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Donald Sutherland, Charles Burnett, Agnes Varda Are Your 2017 Governors Awards Honorees

6 September 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of honorary Oscars at the 2017 Governors Awards this afternoon and the selections covered a wide spectrum of the industry.

This year’s honorees included filmmakers Charles Burnett and Agnes Varda, actor Donald Sutherland and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

In a statement, new Academy president John Bailey remarked, “This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity.”

Burnett is a pioneer in African American film having written and directed the classics “Killer of Sheep” and “To Sleep With Anger” the latter of which might feature the best work of Danny Glover’s career.

Continue reading Donald Sutherland, Charles Burnett, Agnes Varda Are Your 2017 Governors Awards Honorees at The Playlist. »

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Film Academy Touches The Bases With Governors Awards, But Stops Short Of A Home Run

6 September 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

While it touched all the bases—celebrity, diversity, independence, global reach—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seemed not quite to hit a home run with its latest round of Governors Awards, announced early Wednesday afternoon. This year, honorary Oscars, to be presented at a dinner on November 11, will go to independent filmmaker Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep), cinematographer Owen Roizman (The French Connection), actor Donald Sutherland (Klute) and… »

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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

6 September 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding, »

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Academy President John Bailey on ‘Broad Spectrum’ of Honorary Oscar Picks

6 September 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s crop of honorary Oscar recipients, scheduled to be feted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Governors Awards ceremony on Nov. 11, represents “the broad spectrum of what we aspire to do with these awards,” newly minted Academy president John Bailey says. “It’s really fascinating to see the breadth of the four honorees and just how different their careers have been.”

Set for recognition are writer-director Charles Burnett (“Killer of Sheep,” “To Sleep with Anger”), cinematographer Owen Roizman (“The French Connection,” “The Exorcist”), actor Donald Sutherland (“Mash,” “Ordinary People”), and director Agnes Varda (“Cleo from 5 to 7,” “The Beaches of Agnes”). It’s the first slate of Governors Awards honorees under Bailey’s watch, after the cinematographer won the reins of the Academy at the organization’s most recent election just under a month ago.

However, Bailey notes that he was “totally agnostic” in the selections, so »

- Kristopher Tapley

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And the Honorary Oscar Goes To...

6 September 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here -- the four fine movie folks being given Honorary Oscars this year have been announced and they are (drumroll please) the actor Donald Sutherland, the directors Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) and Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7), and the cinematographer Owen Roizman (The Exorcist). You can read the statement from the Academy right here, which dives into each of this exemplary quartet's many many accomplishments...

... but can I just get a rowdy huzzah for Donald Sutherland in particular, who has long been the recipient one of my fiercest "How Has He Never Been Nominated Before" battle cries? (I mean Six Degrees of Seperation alone.) And heck the 82 year-old actor is still turning in fine work, so perhaps he's still got a shot. Somebody give this truly grand actor a truly great role again, please. (And now that he's off the checklist maybe next year »

- JA

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

6 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born »

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

6 September 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more »

- Anne Thompson

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Donald Sutherland, Charles Burnett Lead Honorary 2017 Governors Awards

6 September 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland and Agnes Varda will receive Honorary Awards at the 9th Annual Governors Awards on Nov. 11, the Academy announced Wednesday. “This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey in a statement. Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He has written, directed, produced, photographed and edited films including his first, “Killer of Sheep,” as well as “My Brother’s Wedding, »

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Oscars: Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

6 September 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes will be presented at the annual Governors Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Academy’s Board of Governors made the decision at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. It was the first meeting cinematographer John Bailey has overseen as AMPAS president since winning the position last month.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” Bailey said.

Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977.

Roizman has been Oscar-nominated five times, for »

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Film Review: ‘En el Séptimo Día’

18 June 2017 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fernando Cardona, the star of Jim McKay’s supremely confident and captivating independent feature “En el Séptimo Día” (“On the Seventh Day”), has the most hypnotic face I’ve seen on an actor in months. Cardona is handsome — bedroom eyes, chiseled smile — and in the movie his stoically sexy features are set off by a rather extreme fade haircut: shaved all the way up on the sides, but longish and combed on top, like an oil-slicked Mohawk.

In another context, you could see him as a real player, but Cardona’s José, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who works as a delivery guy in Brooklyn, doesn’t speak much English, and the image he presents is quiet, passive, and cautiously controlled. One false move could destroy everything he’s worked for. Cardona uses that stillness to express unspoken currents of fear, hope, and desire; he comes off like a boy in »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Rushes. "Blade Runner 2049," "Twin Peaks," Machine Learning Filmmaking, "Akira" Art

10 May 2017 8:06 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesRECOMMENDED VIEWINGThe first full trailer for Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve's sequel to Ridley Scott's original starring Ryan Gosling alongside Harrison Ford, looks like a storyboard come to (digital) life.An all-too-brief look at some kind of footage from the new Twin Peaks, with Everett McGill, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse, and Kyle MacLachlan looking like figures in an eerie waxworks.Milestone will soon be theatrically releasing a new restoration of Billy Woodberry's debut film, Bless Their Little Hearts (1983), written and shot by Killer of Sheep's Charles Burnett.Philippe Garrel meets David Lynch? Indeed! In a new video essay, Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin look at the "holy family" (mother, father, and child) in early experimental films by each director, Lynch's The Grandmother (1969) and Garrel's Le révélateur (1968), the latter of which is now playing on Mubi. »

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Cheryl Dunye on Making History with ‘The Watermelon Woman,’ Representation, and Performance

6 February 2017 11:03 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Twenty years ago, Cheryl Dunye made history as the first African-American lesbian to direct a feature-length film. Now that film, The Watermelon Woman, has finally been given a proper DVD release, courtesy of First Run Features. To mark the occasion, we spoke on the phone with Dunye about the film, history, performance, and authenticity.

The Film Stage: Both The Watermelon Woman and the short that’s included on the new DVD, Black Is Blue, express a high level of commitment and detail in the recreation of documentary form. What documentaries and / or mockumentaries influenced you?

Cheryl Dunye: I’ve been working in this practice since the late ‘80s. I went to Rutgers and had a studio practice there, got my Mfa, and that’s where I discovered what was becoming the queer film world. There was a lack of identity, representation — in the work that was being seen — by, »

- Daniel Schindel

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Rotterdam chief: cultural elite "too often in our own bubble"

26 January 2017 2:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam got underway last night with stars and political messages aplenty.

With the Nertherlands’ King Willem-Alexander due to attend tomorrow night’s world premiere of Ernest Dickerson’s Double Play and multi-Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins already in town, International Film Festival Rotterdam, which launched its 46th edition last night, has a more starry feel than usual.

The festival prides itself on being a melting pot of cultural and political views, something expressed by festival director Bero Beyer who in his second edition at the helm gave a wide-ranging speech in which he explained the concept behind this year’s ‘Planet Iffr’ concept.

“We can be entertained and enchanted, confused, scared, soothed and seduced in many different ways by the stories that are told and by the way they come to us. This state-of-mind where we can experience other views, where we can experience time itself through the art of cinema: that is »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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