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Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling to Get Documentary Treatment From HBO

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The Supreme Court's historic overturning of California's Proposition 8 will be the subject of an HBO Documentary Films project set to premiere next year. The documentary, from directors Ben Cotner of Open Road Films and Ryan White ("Pelada," "Good Ol' Freda"), is the result of exclusive access they gained to Ted Olson and David Boies, the legal team who argued the case before the Supreme Court. The directors also gained special access to the lives of the four plaintiffs. Also read: Supreme Court's Doma, Prop 8 Rulings Ignite the Twitterverse "The story of the battle to overturn
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Magnolia Nabs Beatles Doc 'Good Ol’ Freda'

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Good Ol’ Freda, a documentary about the Beatles’ lifelong secretary Freda Kelly. Directed by Ryan White (Pelada) and produced by Kathy McCabe, White and Jessica Lawson, the doc made its U.S. premiere last month at the SXSW Film Festival. Review: Good Ol' Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. As the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded, witnessing the evolution -- advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges -- of the most popular band in

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Magnolia Acquires Beatles Secretary Doc 'Good Ol' Freda'

Magnolia Acquires Beatles Secretary Doc 'Good Ol' Freda'
Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to the crowd-pleasing SXSW documentary "Good Ol' Freda," directed by Ryan White ("Pelada"). The film profiles Freda Kelly, The Beatles' lifelong secretary, who tells her story for the first time in 50 years over the course of the doc.Read More: Is Beatles' Secretary Story 'Good Ol' Freda' Really a Tell-All?"The dignity and devotion with which Freda has lived her life inspired me to make this film," said White. "I am so thrilled to partner with Magnolia and the amazing team there; they are the perfect company to get Freda's long untold story out to audiences on a wider scale."Magnolia plans to release the film theatrically later this year.
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SXSW Interview: Ryan White, Kathy McCabe Discuss Making Beatles History with ‘Good ‘Ol Freda’

Good Ol’ Freda, an engrossing character study of Freda Kelly – the Beatles’ secretary, head of the fan club, and living time capsule of Beatlemania – is only Ryan White’s second feature documentary, but he’s already making a name for himself in the world of non-fiction. His first film, Pelada, premiered at SXSW in 2010, and he’s already hard at work on his third film, one that focuses on the lawsuit challenging California’s controversial Proposition 8 making its way to the Supreme Court. During SXSW, I sat down to talk with White and producer Kathy McCabe about the difficulties and surprises of documentary filmmaking, especially when it comes to the Beatles. With your first film, Pelada, you were documenting this as they were happening. But Good Ol’ Freda is a historical, retrospective-style documentary. How did you find making that transition to be? Ryan White: Yeah it’s very different. My
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Toolkit Case Study: How to Sell a Soccer Movie in America

Toolkit Case Study:  How to Sell a Soccer Movie in America
"We got so many 'No's from the industry immediately after saying the word 'soccer,'" said "Pelada" co-director and producer Ryan White. "I can't tell you how many times I've heard the sentence, 'Americans aren't into soccer, thanks anyway.'" After looking for production partners, film festivals and distributors, the "no American market for soccer" refrain haunted the filmmakers of "Pelada." The film ("pelada" is the name for pick-up games of soccer ...
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"Pelada" Director Ryan White Globe Trots in Soccer Doc

This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. "Pelada" is now available on cable VOD, courtesy of FilmBuff. Made with three other directors, Ryan White's "Pelada" was a truly collaborative project that took him to some of the most far-flung corners of the world. "Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine ...
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"Pelada" Director Ryan White Globe Trots in Soccer Doc

This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. "Pelada" is now available on cable VOD, courtesy of FilmBuff. Made with three other directors, Ryan White's "Pelada" was a truly collaborative project that took him to some of the most far-flung corners of the world. "Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine ...
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Indie Roundup: 'Pelada,' 'The Illusionist,' IMAX Docs

Indie Roundup: 'Pelada,' 'The Illusionist,' IMAX Docs
Indie Roundup is your guide to what's new and upcoming in the world of independent film. Pictured above: Pelada, The Illusionist.

Deals. Score another one for SXSW. Pelada, a documentary that had its world premiere at the Austin festival last month, has made a distribution deal with FilmBuff and will be released in June. Pelada follows Gwendolyn Oxenham and Ryan White, two former college soccer stars, as they travel the world filming pick-up games, an activity known in Brazil as "pelada," or, literally, "naked," the game stripped to its core, according to the official site.

"It is the personal aspect of the film that is its greatest strength and emotional center," wrote Landon Palmer at Film School Rejects, "a grounding that engages even a viewer as uninformed as me with the subject through its universal themes and engrossing narrative." Timed to coincide with the World Cup, look for Pelada on demand via cable systems,
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SXSW Doc Heads to VOD in FilmBuff Pact

SXSW Doc Heads to VOD in FilmBuff Pact
Soccer (football) doc "Pelada" by Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham and Ryan White, will make its debut on VOD in an agreement with FilmBuff, the digital distribtuion label of Cinetic Rights Management. The film will be released in June to coincide with the World Cup in South Africa. "Pelada," which is the Brazilian word for 'naked,' is a is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars ...
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Pelada | Review - SXSW Film 2010

Directors: Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Ryan White Co-directors Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham were once U.S. collegiate soccer stars with dreams of going professional. When they realized that their dreams were not going to be recognized, they found themselves forced to transfer their love for soccer to other possible careers – a compromise that wore very heavily upon each of them. Rather than sulking about their new career paths, they start applying for research grants. Eventually they receive one, and Boughen and Oxenham commence a worldwide journey in search of pick-up soccer matches – known in Brazil (the first country they visit) as pelada (which means "naked" in Portuguese). They travel to 25 countries in all, playing pick-up soccer matches with locals in alleys, side streets, dirt fields, concrete courts and a prison yard. Yes, I said a prison yard – that would be in Bolivia – which was one of the
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SXSW '10 | "Pelada" Director Ryan White Globe Trots in Soccer Doc

Made with three other directors, Ryan White's "Pelada" was a truly collaborative project that took him to some of the most far-flung corners of the world. "Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, 'Pelada' is the story of the people who play." [Synopsis courtesy ...
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SXSW '10 | "Pelada" Director Ryan White Globe Trots in Soccer Doc

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Made with three other directors, Ryan White's "Pelada" was a truly collaborative project that took him to some of the most far-flung corners of the world. "Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, 'Pelada' is the story of the people who play." [Synopsis courtesy ...
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2010 SxSW Film Festival Feature Line-Up

The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its 2010 feature line-up Wednesday night, and I couldn’t be more excited. The nine day event starts March 12, 2010 here in Austin, Texas, and I’ll be covering as much as I can from start to finish. Though, if it’s anything like last year, I’ll be asleep on my feet by the end of it.

The 2010 list includes 119 films (55 world premieres), but here are a few notables: The previously announced Kick-Ass will start the festivities. Elektra Luxx, the sequel to the underseen comedy Women in Trouble, starring Carla Gugino, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and too many more to name. Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass in which Edward Norton plays identical twins. A documentary titled People vs. George Lucas that I will be seeing. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs. Plus the “SNL” spin-off movie MacGruber in its world premiere, possibly before the MacGyver creator shuts it down.
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2010 SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Announced; Includes Cyrus, MacGruber, Get Low, and Kick-ass

Not all of the great film festivals are outside of the U.S. Even if you can’t book a ticket to Cannes or Berlin, you should be able to afford a flight out to Austin, Texas for SXSW, which is a festival for not only movies, but music and video games as well. Like the years before, the line-up for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival is the goods. Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass will open up the fest and then there will be other great-looking films throughout including The Duplass Brothers’ Cyrus, SNL’s hard-r adaptation of MacGruber, Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, and Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways, just to name a few. If you’re going to this year’s SXSW, let me know so I can steal your identity and go in your place.

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 12-20. Check out the
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SXSW 2010 Features Lineup Released

Less than a week worth of recovering from the Sundance Film Festival, and we are already looking forward to our next, big film fest coverage. That would be the South by Southwest Film Festival held annually in Austin, Texas. Last year, Scott and I brought you all kinds of coverage from the Lone Star State, and this year doesn’t look to be much different.

With that, the announcement came last night of the feature films that will be playing at the SXSW Film Festival. Previous announcement were already made about films like Cold Weather, Electra Luxx, Hubble 3D, Lemmy, Saturday Night, and The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights making their debut. Kick-ass was recently announced as the opening night film, as well.

Among the other films being presented this year are some Sundance darlings, a few, highly anticipated premieres, and MacGruber.

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SXSW Announces Full Film Competition Slate

Late yesterday the SXSW Fim Festival, which runs from March 12-20 in Austin, TX, announced the full lineup of films that will be screening at this year’s event. And baby, it’s quite a list. Mixing big name films with intimate indie gems, the sheer number of films and the vast array of talented filmmakers is sure to be a hit with attendees and critics alike.

This lineup includes premieres of studio films such as Universal’s MacGruber, Lionsgate’s teen superhero actioneer Kick-Ass and smaller films like Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Michel Gondry’s The Thorn in the Heart and Steven Soderbergh’s And Everything Is Going Fine. With so many films to watch, it will be very difficult to find time to seem them all during the events nine days. But hell, we’re going to try.

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SXSW fest planners stir up 'melting pot'

SXSW fest planners stir up 'melting pot'
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival unveiled its feature film program Wednesday night, highlighted by the world premieres of action spoof "MacGruber" and "Mr. Nice," a real-life tale of an infamous British drug smuggler starring Rhys Ifans.

Features from the Duplass brothers ("Cyrus"), Steven Soderbergh ("And Everything Is Going Fine"), Michel Gondry ("The Thorn in the Heart") and Tim Blake Nelson ("Leaves of Grass") also have spots on the program.

The March 12-20 festival will showcase 119 features and 55 world premieres, including pervasively announced opening-night film "Kick-Ass." Selections were chosen from 1,572 submissions (1,206 U.S., 366 international).

"We want discovery," said conference and fest producer Janet Pierson, now in her second year. "We want a real range of films across the board."

Eight narrative and eight documentary features comprise the main competition categories.

The narrative selections are "Brotherhood," directed by Will Canon; "Dance With the One" (Mike Dolan); "Earthling" (Clay Liford
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