3 items from 2014
They range in age, amount of screen time, supporting or principle characters, and have previous (television work, stage and or bit parts in Hollywood/Indiewood productions or next to no film experience at all. In essence these folks have a special gift and have essentially broken out. I had the fortune of having a team of four journalists (Caitlin Coder, Jordan M. Smith, Nicholas Bell and myself) covering the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and when you got a small army covering a major fest it ensures that fine performances from a new crop of acting talents don’t go undetected. Michael B. Jordan, Robin Weigert and Miles Teller (who follows up The Speculator Now with a dramatically and physically charged perf in the marvelous Whiplash) were just some of the new faces included on our top list last year.Worthy mnetions that did not break into our Top 10 include Fishing Without Nets‘ Abdikani Muktar, »
- IONCINEMA.com Contributing Writers
Food Chains, a documentary about the global agricultural industry that was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival as part of the event's Culinary Cinema sidebar. In addition to her producing role, Longoria also appears in the documentary. Visit Films is handling worldwide sales for Food Chains and will be shopping it to buyers at Berlin's European Film Market. Photos: THR's Cannes 2012 Portraits (Exclusive Photos) Directed by Sanjay Rawal, Food Chains follows a group of tomato pickers in Florida who take on the global supermarket
- Scott Roxborough
In a last-minute but high-profile addition to its 30th annual slate, the Sundance Film Festival has announced that Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” will receive special preview screenings at the upcoming event, which runs Jan. 16-26.
Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, “Boyhood” is an unusually ambitious narrative experiment that spans 12 years in the life of a family, focusing on the development of a boy (played by Ellar Coltrane) from childhood to adulthood. Lorelei Linklater (the writer-director’s daughter) plays the protagonist’s sister, with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke in the roles of their divorced parents.
The film, which had already been tipped by festival-goers for a Park City berth, will have its world premiere at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Eccles Theater, the fest’s largest venue. Its inclusion brings the Sundance lineup to a total of 121 features.
- Justin Chang
3 items from 2014
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