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Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson Join Fred Schepisi’s ‘Andorra’

13 September 2016 2:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley and Riccardo Scamarcio (“Burnt,” “To Rome With Love”) will join Clive Owen in the cast of “Andorra,” the upcoming film by veteran Australian director Fred Schepisi.

Paris-based Celluloid Dreams will handle international rights sales for the picture which is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Cameron, with a screenplay adapted by Cameron and producer Jamie Bialkower.

The story follows an American who settles in the tiny country of Andorra, meets an Australian couple and unsettles the other natives when he becomes linked to a dead body floating in the harbor.

Production is scheduled to commence in Italy next April with David Nichols from Cineroma as the Italian production partner. Production design is by Academy Award-winner Patrizia von Brandenstein, with cinematography by Ian Baker. Post production will follow in Australia.

Producers are Bialkower for Jump Street Films and Lizzette Atkins for Unicorn Films. »

- Patrick Frater

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘The Magnificent Ambersons,’ Cary Grant, ‘To Sleep with Anger’ & More

8 September 2016 8:53 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The Magnificent Ambersons, Demy‘s Model Shop, and Mad Max play as part of “Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z.”

The Kurosawa series comes to an end with The Hidden Fortress this Saturday.

Chan Is Missing returns to theaters on a 35mm print; Visconti‘s Sandra screens on Sunday, as does the Disney documentary Bears. »

- Nick Newman

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Why Sony Pictures Classics Thinks Backing Female Directors Is Good for Business and Art

8 September 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Tom Bernard and Michael Barker saw “Equity” at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival, they knew immediately that the thriller about women breaking Wall Street’s glass ceiling would tap into the zeitgeist — before reviews even hit, the Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents snapped up the movie and gamed out a release plan that saw the studio debuting the picture the same week that Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

“They instantly understood that the movie was an opportunity to have a conversation about women in business,” says Meera Menon, the film’s director. So Bernard and Barker worked with Menon and producers Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas to set up screenings with women’s groups all over the country, organizing discussions about gender discrimination around the film.

“It’s a thriller and a Wall Street drama, but it’s also an issues movie,” says Bernard. »

- Brent Lang

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Merchant Ivory Films’ Sumptuous Re-Release Gets A Star-Filled New Trailer — Watch

7 September 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Classic film lovers rejoice. Charles S. Cohen, owner, chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group has begun re-releasing 30 films by the legendary Merchant Ivory Productions. The remastered library includes 21 feature films and 9 shorts and documentaries.

Merchant Ivory Productions was founded in 1961 by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory — together, they produced 44 films. Founder and Oscar-nominated director James Ivory has collaborated with Cohen, and serves as creative director, on the restoration, re-release and promotion of each of the 30 films. Some of the titles set be released include the already-available “Howards End,” “Maurice,” “Shakespeare Wallah” and “Heat and Dust.”

Read More: ‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

Of the re-release plans, Cohen said, “Merchant Ivory has been a peak on the twentieth century cinematic landscape, and we are honored to have James Ivory on our team working on the restoration and re-release of these magnificent films. »

- Alec Pike

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Vanessa Redgrave on Her Early Career, ‘Howards End’ and Ismail Merchant’s Cooking

2 September 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

You might say that Vanessa Redgrave was born to be an actress. Laurence Olivier, who was performing alongside her father, Michael, in a 1937 production of “Hamlet” in London, announced her birth from the stage after a show, telling the audience: “Tonight a great actress was born.”

In a career that has spanned seven decades, Redgrave has won an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and two Golden Globes. She received her sixth Oscar nomination in 1992 for her role in the Merchant Ivory film “Howards End,” which is screening in a newly restored print in New York and Los Angeles. The 79-year-old actress remains as busy as ever, performing on stage and in film and television. She can be seen in the James Sheridan film “The Secret Scripture,” which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10. Her first mention in Variety was on June 25, 1958.

In 1958, Variety polled London critics about their »

- Shalini Dore

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NYC Weekend Watch: Double Bills, ‘Inherent Vice’ on 70mm, Kurosawa, Minnelli & More

1 September 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Forum

Cinema’s holy trinity — Ed Wood (technically Burton-Wood), Malick, and Chaplin — have two-for-one double-billings this weekend.

Howards End continues its run.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! The 70mm Show” concludes with Kenneth Branagh‘s Hamlet and Inherent Vice.

If you missed it in theaters, see the great Kaili Blues when »

- Nick Newman

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How ‘White Girl’ Filmmaker Elizabeth Wood Turned Her Own Life Into Summer’s Wildest Movie — Girl Talk

1 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present and future.

Filmmaker Elizabeth Wood is into excess. “I’m an over-talker, over-writer, over-shooter,” the “White Girl” writer and director recently explained to IndieWire. “I’m just an excessive person. More, more, more, more, give me more anything.”

But for Wood’s first feature, the daring “White Girl,” the filmmaker had to work against her own nature and strip down a hefty story – one based on her own experiences – to craft a tightly wound story that addresses issues as wide-ranging as white privilege, illegal drugs and sexual assault. Initially imagined as 200-page script that culminated in “a mass orgy,” Wood had to pare down her story to a slim 88 minutes, all in the name of maximum impact and minimum superfluity.

“The exercise of writing ‘White Girl’ was how to strip it down, how to tell this story with »

- Kate Erbland

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Academy Picks Governors Awards 2016, Including Jackie Chan and Frederick Wiseman

1 September 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Every year, industry folks lobby the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with their candidates for honorary Oscar winners at the annual Governors Awards. And sometimes they get their way. Over the years Mike Kaplan, a publicists branch Academy member, has successfully lobbied for Lillian Gish, Robert Altman and John Ford’s favorite actress Maureen O’Hara, who happily collected her gold man the year before she died.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors voted Tuesday night on the 2016 (un-televised) Governors Awards, which often including the coveted producer’s award, the Thalberg, and the Hersholt humanitarian award. You know what they’re looking for: someone who is still respected — if not revered. Francis Ford Coppola, John Calley and Dino DeLaurentiis have collected the Thalberg in recent years; Harry Belafonte, Jeffrey KatzenbergOprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie have accepted the Hersholt. »

- Anne Thompson

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Academy Picks Governors Awards 2016, Including Jackie Chan and Frederick Wiseman

1 September 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every year, industry folks lobby the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with their candidates for honorary Oscar winners at the annual Governors Awards. And sometimes they get their way. Over the years Mike Kaplan, a publicists branch Academy member, has successfully lobbied for Lillian Gish, Robert Altman and John Ford’s favorite actress Maureen O’Hara, who happily collected her gold man the year before she died.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors voted Tuesday night on the 2016 (un-televised) Governors Awards, which often including the coveted producer’s award, the Thalberg, and the Hersholt humanitarian award. You know what they’re looking for: someone who is still respected — if not revered. Francis Ford Coppola, John Calley and Dino DeLaurentiis have collected the Thalberg in recent years; Harry Belafonte, Jeffrey KatzenbergOprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie have accepted the Hersholt. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

31 August 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Back when Sony released Rob Marshall’s overwrought and glossy $85-million flop “Memoirs of a Geisha,” I remember saying, “Merchant Ivory could have made a better version of this for $12 million.”

The production company founded by the late, great New York producer Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, his directing partner for 40 years, produced a remarkable collection of low-budget indie dramas from 1963 through 2005, the year Merchant died. Their films were so instantly recognizable that “Merchant Ivory” became not only a brand but also a description of an art film genre often identified in ads with ivy trellises.

Cohen Media recently acquired (with some difficulty) the rights to most of their library (21 films, 10 shorts and several documentaries). New York cinephile and real estate mogul Charles Cohen said he acquired the Merchant Ivory brand “to raise the profile in the minds of a new audience and remind older audiences of the high quality films Merchant Ivory embodied. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Howards End’: Emma Thompson and James Ivory Reveal 5 Lessons Hollywood Should Learn From The Classic

31 August 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back when Sony released Rob Marshall’s overwrought and glossy $85-million flop “Memoirs of a Geisha,” I remember saying, “Merchant Ivory could have made a better version of this for $12 million.”

The production company founded by the late, great New York producer Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, his directing partner for 40 years, produced a remarkable collection of low-budget indie dramas from 1963 through 2005, the year Merchant died. Their films were so instantly recognizable that “Merchant Ivory” became not only a brand but also a description of an art film genre often identified in ads with ivy trellises.

Cohen Media recently acquired (with some difficulty) the rights to most of their library (21 films, 10 shorts and several documentaries). New York cinephile and real estate mogul Charles Cohen said he acquired the Merchant Ivory brand “to raise the profile in the minds of a new audience and remind older audiences of the high quality films Merchant Ivory embodied. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Southside With You’ Has Solid Debut Weekend Date: Specialty Box Office

28 August 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Roadside and Miramax's fairly wide opener Southside With You had a mostly solid start in the final weekend of August. The Sundance 2016 debut grossed over $3 million in 813 theaters – many more locations than other newcomers – making it by far the biggest grosser among the new Specialty releases Friday to Sunday. Among other titles making their bows, the restored re-release of Howards End managed to score the highest per theater average as of Sunday morning. The Cohen… »

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'Don't Breathe' Scares Off Competition With $26M Opening Weekend

28 August 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Led by a fantastic opening for Screen Gems' new thriller Don't Breathe, this weekend over performed expectations with the top twelve delivering a 43.5% improvement over the same weekend last year, just barely coming up shy of a combined $100 million. Along with the stellar opening for Don't Breathe, Mechanic: Resurrection had a solid opening for Lionsgate & Co., the moderate release of Southside with You performed well, the expansion of Hell or High Water continues to impress and Bad Moms has another great hold as the R-rated comedy approaches $100 million domestically. At the top, Don't Breathe delivered an estimated $26.1 million besting Mojo's projections, which were nearly double the studio's conservative expectations, by $5.6 million. The film, which was made for just under $10 million, delivered 2.6 times its budget domestically and received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The opening compares favorably to last year's The Visit, which opened with $25.4 million and a »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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NYC Weekend Watch: Madonna, ‘In the City of Sylvia,’ ‘Amadeus’ & More

26 August 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Body of Work” presents Madonna’s more-impressive-than-you-think filmography, including the 25th-anniversary restoration of Truth or Dare. This weekend offers A League of Their Own, Desperately Seeking Susan, Shadows and Fog, and Dick Tracy.

Fantastic Mr. Fox screens on Saturday.

Film Forum

Double-billings continue with Hitchcock-Polanski, Reed-Welles, and Kelly- / Donen-Minelli.

A restoration of Howards End has begun its run. »

- Nick Newman

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15 Films to See in August

1 August 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

August can often be thought of as a January-esque dumping ground for Hollywood, and that notion is certainly refuted when looking at this month’s releases. With one of the summer’s best studio offerings, a few more more promising ones, and some of our festival favorites from the last year (and even further back), there is no shortage of promising options. We should also note that Multiple Maniacs, Elevator to the Gallows, and Howards End are all getting substantial theatrical re-releases throughout the month, so seek those restorations if they are coming near you.

Matinees to See: Neither Heaven Nor Earth (8/5), Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (8/5), The Tenth Man (8/5), The Lost Arcade (8/12), Anthropoid (8/12), My King (8/12), Florence Foster Jenkins (8/12), Disorder (8/12), When Two Worlds Collide (8/17), Imperium (8/19), A Tale of Love and Darkness (8/19), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (8/19), Spa Night (8/19), War Dogs (8/19), A Complete Unknown (8/26), Don’t Breathe (8/26), Hands of Stone (8/26), and »

- Jordan Raup

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July. It's (Almost) a Wrap

30 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We started the month off wishing Olivia de Havilland a happy centennial. She's now our oldest living Oscar winner! Then we completed our our "halfway mark" year in review which is like a warm up for the Film Bitch Awards at years end. We'll close the month tomorrow with the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1977. Otherwise July has been the usual array of randomness. We like a good variety at The Film Experience as long as that variety includes lots of actressing and films from multiple genres and eras.

But about this era for a moment: the summer blockbusters have been a little rough this summer but find a smaller release to see this weekend: Miss Sharon Jones opened yesterday; do Not miss Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic which added over 400 theaters yesterday (it's now probably somewhere near you) and lives up to its title; and you might also want an opinion on the new Woody, »

- NATHANIEL R

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New Faces of Independent Film, Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ Restored, Mel Gibson’s Action, and More

28 July 2016 2:27 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Filmmaker Magazine has published their annual 25 New Faces of Independent Film, featuring Sasha Lane, Macon Blair, Connor Jessup, and more.

Watch a clip from the restoration of Abel Gance‘s Napoleon:

Mubi‘s Michael Pattison on Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day, our favorite animation of the century so far:

Psycholinguists call the opening gag of It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012), Don Hertzfeldt’s delightful hour-long feature, a blend. Bill, a black-on-white stick figure whose only distinctive feature is his top hat, is on his way to the bus stop when he sees someone he recognizes but whose name he doesn’t remember. »

- The Film Stage

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Link Night

14 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

EW first pick of Jude Law as the baddie in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

Interview talks to Viggo Mortensen (audio interview)

The Playlist translates a controversial interview with Director John McTiernan in which he trashes Mad Max Fury Road and Captain America movies an discusses a potential upcoming project 

MTV Teo on how musicals got their groove back 

Variety Emmy breakdown by studio. HBO is still dominating the Emmys but not by the margins they use to.  

Playbill Live Musicals did well at the Emmys with Grease: Live and The Wiz Live! scoring big 

My New Plaid Pants new photos from Man Down starring Shia Labeouf & Jai Courtney 

EW TV's best comedies are... tearjerkers!

/Film the terribleness of Batman v Superman is not stopping excitement for Suicide Squad which is tracking for a spectacular August opening weekend

Mnpp on the poster for Disorder (which is »

- NATHANIEL R

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Trailers For Restorations of James Ivory’s ‘Howards End’ and Louis Malle’s ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

1 July 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One undeniable beauty of advancing digital technology in the film industry is the growing ability to extensively touch-up classics in much higher resolutions. 4K restorations are a growing trend by companies in an effort to breath new life into older films, as well as preserve them for both historical record, study, and plain and simple enjoyment.

The two most recent features to get this treatment are James Ivory‘s 1992 classic Howards End and Louis Malle‘s 1958 crime drama Elevator to the Gallows, which both have been treated with trailers for their revitalization. The Howard restoration trailer demonstrates its lush color palette in sharp resolution, particularly in a slow-motion scene of books toppling. The Gallows trailer states the films extensive list of accolades, showing off its black and white cinematography with crisp new quality and clarity.

See the two trailers below, along with a Howards End poster and details on where to see each. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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’Howards End’ Restoration: Merchant Ivory Classic Gets A Stunning New Trailer — Watch

1 July 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cohen Media Group is releasing a new 4K restoration of the Merchant Ivory classic “Howards End.” Set in Edwardian England, the film follows three social classes represented by three different families who are all vying for the ownership of a house, Howards End, essentially a metaphor for the future of England and its class relations. Based on the novel by E.M. Forester, “Howards End” starred Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”), Vanessa Redgrave (“Julia”), Emma Thompson (“Sense and Sensibility”), Helena Bonham Carter (“Fight Club”), Samuel West (“Carrington”), and more. Watch a trailer for the restoration below.

Read More: Cohen Media Group Picks Up 30 Merchant Ivory Productions for Restoration and Re-issue

For decades, the name “Merchant Ivory” meant high-minded quality entertainment. Founded in 1961 by producer Ismael Merchant and director James Ivory, the production company initially focused on making “English-language films in India aimed at the international market,” often adapted from novels or short stories. »

- Vikram Murthi

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