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25 Films to See at the 2016 New York Film Festival

28 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto premiere some of the year’s best films, no annual cinematic event boasts finer curation than the New York Film Festival, which kicks off this weekend. Those attending will witness, over two weeks, some of the best features that this year — and next — have to offer.

When it comes to a preview of what to see, a simple copy-and-pasting of the line-up would suffice, but we’ve done our best to narrow it down to 25 selections that are the most worth your time. This doesn’t even include shorts from Bertrand Bonello, Jia Zhangke, and more, as well as comprehensive Retrospective and Revivals sections that include restored films from Robert Bresson, Jean-Pierre Melville, Edward Yang, Marlon Brando, and more — but it should serve as a basic primer for what to seek out.

Check out our favorites below, and look for our complete coverage over the next few weeks. »

- The Film Stage

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Watch the teaser trailer for upcoming drama ’20th Century Women’

28 September 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It will premiere at the New York Film Festival this October, and ahead of that, we have the official teaser trailer for the upcoming drama 20th Century Women.

Written and directed by Mike Mills (Beginners, Thumbsucker), the film stars Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty), Greta Gerwig (France Ha, Greenberg) and Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8).

20th Century Women tells the story of three remarkable women, each from a different era of the 20th century, coming together to help teach a teenage boy about life and love, sex and freedom, men and women.

Set in Santa Barbara in the summer of 1979, filled with punk-rock verve, 20th Century Women takes a humorous and heartfelt look at how we figure out who we are. Take a look at the teaser trailer below.

20th Century Women will be released in 2017.

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- Paul Heath

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Annette Bening Stars In Trailer For Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women

27 September 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A24 has released the first trailer for 20th Century Women.

Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award- winning Beginners) brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives.

Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor.

20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning And Greta Gerwig Are ’20th Century Women’

27 September 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig star in the upcoming comedy-drama “20th Century Women”, which chronicles the lives of three women as they raise a teenage boy in 1979 California. With director Mike Mills (“Beginners”) behind the camera, Bening’s performance as a Bohemian single mom is earning lots of buzz for her performance as […] »

- Rachel West

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‘20th Century Women’ Puts Annette Bening Back in Oscar Contention

27 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Annette Bening is back in the awards season race. The four-time Oscar nominee and zero-time winner (“The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia,” and “The Kids Are All Right,” for those keeping score at home) headlines the anticipated new period dramedy “20th Century Women,” from writer-director Mike Mills. With supporting turns from Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Billy Crudup, the film is well positioned to make a bid for awards with a Dec. 25 theatrical release through A24. Read: “17 Great Actors Who Have Never Won Oscars” “20th Century Women” centers on Dorothea Fields (Bening), a single mother teaching her teenaged son Jamie (Zumann) about love and growing up in 1979 Santa Barbara, California. Fanning plays a provocative friend of Jamie, while Gerwig appears nearly unrecognizable as a rebellious photographer. Mills’ last feature film, “Beginners,” earned supporting actor Christopher Plummer an Academy Award. Could the filmmaker direct any of his “20th »

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Coming Distractions: New trailer for 20th Century Women perfectly evokes the late ’70s

27 September 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The first trailer has been released for 20th Century Women, an Annapurna film from writer-director Mike Mills (Beginners) set in Santa Barbara in 1979. Jimmy Carter’s famous “crisis of confidence” speech plays over a smattering of bright footage from the film, which stars Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, and Billy Crudup. 20th Century Women follows Dorothea, a single mother struggling to raise her troubled teenage son (he skateboards, to really drive home the troubled teen point) on her own. But she seeks out the help of two women in her life: Abbie (Gerwig), a young and ambitious pink-haired photographer living with Dorothea, and Julie (Fanning), a young friend and confidante of Jamie who is wise beyond her 16 years of age. Together, the three women form a nontraditional family unit as they all help raise Jamie, teaching him about love, sex, heartbreak, and freedom. Crudup co-stars as a ...

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- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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Annette Bening Dives Back Into Oscar Fray With ’20th Century Women’ Trailer

27 September 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been five years since Mike Mills’ “Beginners” made an Oscar winner, finally, of actor Christopher Plummer. Can he get Annette Bening there with “20th Century Women?”

That will no doubt be the aim for A24, the indie distributor that ushered Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room” through the season last year, culminating in a best actress Oscar for Brie Larson. Bening has been nominated four times and, depending on how the race shakes out, could be perceived as the most overdue actress in the race.

The first teaser trailer for “20th Century Women” hit this morning and it sets Mills’ scene: 1979 Santa Barbara. Jimmy Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” speech leads the way in what looks to be another humanist portrait from writer-director Mills, with Bening as a single mother, Greta Gerwig as a pink-haired free spirit helping her raise her son, Jamie, and Elle Fanning as the neighbor who’s caught his eye. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Mike Mills takes us back to the '70s with the 20th Century Women trailer

27 September 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I don't know about you, but Mike Mills' Beginners was a phenomenal film and ever since then I've been looking forward to his next directorial effort. It's taken nearly 7 years, but 20th Century Women is almost upon us! The story follows three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s, and you can watch the first trailer for it below!... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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20th Century Women Trailer Tease Sets A Stage Of Cultural Ennui

27 September 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Written and Directed by Mike Mills, who infuriatingly only makes a film every five years, 20th Century Women takes a calculating, borderline brutal, and if the trailer can be believed, brilliant look at the connections in our lives and what “raising a person” really means.

Much in the way Beginners questioned life and relationships through a semi-unique set of circumstances, this one, though fun and pushed by, if not filled with, a sense of hope, takes a set of women in the ’50s as asks us to examine life through their eyes.

The era and state of cultural identity look to be as much a character as anyone else, and the cast should be able to easily turn this into one of the best films of the year. Greta Gerwig, Annette Bening, and Elle Fanning have all nailed roles that delivered in this sphere, and have a real opportunity for »

- Marc Eastman

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’20th Century Women’ Teaser: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning Search For Meaning

27 September 2016 5:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the last remaining awards players waiting to world premiere, Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” has finally gotten a wonderful new teaser trailer in advanced of its Centerpiece screening at the New York Film Festival on October 8. It’s been six years since Mills’ “Beginners,” which won Christopher Plummer the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and it appears “20th Century Women” will once again tackle the ever-evolving dynamics of family through turbulent times.

Read More: Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24

Annette Bening returns to the big screen as Dorothea Fields, a single mother in 1979 Santa Barbara doing her best to raise her child (Lucas Jade Zumann). The boy’s coming-of-age is further shaped by Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited photographer living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a provocative neighbor, all of whom impart different lessons about love and freedom. »

- Zack Sharf

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First Trailer for Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig & Elle Fanning

27 September 2016 5:09 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Coming off his wonderful drama Beginners, Mike Mills is back this year with a new feature titled 20th Century Women. Starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, and Billy Crudup, the story follows a family in the late 1970s living in Santa Barbara. Ahead of a world premiere as Nyff’s Centerpiece selection and a December release from A24, the first trailer has now arrived.

“I was taken aback by 20th Century Women,” New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones says. “It’s made with an extraordinarily unusual level of craft and attention to detail, human and visual, which is now all but extinct. As someone who actually lived through 1979 in middle-class America, I will testify to the fact that Mike Mills and his remarkable cast approach the level of the uncanny. I felt like I was back there, with all the shared behaviors and worries, »

- Jordan Raup

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Meet Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ With The First Trailer Featuring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, More

27 September 2016 5:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The fall film festival season is always filled with movies that we’re pleasantly surprised to see announced, and we’re definitely excited that Mike Mills‘ “20th Century Women” will be making its World Premiere at the New York Film Festival. Six years have passed since the director’s lovely “Beginners,” and we’re eager to see what he’s cooked up for his movie that takes viewers to the late ’70s in Santa Barbara.

Continue reading Meet Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ With The First Trailer Featuring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, More at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Gets a Christmas Day Release

26 September 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Now that studios are finalizing their late-year bookings, we can see just how insane the Christmas release season will be.

Paramount slotted Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” on December 23—he was always expected to hand in the film, as he did with “Wolf of Wall Street,” just before year’s end—while A24 chose December 25 as a limited launch for Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” which will make its world premiere October 8 at the New York Film Festival. His last film, 2010’s “Beginners,” scored an Oscar win for Christopher Plummer.

Both movies will widen in the less-competitive January time frame, and are expected to compete for awards. “Silence” offers the second high-profile performance of the year from Andrew Garfield. (The other is Mel Gibson’s well-reviewed Venice title, World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.”) “20th Century Women” is a ’70s family dramedy starring Oscar perennial Annette Bening (who is overdue with »

- Anne Thompson

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Gets a Christmas Day Release

26 September 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now that studios are finalizing their late-year bookings, we can see just how insane the Christmas release season will be.

Paramount slotted Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” on December 23—he was always expected to hand in the film, as he did with “Wolf of Wall Street,” just before year’s end—while A24 chose December 25 as a limited launch for Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” which will make its world premiere October 8 at the New York Film Festival. His last film, 2010’s “Beginners,” scored an Oscar win for Christopher Plummer.

Both movies will widen in the less-competitive January time frame, and are expected to compete for awards. “Silence” offers the second high-profile performance of the year from Andrew Garfield. (The other is Mel Gibson’s well-reviewed Venice title, World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.”) “20th Century Women” is a ’70s family dramedy starring Oscar perennial Annette Bening (who is overdue with »

- Anne Thompson

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Us Briefs: Britannia Award for Jodie Foster

26 September 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director and Oscar-winning actress will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s Amd British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines.

The annual BAFTA Los Angeles celebration will take place on October 28 in Beverly Hills.

Foster directed this year’s release Money Monster and recently directed episodes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Her last outing as feature director was 2011’s The Beaver starring Mel Gibson.

A24 has updated release information for 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann. The comedic drama will open in limited release on December 25 and expand wide on January 20, 2017. Mike Mills directs in his follow-up to Beginners.Shooting has begun in and around Toronto on psychological thriller The Wanting starring Adam Brody and Amanda Crew. Yam Laranas directs the story in the vein of Rosemary’s [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ewan McGregor Does Philip Roth No Favors With ‘American Pastoral’ [Tiff Review]

10 September 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Toronto – From a distance Ewan McGregor has always seemed like a pretty smart guy with genuinely good taste. As an actor he’s worked with some of the most creative filmmakers working today including Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting”), Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”), Mike Mills (“Beginners”), Todd Haynes (“Velvet Goldmine”) and Ridley Scott (“Black Hawk Down”). That’s […]

The post Ewan McGregor Does Philip Roth No Favors With ‘American Pastoral’ [Tiff Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Fslc Announces Filmmaker Talks Lineup For 54th New York Film Festival

8 September 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces today the list of filmmaker talks at the 54th New York Film Festival, which runs from September 30th through October 16th. These include the annual On Cinema master class, Directors Dialogues, as well as Meet The Makers, a series of talks with creators of projects in the festival’s Convergence session. On Cinema and Directors Dialogues are presented by HBO®.

Read More: Nyff Reveals Main Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Paterson’ and ‘Personal Shopper

This year’s On Cinema will feature a conversation with legendary American independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and Nyff Director Kent Jones. Jarmusch, a Nyff veteran many times over, has two films in the festival this year: “Paterson” in the Main Slate section, and documentary “Gimme Danger,” about iconic punk rock band The Stooges, in the Special Events section. The in-depth discussion will explore Jarmusch’s indelible career, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Anne of Green Gables’: Netflix Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ Writer Moira Walley-Beckett as Showrunner

22 August 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Anne” is coming to Netflix, and the iseries now has a showrunner and writer in Moira Walley-Beckett. An Emmy winner for her work on “Breaking Bad,” Walley-Beckett has also been tasked with adapting Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 children’s novel “Anne of Green Gables.” Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) is directing the two-hour pilot episode.

Read More: Starz Gives a Series Order to ‘Flesh and Bone,’ a Dark Ballet Drama From ‘Breaking Bad’ Producer Moira Walley-Beckett

Miranda de Pencier (“Beginners”) will produce the eight-episode first season, which tells the story of an orphan mistakenly sent to live with an old woman in 1890. “I am thrilled and inspired to be joining this incredibly talented team, and honored to collaborate on material that brings this iconic character to life in such a bold, fresh, and exciting way,” Caro said in a statement; her enthusiasm was matched by Walley-Beckett, who added that “I adore Anne! »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Anne of Green Gables’: Netflix Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ Writer Moira Walley-Beckett as Showrunner

22 August 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Anne” is coming to Netflix, and the iseries now has a showrunner and writer in Moira Walley-Beckett. An Emmy winner for her work on “Breaking Bad,” Walley-Beckett has also been tasked with adapting Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 children’s novel “Anne of Green Gables.” Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) is directing the two-hour pilot episode.

Read More: Starz Gives a Series Order to ‘Flesh and Bone,’ a Dark Ballet Drama From ‘Breaking Bad’ Producer Moira Walley-Beckett

Miranda de Pencier (“Beginners”) will produce the eight-episode first season, which tells the story of an orphan mistakenly sent to live with an old woman in 1890. “I am thrilled and inspired to be joining this incredibly talented team, and honored to collaborate on material that brings this iconic character to life in such a bold, fresh, and exciting way,” Caro said in a statement; her enthusiasm was matched by Walley-Beckett, who added that “I adore Anne! »

- Michael Nordine

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Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

3 August 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ever wonder what H.P. Lovecraft might have been like as a child? Sean Patrick O’Reilly’s animated movie Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom explores one possible idea. Cover art as well as release details for the film’s Blu-ray / DVD combo pack (with Digital) were recently revealed by Shout! Factory, and you can see what spooky hijinks Howard and his monstrous friends get into on September 27th:

Press Release: H.P. Lovecraft, famed horror and fantasy writer, was once just Howard Lovecraft, a strange and lonely child. Howard was a boy of infinite imagination and boundless curiosity. His family, however, was not without peculiarities of their own… This fall, loyal fans and enthusiasts of Lovecraft’s literature are invited to venture into the imaginative Lovecraft universe through the new animated feature Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom. Written, directed and produced by Arcana Studio’s Sean Patrick O’Reilly »

- Tamika Jones

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