady Nancy Reagan.
“We wanted to get somebody in both roles who, No. 1 had a lot of experience, because these aren’t easy roles,” states O’Reilly in an interview with Deadline. “They aren’t caricature roles. Matheson and Nixon are accomplished, and they’ve played a lot of roles, but they’re also not strongly identified with any one role.”
Rod Lurie (The Contender, Commander in Chief) is directing the adaptation, which will tell of John Hinckley’s failed 1981 assassination attempt on the newly-elected Reagan and how it impacted his time in office.
The news comes »
- Gary Collinson
Given her presidential surname, Cynthia Nixon‘s next role seems all too appropriate.
Airing in fall 2016, this will be NatGeo’s fourth take on an O’Reilly book, following Killing Lincoln, »
The Provincetown International Film Festival has announced its Opening and Closing night films, spotlight selections, special screenings and narrative and documentary features for its 18th edition. The festival will open with "Captain Fantastic" and close with "Strike a Pose." Other highlights include "Political Animals," "Indignation" and "Our Kind of Traitor." The festival will also play home to a number of honors, including the presentation of two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will be honored with the festival's annual Filmmaker on the Edge Award while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Filmmaker Effie T. Brown will provide the keynote address at the Evan Lawson Filmmakers' Brunch on Sunday, June 19. The festival runs from June 15-19. You can find out more right here. Stay up to date on all of today's buzziest industry news »
- Zack Sharf
Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon have been cast as Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, respectively, in National Geographic Channel’s adaptation of Bill O’Reilly‘s “Killing Reagan.” The cable network will continue its successful partnership with Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions to produce the next movie based on the brand new O’Reilly and Martin Dugard book, “Killing Reagan,” which was published Tuesday by Henry Holt and Company. The network’s three most-watched programs ever were the O’Reilly adaptations “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.” Also Read: Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Reagan' Heads to Nat »
- Linda Ge
Tim Matheson has been cast as President Ronald Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as First Lady Nancy Reagan in the adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan, for National Geographic Channel. And, in a Hitchockian move, O’Reilly will have a small role in the project, which he declined to name except to say it was “a pretty fun role.” “We wanted to get somebody in both roles who, No. 1 had a lot of experience, because these aren’t easy roles. They aren’t caricature roles… »
Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…
Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn also star in the Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Media, Icon Productions, Pandemonium, and Permut Presentations drama about of Desmond Doss, the WWII serviceman who became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal Of Honor.
The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival has wrapped and announced the juried winners of its Golden Gate Awards. Philippe Lesange of Canada won the New Directors (Narrative Feature) Prize for The »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
It’s one trippy life.
Based on the best-selling Stephen Elliott’s memoir called The Adderall Diaries, James Franco stars as a successful writer suffering from writer’s block due to his substance abuse, father issues and relationship problems. To overcome his writing issues, he investigates the 2007 trial of Hans Reiser, who murdered his wife and involves himself in a new romantic relationship.
Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with Franco and director Pamela Romanowsky about the project.
The Adderall Diaries is out in select theaters today.
Watch the interview below.
Source: Latino-Review.co »
- Gig Patta
Padilla had been at Myriad since 2012 as VP of worldwide sales and distribution.
Padilla’s role will include overseeing and managing global sales for Ddi’s slate. He will also be heavily involved in Ddi’s acquisitions strategy and evaluating new projects for worldwide commercial appeal.
Prior to Myriad, Padilla was VP of sales and acquisitions with Essential Entertainment with a focus on international and domestic releases. He was the marketing manager at Arclight Films and prior to that assisted with product acquisition for several distribution companies at the S. Hirsch Company.
“As Ddi continues down its exciting path we knew that it would take a bright, accomplished individual to head up our sales and acquisitions team,” said CEO Jason Moring. “Mark was the ideal candidate who shares in our vision. »
- Dave McNary
Four years after joining Myriad Pictures as VP Worldwide Sales and Distribution, Mark Padilla is segueing to Double Dutch International. The exec has been named Svp Sales & Acquisitions just ahead of the Cannes Film Festival and Market. Padilla will oversee and manage global sales for Ddi’s slate which includes Terence Davies' recent Berlinale Special Entry, A Quiet Passion, a biopic of Emily Dickinson with Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle. He will also be heavily… »
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