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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

25 May 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].Scroll down for competition titles

The line-up for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s Eiff (June 15-26) will comprise a total 161 features from 46 countries including: 22 world premieres, five international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 UK premieres.

Highlights include the UK premiere of Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dory, in-person events that include Us indie filmmaker Kevin Smith and Sex & The City actress Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of the previously announced Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore!.

Old classics will be re-imagined with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing the score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial live at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre and the world premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of Highlander, celebrating its 30th anniversary with star Clancy Brown in attendance.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: Elle Driver boards new films by Volckman, Al-Janabi and Avranas

6 May 2016 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company to launch Christian Volckman’s English-language thriller The Room set to star Olga Kurylenko and show first images for Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19 Am.

Elle Driver has taken world rights on Christian Volckman’s English-language, fantasy thriller The Room, about a couple who discover a secret chamber in their old house which has the power to materialise anything they want.

Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace) is set to co-star as one-half of the couple who discover the room in their old upstate New Hampshire house. Entranced, they dream up increasingly lavish requests. When they ask for a child the game turns sinister.

It is in pre-production and the role of the husband is currently being cast. 

The feature marks a live action debut for French animation director and artist Volckman who won best film at the Annecy International Animation Film in 2006 for the dystopian sci-fi drama Renaissance, about a world »

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Cannes: Elle Driver boards news films by Volckman, Al-Janabi and Avranas

6 May 2016 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company to launch Christian Volckman’s English-language thriller The Room set to star Olga Kurylenko and show first images for Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19 Am.

Elle Driver has taken world rights on Christian Volckman’s English-language, fantasy thriller The Room, about a couple who discover a secret chamber in their old house which has the power to materialise anything they want.

Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace) is set to co-star as one-half of the couple who discover the room in their old upstate New Hampshire house. Entranced, they dream up increasingly lavish requests. When they ask for a child the game turns sinister.

It is in pre-production and the role of the husband is currently being cast. 

The feature marks a live action debut for French animation director and artist Volckman who won best film at the Annecy International Animation Film in 2006 for the dystopian sci-fi drama Renaissance, about a world »

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The First Monday In May Review

22 April 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Is fashion art? That question is raised in the documentary The First Monday In May. Actually, director Andrew Rossi’s documentary focuses less on that philosophical debate that on the preparations for Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 art exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” and the gala party that opened would mark its debut. The exhibit, curated by Andrew Bolton, represented a first-time collaboration between the New York museum’s Chinese art collection and gallery, in the museum’s main upper level and part of its mainstream fine art holdings, and the museum’s Costume Institute, considered by traditionalists as decorative arts rather than fine art, and housed in the museum’s lower level. The exhibit was the Costume Institute’s annual event, but the first time it had teamed with any fine art section and moved into the main level. It will also be »

- Cate Marquis

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All about Tribeca by Anne-Katrin Titze

20 April 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Benedikt Erlingsson, Gréta Olafsdóttir and Margrét Jónasdóttir in the arms of Frédéric Boyer Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Tribeca Film Festival Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer met me for a conversation at Benedikt Erlingsson's The Show Of Shows at MoMA PS1's Vw Dome, where Michelangelo Frammartino's Alberi, Tsai Ming-liang's Journey To The West and Celia Rowlson-Hall's Ma premiered. Parents came to mind as a theme with Halkawt Mustafa's El Clásico, Lorene Scafaria's The Meddler, Robert Schwartzman's Dreamland, Jason Bateman's The Family Fang, Kadri Kõusaar's Mother, Bart Freundlich's Wolves and Christian Tafdrup's Parents (Forældre). Andrew Rossi's The First Monday In May, John Dower's My Scientology Movie, Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai's Reset, Benjamin Ree's Magnus, Ferne Pearlstein's The Last Laugh and Dylan Harvey and Ian Roderick Gray's The Banksy Job are some of the original documentaries of note. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Film Review: ‘The First Monday in May’ Confirms That Life is Beautiful

18 April 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The moral of the story of “The First Monday in May” definitely is “there is heaven on earth if the right angels come together.” The film is stunningly beautiful, as it chronicles the development of the annual costume exhibit and gala at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Yes, I said the costume exhibit, a shorthand for fashion-as-art, which has become one of the most popular exhibits every year, and closes the Museum down on the “first Monday in May” for the associative gala fundraiser that Vogue editor Anna Wintour – the real life inspiration for Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” – puts together. It is one of The parties of the year in New York City, and its breadth and scope are well developed in the film, as it focuses on Andrew Bolton, the curator of the show, and Anna W. herself in the planning stages. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Andrew Rossi’s ‘The First Monday In May’ Provides Access To Exclusive Bash – Tribeca Studio

16 April 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

As New York invitations go, the Met Gala is the one to get – but good luck with that. The closest most of us will get is Andrew Rossi's doc The First Monday In May, which kicked off the 15th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night. A behind-the-scenes look in the creation of a particularly memorable gala, the film chronicles the glitzy brouhaha that attracts stars, money and fashion to one of the world's most venerable palaces of fine arts. The gala featured… »

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Tribeca Fest’s ‘The First Monday In May’ Heads To Theaters; TWC’s ’Sing Street’ Takes A Bow: Specialty Preview

15 April 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Just two days after its World Premiere at the Opening Night gala of the Tribeca Film Festival, Magnolia PicturesThe First Monday In May is in theaters. Andrew Rossi's doc about New York’s annual Met Gala is a glittery mash of fashion, art and culture as it chronicles one of the city’s biggest events on the social calendar. The Weinstein Company is taking Irish filmmaker John Carney’s Sing Street into an initial limited release with ample TV ads ahead of its weekend… »

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[Tribeca Review] First Monday In May

15 April 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following in the vein of last year’s excellent Ballet 422, First Monday In May offers another process-heavy view into the preparation of a prestigious event. This time, it’s the 2015 Met Ball and exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass. But while Andrew Rossi’s documentary offers a sizable window into the production period by curator Andrew Bolton and his army of helpers, and equally surprising access into fashion icon Anna Wintour’s inner sanctum, First Monday In May is disappointingly shallow despite rich subject matter.

Fawning above all else, the Tribeca 2016 opener is handsomely crafted, but there’s a total lack of focus, let alone a visual identity. And it’s certainly not for lack of material. A gorgeous short film could have been made through a gliding tour of the finished exhibition, but as a full feature, Rossi never punctures the surface, leaving a sour taste of self-importance. »

- Michael Snydel

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See Rihanna's Outrageous Dress at Met Costume Gala in Exclusive Clip

15 April 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"The Met Ball is the Super Bowl of social fashion events," Andre Leon Talley explains in The First Monday in May, the new documentary that opened this year's Tribeca Film Fest that focuses on the opening party for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute show. This insider's look by director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) focuses on the star-studded affair during the museum's 2015 exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, which ignited a million memes around celebrity guests' unusual red carpet attire. The documentary opens in select theaters this weekend. »

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Tribeca Review: Documentary 'The First Monday in May' Explores Art & Fashion With Anna Wintour And Andrew Bolton

14 April 2016 1:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Art, fashion, commerce and celebrity collide in this entertaining documentary from “Page One” filmmaker Andrew Rossi. Using the annual Met Gala and the corresponding launch of a new exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as its centerpiece, “The First Monday in May” asks if fashion is truly a fine art or merely a decorative one. The film largely argues for fashion's placement in the pantheon with painting and sculpture, but commercialism and celebrity culture — as well as a few internal detractors like designer Karl Lagerfeld — threaten to undermine its status. Held on the first Monday in May, the Met Gala is an annual event to raise money for the museum and celebrate style. Accompanied by muses wearing their designs, top-tier designers attend, as well as celebrities as wide-ranging as Miley Cyrus, George and Amal Clooney, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Larry David. At the heart of “The »

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Tribeca Kicks Off With Anna Wintour Met Gala Documentary ‘The First Monday in May’

14 April 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 15th Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night at Manhattan’s John Zuccotti Theater with the world premiere of the documentary “The First Monday in May,” which offers a peek inside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s 2015 Met Gala and corresponding exhibit, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

Centering on Met Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, viewers get a front row seat as museum employees build the exhibit, and Vogue staff work with Wintour to prep for the annual star-studded gala. The movie also depicts the day-to-day life of the famously taciturn Wintour. We see assistants (like Anne Hathaway in “The Devil Wears Prada”) delivering her venti coffees as the cameras offer access inside her house. And best of all: we see her in a pair of casual skinny jeans.

But unlike Wintour’s previous doc, “The September Issue,” “The First Monday in May” was produced in house by Conde Nast Entertainment, »

- Katie Van Syckle

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The First Monday in May review: Anna Wintour steals the show

14 April 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Vogue boss rules with iron fist in a very expensive glove in sharp documentary that takes viewers into the 2015 Met Gala – the biggest night in fashion

As every fashionista knows, the first Monday of every May is the biggest day of the year, or as André Leon Talley, the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, puts it in a new documentary, Super Bowl Sunday for the fashion world.

Five years after going behind the scenes at the New York Times to expose the troubles facing the newspaper industry in Page One, director Andrew Rossi sets his sights on the inner workings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and its annual fundraiser, the Met Gala, in his new, equally engaging film, The First Monday in May.

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The First Monday in May review: Anna Wintour steals the show

14 April 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Vogue boss rules with iron fist in a very expensive glove in sharp documentary that takes viewers into the 2015 Met Gala – the biggest night in fashion

As every fashionista knows, the first Monday of every May is the biggest day of the year, or as André Leon Talley, the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, puts it in a new documentary, Super Bowl Sunday for the fashion world.

Five years after going behind the scenes at the New York Times to expose the troubles facing the newspaper industry in Page One, director Andrew Rossi sets his sights on the inner workings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and its annual fundraiser, the Met Gala, in his new, equally engaging film, The First Monday in May.

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- Nigel M Smith

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Tribeca Film Festival Opens With Andrew Rossi’s Rags-To-Riches Docu ‘The First Monday In May’ – Review

13 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The 15th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival set sail Wednesday night with the world premiere of The First Monday in May, Andrew Rossi’s sharp documentary about the Met Gala. The Anna Wintour-directed shindig is described in the film by the Vogue editor-in-chief’s aide-de-camp and outsize fashion biz personality Andre Leon Talley, as “the Super Bowl of charity events.” The subject might not, on first hearing, seem as compelling as Rossi’s last film, 2011’s Page One: Insi… »

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Tribeca’s Opening Night Film Asks: Can Kim Kardashian’s Booty Be Art?

13 April 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival opened on Wednesday night in New York City with a documentary titled “The First Monday in May,” which delved into the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the Met’s annual fundraising costume gala and the thorny intersection of art and celebrity. Among the questions explored by Andrew Rossi‘s film, which follows the creation of the Met’s hugely popular “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibit and the mounting of the 2014 Costume Gala, which was overseen by Vogue’s Anna Wintour: Should costume design be considered art? Is fashion worthy of display in a museum alongside sculpture, »

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Interview: 'The First Monday in May' Director Andrew Rossi, on the Met Gala, Anna Wintour and Why Fashion is Like Performance Art

13 April 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jose here. The very first time I went behind the scenes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, there was an image that immediately caught my attention. A big, bright yellow sign commanding walkers to yield to the works of art in transit. It didn’t only make me wonder how many pieces by Da Vinci, Rodin, Renoir, Van Gogh, Warhol, Kahlo and many other established legends had travelled through the corridors I was walking in, it also made me wonder how many Alexander McQueen and John Galliano gowns had followed them. If the idea of fashion as art remains to some a topic of debate, it has never been so at the Met where it plays an essential part in raising awareness of the Museum’s outreach through the Costume Institute.  

 

A photo posted by Jose Solis (@josesolismayen) on Jan 19, 2016 at 8:20am Pst

For decades, the Costume Institute has »

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Tribeca Film Festival Pre-Party: Filmmakers Weigh in on ‘Vaxxed’ Controversy

13 April 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Tribeca Film Festival has only just begun — with its annual filmmaker party, held at Spring Street Studios April 12 — but among its ambitious slate of 101 movies, 40 talks and 23 Vr and immersive experiences, there’s already been one controversy.

It centered around “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” the documentary from Dr. Andrew Wakefield that draws a widely disputed connection between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Festival founder Robert De Niro said he pushed for the anti-vaccination film in the lineup, and then in the face of backlash, reversed his opinion and decided not to screen the movie.

Was the decision censorship, or just good sense? The filmmakers with films in this year’s festival seemed unanimously relieved at the final outcome.

“I didn’t want to show my film alongside that movie,” said director Cecilia Aldarondo, who made the documentary “Memories of a Penitent Heart,” about her uncle »

- Katie Van Syckle

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to Fashion Exhibition Doc ‘The First Monday in May’

13 April 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new fashion exhibition documentary “The First Monday in May” about The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended exhibition in history!

This is the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival’s opening-night film!

The First Monday in May,” which opens in Chicago on April 15, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre and is rated “PG-13,” features Andrew Bolton, Rihanna, Baz Luhrmann, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and Kar-Wai Wong from director Andrew Rossi.

To win your free passes to “The First Monday in May” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these »

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'The First Monday in May': Tribeca Review

13 April 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The intersection between art and commerce is addressed both directly and indirectly in Andrew Rossi's documentary chronicling the creation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2015 landmark China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition and the gala marking its opening. The exhibition imaginatively addressed the question of whether fashion can be considered art. The fund-raising gala accompanying it was such a garish celebration of the one percent that it could serve as a Bernie Sanders campaign ad. Receiving its world premiere as the opening-night attraction of the Tribeca Film Festival, The First Monday in May should prove catnip to

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