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Arclight Films is financing and introducing the movie to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which launches on Wednesday.
“The Chaperone,” based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, will be scripted by Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star McGovern. It will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.
McGovern will play a Kansas woman whose life is forever changed in the early 1920s when she chaperones Louise Brooks, a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (played by Julia Goldani Telles), to New York for the summer. Brooks, an icon of the 1920s for popularizing the bob haircut, would go on to star in 25 films, including “Pandora’s Box,” “Diary of a Lost Girl, »
- Dave McNary
Twitch is set to stream an 18-day-long marathon of all 886 episodes of the iconic children’s series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood beginning Monday, the company announced. The series, which was produced by The Fred Rogers Company, featured songs, crafts, and tours, and each episode ended with a positive takeaway encouraging viewers to be themselves.
At the same time, Twitch will host a fundraising campaign encouraging viewers to support their local PBS stations, which is where the classic show originally debuted in 1968. A donation panel will appear on the Mister Rogers Twitch channel, and Twitch creators will also be sharing how PBS programming has impacted their lives in an ad campaign that will run throughout the marathon.
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- Geoff Weiss
It’s going to be a beautiful day on the internet May 15, as Twitch will start a 17-day free marathon of all 886 episodes of iconic children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on the gaming-focused streaming service — including many episodes that have only aired once. Gamers can slip on their cardigans and kick back starting at noon Pt for a marathon viewing experience that runs through June 2, and can be found at www.twitch.tv/misterrogers. Twitch will also run a fundraising campaign during the event to encourage donations to local PBS affiliates, and the marathon will begin with “Mister Rogers” creator Fred Rogers’ Senate. »
- Matt Pressberg
The film community is mourning the loss of Jonathan Demme. Over the last four decades, he turned in one of the most varied filmographies of any director in Hollywood, constantly reinventing himself behind each comedy, documentary, drama, and TV show. Demme never made the same movie twice, and cinema was all the better for it.
As tributes continue to come in from collaborators and fans, here’s IndieWire’s own appreciation of Demme and why we’ll remember him as one of the truly great filmmakers of our time.
Demme Defied Categorization
Jonathan Demme had such a remarkable range that he defied easy categorization. Even as he made beloved documentaries and Oscar-winning movies, I still get the sense that his career was underappreciated. Everyone knows “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” and “Stop Making Sense,” but less »
- Indiewire Staff
The future of the small screen is in good hands. Recognizing excellence in student work, the Television Academy Foundation announced this year’s nominees for the 38th College Television Awards. A nationwide competition highlighting TV writers, directors, producers, and content creators, the CTAs are colloquially known as the Student Emmys. The 2017 nominees—film artists from the American Film Institute, Nyu, UCLA, Chapman University, and more—will attend a two-day professional development summit before the May 24 awards ceremony in Los Angeles. All have also been accepted as alumni in the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable arm of the Academy. “Our goal with the CTAs is to honor the exceptional work of these diverse students and leverage our platform to spotlight the next generation of creators and executives in the television industry,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation, in a statement. “We congratulate our nominees on their outstanding »
Donald Trump’s proposal to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities is reminiscent of President Nixon’s funding cut plan for PBS in 1969 — something a television personality fought against in front of the Senate. On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, a television personality from Pennsylvania, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications to argue why public television needed the federal support. The host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” explained how important it was to make public television available to many people in the country, especially to children, to Senator John O. Pastore (D-r. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
There was always a sense of warmth, comfort, and security when Mister Rogers would walk into that house, put on that sweater, change his shoes, and greet all of us. I was a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood guy in my youth. It was my preference over Sesame Street. Not only was Mister Rogers educational, but he was just so kind, appropriate and gave off the impression of being one of the greatest guys in the world. Often times in this world, people like that might be an illusion. While they may play that kind of character on the screen, when the
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- Nat Berman
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