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Two forces to be reckoned with have teamed up to bring us our first look at "It's Hell Getting Old," a horror short from director Patrick Rea that will be part of Blanc/Biehn Productions' new elevator-set anthology Hellevator Man.
Kansas City-based Rea's short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.
The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication. The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.
In addition to a few behind-the-scenes photos from "It's Hell Getting Old," we also have the kick-off announcement for Bbp's Mindless, a mind-bending thriller that marks »
- Debi Moore
Gosfilmofond to collaborate with Greenaway [pictured] on Eisenstein Among Friends; director is currently shooting Eisenstein in Guanajuato.
The Russian Federation’s National Film Foundation (Gosfilmofond) announced this week that it is planning to collaborate with Greenaway on the project Eisenstein Among Friends.
The Foundation’s director Nikolai Borodachev said that there had already been plans at his institution for a film about Eisenstein based on its own research work about the director’s 1931 film Que Viva Mexico.
Borodachev explained that the project would be partly financed by a bank from Switzerland.
In addition, Greenaway has expressed interest in having his own films digitally restored at the Foundation’s facilities in Moscow.
Discussions about the Eisenstein project and the restoration plans will be continued when Greenaway comes to Moscow in mid-April to launch the UK-Russia Year of Culture. Staged with the »
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Among friends and locals in his longtime West Village neighborhood, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was known as a low-key fixture, a family man who rarely drew attention. But in the wake of the Oscar winner's death at 46 on Feb. 2 of an apparent heroin overdose - and an arrest of those suspected of selling him the heroin - some who knew him say Hoffman had two sides. "He'd go over to Oliver's restaurant with his [10-year-old] son, Cooper," a neighborhood friend tells People in this week's cover story. "They'd have lunch, and you'd see them talking and laughing for hours at a time. »
- Michelle Tauber
3 items from 2014
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