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Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Scott Goodyer6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

It's no secret that we at Cineplex adore movies. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit our theatres - every month we bring special features and old classics to the big screen as part of Cineplex Events programming. Check out some highlights from our July Events list below.

For full details and showtimes for each event, click on their titles! The Old Vic's The Crucible - July 2nd

From London's West EndRichard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachusetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, »

- Scott Goodyer

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Save ‘Underground,’ And Don’t Piss Off David Simon — The Week in Showrunner Tweets

2 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One fascinating aspect of today’s media landscape is that many creators and executive producers enjoy using Twitter to engage with their audiences, share behind-the-scenes information about their shows, chat about politics, and otherwise communicate about what matters to them. So, each week, we’ll compile some of our favorite exchanges representing the wide variety of discourse seen on social media.

Read More: Mindy Kaling Has Some Thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s Career

This week: “BoJack Horseman” reveals its Fyc campaign (and it’s pretty great), while “Underground” fights for a new home and showrunners celebrate Jessica Chastain.

#UndergroundOnNetflix

The disappointing news that Wgn America will not be green-lighting a third season of “Underground” led to social media calls for other services and networks to pick up the series.

One person who thinks that sounds like a great idea? “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien, who even made sure to »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Save ‘Underground,’ And Don’t Piss Off David Simon — The Week in Showrunner Tweets

2 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One fascinating aspect of today’s media landscape is that many creators and executive producers enjoy using Twitter to engage with their audiences, share behind-the-scenes information about their shows, chat about politics, and otherwise communicate about what matters to them. So, each week, we’ll compile some of our favorite exchanges representing the wide variety of discourse seen on social media.

Read More: Mindy Kaling Has Some Thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s Career

This week: “BoJack Horseman” reveals its Fyc campaign (and it’s pretty great), while “Underground” fights for a new home and showrunners celebrate Jessica Chastain.

#UndergroundOnNetflix

The disappointing news that Wgn America will not be green-lighting a third season of “Underground” led to social media calls for other services and networks to pick up the series.

One person who thinks that sounds like a great idea? “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien, who even made sure to »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Spec Script About Underground Abortion Service Acquired by Amazon

8 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

From “Roe v. Wade: The Debate over Abortion”: Mathangi Ganesh/YouTube

Amazon could be bringing the story of underground abortion providers in Chicago to the cinema. Per Deadline, the studio has obtained “This Is Jane,” a spec screenplay by Dan Loflin (“Supernatural”). The script is based on Laura Kaplan’s non-fiction book “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service.” A director isn’t attached yet.

“The Story of Jane” “follows a Chicago woman who founded and maintained the underground abortion service ‘Jane,’ a group of women who taught themselves how to perform abortions in the years before Roe V. Wade,” Deadline summarizes. “For four years, from 1968 to 1973, they helped over 11,000 women by providing safe — albeit illegal — services to women denied by the medical establishment. They also provided health education and counseling.”

“I’m excited that my book ‘The Story of Jane’ will become a film,” Kaplan commented. “Twenty years after the book’s publication, and more than 40 years after the events it recounts, Jane’s history is more important now than ever. It tells the true story of what women were willing to do to help other women.”

The news of a “This Is Jane” film comes at a time when many pro-choice U.S. citizens are fearing that illegal, at-home abortions will be the new normal (again). The much-maligned Gop healthcare bill — which still requires Senate approval — would bar any federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. And in April the fascist-in-chief signed a bill defunding Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Hopefully, “This Is Jane” will galvanize anyone who thinks abortion should be outlawed.

Loflin developed the screenplay for “This Is Jane” with Peter Heller. The former will serve as exec producer and the latter will produce. John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions is also producing.

Stories about the necessity of legal abortion and reproductive rights are vital, especially now. But they are primarily women’s issues, so we’re concerned that only men seem to be attached to “This Is Jane.” Here’s hoping that a woman is hired to helm this incredible feminist story about women supporting each other when the government would not.

Films like “Vera Drake” and “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” have explored the repercussions underground abortions have on both patients and providers, as have episodes of Heidi Thomas’ “Call the Midwife.” The last few years have also seen several documentaries exploring reproductive rights in the U.S. including Tracy Droz Tragos’ “Abortion: Stories Women Tell” and Dawn Porter’s “Trapped.”

Recently, producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward announced their plans to bring the story of Roe v. Wade to the big screen. Jennifer Majka (“Beautiful Devils”) will write the script about the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that granted women in the U.S. the right to safe, legal abortion for Owen and Hayward’s Monumental Pictures. No word yet on a director.

Spec Script About Underground Abortion Service Acquired by Amazon was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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I am Heath Ledger, Obsession and Singin' in the Rain top our May Events Guide!

1 May 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

I am Heath Ledger, Obsession and Singin' in the Rain top our May Events Guide!I am Heath Ledger, Obsession and Singin' in the Rain top our May Events Guide!Scott Goodyer5/1/2017 10:17:00 Am

With the month of May now upon us, we flip over to a new and diverse list of movies and special features screening in our Events calendar. Whether you are a fan of the movie classics or a fan of Mozart - we have something for everybody!

So check out the list below highlighting some of our showings and for the full list of events - click here!

May 4th: I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs »

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Next Film Gets Christmas Day Release

29 March 2017 6:54 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After the announcement that production kicked off on Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood reunion, things have been fairly quiet from the London set. With a working title of Phantom Thread, we know the film “illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society,” but not much else. Also starring Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies, Another Year), Richard Graham (Vera Drake, Titanic), and Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man, Hanna), another piece of the puzzle has arrived: we now know when the film will arrive.

Considering PTA’s usually extensive post-production process and the initial vague release window of late 2017, it’s not necessarily a surprise, but during the Focus Features presentation at Cinema Con today, a Christmas Day release was confirmed. Presumably a limited debut with a wider release in January, there’s currently no other limited releases scheduled »

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Lesley Manville and Richard Graham Join Paul Thomas Anderson’s Next Film

31 January 2017 7:48 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

At long last, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood reteam — which is set in the 1950s fashion industry in London — began production over the last few days, but aside from some photographic proof, Focus Features have been silent regarding the additional cast and crew. With a working title of Phantom Thread, a few readers have done some digging and we’ve got a few more members to add to the ensemble.

First up, taking a page from Mike Leigh’s handbook, Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies, Another Year) and Richard Graham (Vera Drake, Titanic) have both joined the film, as noted on talent agency pages. An actress spotted in set photos has also been identified as Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man, Hanna). For hailing from Luxembourg, she’d certainly fit the initial casting net of “young actresses of Eastern European descent” for the female lead, so »

- Jordan Raup

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