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‘American Crime’ Brings Back Connor Jessup for Season 3

‘American Crime’ Brings Back Connor Jessup for Season 3
American Crime” breakout Connor Jessup is set to return for Season 3 of the ABC anthology series, Variety has learned.

The 22-year-old thesp won critical acclaim for his role as Taylor Blaine in Season 2 of John Ridley and Michael McDonald’s drama. He joins previously announced returning stars Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Lili Taylor and Richard Cabral for the third installment of the series.

Connor Jessup is one of the smartest and most talented young actors working today. John and I believe Connor’s performance will be even more emotionally shocking than last year as his character helps shed new light on the opiate addiction epidemic that is plaguing America,” said McDonald.

Season 3 of “American Crime” will see its cast taking on new roles for another standalone story arc, this time set in North Carolina against a backdrop of labor issues.

Jessup can currently be seen in “Closet Monster,” currently
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Dangerous "Amy George"

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Part of our continuing partnership with the online film journal, cléo. Every month, cléo will be presenting a great film to watch on our video on demand platform. In conjunction, we'll be hosting an exclusive article by one of their contributors. This month Eleni Deacon writes on Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis' breakthrough feature debut Amy George, which is available to watch starting August 31st in the Us, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy—and will be playing in Turkey, Mexico, and Germany later in September.

In the early minutes of Amy George (2011), Jesse gets a challenge. "It's called the Fearless Project," his teacher says, "And what I want you to do is take a self-portrait without it being a literal photo of yourselves." This is a heavy task for a classroom of 13-year-olds: it demands self-conscious self-definition at age when most kids have only begun testing the waters of self-discovery.
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Pulsing, Hypnotic Trailer For Canadian Indie The Oxbow Cure

Canadian directing duo Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis generating a good bit of buzz with their 2011 debut Amy George at the Toronto International Film Festival and the duo return this year with their sophomore effort, The Oxbow Cure, about to open in limited theatrical release here in Canada.A young woman retreats to a lonely cabin in the woods in order to wrestle with her demons and the debilitating ailment that plagues her, in this riveting, atmospheric and gorgeously photographed portrait of isolation by Toronto filmmakers Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis.This promises good things for fans of those films that blur the line between arthouse, experimental and genre cinema with the freshly released trailer showcasing gorgeous cinematography and carefully closed shots while favoring mood and...

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Connor Jessup Previews Ben's Growing Alienation on Falling Skies

Like Ben Mason, the human/alien hybrid he plays on TNT's sci-fi hit Falling Skies, Connor Jessup has a dual personality. The Canadian actor, who turns 18 on Saturday, has been on TV since he was a tween, but he's also been an exec producer on the indie teen flick Amy George and a writer and director of several short films.

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Project of the Day: A Curious 'Condition of the Heart'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. Condition of the Heart Tweetable Logline: Diagnosed with a life-altering disease, a middle-aged woman moves to a remote cottage and falls in love with a creature from the lake. Elevator Pitch: "Condition of the Heart" is a winter tale of Lena, a middle-aged woman who has recently been diagnosed with a life-altering disease. In an attempt to come to terms with her transforming body, she leaves her home in the city and begins a new life at a remote cottage, where she falls in love with a creature from the lake. Production Team: Directors: Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas (Amy George, Tiff 2011) Producers: Karen Harnisch (We Ate The Children Last,
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Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma Reveals Its Line-Up

Today, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (Fnc), which will take place between October 12 to 23. Here's the complete line-up of feature films according to the press release we received.

Opening and closing

The 40th edition of the Fnc kicks off on Wednesday, October 12, with Declaration of War by Valérie Donzelli (France) at Cinéma Impérial (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon). This critically-acclaimed second feature by Valérie Donzelli (The Queen of Hearts) tells the love story of Roméo and Juliette who are battling to save their sick child. The director and her producer Edouard Weil will be in attendance.

Ten days later, on Saturday, October 22, Monsieur Lazhar (Quebec/Canada) by Philippe Falardeau will close the Festival. Selected to represent Canada at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lahzar shows the efforts of an Algerian schoolteacher to help his Grade 6 students come to terms with their teacher’s death.
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The Festival du nouveau cinéma at 40 …like a vintage ruby-red wine, announces their 2011 line-up

I will soon post a list of films I have already seen that I highly recommend as well as a list of my most anticipated films screening at this year’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema. For now here is the press release from the festival. Make sure you read carefully because there are a ton of great films to check out.

Montreal, Tuesday September 27, 2011– Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma will be celebrating its 40th edition from October 12 to 23. For the past 40 years, Canada’s oldest film festival has offered film buffs a selection of the year’s most exciting new films — a bold lineup with plenty of whimsical and surprising elements, but one that also turns its lens on social realities and the evolution of film and new technologies. Over the course of this year’s 11-day Festival, audiences of all ages can take in features and shorts, fiction films and documentaries,
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Toronto 2011. Days Nine and Ten

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Toronto recently added a Day Eleven, but I didn't book my flight accordingly, so this is my final festival report. I caught up with a number of Toronto premieres in my last two days, my favorite of which was a hometown item, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas's low-budget Amy George. Leading with a few showy missteps that made me fear the worst, the film quickly settles into a interesting groove as it observes the foibles of a hippie Toronto family and their 13-year-old son, an articulate and thoughtful boy who nonetheless makes some very awkward moves as he struggles with the blooming of sexual desire. Driven by a wonderful lead performance by young Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, the film remains true to a specific social environment, and its events, however large in the mind of its protagonist, are no more than ripples on the surface of its undemonstrative observational style.
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Montreal's Fnc Reveal Its Line-Up of Canadian Films

Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (Fnc), which will be held from October 12 to 23, revealed to day its line-up of Canadian films. These films will be part of the Focus Québec/Canada category. The latter will be opened by the documentary Surviving Progress, by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, on October 13.

This documentary is based on the bestselling book A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright. It questions the bright side and the perils of progress through interviews with people such as David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood or even Stephen Hawking.

The film will also be accompanied by another documentary called Fortunate Son, which was directed by Montreal-based documentarist Tony Asimakopoulos. This documentary is an auto-biography about how a drug-addict almost destroyed his family.

As for feature films, the Fnc will screen some films that were at the Toronto International Film Festival. Among them is Amy George, a teen drama by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas.
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Tiff 2011 Picks Part One

The 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and will run until September 18th. Now you’re going to hear a lot about the celebrities in town, the parties going down and the massive queues, but at the end of the day Tiff is about the movies. And with over 330 movies playing this year, there’s definitely no shortage of films to choose from.

After much deliberation and careful calculation we’ve made our picks. Between the five of us covering the fest, we’re likely going to see close to 125 of the films playing Tiff this year. Yeah, it’s a lot of movies. Certainly more than can be listed here. So we’ve asked our writers to narrow it down to their top three picks.

You can find the full film line-up here, but here is what Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Zack Kotzer and Will Perkins think
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Tiff 2011 Early Reviews: Melancholia, Drive, The Artist, Take This Waltz and More

With the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, many of us are busy trying to plan our schedules and prepare ourselves mentally for the onslaught. blogTO writer Julian Carrington is one of the lucky folks out there with full press credentials, and he asked if we would be interested in publishing some of his capsule reviews from the festival. How could we say no to more Tiff coverage? Julian got things started early by catching advance screenings for a handful of this year's films. After the jump, check out his thoughts on some noteworthy flicks including Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, Lars von Trier's Melancholia, and Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz. Stay tuned for plenty more updates starting next week! Take This Waltz A Tiff sensation in 2000, it's fitting that Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love seems to have served as potent inspiration for two wunderkinds of Canadian filmmaking.
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Line-Up of Canadian Films at Tiff 2011

Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival, which will take place between September 8 and 18, unveiled the list of Canadian films that will be screened.


A Dangerous Method Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Sarah Gadon


Director: Ken Scott

Cast: Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand and Patrick Labbé

Take This Waltz Director: Sarah Polley Cast: Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman

Canada First

Marécages Director: Guy Édoin Cast: Pascale Bussières, Luc Picard, Gabriel Maillé and François Papineau

Amy George Directors: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas Cast: Gabriel del Castillo Mullally, Claudia Dey, Don Kerr and Natasha Allan

Nuit #1 Director: Anne Émond Cast: Catherine de Léan and Dimitri Storoge

The Odds Directors: Simon Davidson Cast: Tyler Johnston, Calum Worthy and Julia Maxwell

The Patron Saints Directors: Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy

Roméo Onze Director: Ivan Grbovic Cast: Ali Ammar, Joseph Bou Nassar, Eleonore Millier, May Hilal
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Tiff 2011 Canadian Selections Boasts An Incredible Line-Up With Works From Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald And Vincenzo Natali

There are a lot of Canadian films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to be excited about, including works from our favourite filmmakers Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald,Vincenzo Natali and Jean Marc Vallee. Below is the list of films in the Canada First selections as well as other CanCon movies scattered through the main programs.

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® boasts a strong lineup of Canadian features including new works by acclaimed Canadian filmmakers Carl Bessai, Mike Clattenburg, Michael Dowse, Philippe Falardeau, Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald, Léa Pool, Jean-Marc Vallée and Ingrid Veninger, and onscreen appearances by Jay Baruchel, Camilla Belle, Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Mia Kirshner, Rob Lowe, Vanessa Paradis, Jason Patric, Alison Pill, Russell Peters, Isabella Rossellini, Liev Schreiber, Sean William Scott, Scott Speedman and Nick Stahl.

“This year saw many Canadian filmmakers address a wide range of pressing social issues including the dangers of progress
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Toronto International Film Festival 2011 Lineup

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News is rolling out of Toronto for this year's festival, with the Galas and the Special Presentations sections announced.  As always with Tiff, the sheer number of films can seem overwhelming, but with new films by David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method, pictured above), Terence Davies (!), Francis Ford Coppola, Wang Xiaoshuai, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, and William Friedkin added to big names that premiered already this year (including Almodóvar, Von Trier, Nanni Moretti, and Nicolas Winding Refn) it looks like the 2011 iteration will be as packed with must-see cinema as ever before.  We'll be updating this listing as new lineups are announced.  See Tiff's official website for details.


Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo Garcia, Ireland) Butter (Jim Field Smith, USA) A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, France/Ireland/UK/Germany/Canada) From the Sky Down (Davis Guggenheim, USA) A Happy Event (Rémi Bezançon, France) The Ides of March (George Clooney, USA) The Lady (Luc Besson,
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