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Fox Celebrates its Centennial with 100 Digital Releases

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Los Angeles, Calif. (October 2, 2015) – In 1915 William Fox founded Fox Film Corporation and forever changed the course of cinema. Over the next century the studio would develop some of the most innovative and ground-breaking advancements in the history of cinema; the introduction of Movietone, the implementation of color in partnership with Eastman Kodak, the development of the wide format in 70mm and many more. Now in honor of the 100th anniversary of the studio, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will celebrate by releasing some of their most iconic films that represent a decade of innovation.

Starting today, five classic films from the studio will be made available digitally for the first time ever – Sunrise (1927), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), Man Hunt (1941), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Throughout the rest of the year a total of 100 digital releases will follow from Fox’s extensive catalog, including 10 films
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Next's "A Teacher" Trailer Now Available!

A Teacher by Hannah Fidell is being released theatrically by Oscilloscope after its Sundance Institute's Next Weekend replay in Los Angeles and other cities in August. We on the jury of U.S. In Progress at the Champs Elysees Film Festival 2012 awarded it the top prize which enabled its post-production to be funded and which enabled it to be seen by Europa Distribution's indie distributors from all over Europe. We are very proud of this film and the coverage it is garnering is gratifying. Congratulations Hannah!!

Go Back To School With "A Teacher"!

Trailer Now Available

Just as students head back to school this fall, Hannah Fidell’s controversial and salacious film "A Teacher" opens theatrically and on video-on-demand September 6th

"Hard to look away from this head-on exploration of a woman escaping the demands of adult life by surrendering to inappropriate passion."

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"A taut, closely-observed psychological tale."

- Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A Teacher explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.

A Teacher made its world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and will be released theatrically and on-demand this September by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Meet The Teacher:

Lindsay Burdge / Diana Watts

Lindsay Burdge is one of the hottest young actresses in indie cinema today. For A Teacher, Lindsay has received much critical praise and was highlighted by Variety, IndieWire, Verge among other publications as one of the actresses to watch at Sundance 2013. The role of Diana in A Teacher was written and developed specifically for Lindsay by Hannah Fidell.

Lindsay has also appeared in Joe Swanberg's All The Light In The Sky, opposite Ti West, which played at AFI Fest last year. She also appeared in Ben Dickinson's First Winter, which played at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Lindsay also worked on the other side of the camera as both a producer and casting director on Adam Leons’ Gimme The Loot.

Lindsay’s upcoming projects include Up The River (director: Ben Greenblatt), Some Beast (director: Cameron Bruce Nelson), Anguish (director: Sonny Mallhi), Invitation (director: Karyn Kusama)

Meet The Student:

Will Brittain / Eric Tull

A Teacher marks the on-screen debut of Will Brittain, a fresh-faced young actor from Austin, Texas.

Prior to his role in the film, Will appeared on stage in several prominent theatrical productions in Austin including: “Colossal”, “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”, and “D’Angelico”.

Will was featured as a Sundance Breakout Star by Indiewire and named one of their Ten Actors to Watch at SXSW.

Meet The Woman Behind The Film:

Hannah Fidell / Director, Writer, Producer

Hannah Fidell is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her first feature film, A Teacher, debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and recently played in the Festival Favorites section of SXSW where Fidell was awarded the Chicken & Egg Emerging Narrative Female Director award. She was also included in Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film” list in 2012. Hannah had two short films, “The Gathering Squall” and “Man & Gun” play at SXSW in 2012. She is currently in pre-production on her next film.
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Candelabra to open Deauville

Candelabra to open Deauville
Director Steven Soderbergh to give cinema lesson. Producer Gale Anne Hurd to be feted by festival.

The Deauville American Festival has announced the line-up of its 39th edition running August 30 to September 8.

Jim Mickle’s cannibal picture We Are What We Are, Matt Creed’s debut feature Lily,about a young woman re-evaluating her life following cancer, and Destin Cretton’s children’s home drama Short Term 12 are among the 12 titles screening in competition.

Roughly half the competing pictures are looking for French distribution including Drake Doremus’ family drama Breath In, represented by Qed Film Sales, and Lily, which is handled by producers Up the River Films and Verisimiltude.

As in previous years, the festival hosted on the northern coast of France is laying on a dedicated screening space – the Deauville American Film Corner – for film professionals.

Steven Soderbergh’s critically acclaimed Liberace bio-pic Behind The Candelabra, which yesterday picked up 15 Emmy nominations, will open the
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Candelabra to open Deauville 2013

Candelabra to open Deauville 2013
Director Steven Soderbergh to give cinema lesson. Producer Gale Anne Hurd to be feted by festival.

The Deauville American Festival has announced the line-up of its 39th edition running August 30 to September 8.

Jim Mickle’s cannibal picture We Are What We Are, Matt Creed’s debut feature Lily,about a young woman re-evaluating her life following cancer, and Destin Cretton’s children’s home drama Short Term 12 are among the 12 titles screening in competition.

Roughly half the competing pictures are looking for French distribution including Drake Doremus’ family drama Breath In, represented by Qed Film Sales, and Lily, which is handled by producers Up the River Films and Verisimiltude.

As in previous years, the festival hosted on the northern coast of France is laying on a dedicated screening space – the Deauville American Film Corner – for film professionals.

Steven Soderbergh’s critically acclaimed Liberace bio-pic Behind The Candelabra, which yesterday picked up 15 Emmy nominations, will open the
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Jiggle! Watch the Trailer for Charlie's Angels and ABC's Other New Shows

Jiggle! Watch the Trailer for Charlie's Angels and ABC's Other New Shows
Video break! Put that email aside for a minute and sit back to enjoy a cavalcade of TV trailers. We've got your first look at ABC's new 2011-12 series orders, including Charlie's Angels, Pan Am, Apartment 23 and Tim Allen's Last Man Standing. Press play above to meet your new angels, and then jump inside to watch the rest and vote in our instant-reaction poll! Pan Am Apartment 23 Once Upon a Time Suburgatory Last Man Standing Revenge Man Up The River Work It Scandal
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The Golden Age Of American Talkies: 1930

The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg) The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks) Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch) Morocco (Josef von Sternberg) Not So Dumb (King Vidor) Liliom (Frank Borzage) Part Time Wife (Leo McCarey) Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock) The Royal Family of Broadway (George Cukor) Laughter (Harry D’Arrast) All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone) Juno and the Paycock (Alfred Hitchcock) Abraham Lincoln (D.W. Griffith) Rain or Shine (Frank Capra) The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh) Up the River (John Ford) Madam Satan (Cecil B. DeMille) Let’s Go Native (Leo McCarey) The Virtuous Sin (George Cukor) Men Without Women (John Ford) The Blue…
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Spencer Tracy on TCM: San Francisco Earthquake, Early John Ford-Humphrey Bogart Up The River

Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald, San Francisco Spencer Tracy is the star of the evening on Turner Classic Movies. My two major recommendations are W. S. Van Dyke's San Francisco (1936), corny to the bone but enjoyable all the same, and Up the River (1930), one of Tracy's earliest efforts, directed by John Ford and also featuring a young Humphrey Bogart. Tracy, as a tough-talking priest, earned an undeserved Academy Award nomination in the Best Actor category for San Francisco — the best performance in that movie belongs to the earthquake, though Jeanette MacDonald's kitschy saloon singer is fun to watch. Now, Tracy's Oscar nod 22 years later for The Old Man and the Sea (1958) was more deserving if you ignore the fact that the actor is supposed to be playing a Cuban fisherman. But then again, at least his Cuban fish-catcher doesn't mug nearly as much as his Portuguese one in [...]
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