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This first-ever Greenwich International Film Festival (Giff) is coming next June and will showcase over 25 films, world premieres, parties and an award ceremony. Created by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes, the Connecticut festival will use its downtown areas to show the best in film. Although the lineup has yet to be announced, Giff will have exciting events that will take place throughout the year, including a screening of Emily Wachtel’s comedy film "Lucky Them," directed by Megan Griffiths. A Q&A with the filmmakers will be held on June 16th at Avon Theatre in Stamford, Ct. “The possibilities for the Greenwich International Film Festival are limitless," said Founders Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer and Wendy Stapleton Reyes. "It is our goal that the Festival will build a reputation for the caliber of films we showcase and the unique charitable aspect that we will bring to the forefront each year. »
- Eric Eidelstein
Toni Collette as Ellie on Charlie: "The fact that we are so opposite. The thing that I live for, you despise."
On the afternoon before the Us Premiere of Megan Griffiths' spirited comedy Lucky Them at the Tribeca Film Festival, screenwriter/producer Emily Wachtel, stars Thomas Haden Church and Toni Collette and Ryan Eggold met the media at the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue.
Wachtel spoke about transitioning over from Sam Shepard and what it's like to see a version of herself come to life. Tom and Toni talked drinks, Sam Raimi's favourite, Bryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and the importance of limes, while I gave Ryan Eggold a T-shirt idea.
Lucky Them is set in the world of Seattle music »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Following the Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper - Adaptation & Creation panel with filmmakers Amy Berg, Adam Rapp, Stephen Belber and Megan Griffiths held at Barnes & Noble Union Square over Easter weekend, I spoke with Lucky Them director Griffiths about the mystery of her film. On the panel, she spoke about the roles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward played in the making of her film.
Thomas Haden Church steals the show in Megan Griffiths' spirited comedy set in the world of Seattle music journalism and hankering for love stories past. Based in part on adventures in co-screenwriter Emily Wachtel's life, Toni Collette plays music journalist Ellie Klug who likes her whiskey straight and her life uncomplicated. The magazine »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
With a career that has spanned both film and television, Toni Collette has garnered a number of fans from appearances in In Her Shoes, About a Boy, and Little Miss Sunshine, as well as a leading role in the series United States of Tara. Her addition to a project thus brings with it the interest of those who follow her work, which held true for her latest feature as well. Titled Lucky Them, the film is directed by Megan Griffiths, with a screenplay by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko. Collette stars in the film alongside Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, and Ryan Eggold. The first trailer for the movie has now been released, and can be seen below. Sound on Sight also saw this film at Tiff 2013, and our review can be read here.
(Source: Women and Hollywood)
- Deepayan Sengupta
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. Half the slate had been announced on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Midnight, and Storyscapes films unveiled today, as well as special screenings. “Spotlight and special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s program, both in range of styles and stories,” said Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming. “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we »
- Jeff Labrecque
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