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Time Machine: Nolan and Producer-Wife Following 'Inception' 'Snub'

4 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas on the Oscars' Red Carpet Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas at the Academy Awards A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the film's original screenplay, arrives with his wife and fellow Inception producer Emma Thomas at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, Christopher Nolan also directed Inception, but he was not included in the Academy's Best Director shortlist. Instead, nominated were: David Fincher for The Social Network. Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan. Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit. David O. Russell for The Fighter. Tom Hooper, the eventual winner, for The King's Speech. In case the incredibly successful British filmmaker was disappointed, angered, or downright outraged at being bypassed one more time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts »

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Aamir Khan speaks about Indian taboos at a women-oriented summit in Us

23 April 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

There are many firsts which Aamir Khan has attached to his name. Adding yet another to his list of 'firsts' is him being the first Bollywood personality till date to have been invited to the 3-day 'Women In The World Summit' which started yesterday in New York, USA. Aamir Khan, in his speech, touched upon the issues of tackling taboos in India. He also interacted with the multi-faceted personality Zainab Salbi, who also happens to be an Iraqi- American humanitarian, entrepreneur and author. In addition to that, Salbi also happens to be the daughter of the (in)famous dictator Saddam Hussein's private pilot. The said event will see the presence of many heavyweights like Helen Mirren, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, Hilary Clinton amongst others. When asked about the experience, Aamir Khan said that it was an enriching experience. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Unity Documentary Opens Worldwide Beginning August 12; Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

22 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.

Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.

Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation.  Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope.  Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »

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Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators

22 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.

The  film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.

SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »

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Freida Pinto Covers The Edit, Flaunts Toned Figure and Says ''I Don't Even Like Looking in the Mirror''

16 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While Freida Pinto is aware she doesn't look like the typical Hollywood starlet, she admits it's a concept that rarely crosses her mind.  "It's hard because the first thing people see when I go into an audition is that I am 100% Indian, but I don't remember a time in my life when I did not see myself as a world citizen," the 30-year-old beauty tells Net-a-Porter.com's The Edit. "When I watch films, I can always imagine myself as the female lead – even if it's Minnie Mouse." Photographed by Chad Pitman, Pinto stuns on both the cover and the publication's inside images, showing off her insane bod while giving Michelle Obama a run for her money in the enviable »

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

- Allie-Merriam

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Freida Pinto On ‘Desert Dancer,’ Iran’s Ban On Dancing

15 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

In Desert Dancer, Freida Pinto plays a dancer who joins an underground dance company in Iran, where there’s a ban on the art. Freida Pinto On ‘Desert Dancer’ Pinto’s character Elaheh joins the passionate Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie), who has great ambitions of succeeding as a dancer, despite his country’s ban. In many of her scenes, Pinto has […]

The post Freida Pinto On ‘Desert Dancer,’ Iran’s Ban On Dancing appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Best of Late Night TV: Jon Cryer Recreates Duckie's 'Pretty in Pink' Dance, a Toast to 'Justified' (Video)

15 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Jon Cryer, Grace Helbig, and Freida Pinto were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Tuesday night. Jon, aka Duckie, did a "Pretty in Pink" routine with James. They recreated his record store dance to Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," and even took it into the audience. Jimmy Fallon must be biting his fingernails over these fun bits -- especially since "The Tonight Show" is on repeats this week and James is having a blast. Here's the new "Pretty in Pink" dance and the original from the movie: In other "Late Late Show" news, the group talked about Uber. Freida has lived in L.A. for three years now, »

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Desert Dancer: Freida Pinto Talks Dance, Her Character, and Afshin Ghaffarian

14 April 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Set in Tehran during the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, Desert Dancer follows the true story of a young man named Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie), who just wanted the freedom to express himself through dance. Afshin and a group of dancers, including Elaheh (Freida Pinto), risk their lives by forming an underground dance company, and through performance uncover a passion for dance and one another. [caption id="attachment_443397" align="alignright" width="351"] Image via Relativity Media[/caption] During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Freida Pinto talked about what drew her to this project, how all of the dance training and injuries was worth the final result, getting to meet the truly inspiring Afshin Ghaffarian, balancing the beauty and the ugliness of her character, feeling the freedom of artistic expression while making the film, and how the success of Slumdog Millionaire changed her life. Collider: This is such an inspiring story and the dancing is so beautifully shot. »

- Christina Radish

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Freida Pinto Finally Opens Up About Breakup With Dev Patel

9 April 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Freida Pinto and "Slumdog Millionaire" costar Dev Patel ended their six-year relationship back in 2014 -- but now, she’s finally spilling on the split. "Dev and I are best friends. That’s never going to change," Pinto tells USA Today. "Everybody has their own discoveries to make. Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they’re all part and parcel of life." "There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But why did this happen to me?' Or, 'It was all going well, what the hell happened?' Or, 'No, this just can't be,' the denial of it," she continues. "Running away from it is not going to help you find your answers. So we're facing it. And we're dealing," she adds. The couple started dating after meeting on the set of "Slumdog Millionaire" back in 2008. The flick won Academy Awards and made these two a darling couple in Hollywood. »

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Interview: Director Richard Raymond on the Passion of ‘Desert Dancer’

9 April 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – What does anyone understand about regimes outside their political or moral universe? The setting is Iran, the time is during their controversial 2009 elections and the medium is dance as expression. Combining those elements was the challenge for director Richard Raymond, in his debut film “Desert Dancer.”

The film creates an allegory, using dance as a symbol for breaking free of government oppression, and is based on the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, portrayed by Reece Ritchie. Like the 2014 film “Rosewater,” it uses the 2009 elections in Iran as a backdrop, and the constant vigilance of the “morality police” as a arbiter. Director Richard Raymond and screenwriter Jon Croker tell a simple story, but punctuate that story with two vital dance numbers, that say more about the events than the events themselves.

Director Richard Raymond on Location for ‘Desert Dancer

Photo credit: Relativity Media

The British born Richard Raymond has an superhero-like movie origin story. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Freida Pinto Talks Dev Patel Split: We Are "Best Friends, That's Never Going to Change"

9 April 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel are still in each other’s lives. Almost four months after Us Weekly exclusively broke the news that the Slumdog Millionaire costars and couple of six years had called it quits, Pinto, 30, addressed the breakup for the first time in a new interview with USA Today.  "Everybody has their own little discoveries to make,” she said. “Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they're all part and parcel of life. There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But [...] »

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Freida Pinto Insists She Is Still "Best Friends" With Her Ex-Boyfriend Dev Patel: "That's Never Going to Change"

9 April 2015 4:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Finally, Freida Pinto is speaking publicly about her recent breakup. In December 2014, she and Dev Patel ended their six-year relationship, though neither of their reps commented on the breakup at the time. In fact, it wasn't until Patel began promoting his movie Chappie in February that the split was confirmed. "We are incredibly close," he told The Guardian. "She's just a really generous, patient human being who has been one of the most impactful people on my life. A lot of my motivation has come from her, from being with her and knowing her." Out of respect for their relationship, he declined to discuss the specifics of their breakup. "I'm sorry," Patel said. "I can't »

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Freida Pinto Dons Elie Saab For ‘Desert Dancer’ Screening

8 April 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Freida Pinto picked a feminine lavender number for the Desert Dancer premiere, which was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City Tuesday night. Freida Pinto’s Lavender Look Pinto, 30, wore a pale purple Elie Saab dress from the brand’s Spring 2014 Couture collection. The skirt on the dress boasted volume, which was […]

The post Freida Pinto Dons Elie Saab For ‘Desert Dancer’ Screening appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Freida Pinto Stresses Freedom of Expression in Relativity Studios’ ‘Desert Dancer’

8 April 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the heels of the news that Relativity Media founder and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has secured $250 million in financing from San Francisco-based VII Peaks Capital in advance of his film and television studio’s speculated Ipo, the company’s latest film, “Desert Dancer,” earned high praise at its New York premiere on Tuesday night at the Museum of Modern Art.

Famed ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, news anchor Katie Couric and “Friends” star David Schwimmer were among many guests who applauded the biographical film starring Freida Pinto and Reece Ritchie about Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life to create an underground dance company in Tehran despite a strict ban on dancing set by Iran’s Islamic rulers in 2009.

“The film is more than ‘Footloose’ set in Iran,” director Richard Raymond told Variety at the screening hosted by Cinema Society. “It’s about the freedom of expression and how important »

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Film Review: ‘Desert Dancer’

8 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No one has the time of their lives in “Desert Dancer,” a fact-based drama in which all the dancing is dirty — at least according to Iran’s Islamic “morality police,” the Basij. The principal offender here is Afshin Ghaffarian, a noted Iranian dancer and choreographer who had to practice his craft in secret before defecting to France in 2009, though as with so many “extraordinary” true stories, British director Richard Raymond’s debut feature leaves you craving more truth and less canned inspirationalism. With its heart (but little else) in the right place, this thoroughly generic, long-on-the-shelf Relativity release (which opened in some overseas territories last summer) looks to exit the stage quickly following its April 10 limited bow.

Although dancing, like singing, is not an expressly forbidden activity (or “haram”) under Islamic law, it was still one of the previously permitted personal freedoms banned after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 — a prohibition »

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘Desert Dancer’ With Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie

4 April 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new biography/drama “Desert Dancer” starring Freida Pinto and Reece Ritchie based on the inspiring true story of Afshin Ghaffarian!

Desert Dancer,” which opens on April 10, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Tom Cullen, Makram Khoury, Nazanin Boniadi, Simon Kassianides, Akin Gazi, Marama Corlett and Tolga Safer from director Richard Raymond and writer Jon Croker based on the life story of Afshin Ghaffarian.

To win your free “Desert Dancer” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, April 6, 2015 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 social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition! »

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Vivek Oberoi helps raise Rs 625 crores for Children Across Borders

1 April 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Of late, Vivek Oberoi has been extending a lot of support to improve the condition of underprivileged children and the doting father has been associated with many causes for the same. The actor recently even visited the USA for his association with 'Children Across Borders' , where he managed to raise an approximate Rs. 6.25 crores towards the charitable organization, that paves way for children of the world to a brighter future by providing sustained support in the form of education, health, housing and wellness to underprivileged children. The actor approached top stars in Bollywood including Hrithik Roshan, Freida Pinto and Vidya Balan to lend their signatures on a guitar, which he later used as a memorabilia that was then auctioned, proceeds of which went towards the organization that is creating and establishing a link between schools in the Us and schools in India that lack resources. Talking about approaching his Bollywood friends and colleagues, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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James Corden's First Guests Named

20 March 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

James Corden has two big names lined up for his "Late Late Show" hosting debut on March 23.

The host will welcome Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis on his first episode.

Later in the week, he booked interviews with Chris Pine, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell and performances by Modest Mouse and Leon Bridges.

Watch: James Corden On Taking Over ‘The Late Late Show

David Beckham, Rob Corddry, Simon Cowell, Courteney Cox, Jon Cryer, Claire Danes, Michael Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Harmon, Katharine McPhee, Megan Mullally, Matthew Perry, Freida Pinto, Aubrey Plaza, Gordon Ramsay, Kerry Washington and ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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