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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

25 May 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].Scroll down for competition titles

The line-up for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s Eiff (June 15-26) will comprise a total 161 features from 46 countries including: 22 world premieres, five international premieres, 17 European premieres and 85 UK premieres.

Highlights include the UK premiere of Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dory, in-person events that include Us indie filmmaker Kevin Smith and Sex & The City actress Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of the previously announced Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore!.

Old classics will be re-imagined with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing the score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial live at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre and the world premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of Highlander, celebrating its 30th anniversary with star Clancy Brown in attendance.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Chris Burden Doc ‘Burden’ Heads to Magnolia Pictures for Us

12 May 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Magnolia Pictures have acquired the U.S. rights to Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey’s documentary, “Burden,” the company announced Thursday. “Burden” gives audiences an inside look into the life and work of the late art provocateur Chris Burden. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and chronicles an individual who became one of the most admired artists of his generation. Burden became infamous after having himself shot, locked up in a locker for five days, electrocuted and crucified on the back of a Vw bug in 1971. However, he reinvented himself and became the creator of installations and sculptures that ranged from. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Cannes: Magnolia Nabs U.S. Rights to Documentary on Artist Chris Burden (Exclusive)

11 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “Burden,” a documentary about the late art world provocateur Chris Burden.

Burden’s work was known for pushing boundaries — at various points he was crucified on a Volkswagen Beetle, electrocuted and shot in the left arm. “Burden” world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey directed the film, which looks at the artist’s works and private life. It draws on videos of his performances in the 1970s and latter-day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio in Southern California. Interspersed throughout are personal videos and audio recordings, and interviews with friends, students, critics and colleagues.

“Timothy and Richard have crafted a fitting testament to one of the most exciting artists of the last century,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles in a statement. “It’s easily the most entertaining, well-made doc about an artist that we’ve seen in a long time. »

- Brent Lang

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Burden review – how a crazed performance artist mellowed

20 April 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The late Chris Burden was known for works involving extreme physical peril, but he ended up almost respectable. A compelling new film charts his journey

It’s a strange path from nailing oneself to a revving Volkswagen to creating a photo-ready oasis of nostalgic, tourist-friendly street lamps. This was the journey of Chris Burden, the sculptor and performance artist whose early, notorious work pushed even the most liberal responses to the unanswerable question “what is art?” Luckily, Burden, a documentary from Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey, is a thorough enough guide that even skeptical audiences may find themselves “getting it”.

The story gets cooking at the University of California at Irvine in 1969, where Burden, having shrugged off a potential career in architecture, is studying sculpture. It’s a time and a place where traditional notions of what sculpture means are, shall we say, flexible. Recollecting for us in interview footage »

- Jordan Hoffman

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Burden review – how a crazed performance artist mellowed

20 April 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The late Chris Burden was known for works involving extreme physical peril, but he ended up almost respectable. A compelling new film charts his journey

It’s a strange path from nailing oneself to a revving Volkswagen to creating a photo-ready oasis of nostalgic, tourist-friendly street lamps. This was the journey of Chris Burden, the sculptor and performance artist whose early, notorious work pushed even the most liberal responses to the unanswerable question “what is art?” Luckily, Burden, a documentary from Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey, is a thorough enough guide that even skeptical audiences may find themselves “getting it”.

The story gets cooking at the University of California at Irvine in 1969, where Burden, having shrugged off a potential career in architecture, is studying sculpture. It’s a time and a place where traditional notions of what sculpture means are, shall we say, flexible. Recollecting for us in interview footage »

- Jordan Hoffman

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Tribeca: Dogwoof Launching Production Fund for Documentaries (Exclusive)

14 April 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twelve-year-old international sales agent and U.K. distributor Dogwoof is expanding production investment with the launch of TDog Productions, Variety has learned exclusively.

Dogwoof, which primarily handles prestige documentaries, made the announcement Thursday following the opening of the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival. It’s selling the documentaries “LoveTrue,” executive produced by Shia Labeouf, and “Burden” at the festival.

“This a natural evolution for us to grow the company and move toward making our own content,” said CEO Anna Godas, who’s managing the fund. “Talent has been approaching us to start packaging films so we began exploring this last year.”

Dogwoof has handled international sales and U.K. theatrical distribution on “Blackfish,” “Cartel Land,” “Dior and I,” and “Weiner” and the UK theatrical distribution for “The Look of Silence,” “The Act of Killing,” “The Queen of Versailles,” and “Heart of a Dog.”

The fund is 50% owned by Dogwoof and 50% owned by a private investor. »

- Dave McNary

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