A Fuller Life (2013)
A Fuller Life celebrates the independent spirit of a true American maverick whose unique output broke new ground in journalism, filmmaking, storytelling and even in service to his country. The sry
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has retained the top spot at the UK box office for the third week running, fending off competition from Spooks: The Greater Good to push its cumulative gross beyond £40 million, making it the highest-grossing release of the year so far on these shores.
The big screen adaptation of Spooks debuted in second place, earning £1,010,363, while Blake Lively romantic drama The Age of Adaline pulled in £570,386 to take fourth place, while the Samuel L. Jackson-headlined adventure flick Big Game also cracked the top ten with an opening weekend of £535,905 enough to take seventh.
Number one this time last year: Bad Neighbours
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron, £3,509,620 weekend; £40,353,610 total (3 weeks)
2. Spooks: The Greater Good, £1,010,363 weekend (New)
3. Far from the Madding Crowd, £833,804 weekend; £3,588,881 total (2 weeks)
4. Unfriended, £662,622 weekend; £2,794,074 total (2 weeks)
5. The Age of Adaline,
It is always well to remember that documentaries are first of all films like other films, meaning that no less than fictional narrative movies, they too have a narrative shaped by the vision of their maker and are not only about their subjects but also are that vision and the individual elements that make it up. So, in A Fuller Life there are a number of choices that Samantha Fuller as director has made, for example to film in “the shack”—the bungalow her father kept as office and filled with his memorabilia from his days as a crime reporter, an infantryman in WWII, a writer and filmmaker; or to use her “readers” (including both actors—mostly from Fuller’s movies—and some well-chosen directors) dramatically, effectively acting their readings from Fuller’s posthumous autobiography A Third Face; or, very simply, to
When in 1985 Finnish directors Anssi Mänttäri, Aki and Mika Kaurismäki, and film historian Peter von Bagh met in Helsinki to discuss where it would be totally impossible to organise a film festival, they agreed on Sodankylä – who would go 129 kilometres north of the Arctic circle, to a village in Lappland with 8,809 inhabitants, 35,000 reindeer and millions of mosquitoes to watch films?
At this year’s Midnight Sun Film Festival, von Bagh – festival director for 29 years – walked down Peter von Bagh Street to the Lapinsuu Theatre to welcome Us director Samantha Fuller, who was invited with A Fuller Life, the documentary about her late father, who was a special guest in 1986. She had taken the Samuel Fuller Street from the hotel; the village knows whom to honour.
The Midnight Sun Film Festival put Sodankylä on the world map, mainly
There is something endearing about the sight of Samantha with her father’s rifle awkwardly slung over her shoulder as she pays affectionate homage to him in the film’s prologue; this hokiness feels infinitely preferable to the smudged resentments present in so many “daddy dearest” docus.
The full line-up has been announced for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 18th to Sunday 29th June. In total, 156 features from 47 countries will be screened, with 11 world premieres, 7 European premieres and 95 UK premieres.
The festival opens with the world premiere of British drug trafficking thriller Hyena from writer-director Gerard Johnson, starring Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, and MyAnna Buring. The closing night gala is the international premiere of romantic comedy We’ll Never Have Paris, directed by husband and wife team Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg (best known for The Big Bang Theory). Written by and also starring Helberg, it features Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Grace, Zachary Quinto, and Alfred Molina in its cast.
We’ll Never Have Paris
The American Dreams strand highlights cutting-edge new works from American independent cinema. Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring featured last year, and now Gia Coppola
The full line-up of the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been revealed this morning by artistic director Chris Fujiwara at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.
This year’s festival, which runs from June 18-29, will comprise 156 features from 47 countries, including 11 world premieres, eight international premieres, seven European premieres and 95 UK premieres.
New titles announced today include Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final performances that was first shown at Sundance in January.
Straight from its lively premiere in Cannes is Abel Ferrara’s controversial title Welcome To New York, inspired by the case of former Imf managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, starring Gérard Depardieu, which will receive its UK premiere at Eiff.
Other new titles added to the line-up include [link=nm
Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman; Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” starring James Franco and Emma Roberts; and Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York,” inspired by the case of former Imf managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, starring Gerard Depardieu.
Eiff will also host the world premiere of “Castles in the Sky” from Gillies MacKinnon, the story of the Scottish engineer and developer of radar Robert Watson-Watt (played by Eddie Izzard). The film is one of the contenders for the Michael Powell Award for British films, whose line-up was announced previously. Competitors also include “Set Fire to the Stars,” the debut feature from Andy Goddard,
Franco's multi-tasking started to seem like a Joaquin Phoenix-style put-on a couple years ago; not only was he writing, directing, and starring in various films, but he was also, it seemed, studying for graduate degrees at several universities at once. But then, it became apparent that he really was spreading himself too thin when he practically fell asleep onstage while co-hosting the 2011 Oscars. He took a lot of flak for that, but he hardly seems to have lessened his pace.
Indeed, the Oscar jokes ceased once Franco returned to the good graces of moviegoers with the 2013 smash "Oz the Great and Powerful."
According to IMDb, Franco worked on some 49 film and TV projects in 2013, and while many of those were just guest spots on talk shows, that still means that,
The pic is directed by his daughter Samantha Fuller, with every word coming from his autobiography “A Third Face.” The excerpts are read by James Franco, William Friedkin (both in Venice this year), Wim Wenders, Jennifer Beals, Mark Hamill and others.
Samantha Fuller began the project two years ago, targeting what would have been his 100th birthday (he died in 1997).
She divided the pic into three sections: His years as a journalist; World War II; and his filmmaking, both in Hollywood and in Europe, where he fled due to McCarthy-era politics.
The WWII segment, for example, includes
The announcement shows that the two will continue to have a number of films overlapping, including Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (the Opening Night Film in Venice), Peter Landesman’s Parkland, Stephen Frears’ Philomena, and more. But it also brings with its news of where a number of films will be making their debut, including Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem; the latest film from Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises; James Franco’s Child of God; Lee Sang-il’s Yurusarezaru Mono, the Japanese remake of Unforgiven; and Steven Knight’s Locke, led by Tom Hardy, and shot in one take.
Es-Stouh – Merzak Alloucache (Algeria, France, 94’) L’Intrepido – Gianni Amelio (Italy,
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.