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Zawe Ashton: ‘I’m a card-carrying existentialist’

23 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She was brilliantly tough as Vod in student comedy Fresh Meat. But the actor, writer, producer and director is much softer in the flesh – and riven by angst

Zawe Ashton had nipped into an east London charity shop to buy some cheap emergency trousers when a man grabbed her by the arm, gave her a shake and told her: “You’re dead! You’re the woman that died!” Ashton had earlier spilt her lunch on her leg on the way to a meeting. Alive, but flustered, she mumbled an awkward “Thanks for watching”, and made a speedy zigzag to the shop till.

Ashton played Joyce Carol Vincent in the 2011 docudrama Dreams of A Life. It was the extraordinary story of a real, living, breathing woman; a person who lived alone in her London tower-block flat and was wrapping Christmas presents in her armchair when she died. She wasn’t found for three years. »

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Carol Morley to Direct Patricia Clarkson-Starrer “Out of Blue”

10 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Carol Morley: Paul Marc Mitchell

A neo-noir mystery toplined by Patricia Clarkson and helmed by Carol Morley? Count us in. A press release has announced that Clarkson will star in “Out of Blue,” Morley’s follow-up to 2014’s “The Falling.”

A radical adaptation of Martin Amis’ “Night Train,” “Out of Blue” centers on homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson), who is called to investigate an unusual case —the shooting of renowned astrophysicist and black hole expert Jennifer Rockwell. Mike “is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend,” the press release details. “Revolving around contemporary Atlanta and the mysteries of the universe,” the film unravels “a metaphysical mystery, in which Mike’s quest for the truth destabilizes her view of the world, and herself.” Morley penned the script.

Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”), Teyonah Parris (“Dear White People”), and Toby Jones (“Captain America”) will co-star.

Camp’s Cairo Cannon (“The Falling”) and Independent’s Luc Roeg (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”) are serving as producers.

“‘The Falling’ established Carol Morley as an exciting and unique voice in British Cinema and it’s a privilege to be producing her new film ‘Out of Blue,’” said Cannon and Roeg. “Carol has written such an original and distinctive screenplay that ‘Out of Blue’ will be sure to consolidate her reputation as one of the UK’s most dynamic directorial talents. Patricia Clarkson is an actor we have always admired and we know her Mike will be an iconic character, a complex woman on screen to watch again and again.”

Set in 1969 at an all-girls school, “The Falling” stars Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) as a student in a high school overtaken by a twitching and fainting epidemic. “Dreams of a Life,” “Edge,” and “The Alcohol Years” are among Morley’s other credits.

Clarkson’s recent credits include “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” “Annie,” and “Learning to Drive.” Her latest film, Sally Potter’s “The Party,” premiered at the Berlinale in February. The dark comedy hasn’t found distribution in the U.S. yet. Clarkson has a number of projects in the works, including HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop,” a drama about a woman who opens a bookstore despite opposition from locals.

Carol Morley to Direct Patricia Clarkson-Starrer “Out of Blue” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Carol Morley to shoot Martin Amis thriller in Us with Patricia Clarkson

10 May 2017 2:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: BFI, BBC Films, Independent, Luc Roeg also on board.

Dreams Of A Life and The Falling director Carol Morley will begin production on her next film in Atlanta, Georgia, in autumn 2017.

Out Of Blue, based on Martin Amis’s neo-noir detective novel Night Train, will star Shutter Island star Patricia Clarkson in the lead role as homicide detective Mike Hoolihan, with Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio), Mamie Gummer (The End of the Tour) and Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq) also attached.

Further cast announcements are expected soon.  

Developed with the support of the BFI, with National Lottery funding, and BBC Films, the film will be produced by Luc Roeg (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Cairo Cannon (Dreams Of A Life) and will be sold by Independent in Cannes.

In Out Of Blue, when Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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God Knows Where I Am review – haunting documentary

15 April 2017 11:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The mysterious death of a vulnerable woman is unravelled in this intriguing piece of film-making

The body of a woman is found in a deserted house in Concord, New Hampshire in 2008. Beside her are two journals full of writing. This intriguing, achingly sad documentary pieces together the life and death of Linda Bishop, who chose to starve to death rather than ask for help from the neighbouring house, just 500 feet away.  There are parallels with Carol Morley’s exquisite, elusive Dreams of a Life. While this is a more conventional piece of film-making, it leaves us haunted by the same questions – how a society can fail its most vulnerable members so completely.

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- Wendy Ide

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11 great documentaries on Netflix

19 February 2017 3:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Catherine Pearson Feb 22, 2017

Documentary fans are well served by these 11 great documentary series and features, currently available on Netflix UK...

In recent years, even months, Netflix has upped its game. No longer just a site to instantly stream an old title you might have once picked up in Blockbuster, it's become a hub of quality new and original film and television and this is by no means limited to its vast selection of fiction.

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With the scope of possibility in visual effects and the boundlessness of imagination there are very few places we cannot explore in fiction nowadays… that is unless we explore stories that are stranger than fiction. There is a tangible thirst for the real; the overwhelming response to recent Netflix documentary Making A Murderer in the news and social media, as just one example, exposes the desire for and »

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