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10 Female-Directed Films to See This Season, From ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women’

18 August 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

All this week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Fall Preview, including the very best indie cinema has to offer, all the awards contenders you need to know about, and even blockbuster fare that seems poised to please the most discerning tastes, all with an eye towards introducing you to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed fall movie-going season. Check back every day for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up. 

Finally: 10 new features from female filmmakers. From first-time directors to bonafide superstars, personal stories to historical epics, this season has something for everyone, and all from women.

“Viceroy’s House” (September 1)

After investigating her own heritage during the filming of an episode of BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Bend It Like Beckham” filmmaker »

- Kate Erbland

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Lake Bell Returns with Trailer for ‘I Do… Until I Don’t’

29 June 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After making a splash with In a World.. a few years back, a trailer has now just arrived for I Do Until I Don’t, an ensemble comedy from writer-director Lake Bell. Described quite directly as a comedy about matrimony, the film seems to follow the standard trappings of an ensemble piece. The conceit centers around a filmmaker whose trying to prove that after seven years of marriage, there should be an option to the couple whether or not they want to renew.

As usual, misunderstandings and comedy ensues, as the likes of Ed HelmsMary SteenburgenWyatt Cenac, Paul Reisser, and Lake Bell herself work in tandem. Whether or not this ensemble stands out from the pack, or blends in with the rest, remains to be seen. See the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis, with a tip of the hat to The Playlist.

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- Mike Mazzanti

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First poster and trailer for Lake Bell’s I Do… Until I Don’t

28 June 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming comedy I Do… Until I Don’t. The film is written and directed by Lake Bell who also stars alongside Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Wyatt Cenac, Amber Heard, and Dolly Wells; take a look below…

In Vero Beach, Florida, a trio of couples at various points in their relationships become the subjects of a film about marriage being an antiquated idea that needs a reboot: Why not turn marriage into a seven-year deal with an option to renew?

For Alice and Noah (Lake Bell, Ed Helms), more than a hint of boredom is setting in as they approach their first decade together and the prospect of parenthood. Meanwhile, Alice’s funky sister Fanny (Amber Heard) is sure her “open marriage” to Zander (Wyatt Cenac) is the key to their free-spirited happiness. And then there’s Cybil and Harvey (Mary Steenburgen, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Trailer Watch: Lake Bell Explores Whether Love Is Sustainable in “I Do… Until I Don’t”

28 June 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

“I Do… Until I Don’t”

“My new project will propose that love is not sustainable,” a filmmaker (Dolly Wells, “Doll & Em”) tells an audience in the first trailer for “I Do… Until I Don’t.” “Will you accept that marriage is dead?” she asks. Lake Bell’s follow-up to her directorial debut, “In a World…” seems to be grappling with that very question. Is marriage in fact an outmoded institution?

The comedy follows a trio of couples based in Florida, each at very different points in their relationships. “For Alice and Noah (Bell, Ed Helms), more than a hint of boredom is setting in as they approach their first decade together and the prospect of parenthood,” the film’s official synopsis hints. “Meanwhile, Alice’s funky sister Fanny (Amber Heard) is sure her ‘open marriage’ to Zander (Wyatt Cenac) is the key to their free-spirited happiness. And then there’s Cybil and Harvey (Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser), a pair of empty-nesters wondering what the next stage will be.”

The trailer includes revealing footage of the couples’ dynamics and problems, including everything from fertility apps to awkward foreplay to suspected crushes. And as if those issues aren’t enough for the couples to contend with, the documentary filmmaker gets far too actively involved in her job of chronicling their lives. She crosses a serious ethical boundary when she kisses one of her subjects. “I need chaos,” she says.

Bell’s “In a World…” saw the “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” star playing a woman working in a sexist, male-dominated industry: voiceover acting. The comedy premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where Bell earned the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

“I don’t find it hard to make a film because I am a woman,” Bell has said. “I think if you have a movie to make, make it. If you happen to have a vagina, that’s okay. Still make it.”

“I Do…Until I Don’t” opens September 1. The film was formerly known as “What’s the Point?”

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Trailer Watch: Lake Bell Explores Whether Love Is Sustainable in “I Do… Until I Don’t” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Full Trailer for Lake Bell's New Film 'I Do... Until I Don't' with Ed Helms

27 June 2017 3:28 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Will you accept that marriage is dead?" The Film Arcade has unveiled an official trailer for the new film written/directed by Lake Bell (of the excellent In a World... previously) titled I Do... Until I Don't. The film is an ensemble comedy following three couples "stuck in the web of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew." Lake Bell stars, along with Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Wyatt Cenac, Amber Heard, and Dolly Wells. I've been waiting to see another film directed by Lake Bell, and I'm so happy to have another one out this year! This looks entertaining, if not a bit depressing, but I'm just excited to see Bell directing again. Fire this up below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Lake Bell's I Do... Until I Don't, direct from YouTube: An ensemble »

- Alex Billington

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‘I Do… Until I Don’t’ Trailer: Lake Bell Finally Directs Another Feature Four Years After Her Hilarious Debut

27 June 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Four years after Lake Bell burst onto the directing scene with her acclaimed debut, “In a World…,” the indie film triple threat has finally finished her second feature, “I Do… Until I Don’t,” the trailer for which just dropped on Tuesday.

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The ensemble comedy hits theaters on September 1, 2017. Here’s the official synopsis:

In Vero Beach, Florida, a trio of couples at various points in their relationships become the subjects of a film about marriage being an antiquated idea that needs a reboot: Why not turn marriage into a seven-year deal with an option to renew? For Alice and Noah (Lake Bell, Ed Helms), more than a hint of boredom is setting in as they approach their first decade together and the prospect of parenthood. Meanwhile, Alice’s funky sister Fanny (Amber Heard) is sure her “open »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘The Whirligig’ Theater Review: Zosia Mamet Climbs a Tree on Guilt Trip

21 May 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It gives a theater critic reason to pause when so many accomplished young actors gather to perform a new work. But the question needs to be asked: What attracted Zosia Mamet (“Girls”), Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em”), Alex Hurt (“Love, Love, Love”), Jonny Orsini (“The Nance”) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz to Hamish Linklater’s new play, “The Whirligig,” which opened Sunday at the Pershing Square Signature Center? There’s certainly plenty of actor fodder in this story of angst and recrimination, about a young woman (Grace Van Patten) who’s dying of complications from drug addiction. Who’s to blame for. »

- Robert Hofler

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45 Years

7 March 2017 12:17 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Andrew Haigh’s quiet, two-person relationship tale won a lot of friends last year. A revelation from the past changes everything in the marriage of Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. We read the faces, read the gestures — just like we do in our own close relationships.

45 Years

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2015/ Color / 1:85 widescreen / 95 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date March 7, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley.

Cinematography: Lol Crawley

Film Editor: Jonathan Alberts

Production Designer: Sarah Finlay

From the short story by David Constantine

Produced by Tristan Goligher

Written and Directed by Andrew Haigh

 

Most filmmakers must find a way to chop down 800-page novels and still retain some semblance of the original. Others have the opposite problem, fleshing a short story to fill a feature length movie. The classic example is Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers, which is less than three thousand words in length. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Richard Grant, Jane Curtin Join Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

30 January 2017 3:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith, and Jennifer Westfeldt have joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy’s dark comedy “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Variety reported in March that McCarthy would star in Fox Searchlight adaptation of Lee Israel’s memoir with “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller attached to helm from a script by Nicole Holofcener. Shooting began Monday in New York City.

Producers are Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas of Archer Gray, partnered with Israel’s friend and longtime confidant David Yarnell. Pamela Hirsch, Jawal Nga, and Bob Balaban are executive producers.

McCarthy will portray Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and ’80s writing profiles of stars such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, cosmetics executive Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When she was no longer able to get published because she had fallen out of step with current tastes, »

- Dave McNary

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Jane Curtin, Richard E. Grant Joining Melissa McCarthy in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

30 January 2017 2:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jane Curtin and Richard E. Grant are joining Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight's Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Diary of a Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller will direct from a script written by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q).

Based on the memoir of the same name by Lee Israel, Can You Ever Forgive Me? follows a best-selling celebrity biographer (McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, but has since fallen out of touch.

Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith and Jennifer Westfeldt also have joined the project, which has begun principal »

- Mia Galuppo

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Richard E. Grant & More Join Melissa McCarthy In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

30 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Richard E. Grant is set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is joined by Jane Curtin (The Heat), Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’ Baby), Anna Deavere Smith (Black-ish) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). The Diary Of A Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller is at the helm, directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener  and Jeff Whitty. Based on Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, the film follows best-selling celebrity… »

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Us Briefs: Filming begins on 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Melissa McCarthy

30 January 2017 2:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project directed by The Diary Of A Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller.

Fox Searchlight has begun principal photography in New York on Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant (both pictured), Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith and Jennifer Westfeldt.

Marielle Heller directs from a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty based on the novel of the same name by Lee Israel

Archer Gray president of production Anne Carey, Archer Gray founder Amy Nauiokas and David Yarnell produce and Pamela Hirsch, Jawal Nga and Bob Balaban serve as executive producers.

The film recounts the life of celebrity biographer Israel who turns to deception when she is no longer in style.

The Latin America Training Center will host a three-day entertainment, business and legal affairs programme in Miami from March 29-April 1. The event will cover copyright in the age of digital music, intellectual property, virtual reality, production, distribution »

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Us Briefs: Fox Searchlight begins production on 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

30 January 2017 2:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fox Searchlight has begun principal photography in New York on Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy (pictured in Spy), Richard E Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith and Jennifer Westfeldt.

Marielle Heller directs from a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty based on the novel of the same name by Lee Israel

Archer Gray president of production Anne Carey, Archer Gray founder Amy Nauiokas and David Yarnell produce and Pamela Hirsch, Jawal Nga and Bob Balaban serve as executive producers.

The film recounts the life of celebrity biographer Israel who turns to deception when she is no longer in style.

The Latin America Training Center will host a three-day entertainment, business and legal affairs programme in Miami from March 29-April 1. The event will cover copyright in the age of digital music, intellectual property, virtual reality, production, distribution and licensing of new media content in Latin America, among other topics »

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‘The Lovers’ Trailer: Debra Winger and Tracy Letts Play a Married Couple Who Reconnect Amidst Their Respective Affairs

4 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since 2001, actress Debra Winger has appeared sporadically in films and TV shows. She starred in and produced “Big Bad Love” opposite her husband Arliss Howard, co-starred in Jonathan Demme’s 2008 film “Rachel Getting Married” and the third season of HBO’s “In Treatment” and currently stars in the Netflix series “The Ranch.” But this year, she will star in her first film in over a decade opposite acclaimed playwright and actor Tracy Letts in “The Lovers.”

Read More: Review: ‘The Ranch’ Season 1 Makes You Wish It Was a Prank (Except for Sam Elliott)

The Lovers” follows Mary (Winger) and Michael (Letts) as a down-and-out married couple. Both are having affairs (played by Aidan Gillen and Melora Walters, respectively) and are set to end their union, until they unexpectedly rekindle the passion between them and fall in love once again. Watch a trailer for the film below.

The film is directed by Azazel Jacobs. »

- Vikram Murthi

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