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Official Trailer for Surreal Dystopian Virus Prophecy Film 'Greatland'

Official Trailer for Surreal Dystopian Virus Prophecy Film 'Greatland'
"Our hearts beat for Greatland." Indie Rights has released an official trailer for a very strange, very wacky indie film titled Greatland, the second feature from a diplomat-turned-filmmaker named Dana Ziyasheva from Kazakhstan. This dystopian fantasy film is set in a world where "boys are married to trees, cats and dogs run for President and the Virus has become a new religion." Trapped in a world of perpetual fun and inter-species love ruled by a universal Mother, a non-binary teenager named Ulysses crosses the forbidden frontier to save his childhood sweetheart as an absurd election and a deadly virus lead to chaos & violence. Filmed in Los Angeles in a futuristic vintage style, this stars Eric Roberts, Nick Moran, J.P. Manoux, former boxing champion of the world Shannon Briggs, and horror icon Bill Oberst Jr., alongside up-and-coming young actors Arman Darbo and Chloe Ray Warmoth. This looks extra crazy and weird and kinky,
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Netflix Sets ‘Pera Palace’ Series; George Lucas, Catherine Zeta-Jones Among BAFTA Cymru Presenters; Eric Roberts Pic Deal; Abacus Hire — Global Briefs

Netflix Sets ‘Pera Palace’ Series; George Lucas, Catherine Zeta-Jones Among BAFTA Cymru Presenters; Eric Roberts Pic Deal; Abacus Hire — Global Briefs
Netflix’s Latest Turkish Series

At a press conference today in Istanbul, Netflix announced Original drama series Midnight At the Pera Palace, produced by Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, the Turkish production arm of LA-based production company Karga Seven Pictures, part of the Red Arrow Studios group. The eight-episode Turkish-language time-travel series has started production in multiple locations in Turkey. The show is focused on a young journalist called Esra and her encounter with the legendary Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul from where she travels back in time to 1919. The story is inspired by the non-fiction book of the same name written by Charles King, and was created for TV by Emre Sahin, Kelly McPherson and Sam Anzel, written by Elif Usman, and directed by Emre Sahin. The series is executive produced by Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin for Karga Seven Pictures.

Stars Align For BAFTA Cymru

BAFTA’s
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Exclusive: First Images from Hard Luck Love Song Starring RZA, Sophia Bush, Michael Dorman & Eric Roberts

Exclusive: First Images from Hard Luck Love Song Starring RZA, Sophia Bush, Michael Dorman & Eric Roberts
Now in its 27th year, Austin Film Festival continues to champion independent filmmaking and, for this year’s edition, a notable world premiere has its roots in the Texas town. Having grown up in Austin, Justin Corsbie will bow his feature debut, Hard Luck Love Song, at the festival later this month and today brings the first look.

The story follows Jesse, a charismatic but down on his luck troubadour who finds himself at an existential crossroads as bad choices catch up with him during an unexpected reunion with Carla (Sophia Bush), an old flame. Also starring RZA, Dermot Mulroney, Brian Sacca, Melora Walters, and Eric Roberts, we’re pleased to exclusively premiere the first images from the film, courtesy of Synthetic Pictures.

“I spent my childhood in Austin, TX singer/songwriter bars owned by family friends watching performers like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver,
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Young Bernie Sanders Makes a Blood Pact With Stalin in Satirical Comedy ‘Free Lunch Express’ (Exclusive Trailer)

Young Bernie Sanders Makes a Blood Pact With Stalin in Satirical Comedy ‘Free Lunch Express’ (Exclusive Trailer)
In a plotline nobody saw coming (let alone a movie being made about it) a young Bernie Sanders swears a blood oath to Joseph Stalin in the trailer for the upcoming satirical comedy, “Free Lunch Express.”

The movie is clearly not trying to portray Sanders in a positive light. For example, at one point, a young Sanders can be seen in front of a propaganda poster of Stalin, saying, “I totally pledge with this blood oath to dedicate my life to never picking up a dinner check, never donating to charity, and like in the glorious Soviet Union, making sure the government pays for everything.”

Malcolm McDowell serves as the film’s narrator. “Aw, Bernie, bless his cotton socks,” McDowell caps off the trailer by saying.

There’s really no way to properly describe “Free Lunch Express,” so here is how the producers sum up the film:

Once upon a
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Austin Film Festival Reveals First Wave Of Programming With Horton Foote Docu, ‘The Catch’, ‘Paper Tiger’ And ‘Death Of A Telemarketer’

Austin Film Festival Reveals First Wave Of Programming With Horton Foote Docu, ‘The Catch’, ‘Paper Tiger’ And ‘Death Of A Telemarketer’
Exclusive: The 27th annual Austin Film Festival (Aff) has unveiled their first wave of programming for its virtual edition for the fest which takes place October 22-29.

In addition to panels, the writers-driven fest will feature the world premiere of Anne Rapp’s Horton Foote: The Road to Home, which puts the spotlight on the work of the titular Oscar-winning screenwriter of the 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Aff will also feature world premieres from second-round writers through the Festival’s Screenplay competitions, including The Catch from first-time director Matthew Ya-Hsiung Balzer as well as Paper Tiger, which also marks the directorial debut of Paul Kowalski. Khaled Ridgeway will also debut the Texas Premiere of his film Death of a Telemarketer starring Larmorne Morris, Haley Joel Osment, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Aff will spotlight Texas filmmakers with the North-American premiere of Blinders, directed by former Terrence Malick
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‘Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies’ Review: A Documentary Lays the Cinema Bare

‘Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies’ Review: A Documentary Lays the Cinema Bare
Even those who consider themselves experts in the subject will find a provocative treasure trove of images and anecdotes in “Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies.” Danny Wolf’s documentary is a breezy, open-eyed, and often encyclopedic compendium of all the ways the cinema has celebrated, exploited, and negotiated the power of the naked body. The film opens with a montage of actors and directors recalling the first movie they ever saw that had nudity in it, and that allows the film, in its early moments, to leap through some of Nudity’s Greatest Hits.

As it moves back in time, one of the documentary’s fascinations is the way it’s constantly juxtaposing big Hollywood movies and European art movies and softcore exploitation films and everything in between. That, of course, is just as it should be. Aesthetically, there’s a world of difference between “Vixen” and “The Virgin Spring,
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“Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies” Manages To Be Very Entertaining Yet Never Exploitative

“Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies” Manages To Be Very Entertaining Yet Never Exploitative
It’s really hard to make a documentary about movie nudity. Even with the best of intentions, one can really easily fall into exploitation and titillation, as opposed to information. Luckily, filmmaker Danny Wolf is up to the challenge, as his doc Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies, is thoroughly entertaining, full of interesting stories, and looks at the naked body on celluloid as a piece of cinematic history, never going for the pure visual aesthetic. The result is a look at part of the industry’s past, present, and future, that’s a great view for anyone who loves the movie industry. Hitting on Tuesday, it’s well worth seeking out! The film is a documentary about, quite literally, the history of movie nudity. Starting off with the silent movie era and going all the way to the present day, the focus is on the how and the why of it all.
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Emma Roberts’ Best Film And TV Roles, According To IMDb

Emma Roberts’ Best Film And TV Roles, According To IMDb
Emma Roberts was born into a pretty notable family. Her father is veteran actor Eric Roberts and her aunt is Academy Award winner Julia Roberts. Emma has mostly kept her career separate from them, yet has managed to carve out her own niche. She's appeared in movies but her wheelhouse seems to be television.

Related: Emma Roberts' Top 10 Movie and TV Roles, Ranked

Roberts has been acting since she was a kid but has truly blossomed over the past few years. The 2010s saw her branch out, doing a great job in various genres including horror, comedy, and drama. Based on the ratings at IMDb, these are the highlights of her career.
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‘Testing Is the Hardest Thing Right Now for Production’: How Three Producers Are Getting Back to Work

‘Testing Is the Hardest Thing Right Now for Production’: How Three Producers Are Getting Back to Work
James Ganiere’s indie feature “No More Goodbyes” was one of the first productions to wrap during the pandemic, and did so without infections. He said the 17-day shoot required a marathon of outside-the-box planning and obsessive attention to detail.

“Testing is the hardest thing right now for production,” said Ganiere, who wrapped production July 17. “They’re having problems where productions just can’t get access to tests.”

As infection numbers rise across the country, public testing sites struggle to provide results even within 10 days — a far cry from the 48-hour-max turnaround that SAG-AFTRA demands before giving productions the Ok. “What happens in 10 days? You could have a pandemic happen on set,” Ganiere said.

Nearly two months after a SAG- and DGA-led coalition of unions and guilds released Covid-19 guidelines, Ganiere’s drama is among a small group of productions that offer test cases for the real-world realities
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Spotlight: Eric Roberts's Charity Work

Spotlight: Eric Roberts's Charity Work
Eric has volunteered his time with organizations such as Precious Paws and The Natural Child Project.

Charities & foundations supported

Eric Roberts has supported the following charities:

600million.orgBest Friends Animal SocietyChildren Mending HeartsChildren's Hospital Los AngelesFarm SanctuaryFeed the ChildrenHear The WorldHelen Woodward Animal CenterPrecious PawsProject Save Our SurfSafety Harbor KidsThe Humane SocietyThe Natural Child ProjectThe Rescue TrainTrue Colors Fund Read more about Eric Roberts's charity work and events. Related articles A Little "Moore" For CharityJulia Roberts - More Than Just A Pretty WomanDrew Barrymore Leaves Her Mark For Charity AuctionHeather Mills Hosts 2008 Farm Sanctuary GalaDave Dobbyn Promotes Hearing Awareness In Fiji

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Raggedy Man

Raggedy Man
Here’s a story about a different kind of ‘lockdown.’ This near-perfect Americana drama might be the real pinnacle of Sissy Spacek’s wonderful career. The no-baloney tale of rural life on the Texas coastline during WW2 is packed with strong emotions and solid sentiment. Wartime hardship and catch-as-catch-can romance strike an uneasy balance with more threatening material, including a highly suspenseful finish. First-time director Jack Fisk hits this one out of the park, with help from Eric Roberts, William Sanderson, Tracey Walter, R.G. Armstrong, Sam Shepard and little Henry Thomas. This is one of those special pictures that creates a warm feeling about people. The ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ scene is perfection of a special kind.

Raggedy Man

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1981 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date July 28, 2020 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard, William Sanderson, Tracey Walter, R.G. Armstrong, Henry Thomas,
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Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kasi Lemmons Set For Black Carpet Speaker Series; Max Talisman To Helm ‘Things Like This’; Freestyle Digital Acquires ‘The Silent Natural’ – Film Briefs

Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kasi Lemmons Set For Black Carpet Speaker Series; Max Talisman To Helm ‘Things Like This’; Freestyle Digital Acquires ‘The Silent Natural’  – Film Briefs
Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center has launched Black Carpet Speaker Series, a free series providing Black filmmakers a platform to discuss their careers, influences, latest works, and filmmaking insights. Bherc has tapped powerhouse directors Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard) and Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) to host the first live virtual speaker series where they’ll be discussing the urgency to tell stories of black women and disrupting the status quo. Following the Black Carpet Speaker Series, which kicks off July 31, is Bherc’s annual Reel Black Men Film Festival that runs from August 1 – August 8. The fest spotlights shorts created by African-American male filmmakers. Reel Black Men provides an opportunity to screen these shorts and showcase the directors’ skills, talent and vision through film screenings while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion, and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaker process.

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Orange Is the New Black
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Her Deadly Groom Review: A Twisty, Thrilling Cautionary Tale!

Her Deadly Groom Review: A Twisty, Thrilling Cautionary Tale!
Throw all the dating apps away!

Unfortunately, in these times it's a person's best bet at meeting the love of their life, but the odds of meeting someone like Vincent are way too high for comfort.

If Her Deadly Groom wasn't anything else, it's a cautionary tale about online dating, or better yet, dating in general.

Allison should've celebrated her divorce by focusing on her peanut butter business and taking a girls' trip to an island somewhere with Brenna and Nicky. It would've saved her a lot of heartbreak, losses, and near-death experiences with handsome new hubbies.

Lifetime is known for its romantic thrillers, and to some degree, frustratingly naive protagonists. Is it even a classic Lifetime flick if you aren't on the edge of your seat yelling at the screen for some character or another to open their eyes and see what's right in front of them as plain as day?
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‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo’: Film Review

‘Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo’: Film Review
When you look at the face of Danny Trejo, you see the creases and hollows and pockmarks, the eye pouches like saddlebags, the badges of a life so well-worn that, at first, that’s just about all you see. Yet the more you look, the more you notice a paradox. For someone who has been around more blocks than most of us will ever know, Trejo is actually, beneath the fugly weathering, kind of a sexy dude — and, off camera, a funny, self-deprecating, and gruffly gentle one, with one of those light-up-the-room grins. That’s the drama of Danny Trejo: On camera, his look of sullen morose menace suggests the forces, as heavy as an anvil, that are keeping him from smiling. When you look into that face, you want to know what those forces are.

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo” is a compelling and heartfelt documentary that fills all of that in.
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Skin Documentary Trailer Explores the History of Nudity in Movies

Skin Documentary Trailer Explores the History of Nudity in Movies
The Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies trailer has arrived. The definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies begins with the silent movie era and moves through to present day. Director Danny Wolf examines the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity on the big screen, while emphasizing the political, sociological, and artistic changes that shaped this rich history. Nudity has always been controversial even as new dialogues continue on the subject as to whether it is right or wrong.

The Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies documentary features revealing interviews with actors including Pam Grier, Eric Roberts, Shannon Elizabeth, Sean Young, and Malcolm McDowell, along with directors Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Kevin Smith (Clerks), and Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High). In the trailer, we see American Pie's Shannon Elizabeth talking about the benefits of
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"Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies"

Director Danny Wolf's new documentary feature "Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies", from Quiver Distribution will be released August 18, 2020:

"...'Skin' is the definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.

"The film features revealing interviews with actors Pam Grier and Malcolm McDowell...

"...as well as directors Peter Bogdanovich, Kevin Smith and Amy Heckerling.

"Shannon Elizabeth, Diane Franklin, Eric Roberts and Sean Young  are also featured..."

Click the images to enlarge...
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Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies New Documentary Available On Demand August 18th

Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies New Documentary Available On Demand August 18th
Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies , Available On Demand August 18th, explores the history of nudity in film, beginning with the silent movie era through present day. The film features revealing interviews with actors including Pam Grier and Malcolm McDowellas well as directors Peter Bogdanovich, Kevin Smithand Amy Heckerling. Check out this trailer:

A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.

Skin: A History Of Nudity In The Movies delves into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that
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‘Saved by the Bell’s Mitchell Hoog To Star In ‘After Masks’; Create The Writers Room Launches Spec That Scene – News Briefs

‘Saved by the Bell’s Mitchell Hoog To Star In ‘After Masks’; Create The Writers Room Launches Spec That Scene – News Briefs
Mitchell Hoog, who will play Zack Morris’ son Mac in Peacock’s Saved by the Bell reboot, will star in After Masks, a 5-part anthology film written and directed by the actors themselves while under the stay at home order. Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager), Stefanie Estes (Amazon’s Tales from the Loop), Frances Lee Mccain (Back to the Future), Michael Welch (Twilight franchise), Lily Keene (HBO’s Deadwood), Krista Allen (Liar Liar), Alexandra Rodriguez (Hulu’s East Los High), Carlena Britch (CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone), Nicole Thompson, and Debra Wilson (MadTV) will also star. Brian McCulley and John Crockett of Aec Studios producing. The stories will focus on many of the relatable issues we are all dealing with while on quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic such as isolation, uncertainty, fear, substance abuse, and self-discovery. The segments, while standalone, will take place during the same time period,
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Eric Roberts, Jequan Jackson To Star In ‘No More Goodbyes’ Indie From Rio Vista Universal

Eric Roberts, Jequan Jackson To Star In ‘No More Goodbyes’ Indie From Rio Vista Universal
Exclusive: Eric Roberts and newcomer Jequan Jackson will star in foster care drama No More Goodbyes, directed by James Ganiere and written by Rebekah Ganiere.

The pic follows sixteen-year-old Mark (Jackson) who, after his foster mother dies, goes on the run with his foster brother Tristan (played by Christian Ganiere), a young boy with Autism and Ptsd in order for them to stay together and not become separated by the system. However, Mark finds out that keeping him and his brother together is going to be harder than it looks. They must rely on each other and a gruff stranger, a retired military veteran named Stan, seeking his own redemption, in an effort to keep their family from being torn apart and the truth from being discovered.

Tom Nowicki, Miriam A. Hyman, Sal Velez Jr, Michael Patrick Lane (Tully) Petri Byrd (Judge Judy), Stacy Haiduk Ethan McDowell, Zuri Starks (Valley of the Zombies), Sunday Curry (The Price of Fame) and Starletta DuPois round out the cast.

The film aims to explore foster care in the United States, where a child is entered into the system every two minutes. Of the children that reach the age of eighteen and age out of the system without being adopted, half of them will end up in prison within two years, one in five will become homeless, and only 3 percent of those children will go on to earn a college degree.

The Ganieres are producing the pic via their Rio Vista Universal label with a plan to put it through the festival circuit.

Roberts is repped by Peter Young Sovereign Talent Group; Jackson by Stw Talent; Christian Ganiere by Mavrick Artists Agency and Transcend Talent Management; Nowicki by Alliance Talent Group; Hyman by A3 Artists and Luber Rocklin.
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Mickey Rourke Crime Drama ‘Night Walk’ Lands U.S. Distribution At Grindstone; S&r Films Handling Sales – Cannes

Mickey Rourke Crime Drama ‘Night Walk’ Lands U.S. Distribution At Grindstone; S&r Films Handling Sales – Cannes
Exclusive: The Mickey Rourke, Sean Stone and Eric Roberts crime drama Night Walk has secured North American distribution via Grindstone Entertainment Group, with Scatena & Rosner Films taking global sales rights, Deadline can exclusively report.

Directed and produced by Moroccan-born filmmaker Aziz Tazi, Night Walk follows Frank, a Western traveler visiting the Middle East, where his girlfriend Sarah lives. After a tragic incident leading to Sarah’s death, Frank is wrongfully imprisoned by corrupt police, and under the guidance of the prison’s top shot-caller (Mickey Rourke) and the protection of his Muslim cellmate (French multi-platinum rap artist La Fouine), he unravels political corruption at the top seats of government in his quest for justice. Louis Mandylor and Patrick Kilpatrick also star.

Grindstone has a multi-year agreement with Lionsgate and plans a release for the pic next year.

Night Walk was shot in Los Angeles and Morocco.
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