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Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on 'Twin Peaks,' Dead at 71

Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on 'Twin Peaks,' Dead at 71
Catherine Coulson, a veteran camera assistant and actress best known as Margaret Lanterman, or the Log Lady, on David Lynch's Twin Peaks, died Monday morning of cancer, Variety reports. She was 71.

"Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson," Lynch said in a statement. "Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh.
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Film Review: ‘Redwood Highway’

Film Review: ‘Redwood Highway’
A perfectly fine walkabout through the scenic roadways and nearby woods of southern Oregon, “Redwood Highway” delivers in high spirits and fine thesping what it lacks in dynamic tension and narrative consistency. Anchored by a warm, full-bodied turn by septuagenarian Shirley Knight as a spunky but troubled retirement-home resident, and backed by fine support from vets Tom Skerritt and James Le Gros, the film, which is rolling out in limited runs across the country, will stroll mostly to VOD and to femme- and family-themed cable networks.

We meet Marie (Knight) in motion, perambulating through the opening credits roll. She’s trying to avoid her son (Le Gros, “Justified,” “Scotland, Pa.”), who’s visiting the facility to which he’s engineered her relocation (though given her feistiness and his mellow vibe, it’s a bit unclear how he managed the feat). He’s intent on convincing her to attend the wedding of her granddaughter,
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"True Grit" Tops Cinema Audio Society Awards!

"True Grit" shot down "Black Swan," "Inception," "Shutter Island," and "The Social Network" to win Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing at the 47th annual Cas Awards given by the Cinema Audio Society.

Here's the full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees. Check out Awards Avenue for your complete winners/nominees of all the award-giving bodies leading up to the Oscars!

47Th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards

Motion Pictures:

Black Swan

Production Mixer Ken Ishii, Cas

Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, Cas Craig Henighan

Inception

Production Mixer Ed Novick

Re-recording Mixers Lora Hirschberg Gary A. Rizzo

Shutter Island

Production Mixer Petur Hliddal

Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleishman, Cas

The Social Network

Production Mixer Mark Weingarten, Cas

Re-recording Mixers Ren Klyce David Parker Michael Semanick, Cas

*** True Grit

Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, Cas

Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, Cas Craig Berkey, Cas Greg Orloff, Cas

Television Movies and Mini-Series:

The Pacific Part 2

Production Mixer
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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations

"Black Swan," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Social Network," and "True Grit" are competing under the Motion Pictures Category for the 47th Annual Cas (Cinema Audio Society) Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2010.

Winners will be announced at their Awards gala on February 19th.

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Motion Pictures:

Black Swan

Production Mixer Ken Ishii, Cas

Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, Cas Craig Henighan

Inception

Production Mixer Ed Novick

Re-recording Mixers Lora Hirschberg Gary A. Rizzo

Shutter Island

Production Mixer Petur Hliddal

Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleishman, Cas

The Social Network

Production Mixer Mark Weingarten, Cas

Re-recording Mixers Ren Klyce David Parker Michael Semanick, Cas

True Grit

Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, Cas

Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, Cas Craig Berkey, Cas Greg Orloff, Cas

Television Movies and Mini-Series:

The Pacific Part 2

Production Mixer Andrew Ramage

Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler,
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Steve Zahn's "Marshall" Plan, a Double Bill in Chelsea and More New DVDs

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A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Calvin Marshall" (2010)

Directed by Gary Lundgren

Released by Passion River

Steve Zahn exemplifies the adage those who can't do teach as a college baseball coach who never was quite good enough to make the majors who sees something of himself in an enthusiastic but unskilled player (Alex Frost) that he keeps on the team in writer/director Gary Lundgren's feature debut.

"Chelsea on the Rocks" (2009)

Directed by Abel Ferrara

Released by Hannover House

"Bad Lieutenant" director Ferrara compiles a biography of the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York through archival footage, reenactments and interviews with the many artists who have stayed there throughout the years from Milos Forman and R. Crumb to Ethan Hawke and Gaby Hoffman.

"Claang the Game" (2009)

Directed by Stefano Milla

Released by Triumphant Entertainment

A game of "Claang," a strategy-heavy match of wits, leads to a discussion
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Aff Review: Calvin Marshall

At first glance, writer/director Gary Lundgren's Calvin Marshall could be mistaken for just another "baseball movie," but this poignant and humorous film delivers much more. Baseball is the focus of the main character, yet the heart of this film, which had its world premiere at Austin Film Festival, is more about passion and human nature.

Title character Calvin (Alex Frost) lives and breathes baseball, getting up before dawn to practice -- unfortunately it's a lost cause, as he just doesn't have the skills for the local junior college baseball team. Despite his gruff exterior, the team's head coach (Steve Zahn) has a soft spot for Calvin, and can't bring himself to cut him from the team despite the constant urgings of his assistant Coach Dewey (Abraham Benrubi).

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Quick Snaps: 'Calvin Marshall' Director and Stars

Calvin Marshall director Gary Lundgren and several of the film's stars, including Diedrich Bader and Andrew Wilson, came to town to support the film's debut during Aff at the Paramount Friday night. I had a chance to interview them on Friday. They talked a lot about the state of the movie industry, independent film, and music -- and of course, Calvin Marshall. If you missed a chance to see their movie at the Paramount on Friday, stay tuned for our review, distribution and release news. We will have the full interview available soon as a podcast here.

[Photo credit: Diedrich Bader, Gary Lundgren, and Andrew Wilson, by Debbie Cerda on Flickr]
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2009 Austin Film Festival Preview

It’s time for the 16th annual Austin Film Festival (October 22nd ‐ 29th). The Aff always features a strong competition in the narrative and documentary categories, as well as high profile “marquee” premieres (An Education, Youth in Revolt, The Road, The Fourth Kind, Calvin Marshall, and Precious to name a few). Serious_Moonlight_still Opening the festival will be Serious Moonlight (directed by Cheryl Hines and written by the late Adrienne Shelly) on October 22nd at 7pm at the Paramount Theatre with Hines in attendance. up-in-the-air-clooney Closing the festival will be Up in the Air (directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner) on October 29th at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre with Reitman in attendance. Along with the film festival, there is also a four-day conference (October 22nd – 25th) featuring over 80 panels, ranging from very personal “Meet and Greets” and round-table discussions to larger Q&A sessions.
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Calvin Marshall | Review

Director: Gary Lundgren Writer(s): Gary Lundgren Starring: Alex Frost, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Sumpter, Michelle Lombardo Calvin Marshall (Alex Frost) has always dreamed of playing major league baseball, but he first needs to make the local junior college team – the Bayford Bisons. Calvin loves baseball probably more than most major league players – and definitely more than the rest of the Bayford Bisons. Calvin trains constantly – also more than the rest of the Bayford Bisons. The Bayford Bisons’ coach – Coach Little (Steve Zahn) – appreciates Calvin’s love for the game and his tenacity, but Calvin’s biggest hurdle in succeeding at baseball is that he is not a good player. Enter Tori Jensen (Michelle Lombardo), the gorgeous new student who also happens to be the star volleyball player. Jenson is a major league player who is slumming it in junior college in order to be close with her ailing mother.
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Documentaries are in at Austin film fest

The Austin Film Festival and Conference, which runs Oct. 22-29, released a sampling of its feature lineup Wednesday.

The 16th annual screenwriter-focused fest will screen several documentaries, including Peter Hanson's "Tales From the Script," Barry Levinson's "PoliWood" and Robert Townsend's "Why We Laugh."

World premieres will include Gary Lundgren's "Calvin Marshall," Todd Berger's "The Scenesters" and Mark Potts and Cole Selix's "Simmons on Vinyl."

The centerpiece film will be Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon's "The Messenger."

Also screening are Robert Byington's "Harmony and Me," Peter Bratt's "La Mission" and Gregori Viens and Henry Phillips' "Punching the Clown."

This year's fest will honor Steven Zaillian with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award and Ron Howard with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award.

The rest of the program -- including competition titles, shorts and the opening- and closing-night films -- will be announced mid-September.
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