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‘House of Cards’ Actress Kate Lyn Sheil Joins Sci-Fier Opposite Guy Pearce, Kristen Stewart

9 July 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards”) will join Guy Pearce, Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in the sci-fi movie “Equals.”

Producers are Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Ann Ruark, and Jay Stern and Chip Diggins of Route One, which is also financing. Exec producers are Mike Pruss, Lee Jea Woo, Choi Pyung Ho and Russell Levine.

Drake Doremus (“Like Crazy”) is directing from a script by Nathan Parker (“Moon”).

The story is set in a world where there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone by activating depression, sensitivity, fear, love.

Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales on the film and launched the project to buyers at the recent Cannes Film Market, selling the film in over 35 territories.

UTA Independent Film Group arranged financing and will sell the North American rights to the film.

Sheil will appear in “The Heart Machine” and “Listen Up Philip, »

- Dave McNary

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Sundance brass unveil Next Fest

25 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance Institute has pulled back the curtain on the films and music acts set to headline the La festival from August 7-10.

Next Fest, an extension of the Next Weekend initiative from 2013, will open on August 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with the previously announced tenth anniversary screening of Jared HessNapoleon Dynamite.

Also featuring are six entries from this year’s Sundance Film Festival – three from the Next section and three from other strands.

There will be a screening of Life After Beth on August 8 paired with a performance by singer-songwriter Father John Misty.

August 9 brings a screening of Kumiko The Treasure Hunter followed by a conversation with director David Zellner, co-screenwriter Nathan Zellner and a special guest, as well as a screening of Listen Up Philip followed by a conversation between director Alex Ross Perry and a special guest.

The same day will also feature a screening of best of Next audience award winner [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance brass unveil Next Fest

25 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance Institute has pulled back the curtain on the films and music acts set to headline the La festival from August 7-10.

Next Fest, an extension of the Next Weekend initiative from 2013, will open on August 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with the previously announced tenth anniversary screening of Jared HessNapoleon Dynamite.

Also featuring are six entries from this year’s Sundance Film Festival – three from the Next section and three from other strands.

There will be a screening of Life After Beth on August 8 paired with a performance by singer-songwriter Father John Misty.

August 9 brings a screening of Kumiko The Treasure Hunter followed by a conversation with director David Zellner, co-screenwriter Nathan Zellner and a special guest, as well as a screening of Listen Up Philip followed by a conversation between director Alex Ross Perry and a special guest.

The same day will also feature a screening of best of Next audience award winner [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Kicks Off Sundance Next Fest in L.A.

25 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Sundance Institute Next Fest will kick off with a 10th anniversary screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” on Aug. 7 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The film, starring Jon Heder and directed by Jared Hess, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

The four-day Next Fest, which will be headquartered at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, is aimed at celebrating the intersection of film and music and the renegade spirit of independent artists.

The Aug. 8 program will feature “Life After Beth” followed by a performance by Father John Misty. The Aug. 9 shows include screenings of David Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” and Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip” with each followed by conversations with the filmmakers.

Sundance Audience Award winner “Imperial Dreams” will also screen Aug. 9 followed by a performance by singer Tinashe.

Adam Wingard’s “The Guest” and Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone »

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U.S. Indie Titles ‘Listen Up Philip’ and ‘Buzzard’ Set For Locarno Fest Launches

24 June 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – U.S. indie helmers look set to play prominently at the upcoming 67th Locarno Film Festival where Alex Perry’s Jason Schwartzman-starrer “Listen Up Philip” and Joel Potrykus’ “Buzzard” will both have their international preems.

Both directors are regulars at the Swiss lakeside fest dedicated to indie and cutting edge cinema.

Listen Up Philip,” a dark comedy in which Schwartzman stars as a young writer dealing with a creative crisis and an unsettled love life, will screen in Locarno’s main competish. Pic, which debuted at Sundance and also stars Jonathan Pryce and Elisabeth Moss, was picked up earlier this week by Tribeca Film for U.S. distribution.

Perry was last at Locarno in 2011 when his “The Color Wheel” screened in the fest’s Filmmakers Of The Present competish.

Buzzard,” which stars Potrykeu’s regular collaborator Joshua Burge as a disaffected temp, bowed Stateside at SXSW and will »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Locarno reveals first titles

24 June 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us features Listen Up Philip and Buzzard to play in competition at this year’s Locarno Film Festival, which promises “a strong American independent cinema contingent”.

The Locarno International Film Festival (Aug 6-16) has teased two titles from the line-up of its 67th edition.

Listen Up Philip, from Us director Alex Ross Perry, will receive its international premiere at Locarno, as part of the International Competition line-up.

The dark comedy stars Jason Schwartzman as an anxious author dealing with crises in his creative and personal lives. The film, which debuted at Sundance and co-stars Jonathan Pryce and Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss, was acquired this week by Tribeca Film for Us distribution.

Perry last competed at Locarno in 2011’s Filmmakers Of The Present competition with The Color Wheel.

Buzzard, the sophomore feature of Joel Potrykus, will feature in the Filmmakers Of The Present competition, which includes first and second films. The feature »

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Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman comedy 'Listen Up Philip' gets an October release date

23 June 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

This October, we’ll all get a chance to find out what Philip has to say—and what people have to say to him.

Variety reports that Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Alex Ross Perry’s dark comedy Listen Up Philip. The film stars Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) as an abrasive novelist in a collapsing relationship with his photographer girlfriend, Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). Along the way, Philip also faces off with his literary idol, Jonathan Pryce (Brazil) and the man’s daughter, Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad).

Perry, a 2006 Nyu Film grad, gained acclaim for his sophomore feature The Color Wheel. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Jason Schwartzman Dark Sundance Comedy 'Listen Up Philip' Finally Picked Up

23 June 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Jason Schwartzman has most memorably played muse to Wes Anderson, snagging key roles in Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and Anderson's latest The Grand Budapest Hotel. But last January he was earning rousing praise out of the Sundance Film Festival thanks to the dark comedy Listen Up Philip, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. Surprisingly, this praised pic didn't land domestic distribution right out of Sundance, but it has now! Tribeca Film has announced its acquirement of the North American distribution rights of Listen Up Philip. In the movie, Jason Schwartzman stars as Philip Lewis Friedman, an often frustrated novelist who is impatiently awaiting the release of his second book. The noise of his metropolis home is proving to be too much during this purgatory, and his photographer girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) doesn't seem too fond of him anymore - fed up in part by his »

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Jason Schwartzman's ‘Listen Up Philip’ Gets North American Distribution

23 June 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tribeca Film announced on Monday that it has picked up North American distribution rights to Alex Ross Perry's sophomore directorial vehicle “Listen Up Philip,” starring Jason Schwartzman and Elizabeth Moss. It's been set for an Oct. 17, 2014 release in the U.S., followed by a VOD premiere the following week. The dark comedy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, follows Schwartzman's novelist Philip as he awaits the release of his second novel, sure to be a success in his own mind. Driven to annoyance by the city and a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend (Moss), he jumps at. »

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Tribeca Film Nabs 'Listen Up Philip,' Starring Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman (Trailer)

23 June 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to "Listen Up Philip," Alex Ross Perry's dark, quirky comedy about a young novelist and the characters of his life. Perry's film, which stars Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss, made a splash at Sundance this year. Perry previously directed cult favorite "The Color Wheel," which was nominated for a 2013 Independent Spirit Award. (Toh's Moss interview is here.) As Schwartzman's Philip waits for his second novel to be published (and, no doubt, to soar to success), he is filled with anger about his crumbling relationship with Ashley (Elisabeth Moss) and a complete apathy about promoting his work. He turns to an older novelist (a dyspeptic Jonathan Pryce) for guidance.  "Tribeca Film has proven themselves fearless by partnering with us for the release of 'Listen Up Philip,'" Perry said in a statement regarding the announcement.  "In this day and age, distribution for independent. »

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Tribeca Film Nabs Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss Comedy 'Listen Up Philip'

23 June 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to writer-director Alex Ross Perry's third feature, "Listen Up Philip," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Jason Schwartzman stars as Philip -- a disillusioned writer on the verge of releasing his second novel. When Philip's idol, a writer by the name of Ike Zimmerman, offers him the chance to stay at his summer home, Philip jumps at the chance to escape the city -- and his girlfriend, Ashley (played by Elisabeth Moss) -- in order to focus on himself. Read More: Jason Schwartzman Does Well Under The Literary Influence in Alex Ross Perry’s 'Listen Up Philip' Tribeca Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Geoff Gilmore called the film "a revelation by a uniquely gifted filmmaker," noting in particular how the film is "driven by a superbly acidic performance by Jason Schwartzman and equally fuelled by its allusions to and by inspiration from Philip Roth. »

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Tribeca Film Acquires Jason Schwartzman-Elisabeth Moss Pic ‘Listen Up Philip’

23 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Alex Ross Perry‘s dark comedy that premiered at Sundance this year now has a North American rights deal and a release date: Tribeca Film has acquired Listen Up Philip and has set a theatrical release for October 17, 2014, with VOD following the next week. Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume, Dree Hemingway and Jess Weixler star in the pic, about an author (Schwartzman) awaiting the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his girlfriend (Moss), and […] »

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Jason Schwartzman-Elisabeth Moss Comedy ‘Listen Up Philip’ Gets North American Distribution

23 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Alex Ross Perry’s dark comedy “Listen Up Philip,”  starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss.

Tribeca will release “Philip” theatrically beginning Oct. 17 with video-on-demand platforms following on Oct. 21.

The film, which premiered at Sundance, also stars Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Josephine de La Baume, Dree Hemingway and Jess Weixler.

Listen Up Philip” is produced by Katie Stern and Joshua Blum at Washington Square Films and Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston & David Lowery of Sailor Bear.

Perry directed from his own script, which centers on a novelist (played by Schwartzman) who awaits the publication of his second novel as he feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise and a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend, portrayed by Moss.

Variety’s Scott Foundas gave “Philip” a strong review, calling it “remarkably achieved.”

The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, »

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Tribeca Film Picks Up Jason Schwartzman-Elisabeth Moss Comedy 'Listen Up Philip'

23 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Alex Ross Perry's dark comedy Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it drew critical raves. Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Josephine de La Baume, Dree Hemingway and Jess Weixler round out the cast. Photos 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere: Cast Gets Sentimental Written by Perry, Listen Up Philip is described as a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Tye Sheridan To Star In David Lowery's 'Yellow Birds'

17 May 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Of the many, many projects "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" director David Lowery has been linked to in the past year or so — "The Old Man And The Gun," with Robert Redford slated to star and produce; writing and directing former David Fincher project "Torso"; producing Alex Ross Perry's upcoming "Listen Up Philip"; writing and directing the sci-fi "Two" with Casey Affleck set to star; writing and directing Disney's "Pete's Dragon" — one you may have forgotten about is "The Yellow Birds." Lowery got attached to the gig last fall during Tiff, and not much has been heard since, but now it has some fresh movement. Benedict Cumberbatch, Tye Sheridan, and Will Poulter are now attached to star in the movie, which is still putting together financing. Based on the National Book Award Finalist novel by Kevin Powers, the story follows two soldiers, a man and teenager, who head to fight in the Iraq war. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca: Bits and Pieces

28 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn wrapping up his Tribeca film coverage with five films including Elisabeth Moss, Roman Polanski, Emory Cohen, Melonie Diaz, and the memory of a fashion icon.

The One I Love

Catching up with this high-concept romance after having missed it at Sundance was a good idea. Taking a Twilight Zone-ish twist to the relationship dramedy we see so often at festivals and on the indie scene, Charlie McDowell’s feature debut is a visually playful metaphysical look at marriage and the memory of love that is ultimately rewarding and inventive. Elisabeth Moss continues to be on top form following Mad Men, Top of the Lake, and Listen Up Philip with her role here, while Mumblecore graduate Mark Duplass gives fine if less attention-grabbing work as her somewhat dull husband.

The story is too complex to get into here (and yet easy to follow so don’t worry about this »

- Glenn Dunks

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Director To Helm Pete’s Dragon Remake

5 April 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Lowery has become one of the busiest people in Hollywood thanks to his 2013 feature film debut, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. The visually poetic drama starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara fared pretty well with critics, and landed the director a few new jobs when it premiered at Sundance.

Currently, he is set to write and direct a handful of upcoming films, including The Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford, the former David Fincher project Torso, the science fiction film Two starring Casey Affleck, and an adaptation of The Yellow Birds. He’ll also be producing Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip, and recently directed an episode of Rectify’s second season.

As if that weren’t enough, the director has just been attached to another project, Disney’s remake of Pete’s Dragon. The original 1977 movie tells the story of a lonely orphan boy and his magic, »

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'Pete's Dragon' Writer David Lowery Now in Talks to Direct

4 April 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just over one year after he signed on to co-write the script for the Pete's Dragon remake, David Lowery is now in negotiations to direct the live-action feature.

The original Pete's Dragon, which debuted in 1977, was a live-action/animated hybrid that followed a young boy and his pet dragon, as they run away to escape his abusive adoptive parents. This new version, written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, will reinvent the core of the original, removing all of the musical elements.

David Lowery made his feature debut with 2009's St. Nick, about a group of runaway children who learn to fend for themselves in the wild. Last year, his indie Ain't Them Bodies Saints debuted at Sundance before it was picked up by IFC Films and released in August. The filmmaker also produced Listen Up Philip, which debuted at Sundance this year and stars Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter and Elisabeth Moss. »

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'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery To Helm Disney Remake Of 'Pete's Dragon'

4 April 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of our Breakout Directors Of 2013, there's no doubt David Lowery got a ton of attention following his beautiful breakthrough feature "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." Ever since the film premiered at Sundance last year, he's been racking up gig after gig:  writing and directing "The Old Man And The Gun," with Robert Redford slated to star and produce; writing and directing former David Fincher project "Torso"; producing Alex Ross Perry's upcoming "Listen Up Philip"; writing and directing the sci-fi "Two" with Casey Affleck set to star; writing and directing an adaptation of the National Book Award Finalist “The Yellow Birds”; and recently getting behind the camera for an episode of "Rectify" for season two. And it looks like he might be making the blockbuster leap next. Hired last year to write Disney's remake of "Pete's Dragon," he's now in negotiations to direct as well. The original 1977 movie »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Narcissists and Close-Ups: Alex Ross Perry's "Listen Up Philip"

14 March 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Alex Ross Perry's second feature, The Color Wheel (2011), is now playing on Mubi in the U.S. through March 23. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote about it earlier on the Notebook.

Alex Ross Perry's first two features, Impolex (2009) and The Color Wheel (2011), climax with single-take rug-pulls—performance-intensive scenes which reveal the loneliness and longing that underpins Perry's freewheeling humor. The camera style developed by Perry and his regular director of photography, Sean Price Williams, is already actor-friendly, largely handheld, and composed mostly in eye-level, three-quarter profile close-ups. These climactic sequences, however, stretch this style to its limits—unfolding as a single close-up in Impolex, continually reframing from close-up to medium shot and back again in The Color Wheel—while also straining technical limitations. (Impolex and The Color Wheel were shot on 16mm, and both films' big long takes run almost as long as a standard 400' magazine.) What makes these sequences »

- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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