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Annette Bening to Receive Tribute from Museum of the Moving Image

Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”: Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features

Annette Bening is set to receive yet another honor. Variety reports that The Museum of the Moving Image is paying tribute to the “20th Century Women” star at its 31st annual Salute. Set to be held December 13 in New York, the event will feature an award presentation with clips from Bening’s 30-year career. Friends and colleagues of the four-time Oscar nominee will introduce the footage.

Previous honorees include Julianne Moore and Goldie Hawn.

“On screen, stage, and television, Annette Bening is one of America’s finest living actresses,” said Michael Barker, co-chairman of the Museum’s board of trustees. “From her Broadway debut in Tina Howe’s ‘Coastal Disturbances’ to her emotionally complex performance last year in ‘20th Century Women’ and now as movie star Gloria Grahame in the upcoming ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ her stunning range as an actress has always been staggering and uncompromising. We at the Museum of the Moving Image have wanted to honor her for some time but there is no question in our minds that this is so obviously her moment.”

Bening has received a number of honors throughout the past couple of years, including a tribute at AFI Fest 2016, the 2017 Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and a BAFTA career retrospective last month in London. She’s earning raves — and Oscar buzz — for her role in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” set to bow December 29. She previously earned nods for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia,” and “The Kids Are All Right.”

“I’m always trying to get out of clichés of portraits of women,” Bening has said. She explained, “[I’m] uninterested [in] idealizing women [because] that’s so boring.”

Annette Bening to Receive Tribute from Museum of the Moving Image was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’

Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy will star in the independent family drama “Hope Gap,” with William Nicholson directing from his own script.

Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales with North American sales co-repped by CAA and Protagonist. Protagonist and CAA will introduce “Hope Gap” to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Principal photography is set to begin in the summer.

Bening and Nighy will portray a couple married for 29 years. The story follows their son’s weekend visit to their seaside home, when Nighy’s character informs him that he plans to leave his wife the following day. “Hope Gap” tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, and anger, to a resolution.

“Ever since ‘Shadowlands,’ I’ve been obsessed by the collision of love and pain: ‘Hope Gap’ is the most intense, most painful, and most loving story I’ve ever told. I’m so proud
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Annette Bening to Receive BAFTA Career Retrospective

Bening in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”: Tiff

Annette Bening’s career spans 30 years and includes four Oscar-nominated performances, so it comes as no surprise that The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has opted to host a retrospective of her renowned body of work. The “20th Century Women” star will discuss her experiences in the industry at a “BAFTA A Life in Pictures” event to be held in London on October 12, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, and Emma Thompson are among the stars who have been hosted by BAFTA’s “Life in Pictures” series.

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” doesn’t hit theaters until December, but Bening is already considered among the frontrunners to score a Best Actress nod at the upcoming Oscars for playing Hollywood star Gloria Grahame in the film. She scored rave reviews out of Telluride, where the romance made its world premiere.

Bening received Academy Award nominations for her breakout role in “The Grifters” as well as “American Beauty,” “Being Julia,” and “The Kids Are All Right.”

Last year Bening accepted the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and was honored at AFI Fest.

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Telluride Film Review: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

Telluride Film Review: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’
“What ever happened to Gloria Grahame?” classic movie buffs might well have asked in 1981, the year the blonde, Betty Boop-voiced Oscar winner died of cancer. The same question certainly applies to the lovingly crafted but tough-going biopic “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” in which the one-time bombshell — a character Annette Bening dons like a pair of elegant opera gloves — disappears 40 minutes in, replaced by a slow-motion and rather standard-issue terminal illness victim, daintily coughing her way to her death bed for the rest of the movie.

Speaking of fitted gloves, who better than “My Week With Marilyn” director Paul McGuigan to adapt Peter Turner’s memoir? Peter, who is played by “Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell, all growed up, was 28 at the time, but has always treasured his May-December tryst with “Glo” (as only he’s allowed to call her): Their love affair was steamy while it lasted, and
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Stephen Frears to Receive Award at Venice Film Festival

Stephen Frears to Receive Award at Venice Film Festival
British filmmaker Stephen Frears is to be awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at this year’s 74th Venice Film Festival. The award celebrates a filmmaker who is considered to have made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema.

Stephen Frears seems to challenge the very idea of a monolithic definition of his cinema,” Alberto Barbera, director of the festival, said in a statement. “Along with Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, he is one of the most vibrant and representative exponents of contemporary British cinema.”

Frears, who received Oscar nominations for “The Grifters” and “The Queen,” returns to Venice this year for a fifth time with his new film “Victoria & Abdul,” which reunites him with “Philomena” star Judi Dench. Frears has competed for the Golden Lion at four previous Venice festivals with “Liam” (2000), “Dirty Pretty Things” (2002), “The Queen” (2006) and “Philomena” (2013). All four films won festival prizes, but Frears has yet to claim the coveted
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Venice Festival to Honor Stephen Frears With Glory to the Filmmaker Award

Venice Festival to Honor Stephen Frears With Glory to the Filmmaker Award
The Venice Film Festival's 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award will be presented to English director Stephen Frears at a special ceremony on Sept. 3, before the world premiere of his new film Victoria & Abdul.

The director of films including Philomena, High Fidelity and Dangerous Liaisons will receive the festival’s prestigious lifetime achievement award, which honors filmmakers known for innovation in contemporary cinema. Frears has received two Oscar nominations for best director for The Grifters and The Queen.

Frears has a long relationship with Venice. In 2000 his film Liam won actress Megan Burns the Marcello Mastroianni Award. In...
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Annette Bening Named President of Venice Film Fest Jury, Is the 4th Woman to Hold Position

Annette Bening in “The Face of Love”: IFC Films

Annette Bening is doing her herstory-making “20th Century Women” character proud: The actress has been named as the President of the 74th Venice Film Festival. According to Deadline, the four-time Oscar nominee will be the fest’s first female prez since French actress Catherine Deneuve held the role in 2006 — over 10 years ago. A total of four women have ever served as President at Venice. Chinese actress Gong Li and New Zealand writer-director Jane Campion served in 2002 and 1997, respectively.

Fest director Alberto Barbera didn’t shy away from addressing the fact that Presidents have been overwhelmingly male at Venice. “It was time to break with a long list of male presidents and invite a brilliant, talented, and inspiring woman to chair our International competition jury,” he acknowledged.

Of the new President, Barbera said, “I am extremely happy that Annette Bening has accepted this role, which she will carry out by virtue of her stature, her intellect, and the talents she has manifested over the course of her career, in Hollywood, Europe, and on the stage. Hers is a career marked by always interesting, often daring choices. A sophisticated and instinctive actress, able to portray complex shadings of character, Annette Bening brings to her roles an understating, a warmth, and a natural elegance that makes watching her films a wonderful and ever enriching experience,” he observed.

Bening earned Oscar nods for “The Kids Are All Right,” “Being Julia,” “American Beauty,” and “The Grifters.” She was last seen in “20th Century Women,” a critically acclaimed dramedy set in 1979. Bening portrayed a single mother who enlists the help of her photographer tenant (Greta Gerwig) and a precocious teen (Elle Fanning) to provide guidance to her teenage son. Bening’s character is an aspiring pilot who ends up being the first woman to work in the Continental Can Company drafting room.

“I’m honored to be asked to serve as the President of the jury for this year’s Venice Film Festival,” commented Bening. “I look forward to seeing the movies and working with my fellow jury members to celebrate the best of this year’s cinema from all over the world.”

The jury determines the winner of the fest’s Golden Lion for best film as well as the other main prizes, such as the Silver Lion for best director. The 2017 Venice Film Festival runs from August 30 to September 9.

Bening is set to star in an upcoming installment of FX’s “American Crime Story.” She’ll portray Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana who served during and after Katrina. At least 1,245 people died in the tragedy, making it one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

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Annette Bening to Head Venice Film Festival Jury

Annette Bening to Head Venice Film Festival Jury
Rome – Actress Annette Bening will preside over the jury of the upcoming 74th Venice Film Festival, ending an 11-year succession of male jury chiefs on the Lido.

“It was time to break with a long list of male presidents and invite a brilliant talented and inspiring woman to chair our international competition jury,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera said in a statement.

“I am extremely happy that Annette Bening has accepted this role, which she will carry out by virtue of her stature, her intellect and the talents she has manifested over the course of her career, in Hollywood, Europe and on the stage,” Barbera added.

The last time a woman headed the Venice fest jury was in 2006, when French actress Catherine Deneuve oversaw the panel. Bening is the sixth woman jury president of the world’s oldest film festival. Gong Li headed the Lido jury in 2002; Jane Campion in 1997; Suso Cecchi D’Amico in 1980, and Sabine Azéma
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

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Author: Dave Roper

With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.

As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July,
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Anjelica Huston to Be Honored at Seattle Film Fest

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Anjelica Huston is set to add another trophy to her mantle. The Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) has announced that the Oscar winner has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of their Career Achievement in Acting Award. The 43rd installment of the fest will also host the world premiere of Huston’s latest film, “Trouble,” written and directed by Theresa Rebeck.

Spanning over 50 years, Huston’s career includes three Academy Award nominations and one win. She received nods for “The Grifters,” “Enemies: A Love Story,” and “Prizzi’s Honor,” and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. “Transparent” and “Smash” are among her recent credits.

“It is an honor to welcome such a talented, exquisite, and tenacious actress to this year’s festival,” said Sarah Wilke, Siff’s Executive Director. “Anjelica Huston has graced the theater screen for many years and we at Siff are elated to celebrate her success as an artist with our Career Achievement in Acting Award.”

Trouble” reunites Huston with “Smash” creator Rebeck. Huston and Bill Pullman play a feuding brother and sister whose bad blood affects an old friend.

Huston will receive her award at a tribute event June 7. The evening will kick off with an on-stage interview with Huston, followed by a screening of “Trouble.” Prior to the tribute, two of Huston’s other films will play at the fest: “The Grifters” and “The Witches.”

Siff runs from May 18-June 11. Up next for Huston is “Watcher in the Woods,” an upcoming original Lifetime movie directed by “Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s” Melissa Joan Hart. The re-imagining of the 1980 cult classic horror film sees Huston playing the mother a girl who disappeared in the English countryside.

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Seattle festival to honour Anjelica Huston

Seattle festival to honour Anjelica Huston
June 7 event features on-stage interview, screening of new film, Trouble.

The Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) will honour Anjelica Huston with the Career Achievement In Acting Award at this year’s 43rd edition.

The event will take place on June 7 at the Siff Cinema Egyptian and begin with an on-stage interview with Huston, followed by be the world premiere of her new film Trouble.

Huston reunites with director Theresa Rebeck after they collaborated on the 2012 NBC series Smash.

Trouble also stars Bill Pullman and tells of a feuding brother and sister whose differences entangle the fate of an old friend, played by David Morse. Julia Stiles, Jim Parrack, Brian d’Arcy James, and Victor Williams also star.

Huston serves as executive producer and Rebeck, Rachel Dengiz, Julie Buck, and Jaclyn Bashoff are producers. Wme Global represents North American rights while Gpm handles international rights.

In addition to the tribute event and screening, Siff will present
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Anjelica Huston to Be Honored at Seattle International Film Festival

Anjelica Huston to Be Honored at Seattle International Film Festival
Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston will be honored with the Career Achievement In Acting Award at the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival (Siff), the fest announced this morning.

The tribute event will take place on June 7, prior to a screening of her new movie, “Trouble,” written and directed by renowned playwright and two-time Emmy nominee Theresa Rebeck. Huston also serves as an executive producer on “Trouble,” which casts her and Bill Pullman as feuding siblings.

In addition to “Trouble,” the festival will be screening two of Huston’s films from 1990, “The Grifters” and “The Witches.” More information and tickets are available at the festival’s website, http://www.siff.net.

Huston was born into a film dynasty that includes her father, director John Huston, and her grandfather, actor Walter Huston. She won an Oscar for her role in 1985’s “Prizzi’s Honor,” directed by her father, and was nominated
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Arsenal Bu-ray – Stars John Cusack and Nicolas Cage

A man sets out on a mission to rescue his brother from a formidable mobster when the thriller Arsenal arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD March 28 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction), the action-packed movie features an all-star cast including Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), and Golden Globe Nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, High Fidelity, 2001).

Now, you can own the Arsenal Blu-ray. Wamg has three copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring John Cusack? (mine is The Grifters!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

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1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.
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Annette Bening Joins Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde in Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life, Itself’

Annette Bening Joins Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde in Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life, Itself’
Annette Bening has joined Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde in the romantic drama “Life, Itself.”

This Is Us” creator and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” writer Dan Fogelman is directing from his own script.

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Annette Bening Cast in FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story

FilmNation Entertainment and Temple Hill are producing the multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades — from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside. Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Alex Monner also star. Principal photography is beginning in New York City and will continue in Spain in May.

FilmNation will fully finance, produce, and handle international sales for the film. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce with FilmNation, along with Fogelman. Wme Global will handle the U.S. sale on behalf of FilmNation.

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American Crime Story: Annette Bening Joins FX Anthology for Katrina Season

American Crime Story: Annette Bening Joins FX Anthology for Katrina Season
She’s put in time with The American President, and now Annette Bening is turning her attention to state-level government.

The Oscar-nominated actress has joined the Hurricane Katrina-focused Season 2 of FX’s American Crime Story, TVLine has learned. She will play Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led the state during and after the devastating 2005 storm.

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Bening recently was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in 20th Century Women; other notable films include American Beauty, The Kids Are Alright, Bugsy and The Grifters. Early in her career,
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Imposters Season 1 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Is there a prouder American institution than that of the con artist? They abound throughout our history and literature. Huckleberry Finn adventured with the Duke and the Dauphin, Herman Melville gave us a literal boatload of con men in The Confidence Man, and Paul Newman and Robert Redford grifted and conned their way through The Sting.

And it’s not just fiction. Not only are all the aforementioned con artists based on real people, but they just keep popping up in the tale of America: Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale and Mel Weinberg are all living men infamous for their tricks of confidence. Even the sitting president has been labeled a con artist by both his detractors and members of his own political party.

With all this said, is it necessary to tell another story centered around con artists? Someone certainly seems to think so.
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Annette Bening on Identifying With Virginia Woolf, "Insecurity and Fear" That Never Goes Away (Q&A)

Annette Bening on Identifying With Virginia Woolf,
The Grifters to 1999's American Beauty to 2010's The Kids Are All Right to her latest, Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. In recognition of her work, Bening, 58, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America — and emceed by Joel McHale — on Jan. 19 at the Beverly...
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Annette Bening's Oscar Nominated Roles

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Annette Bening's Oscar Nominated RolesAnnette Bening's Oscar Nominated RolesAdriana Floridia1/12/2017 10:14:00 Am

Annette Bening is one of our greatest working actors, and the Academy has surely recognized that. She's been nominated for four Oscars, three for Best Actress in a Leading Role and one for her supporting work in 1990's The Grifters. Despite these accolades, she has yet to take home the gold.

This year, she is again an Oscar front-runner for her performance in Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. Another semi-autobiographical film from the director (his 2011 feature Beginners was based on his real experiences with his father, and Christopher Plummer won the Oscar for his portrayal), this time Mills is paying tribute to his mom. Annette is filling big shoes, playing a character inspired by the director's mother, and Mills' has even said that Annette in a sense is like his mom now, as he has
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Parental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette Bening

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Parental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette BeningParental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette BeningIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine1/11/2017 10:00:00 Am

For nearly 30 years Annette Bening has been turning out one superb performance after another. Beginning with her breakout role as a sexy con artist in The Grifters, the 58-year-old actor has dazzled in films such as Bugsy, The American President, Love Affair, American Beauty and The Kids Are All Right. And, she’s done much of it while married to Warren Beatty with whom she has four children.

Her latest triumph is as Dorothea Fields in director Mike Mills’ (Beginners) acclaimed 20th Century Women. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, the drama finds free-thinking single parent Dorothea raising her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) in the boarding house she runs. Looking for guidance in how to raise Jamie she
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Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

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Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs Film Festival
Annette Bening, the Golden Globe-nominated star of A24’s “20th Century Women,” will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Bening will receive the award at the Film Awards Gala held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 2, the festival’s opening night. The Palm Springs International Film Festival runs through Jan. 16. “Throughout her career, Annette Bening has brought to the screen many memorable performances including the four films for which she was nominated for an Academy Award: ‘American Beauty,’ ‘The Grifters,’ ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ and ‘Being Julia,
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