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Our House Productions, headed by Rob Hickman, has the rights from the Faulkner estate to produce the film adaptation of the 1948 novel, centered on a black farmer accused of murdering a white man. The farmer is exonerated, thanks to the efforts of black and white teenagers, and a spinster.
Producers are Hickman, Lee Caplin of Picture Entertainment and Dimitri Logothetis. Jay Strommen, Larry Nealy and Steven Michael Swadling of Our House are executive producer along with Jesse B. Franklin.
The Exchange is selling distribution rights in both domestic and foreign markets at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Dave McNary
Gregory Peck was an instant sensation at the cinema. He was nominated for Best Actor in his very first year of the movies for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) and the hits just kept on coming: The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Twelve O'Clock High (1949). The Academy became less interested in nominating him after that the 1940s but for his Oscar winning and most iconic role (To Kill a Mockingbird) but audiences never stopped loving him. He had key hit films for over 30 years in his big screen career.
Though he was a very politically active liberal he was never interested in running for office himself but he proved to be an influential politician within the industry itself as a key AMPAS president.
For this week's Hit Me With Your Best Shot, in honor of Peck's Centennial, we gave participants the choice between what are arguably his two greatest films, Roman Holiday »
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By Todd Garbarini
The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 65th anniversary screening of John Ford’s 1950 film Rio Grande. The film, which stars John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Ben Johnson, and Harry Carey, Jr., will be screened on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
Actor Claude Jarman, Jr., who appears in the film as Trooper Jefferson “Jeff” York, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss his role and career.
From the press release:
65Th Anniversary Screening Of Rio Grande, And Tribute To Maureen O’Hara
Tuesday, January 12, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre
As a tribute to Maureen O’Hara, we present the final chapter in director John Ford’s Cavalry trilogy (following Fort Apache and She Wore A Yellow Ribbon). Rio Grande works affecting variations on some of the director’s favorite themes. While there is an »
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3 items from 2016
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