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The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will open on Oct. 6 in New York, followed by a release to Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and select cities across the U.S.
The movie is directed by Kief Davidson, whose credits include “The Ivory Game” and “A Lego Brickumentary,” and Pedro Kos, an editor on “Waste Land” and “The Island President.” The producer is Cori Shepherd Stern (“Open Heart,” “Warm Bodies”).
The film centers on three Harvard med students — Jim Kim, current president of the World Bank; Paul Farmer; and Ophelia Dahl — who became pioneers of global health by inventing an international framework for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, Sars, and Ebola.
Variety‘s Geoff Berkshire gave “Bending the Arc” a strong review: “For anyone who wants to believe in »
- Dave McNary
John Saavedra May 4, 2017
For a long time, it was thought to be impossible - a film adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy horror epic about a Gunslinger traveling through different worlds to stop an evil Man in Black from destroying the fixed point that holds all of reality together: the Dark Tower. Yet, we'll finally see this story on screen, as the man in black flees across the desert, and the gunslinger follows.
After suffering several setbacks through the years - getting this movie made has been a journey almost as epic as Roland's - The Dark Tower is almost here. Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) directed and co-wrote the film adaptation. Fellow Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen helped rewrite the script, which was originally penned by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. »
Months after being pulled from the Sundance Film Festival, Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club documentary has both a title and a release date. “Buena Vista Social Club: Adios” is due in theaters on May 26 via Broad Green Pictures, the distributor confirmed.
Uncertainty and controversy have surrounded the film since the unexpected cancelation of its Park City premiere.
Read More: Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.
“We at Broad Green are disappointed that we will not be able to premiere this compelling documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival,” the company wrote in a statement at the time. “The film’s post production process has taken longer than expected and thus the decision was made to wait to introduce the film to audiences until it can be presented in its best possible iteration.”
IndieWire’s Anne Thompson and Graham Winfrey »
- Michael Nordine
“See what Hollywood’s biggest stars are wearing as they head into the Independent awards show, hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney “The Mindy Project” and “Jackie” actress, Beth Grant “The Witch” director Robert Eggers with Alexandra Shaker “The Get Down” actress, Yolanda Ross “Morris From America” director Chad Hartigan “Grimm” star Bitsie Tulloch “Boys Don’t Cry” director Kimberly Peirce “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette “Life, Animated” director Roger Ross Williams “Waste Land” director Lucy Walker “Veep” star Sam Richardson Spirit Awards hosts John Mulaney and Nick Kroll “Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez “Pulp Fiction” actress Rosanna Arquette Shohreh Aghdashloo »
- Rasha Ali
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