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[Sundance Review] Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

27 January 2016 10:01 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Premiering at Sundance 25 years after his seminal second feature film, Slacker, Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny, produced for the PBS series American Masters, is the kind of documentary that requires little introduction. Borrowing its title from the opening moments of his Waking Life — a film that itself represented a rebirth for the Austin-based filmmaker following his second studio feature The Newton Boys — and combining behind-the-scenes footage from many of Linklater’s films (from Slacker to his upcoming Everybody Wants Some) with a history of Austin’s independent film scene, as developed by Linklater and the Austin Film Society, the picture reflectively weaves together a history of a master filmmaker whose work is squarely interested in the passage of time. The picture includes commentary by the late Siskel and Ebert, along with critic / scholar Kent Jones and, very briefly, Kevin Smith.

Directed by Louis Black (SXSW and Austin Chronicle founder) and Karen Bernstein, »

- John Fink

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Diversity in Hollywood: Failure of Inclusion Plagues the Entire Industry

26 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 2015, America’s age-old struggle over civil rights centered on police violence. Gunshots too often killed unarmed black citizens — and the African-American population exploded with indignation, no longer willing to abide the status quo.

This year, the nation’s battle over identity and inclusion has found a new focus: Hollywood. The tipping point arrived with the Jan. 14 unveiling of Oscar nominees, a list as white as the Social Register, circa 1950. The announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences — revealing that every one of the 20 acting nominees was white, incredibly, for the second consecutive year — has filled the Twitterverse and cable talk shows with outrage, plunging the Academy into crisis. The lack of diversity has dominated the conversation, from the executive suites at Disney to the hallways of CAA.

The 89-year-old motion picture academy is absorbing the brunt of the public disdain. But the fault lies not just in the star-making Oscars, »

- James Rainey and Tim Gray

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Bart & Fleming: Sean Penn; Oscar Diversity; Greatest Untold Hollywood Tales

18 January 2016 1:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. Bart: Glowering with anger and frustration, Sean Penn always comes across as a stranger in a strange land. This was the case Sunday as he explained to Charlie Rose why he decided to interview El Chapo, the Mexican cartel king. And as usual, I didn't really “get” what he was trying to say. Fleming… »

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Ratings: ’60 Minutes’ Surges Sunday With Sean Penn Interview, Huge NFL Lead-in

18 January 2016 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With a football audience of more than 40 million viewers serving as its lead-in, CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” — whose stories included Charlie Rose’s interview with Sean Penn — surged to some of its best ratings in years Sunday. Also of note Sunday was a solid showing by the Democratic debate on NBC, which drew more than 10 million viewers.

Reliable time zone-adjusted ratings won’t be available for a day or two, but last night’s “60 Minutes” averaged roughly a 4.7 rating/14 share in adults 18-49 and 20.3 million viewers overall. These preliminary Nielsen averages are based on how the network’s affiliates performed in the 8 p.m. hour and don’t accurately reflect West Coast viewing, where the program aired at its regular 7 p.m. time, but they figure to be a decent approximation of the show’s performance.

See More: ‘El Chapo’s’ Lawyer Accuses Sean Penn of Making False Trafficking Claim

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- Rick Kissell

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Sean Penn Fires Back at Critics of His El Chapo Interview: "An incredible hypocrisy"

18 January 2016 9:32 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sean Penn's account of his secret visit with escaped cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, published online by Rolling Stone shortly after Guzman's recapture in Sinaloa earlier this month, received the Charlie Rose treatment Sunday night, as the veteran TV newsman interviewed Penn—introduced as an "Oscar-winning actor and self-described 'experiential journalist'"—for CBS' "60 Minutes." If you were waiting for the start of an apology tour, though, you'd have been sorely disappointed. Penn calls criticism of the Rolling Stone story—which has focused on his lack of journalistic expertise and the magazine's decision to grant Guzman final approval in order to secure an audience with El Chapo—"an incredible hypocrisy and an incredible lesson in just how much [journalists] don't know and how disserved we are." ("The subject did not ask for any changes," a note at the top of the article's online version reads.) Publisher Jann »

- Matt Brennan

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Sean Penn Fires Back at Critics of His El Chapo Interview: "An incredible hypocrisy"

18 January 2016 9:32 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sean Penn's account of his secret visit with escaped cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, published online by Rolling Stone shortly after Guzman's recapture in Sinaloa earlier this month, received the Charlie Rose treatment Sunday night, as the veteran TV newsman interviewed Penn—introduced as an "Oscar-winning actor and self-described 'experiential journalist'"—for CBS' "60 Minutes." If you were waiting for the start of an apology tour, though, you'd have been sorely disappointed. Penn calls criticism of the Rolling Stone story—which has focused on his lack of journalistic expertise and the magazine's decision to grant Guzman final approval in order to secure an audience with El Chapo—"an incredible hypocrisy and an incredible lesson in just how much [journalists] don't know and how disserved we are." ("The subject did not ask for any changes," a note at the top of the article's online version reads.) Publisher Jann...

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- Matt Brennan

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See Sean Penn Discuss El Chapo in '60 Minutes' Interview

18 January 2016 7:44 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sean Penn sat down with 60 Minutes' Charlie Rose Sunday for the actor's first interview since the publication of his Rolling Stone article about Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. In the interview, Penn discussed his intentions for meeting with El Chapo, who was captured just days before the Rolling Stone article was published, and what he hoped to accomplish with the profile.

"I think the policy of the war on drugs, which so deeply affects all of our lives, seems not to change. It seems to be so unmovable, »

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Watch Sean Penn’s 60 Minutes Interview; Then Print, Cut Out, and Frame His Best Quotes About El Chapo, Drugs, Humanity, and Journalism

17 January 2016 7:52 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On the heels of his very long, very contentious El Chapo piece, Oscar winner Sean Penn has participated in a newly packaged 60 Minutes interview. The actor-writer explains to Charlie Rose that he wanted to publish last week's Rolling Stone story to kick off meaningful discourse about the policy of the war on drugs. He thinks his article failed, though, because it's received attention for other reasons. The talk, which aired Sunday night, is at turns hostile, thought-provoking, and kind of nuts. Roll the full clip below and savor the ensuing highlights (some of which you may or may not agree with).On El Chapo's (and Penn's own) fame: My article should not have made this much noise. El Chapo should not have been this popular a figure to read about. On what he was really trying to do: I do what I call experiential journalism. I don't have to be »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Sean Penn Admits He Doesn't Know Why 'El Chapo' Agreed to an Interview: 'I Can't Read His Mind'

17 January 2016 6:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One week after Sean Penn's bombshell interview with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was published on Rolling Stone's website, the Oscar-winning actor sat down with Charlie Rose for an in-depth interview about his big scoop for Sunday's 60 Minutes. On Friday, Penn, 55, had said that he felt that his interview was a "failure" because it didn't bring attention to what he said was the real issue at hand, the War on Drugs. On Sunday's episode, the actor expanded on that reasoning and said that he felt that Americans demonize Guzmán too much. " I think that there's - to over-demonize any human »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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Sean Penn Admits He Was ‘Baffled’ El Chapo Took His Calls

17 January 2016 4:14 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean Penn said he was just as surprised as anyone that he landed an interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera — a.k.a. “El Chapo.” “I was baffled by his will to see us,” Penn said Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” during a sit-down interview about his infamous Rolling Stone article on El Chapo. The actor also criticized the U.S. war on drugs during his one-on-one with CBS newscaster Charlie Rose. “I think the policy of the war on drugs, which so deeply affects all of our lives… seems to be so unmovable,” he said. Also Read: El Chapo Didn't Know Who. »

- Anita Bennett

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Sean Penn Tells ’60 Minutes’ His El Chapo Story "Failed"

17 January 2016 4:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn told 60 Minutes' Charlie Rose that one of the conditions for his access to drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera was that the fugitive known as "El Chapo" would have final say over his Rolling Stone piece.  Penn admitted to Rose during an interview that aired Sunday night that he was in total disbelief that Guzman agreed to meet with him for a sit-down interview in October.  “I was stunned that he would risk our trip. I was stunned,” Penn said, according to a transcript provided to The Hollywood Reporter by CBS News

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- Ryan Parker

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Sean Penn Tells ‘60 Minutes’ He Was ‘Stunned’ By El Chapo Meeting

17 January 2016 4:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Millions of people were surprised that actor Sean Penn was able to meet with escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for an article that would make its way into the pages of Rolling Stone. Sean Penn was one of them.

In an interview with CBS News anchor Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, the actor told Rose that he assumed Mexican officials were aware of what he was doing, and that the meeting was indeed a risk for Guzman as well as himself. “I was– I was stunned– that– that– that he w– would risk– our trip. I was stunned,” Penn said in the interview, according to a transcript provided by CBS News. “I was baffled by his will to see us,” Penn added later on in the talk.

Guzman was free after escaping one of Mexico’s most secure prisons last July, making Penn’s visit to see him exceedingly dangerous, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Sean Penn Calls His ‘Rolling Stone’ Article On El Chapo A ‘Failure’

17 January 2016 12:45 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

“My article has failed,” Sean Penn told the CBS host, Charlie Rose, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on 60 Minutes.  Penn claims that the capture of El Chapo has completely distracted the masses from his article. His goal was to shed light on the war on drugs. “I have a regret that the entire discussion about […]

The post Sean Penn Calls His ‘Rolling Stone’ Article On El Chapo A ‘Failure’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Crystal Smith

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Sean Penn -- Chapo's Lawyer Says He's a Liar

15 January 2016 6:33 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Sean Penn lied about his interview with El Chapo, and he might even be called to the stand in the drug lord's trial ... so says one of Chapo's lawyers.   Juan Pablo Badillo is calling Bs on Penn's Rolling Stone article, in which he says Chapo boasted he was the world's premiere drug trafficker. Badillo called it "a lie, absurd speculation." Penn, who grabbed a smoke outside Giorgio Baldi Thursday night, was mum on the claim, »

- TMZ Staff

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El Chapo Didn’t Know Who Sean Penn Was Prior to Rolling Stone Interview

13 January 2016 4:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean Penn‘s filmography has made him a huge star the world over, but apparently his films don’t often screen in Sinaloa, a free sovereign state in northwestern Mexico. Newly uncovered text messages between drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán and his lawyer reveal that El Chapo had not heard of Penn prior to their now infamous meeting that the actor wrote about for Rolling Stone. El Chapo is identified as “Papá” in the exchange and his lawyer is “M.” Read a portion of the conversation below, courtesy of Mexican publication Milenio: Also Read: Sean Penn to Talk El »

- Joe Otterson

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El Chapo Wasn't Sean Penn's First Super-Villain Interview: All About His Controversial Reporting Career

12 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While it remains to be seen whether or not Sean Penn will face legal repercussions over his interview with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, Penn has faced some backlash from journalists and pundits. "If the byline [on the El Chapo piece] said 'Hunter S. Thompson,' no one would be as critical of this piece," a source tells People, "and instead in the spirit of Gonzo journalism it would be lauded as courageous and unprecedented." (Presumably, some of the issues raised by journalists will be addressed in an upcoming Charlie Rose/Penn interview, which Rose announced Tuesday.) Penn does have something of a »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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El Chapo Wasn't His First Get: A History of Sean Penn's Journalistic Pursuits

12 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While it remains to be seen whether or not Sean Penn will face legal repercussions over his interview with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, Penn has faced some backlash from journalists and pundits. "If the byline [on the El Chapo piece] said 'Hunter S. Thompson,' no one would be as critical of this piece," a source tells People, "and instead in the spirit of Gonzo journalism it would be lauded as courageous and unprecedented." (Presumably, some of the issues raised by journalists will be addressed in an upcoming Charlie Rose/Penn interview, which Rose announced Tuesday.) Penn does have something of a »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Charlie Rose Snags Sean Penn Sit-Down To Discuss El Chapo Interview And Capture – TCA

12 January 2016 11:41 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Charlie Rose is in Los Angeles to interview Sean Penn about his controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo – an interview Mexican authorities say helped them locate and capture the fugitive.  “I went to see [Penn] last night soon after I arrived, and I’m planning to interview him about his experience, and look forward to that as soon as all the things can be worked out. I have a thousand questions for San and all the people involved in this,” Rose told… »

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Charlie Rose Lands First TV Interview With Sean Penn Post-El Chapo

12 January 2016 11:02 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Charlie Rose flew across the country to Los Angeles Tuesday to meet with the Television Critics Association. However, he quickly revealed he had an ulterior motive for his trip: Sean Penn. "I went to see him soon after I arrived, and we're planning to do an interview about his experience and what happened to him," Rose told reporters.  The two-time Oscar winner as been in the news since Saturday, when it was revealed Penn secretly interviewed Joaquín Guzman Loera, the wanted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," when he was on the run from authorities.

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- Kate Stanhope

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'Star Wars Episode IX': Colin Trevorrow Responds to George Lucas Fan Petition

12 January 2016 7:29 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Did you know that there's a petition going around to kick out Colin Trevorrow as director of "Star Wars Episode IX" and replace him with franchise granddaddy George Lucas? Yup, that's absolutely a real thing. Now to an extent I can see where some of these fans are coming from. I wasn't a fan of the prequel trilogy, but they did have their strengths: or example, you got to see a lot more of the world-building at play than you did in the more recent "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Now why do I bring up this petition, you ask? No matter the number of signatures, it's highly unlikely that Disney would actually react to the fans who sign this petition, but that doesn't change the fact that it's out in the open for all to see. As such, it was inevitable that someone over there would have seen it. »

- Joseph Medina

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