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8 items from 2008


Samuel Goldwyn teams with Disney for 'American Violet'

7 November 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Tons of activity to report from the Afm and the most recent announcement comes via Samuel Goldwyn Films who have cleared the cobwebs and added some local U.S independent fair to their 2009 slate. Variety reports that the featherweight distribution co. have claimed the rights on a drama which was first unveiled at the Telluride film festival. A march date has been pegged. I'm curious though - with a name like Disney must we expect an happy ending with resolve?   Featuring a mostly African American cast of familiar faces and taken directly from the newspaper headlines, Tim Disney's American Violet is set in small town Texas in the year 2000, American Violet tells the story of Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a 24 year old African-American mother of four who is swept up in a drug raid and falsely accused based on the uncorroborated testimony of a single informant. Despite the »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films gets "American Violet"

6 November 2008 11:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the drama "American Violet" which Tim Disney helms. Written by Bill Haney ("The Price of Sugar"), the film is based on true events and tells of a mother in Texas who's mistakenly swept up during a drug raid. Alfre Woodard and newcomer Nicole Beharie star. Also in the cast are Tim Blake Nelson, Michael O'Keefe and Charles S. Dutton. This is apparently due for release by Samuel Goldwyn Films in March next year. »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films gets "American Violet"

6 November 2008 11:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the drama "American Violet" which Tim Disney helms. Written by Bill Haney ("The Price of Sugar"), the film is based on true events and tells of a mother in Texas who's mistakenly swept up during a drug raid. Alfre Woodard and newcomer Nicole Beharie star. Also in the cast are Tim Blake Nelson, Michael O'Keefe and Charles S. Dutton. This is apparently due for release by Samuel Goldwyn Films in March next year. »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films gets "American Violet"

6 November 2008 11:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the drama "American Violet" which Tim Disney helms. Written by Bill Haney ("The Price of Sugar"), the film is based on true events and tells of a mother in Texas who's mistakenly swept up during a drug raid. Alfre Woodard and newcomer Nicole Beharie star. Also in the cast are Tim Blake Nelson, Michael O'Keefe and Charles S. Dutton. This is apparently due for release by Samuel Goldwyn Films in March next year. The studio has a strong reputation with some indie gems on offer, the most recent including "Trumbo," "2 Days in Paris," "Fugitive Pieces," "Goya's Ghosts" and the recent box office surprise "Fireproof" starring Kirk Cameron which is still enjoying the fruits of its labor. »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films gets "American Violet"

6 November 2008 11:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the drama "American Violet" which Tim Disney helms. Written by Bill Haney ("The Price of Sugar"), the film is based on true events and tells of a mother in Texas who's mistakenly swept up during a drug raid. Alfre Woodard and newcomer Nicole Beharie star. Also in the cast are Tim Blake Nelson, Michael O'Keefe and Charles S. Dutton. This is apparently due for release by Samuel Goldwyn Films in March next year. »

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2008 MVFF31—Michael Hawley’s Line-up Preview

24 September 2008 11:10 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Race.  Religion.  Politics.  According to Mill Valley Film Festival‘s Director of Programming Zöe Elton, those are subjects to avoid when choosing “something breezy” to open and close a film festival.  At a recent press conference to announce this year’s line-up, however, she was obviously making ironic note of that supposition.  As it turns out, this year’s fest is bookended by films steeped in those three volatile topics.

Opening the festival’s 31st edition on October 2nd will be Religulous and The Secret Life of Bees.  The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center will host the latest from Borat director Larry Charles, a documentary in which Bill Maher ridicules the world’s three major monotheistic religions.  Over in Mill Valley, the Sequoia Theater will screen the west coast premiere of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s tale of race relations in 1964 South Carolina, starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo. »

- Michael Guillen

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Telluride Reveals Its Mostly Foreign Lineup

28 August 2008 3:33 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Last year was great for American independent cinema; this year, not so much. The lineup for the 35th annual Telluride Film Festival has been announced, and only two U.S. filmmakers made the cut -- Paul Schrader (Adam Resurrected) and Tim Disney (American Violet). In addition, David Fincher will be there to screen his cut of Zodiac and to accept the festival's Silver Medallion.

According to Michael Jones at Variety's festival blog, the scarcity of U.S. films is simply the result of not very many homegrown films being submitted. Some likely candidates, like Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler and the Coens' Burn After Reading, chose to focus on other festivals. Other contenders, like Revolutionary Road, Milk, and W., aren't done yet. The writers' strike and the big studios' ongoing financial problems with their art house divisions also contributed to the dearth of American product.

It looks like a fantastic foreign lineup, »

- Eric D. Snider

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Telluride Film Festival unveils lineup

28 August 2008 9:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Directors David Fincher and Jan Troell and actress Jean Simmons will trek this weekend to the Rockies, where each will be feted with a tribute at the 35th Telluride Film Festival.

The pocket-size festival, which traditionally doesn't reveal its lineup until the last minute, gets under way today in the Colorado mountain town and runs through Monday. Despite the all-American locale, this year's event will have an especially international feel.

"Internationally, this has been another terrific year," Gary Meyer, who serves as fest director along with Tom Luddy, said of the lineup the two have assembled.

The only soft spot might be the U.S. component.

"The trend that all the fall festivals are facing," Meyer said, "is that because of the writers strike, a lot of high-profile American films that might have been available just aren't going to be ready in time."

That, in turn, could affect the way »

- By Gregg Kilday

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