Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
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The hero, 14-year-old Curtis (Jonah Parker), doesn't spout an endless stream of pop culture references, he's not soaked in irony, and he doesn't stand in smug superiority to his surroundings.
A skinny, bespectacled, preternaturally gifted kid who is homeschooled in response to bullying, Curtis walks with his eyes downcast, and he rarely gives more than a two- or three-word answer to any question. In him, Colella perfectly captures what it is to be the outcast who is exiled both involuntarily and by choice. When he was nine, Curtis threw a rock at a neighbor's cat, causing a rift be...
Frank Simon’s film presents a vérité-style look at Roman Polanski’s chronicle of the attempt by Formula 1 world champion Jackie Stewart (pictured) to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Forty years later Polanski and Stewart reunited to talk about the sport past and present.
Weekend Of A Champion premiered in Cannes and is presented by RatPac Entertainment’s documentary arm Rat Documentary Films, who first acquired and restored the film.
“It’s an honour and a thrill to be working with Roman Polanski, Jackie Stewart and Brett Ratner to bring Weekend Of A Champion to a Us audience,” said Dan Braun. “This is an exciting and thought provoking film that should reach beyond the base of racing and cinema fans.”
“Josh and Dan Braun have a passion for great
I’m a big fan of the Independent Spirit Awards, and look forward to their results every year. Last night, some of the finest talents across the independent industry were recognised, and Silver Linings Playbook came away on top with an impressive four category wins.
David O. Russell’s latest feature took home the Best Feature award, it won him personally the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards, and Jennifer Lawrence’s remarkable performance in it won her the Best Female Lead award.
Derek Connolly’s script in
Other winners included Michael Haneke's Amour, which was named Best International Film, along with Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Best First Feature) and Safety Not Guaranteed, with Derek Connolly receiving the award for Best First Screenplay. Here's the full list of nominees for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, with the winners highlighted in red:
Earlier this evening (February 23), celebrities flocked to Santa Monica Beach for a night of celebrations honoring the best and brightest from the world of independent film.
Taking home the prize for Best Feature was the cast and crew of "Silver Linings Playbook," while John Hawkes (The Sessions) and Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") took home the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.
In addition, Matthew McConaughey ("Magic Mike") scored a win for Best Supporting Actor, while Helen Hunt (The Sessions) took home the prize for Best Supporting Actress.
Meanwhile, David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") proved victorious in the Best Director category and "Middle of Nowhere" received the John Cassavetes award, which pays homage to the best film created
Earlier this evening (February 23), celebrities headed over to the Santa Monica Beach for a night of celebrations honoring the best Indie films from the past year.
Taking home the prize for Best Feature was the cast and crew of "Silver Linings Playbook," while John Hawkes and Jennifer Lawrence took home the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.
In addition, Matthew McConaughey scored a win for Best Supporting Actor, while Helen Hunt took was honored with a nod for Best Supporting Actress.
Meanwhile, David O. Russell proved victorious in the Best Director category and "Middle of Nowhere" received the honor of the John Cassavetes, which pays homage to the best film created with a budget under $500,000.
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McConaughey, who nearly stole the show in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike," won the Best Supporting Male award for a performance that was largely ignored by the Academy Awards. As Samberg astutely observed, "We've got Matthew McConaughey...Hollywood fuck you!"
Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Female Lead award for "Silver Linings Playbook," while John Hawkes took home the Best Male Lead trophy for "Sessions." His co-star, Helen Hunt, won the Best Supporting Female award.
Michael Haneke's "Amour," a darling of the 85th Academy Awards, deservingly won Best International Film.
The awards show can be seen on IFC tonight at 10 pm (Est).
Here's the full list
"The Sessions" also got its due after being shut out at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. John Hawkes beat out "Silver Linings'" Bradley Cooper for Best Male Lead and Helen Hunt won Best Supporting Female. Also worth noting? Matthew McCounaghey's Best Supporting Male win for "Magic Mike," and his Best Male Lead loss for "Killer Joe."
Here is the full list of Independent Spirit Awards 2013 winners:
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Keep the Lights On"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Ira Sachs, "Keep the Lights On"
Julia Loktev, "The Loneliest Planet"
Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom"
David O. Russell,
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Keep the Lights On
Silver Linings Playbook – Winner
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Andy Samberg will host the Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 23, the awards show that celebrates independent films and showcases the best of the year to a bigger audience. While some A-Listers are such as Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are nominated, other actors and films that are also nominated will surely be added to your must-see list! Keep reading to watch the live red carpet now!
The Independent Spirit Awards air on Feb. 23 at 10Pm Et on IFC. See the full list of nominations below:
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Keep the Lights on
Silver Linings Playbook
Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
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