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Day Out of Days | 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival Review

16 June 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Days Go By: Cassavetes Returns with Industry Commentary

It’s a tale as old as cinema itself, the dismissive and apathetic attitude towards ageing women in a youth obsessed, commodified film industry. And yet, director Zoe Cassavetes manages to make her own worthwhile entry with Day Out of Days, a project conceived, developed, and co-written with lead actress Alexia Landeau. As impossibly difficult as the landscape is for an actress, the female director suffers comparable obstacles in sustaining a lucrative filmmaking career, and it’s been eight years since Cassavetes made her stunningly eloquent debut with 2007’s Broken English, a film featuring Parker Posey in a career best turn. Whatever the cause of the hiatus (though she’s turned out several short films in the interim), this sophomore feature is a more than welcome return from a director with a particular knack for capturing characters at a difficult crossroads. A »

- Nicholas Bell

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La Film Fest Exclusive: Watch a Funny Scene from Zoe Cassavetes' New Showbiz Comedy

13 June 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

There's at least one name you might know in the Los Angeles Film Festival's Muse lineup: Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, who makes her first film since 2007 breakout "Broken English" with "Day Out of Days." The Hollywood-set comedy follows a middling actress, now 40, who struggles to navigate the cutthroat world of Tinseltown while trying to relaunch her career. When given an unusual chance to return to the spotlight, the film takes strange, humiliating turns. "Day Out of Days" premieres Sunday night at Laff. The cast includes Alexia Landeau, Eddie Izzard, Melanie Griffith, Cheyenne Jackson, Alessandro Nivola, Brooke Smith, Bellamy Young, Vincent Kartheiser, Matt Letscher and Josh Stamberg. It is currently seeking Us distribution. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Josh Stewart, Christopher Lloyd Starring in ‘Cold Moon’

10 February 2015 6:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Josh Stewart and Christopher Lloyd are starring in the supernatural revenge drama “Cold Moon” with shooting starting later this month in Louisiana, Variety has learned exclusively.

Griff Furst directs from a script he wrote with Jack Snyder, based on the 1980 novel “Cold Moon Over Babylon” by Michael McDowell (“Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”).

Furst produces under his Curmudgeon Films banner. Pixel Magic is handling special effects.

“Cold Moon” also stars Robbie Kay, Candy Clark, Frank Whaley, Rachele Brooke Smith, Laura Cayouette and Sarah Catherine.

“Cold Moon” takes place in tiny Babylon, Fla., where the granddaughter of Clark’s character is murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River — the river where her parents disappeared from their boat a decade earlier. Suspicion falls on a duplicitous banker and his wealthy father, played by Stewart and Lloyd.

Stewart recently provided the voice of »

- Dave McNary

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