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Mill Valley Film Festival is Celebrating 40 Years!!

Mill Valley Film Festival is Celebrating 40 Years!!
Showcasing the Best in Independent and World Cinema

Thursday, October 5–15, 2017Acclaimed Festival Films From Around the World And New Offerings from Bay Area Filmmakers Highlight First Slate of Films Announced at 40th Mill Valley Film Festival

The Mill Valley Film Festival (Mvff), presented by the California Film Institute, has announced the first set of films to premiere at the 40th edition of the Festival, returning to Marin County October 5–15, 2017. The Festival will present the Bay Area premiere of many acclaimed films from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.

Additionally, Mvff will launch many acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers’ latest films as part of the Festival’s effort to showcase the many established and emerging filmmakers in the Bay Area.

Early Confirmed films from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival at MVFF40:

Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or Winner and Swedish Oscar Submission The Square
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Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?

Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?
Mudbound” had hit a raw nerve. On the afternoon Dee Rees’ operatic drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, it was met with rapturous reviews and Oscar buzz. Surely, distributors would be duking it out for the rights to the picture with a sprawling cast, led by Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell and Jason Clarke.

Yet as the evening wore on, a bidding war never materialized for the epic about race and poverty in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. “I’m surprised it didn’t sell that first night,” Rees says over a recent breakfast with Variety. “Wait, what the f—? It’s undeniable. The audience is into it. What happened?” Her producers told her that maybe buyers wanted to load up on comedies first. Days passed. “Then, at some point, the rationales fall away,” recalls Rees.

Although there were a few initial offers, they were much lower than the film’s
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Tom Hardy To Enter The Battlefield For Biopic Of War Photographer Don McCullin

It was only this year when Tom Hardy finally earned his first Oscar nomination for his terrific supporting turn in “The Revenant,” and, while he ultimately lost to “Bridge of Spies” heavyweight Mark Rylance, his next project sounds like he could be back before too long. The “Mad Max: Fury Road” star just signed on to […]

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Cargo pushes Duhamel flick

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Cargo pushes Duhamel flick
Exclusive: Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films are shopping Lost In The Sun at Afm.

The Cargo Entertainment/Radiant Films International partnership has dropped another title into the market in the form of action thriller Lost In The Sun.

Josh Duhamel stars in the film that opens today [Nov 6] in the Us via eOne and tells of a small-time crook who takes a newly orphaned teenage boy with him on a string of robberies.

Radiant Films International president and CEO Mimi Steinbauer and Cargo CEO and managing partner Marina Grasic are showing a trailer to buyers at the American Film Market.

Trey Nelson wrote and directed Lost In The Sun and Clay Floren and Aimee Shieh of Floren Shieh Productions produce with Clay Pecorin.

Lost In The Sun features leading man Josh Duhamel in a very different role from his usual charming, on-screen persona as a hardened criminal on the road,” said Steinbauer.

“It’s a genuine
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Steven Spielberg to Direct Jennifer Lawrence as War Photographer Lynsey Addario

It's What I Do will be based on Addario's memoir of the same name

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Jennifer Lawrence To Star Steven Spielberg’s War Photographer Memoir Adaptation 'It’s What I Do'

Steven Spielberg is busy, busy, busy. The director is currently readying his next movie, the untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks which will be released this fall (and which we think will be an Oscar contender). After that, he's got "The B.F.G." due in 2016, and among the potential projects on his plate is "Indiana Jones 5," possibly with Chris Pratt, and the Ptsd military drama "Thank You For Your Service.” Now, he's got another military movie brewing with one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood attached. Deadline reports that Jennifer Lawrence will star in Spielberg's adaptation of the memoir “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love and War.” Photojournalist Lynsey Addario penned the book about her time in Afghanistan, Africa and Iraq. Here's the synopsis: War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth,
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‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Could Join the Six Photography-Related Docs to Score Oscar Noms

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Finding Vivian Maier documents Maloof’s journey to discover more about Vivian Maier after purchasing a box of her negatives in 2007. He began the search a few years later, after he realized the negatives consisted of some of the best undeveloped street photography of the 20th century. After some searching, it was revealed that Maier was a career-nanny who had died in 2009.

Since the documentary is in serious contention for a best documentary feature Oscar, we thought we’d check to see how many other photography-related films have managed to resonate with the Academy’s documentary branch and land a nomination in the same category. We found six.

The Naked Eye (1956)

Directed by two-time Oscar winner Louis Clyde Stoumen, this documentary celebrates photography through history by looking at pioneers in the field, such as Margaret Bourke-White. Though he covers works by multiple photographers,
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Camerimage unveils competition line-up, juries

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Camerimage unveils competition line-up, juries
Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.

Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:

Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance); USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs - Onirica (Onirica - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer:
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Roland Joffe to preside over Camerimage jury

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Roland Joffe to preside over Camerimage jury
Polish film festival sets competition juries; Roland Joffe to preside over main competition.

Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has set an impressive roster of jurors for its various competition categories.

The Killing Fields director Roland Joffe will preside over the main competition jury, which incldues cinematographers Christian Berger and Manuel Alberto Claro.

Caleb Deschanel has been appointed president of the Polish Films Competition.

The full list of jurors is below.

Main Competition

Roland Joffé – Jury President (director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel)

Christian Berger (cinematographer; The Piano Teacher, Hidden, The White Ribbon)

Ryszard Bugajski (director, screenwriter; Interrogation, General Nil, The Closed Circuit)

Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)

David Gropman (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Life of Pi)

Arthur Reinhart (cinematographer, producer; Crows, Tristan + Isolde, Venice)

Oliver Stapleton (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Pay It Forward, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark)

Manuel Alberto Claro (cinematographer; Reconstruction, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac
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DVD Review: 'A Thousand Times Goodnight'

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★★★☆☆Erik Poppe's globetrotting drama A Thousand Times Goodnight (2013) opens to an extraordinarily tense scene. War photographer Rebecca (French star Juliette Binoche) stands at a graveside in Kabul; women clad in black wail at the graveside, mourning the loss of a presumed loved one, before a figure within the grave rises. The woman, as we can see, is very much alive and is a suicide bomber, going through ritualistic preparations before she commits her violent act. Throughout this surreal ordeal, Rebecca watches on, documenting all that happens with her camera - "click, click, click". She even goes as far as to travel along in a van with the suicide bomber until she awakens to the perilous predicament she's in.
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Review: Romance and Heartbreak Is Rarely As Moving As 'Sleepless In New York'

Review: Romance and Heartbreak Is Rarely As Moving As 'Sleepless In New York'
Oh, the pathos. Unless you’re very unlucky at cards you’ve been unlucky in love, which makes the torments of the jilted one of the more ordinarily/inevitable aspects of human existence. Few have been spared a love gone south; many are the friends who have listened to the anguished, keening lamentations about the one that got away and thought, with all kindness, "Enough already." And if you don’t want your life to turn into a country song, you comply. That said, the marvelous thing about director Christen Frei ("War Photographer," "Space Tourists") is how he gets the viewer to care, deeply, about the pathetic whining creatures in his latest documentary "Sleepless in New York." As regards much of current nonfiction, it goes its own way stylistically, structurally, musically and sonically in telling the stories of people in the throes of a recent breakup, and how they cope -- or,
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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 11-15, 2013)

Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 11-15, 2013)
Nebraska

(Paramount)

After making side trips to California’s Central Coast and Hawaii (for “Sideways” and “The Descendants,” respectively), Alexander Payne returns to his home state of Nebraska for his sixth directorial feature, a wistful ode to small-town Midwestern life and the quixotic dreams of stubborn old men. Sporting a career-crowning performance by Bruce Dern and a thoroughly impressive dramatic turn by “SNL”/“30 Rock” alum Will Forte, Payne’s first film based on another writer’s original screenplay (by debut feature scribe Bob Nelson) nevertheless fits nicely alongside his other low-concept, finely etched studies of flawed characters stuck in life’s well-worn grooves. Black-and-white lensing and lack of a Clooney-sized star portend less than “Descendants”-sized business, but critical hosannas and awards buzz should mean solid prestige success for this November Paramount release.

— Scott Foundas

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The Best Man Holiday

(Universal)

Back in 1999, Malcolm D. Lee’s debut feature,
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The Global Skin Submisson deadline has been extended till November 30th!

We all wear clothing made of textiles. Textiles are our second skin. Manufacturing, processing and trade link us around the globe. The Global Skin wants to make this visible and thereby sensitize viewers for fair and sustainable action. With your videos, photos, sounds and texts, they will produce a feature film.

"People & Textiles". → How it works

Win one of the prizes totaling 30'000 Us Dollars. → the Prizes

Participate in the video contest. (Now also prizes for photography, sound and text)

The Global Skin is produced by the Center for Storytelling in cooperation with the Dschoint Ventschr Film Production in Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Topic of "the global skin" is "People & Textile". We are collecting stories on this theme from all around the world, and the highlight will be a video contest. From the best results we will produce a patchwork film for the cinema.

The project makes visible global connections and interdependencies by making use of the modern tools of communication in a worldwide, collaborative process.

We are looking for contributions of talents from as many regions and cultures as possible. Therefore it is necessary that many young creatives learn about the project and get the opportunity to participate and show their talent. Known members of the jury are the renowned video artist Pipilotti Rist, photographer Patrizio di Renzo, Swiss radio and TV personality Bernard Senn, and director Christian Frei (Oscar Nomination: "War Photographer").
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The Global Skin is Looking for Stories

We all wear clothing made of textiles. Textiles are our second skin. 

Manufacturing, processing and trade link us around the globe. The Global Skin wants to make this visible and thereby sensitize viewers for fair and sustainable action.

The Global Skin is collecting short filmed stories on this theme from all around the world.  The highlight will be a video contest. From the best results they will produce a patchwork film for the cinema. The deadline is October 31.  The short films they are seeking are about people and textiles. Winners can win prizes totalling Us$ 30,000.

The Global Skin is produced by the Center for Storytelling in cooperation with the Dschoint Ventschr Film Production in Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).  The project makes visible global connections and interdependencies by making use of the modern tools of communication in a worldwide, collaborative process.

We are looking for contributions of talents from as many regions and cultures as possible. Therefore it is necessary that many young creatives learn about the project and get the opportunity to participate and show their talent.

Known members of the jury are the renowned video artist Pipilotti Rist and the director Christian Frei (Oscar Nomination: "War Photographer").

To learn more, go to http://theglobalskin.org/home-eng.html or visit Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theglobalskin

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Nicolas Cage is a Vampire and the Proof Can be Yours

People already know Keanu Reeves is immortal.  That's just common knowledge.  But did you also know that Nicolas Cage is also a member of the walking undead?  Someone on eBay has proof.  And as we all know, people on the Internet cannot tell lies. Irrefutable proof of Cage's immortal status comes by way of a picture taken by a war photographer.  A Civil War photographer, that is.  The picture dates back to around 1870 and clearly shows Mr. Cage, and certainly not someone who just so happens to look like him, looking dapper in the styles of the day. Now to see this photo in person with your very own eyes and call it your own will cost you a very reasonable $1,000,000.00.  But don't worry, the seller does have 100% positive...

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Michael Mann Confirmed to Direct Agincourt

Michael Mann Confirmed to Direct Agincourt
Last October, we learned that Michael Mann was considering an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt.  Today, ScreenDaily reports that Mann is now officially attached to direct and that Luc Roeg's Independent is developing the project with Benjamin Ross writing the script.  Roeg tells ScreenDaily that Agincourt now has "momentum", but it's still too early to predict a start date for filming.  Mann recently directed the pilot for the upcoming HBO series Luck.  He's also been circling biopics of notorious Chicago crime boss Tony Accardo and Spanish Civil War photographer Robert Capa. Cornwell's novel tells about the famous 15th century Battle of Agincourt through the perspective of young fugitive Nicholas Hook who becomes an archer in King Henry V's fight against the French.    Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel. Here's the synopsis for Bernard Cornwell's Agincourt: Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a cursed
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Andrew Garfield, Gemma Arterton On Board For Robert Capa Biopic

With biopics already a go for Lincoln and Hoover, it seems reasonable that Hollywood would get behind one about someone a little less famous. The Michael Mann-directed Capa about Spanish Civil War photographer Robert Capa is finally picking up steam after months of idling. Word is he.s found his two leads, and it.s very hard to argue with either of his choices. According to Total Film, Andrew Garfield has been cast as Capa himself, while Gemma Arterton will play his partner and lover Gerda Taro. The script will reportedly follow the acclaimed novel Waiting For Robert Capa, which means the flick will likely cover exclusively or almost exclusively his time shooting the Spanish Civil War. I.ll stop short of calling that limited scope a shame, but it is at least noteworthy that Capa led a fascinating life outside the Spanish Civil War. Not only did he
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Celebrate Veterans Day With Foo Fighters, Drowning Pool

Today is Veterans Day in the United States. While Memorial Day pays tribute to people who gave their lives in military service to the country, Veterans Day has a more celebratory air. It's a day reserved for all veterans of service across all of the branches of the military, whether they served during wartime or simply gave their service in times of peace. In many ways, the military is the most important government program running, as those in service not only defend us but also provide assistance in dangerous areas around the world and assist those in need within our borders as well.

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 because it is the anniversary of the end of World War I (an Armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, signifying the end of major combat in one of the most brutal
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Hot Docs 2010: Space Tourists Review

If there is one thing I can accuse of acclaimed director Christian Frei (War Photographer), it is that he somehow made a boring documentary about space exploration. This is not an insult to him or his film, it is kind of the raison d'etre, because humanity has somehow taken the majesty and the glory of the Soviet and American Space Race, and turned it into a mundane commodity for the rich and surprisingly the poor as well. From Neil Armstrong's famous words from the moon, to a Pizza Hut logo on one of the space shuttle rocket boosters, we've come a long way from that starry eyed ideals of the final frontier. And the beleaguered Russian space program, gutted at the collapse of the Soviet Union more than a decade ago, relies on selling the 'third seat' on its Soyuz rockets to various rich software engineers or the founder
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First Run Falls Ill to 'Altiplano'

Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth's sumptuous looking Altiplano has been picked up by the First Run folks. Since it preemed in the Critic's Week section, the film has followed in the same path as their debut film Khadak - heavy festival play and multi-territory sales. - Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth's sumptuous looking Altiplano has been picked up by the First Run folks. Since it preemed in the Critic's Week section, the film has followed in the same path as their debut film Khadak - heavy festival play and multi-territory sales. War photographer Grace, devastated after a violent incident in Iraq, renounces her profession. Her Belgian husband, Max (played by Olivier Gourmet) is a cataract surgeon working at an eye clinic in the high Andes of Peru. Nearby, the villagers of Turubamba succumb to illnesses caused by a mercury spill from a local mine. Saturnina, a young woman in Turubamba,
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