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Tribeca 2018: The Best Lgbt Films to See at This Year’s Festival, From ‘Disobedience’ to ‘Studio 54’ Documentary

Tribeca 2018: The Best Lgbt Films to See at This Year’s Festival, From ‘Disobedience’ to ‘Studio 54’ Documentary
When the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens this week, New York audiences will have a chance to catch some of the most anticipated queer films of the year. Sebastián Lelio’s “Disobedience” will play in New York days before its theatrical release; the film stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as two women who must hide their attraction in their tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community. Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance winner “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” will also make its New York debut at the festival, with Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane. Provocateurs Andre Leon Talley and Robert Mapplethorpe each headline their own film, and prolific gay filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer uncovers the inside story of Studio 54.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18 – 29. Check out our must-see Lgbt films below.

“Disobedience”

Sebastián Lelio concludes his sumptuous triptych of films about women with “Disobedience,” the Chilean filmmaker’s first English-language film.
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Feeling the character by Anne-Katrin Titze

Alessandro Nivola stars with Jesse Eisenberg in Riley Stearns's ‪The Art Of Self-Defense‬ and Gideon Raff's The Red Sea Diving Resort with Chris Evans and Ben Kingsley Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Last year's Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor winner Alessandro Nivola, comes back this year in a new position as a co-producer with Emily Mortimer, Ron Perlman, Josh Crook, and Scott Lochmus of Shawn Snyder's To Dust, starring the dynamic, excavating duo of Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick. You can also find Alessandro in another highlight at the festival, Sebastián Lelio's Disobedience where he stars with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

2017 Tribeca Best Actor award winner ‪Alessandro Nivola‬: "Sometimes the creative process can feel more real than life itself." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Over breakfast before the start of the Tribeca Film Festival, Alessandro gave me some background on The Art of Self-Defense and The Red Sea Diving Resort.
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FilmNation Secures $120M in New Slate Financing

Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has secured a new $120 million credit facility to deepen its film and TV production and acquisition slate ahead of Cannes.

The revolver put together by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-led by Union Bank aims to offer the film producer, financier and international distributor additional capital for new content. The financing deal also comes as FilmNation readies upcoming projects for release, including Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola; and Richard Eyre’s The Children Act, starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead.

"Throughout FilmNation’s history, what has empowered us...
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‘You Were Never Really Here’ Trailer

In You Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe, a traumatized veteran who tracks down missing girls for a living. You Were Never Really Here is directed by Lynne Ramsay and based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Ames. Ramsay’s last film We Need to Talk About Kevin was as stellar and unsettling as they come. She’s an exciting filmmaker, and despite an April release of her film, will be talked about during awards season this fall.

My only caveat is that I didn’t watch this trailer until after I saw the movie. I watched about 10 seconds just to see what it was all about and I turned it off. I knew I was in. Having said that, it’s not that the trailer ruins the movie, my viewing experience having not watched the trailer was great. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
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Film Review: Stylish, Well Performed ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Chicago – Actor Joaquin Phoenix almost solely specializes in portraying broken souls, but he also does it with such intensity that he adds necessary depth to those characters, to allow for their redemption. As a hit man for hire in the new film “You Were Never Really Here,” he again reaches beyond the darkness.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The film is an adaptation of a Jonathan Ames novel, and is directed by Lynne Ramsay (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”). Like “Kevin,” it is a moody interpretation of a highly salacious subject, the use of preteen girls for prostitution. Phoenix is a hardened Marine combat veteran-turned-hit-man whose only soft spot is for his aging mother. The process of the story is to get him to feel again, but it is done through many tortuous emotional encounters and his own brand of violent justice. Ramsay’s cinema landscape is a dreamy one, and protects the
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Movie Review – You Were Never Really Here (2017)

You Were Never Really Here, 2017.

Written and Directed by Lynne Ramsay.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsanov, Alex Manette, Frank Pando, John Doman, Alessandro Nivola, Jason Babinsky, Vinicius Damasceno, and Judith Roberts.

Synopsis:

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Where is Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here? The answer is blurred between the lines of reality and vigilante fantasy, as traumatized war veteran Joe makes it his personal vendetta to rid the world of sex trafficking scum (the girls are also underage and barely teenagers) for reasons briefly shown as blink and you miss it flashbacks that feel more like an accurate representation of Ptsd rather than half-baked narrative exposition.

None of this quality
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Breaking the rules by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Tribeca Film Festival will have Ethan Hawke starring in Robert Budreau's Stockholm and Alessandro Nivola playing a rabbi opposite Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Sebastián Lelio's Disobedience Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Sebastián Lelio's Disobedience, co-written with Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, tackles the rules of tradition that come up against the physical quick violent pangs of rejection and lasting desire. Rachel Weisz (Ronit) and Rachel McAdams (Esti) let us read the nuances of their complicated feelings on their faces. The two women, whose past, present and future relationship the film centres on are emotional open books.

Ronit (Rachel Weisz) with Esti (Rachel McAdams) and Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) in Disobedience

Upon Ronit's arrival from the Us back into the North London Orthodox Jewish community she had left so many years ago, she reunites with two old friends, Esti and Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), who
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Joaquin Phoenix is unforgettable in the stylish “You Were Never Really Here”

Ever since the Cannes Film Festival last year, buzz has been building for Lynne Ramsay’s follow up to We Need to Talk About Kevin. The movie in question is You Were Never Really Here, and boy is it something. Opening this week, Ramsay has crafted something truly remarkable. Very much a cinematic cousin to Drive, this is the filmmaker putting her stamp on what otherwise could be a throwaway genre outing. Whereas a studio would have shaved off the rough edges and made this a Liam Neeson vehicle (not that those don’t have their own merits), here we have something far more offbeat. It’s also easily one of the three best films of 2018 so far. The movie is like a lucid fever dream. IMDb describes it as such: “A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control,
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Tribeca Film Festival early bird highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

André Leon Talley is "living for beauty" in Kate Novack's The Gospel According To André Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

From the director of A Fantastic Woman (this year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film), comes Disobedience, Sebastián Lelio's latest film, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola (2017 Tribeca Best Actor winner for Liz W Garcia's One Percent More Humid). Susanna Nicchiarelli brings us Nico, 1988, with Trine Dyrholm as Christa Päffgen, the Andy Warhol and Velvet Underground icon known as Nico. Hitchcock/Truffaut director Kent Jones makes his feature debut with Diane, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, with May Kay Place in the title role. The Gospel According To André, directed by Kate Novack, featuring interviews with Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Valentino Garavani, will.i.am, and Manolo Blahnik on the life of André Leon Talley, and his visit to Isabella Rossellini's farm rounds out
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You Were Never Really Here Movie Review

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You Were Never Really Here Amazon Studios Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Directed by: Lynne Ramsay Screenwriter: Lynne Ramsay adapted from Jonathan Ames’ novel Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts Location: Park Avenue, NYC, 5/22/18 Opens: April 6, 2018 Novelist Jonathan Ames, whose 112-page novella “You Were Never Really Here” […]

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Alessandro Nivola To Topline C4 Series Based On Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘Chimerica’

Exclusive: Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Selma) is in final negotiations to star in Channel 4’s four-part limited series adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood's critically acclaimed play Chimerica, from Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment. Titled Foreign Skies, the U.K. series, written by Kirkwood, examines the changing fortunes of the U.S. and China. Nivola will play the lead, an American photojournalist who tries to discover the truth behind the iconic, career-making…
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10 Best Movies to See in April: 'Avengers: Infinity War,' Raunchcoms, Rock vs. Monsters

10 Best Movies to See in April: 'Avengers: Infinity War,' Raunchcoms, Rock vs. Monsters
Oh, April – not quite the end of late-winter prestige section, not quite the official kick-off month of summer moviegoing! Assuming such seasonal categories even mean anything any more – the month's big-ticket events are no less than the Marvel Universe's ultra-mega-super-crossover-apalooza Avengers: Infinity War and the Rock and a giant ape fighting monsters courtesy of a vintage video-game adaptation. And arthouse movies like the Orthodox Jewish-meets-sapphic romance drama Disobedience and the neo-neorealistic gem The Rider could have easily held their own during rhymes-with-Schmoscarbait season. You get all this plus a tense-as-hell horror movie,
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'The Valley Of Dry Bones' wins Tribeca 2018 Sloan Student grand jury prize

Little Leper earns honourable mention.

Tribeca Film Institute announced on Wednesday (March 28) that Jeremy Palmer’s The Valley Of Dry Bones will receive the 2018 Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for screenwriting.

The film tells the story of Canadian Nobel Prize winner Dr Frederick Banting and his role in discovering insulin and its potential to treat diabetes.

Palmer will receive $30,000 in prize money, in addition to an industry mentor and a science mentor to support the film’s development.

Greg Wayne’s film Little Leper earned an honourable mention and follows a young woman who leaves her leper colony in search of treatment.
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‘Black Panther’ Squashes Specialty Box Office, Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’ Is Best of Limited Openers

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‘Black Panther’ Squashes Specialty Box Office, Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’ Is Best of Limited Openers
As the specialized world begins to move past a rich diet of awards contenders — still providing the bulk of the gross — films from established directors opened in New York and Los Angeles this weekend, led by British auteur Sally Potter’s “The Party” (Roadside Attractions). Mark Pellington’s “Nostalgia” (Bleecker Street), with a similar strong ensemble cast, succumbed to weak reviews.

Russian foreign-language Oscar nominee “The Loveless” (Sony Pictures Classics) opened well for a subtitled release in two cities. While Francois Ozon’s sexy “Double Love” (Cohen Media) got off to a big-city national start during the week, the result is at the low end of the French director’s films.

With all the hype on the stronger-than-average results among this year’s Oscar nominees, comic book movie “Black Panther” in its first three days totaled more than the grosses for the entire runs of even top Best Picture nominees “Dunkirk” and “Get Out.
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Horror Highlights: You Were Never Really Here, Image Expo 2018, The Housemaid Remake, Revival Statue from Skelton Crew Studio, 2018 Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Fest, Prodigy

Having been recently shown at Cannes and Sundance, You Were Never Really Here has acquired distribution with Amazon Studios and news on its release date plus six photos from the film kick off today's Horror Highlights. We also have a look at the guest list for Image Expo 2018, The Housemaid remake details, Skelton Crew Studios' Em Cypress collectible statue, the 2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival lineup, and the DVD and Digital release details for Prodigy.

Amazon Studios' You Were Never Realy Here Release Details: "You Were Never Really Here premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in competition, where Lynne Ramsay won the Best Screenplay award and Joaquin Phoenix won the award for Best Actor.

Amazon Studios will release You Were Never Really Here in select theaters April 6, 2018.

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Alessandro Nivola

Alessandro Nivola is an American actor who started out on the theater stage before going on to work in a wide range of projects on the theater stage as well as on the screen. Currently, he has had parts in a couple of movies that are set to be released in 2018, with one being The Red Sea Diving Resort and the other being The Art of Self-Defense. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Alessandro Nivola: His Grandfather Was a Famous Sculptor On his paternal side, Nivola’s grandfather was an Italian-American sculptor of

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Alessandro Nivola
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Disobedience Trailer Features Rachel Weisz And Rachel McAdams

Photo courtesy of Bleecker Street

Rachel McAdams stars as Esti Kuperman and Rachel Weiszas Ronit Krushkain in Disobedience. From Bleecker Street, the film screened in 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival. Vulture.com said in their review that it is “a beautifully tense tale of forbidden love .”

Check out the first trailer now.

From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.

Bleecker Street will release Disobedience in select theaters April 27, 2018

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Rachel McAdams: "Disobedience"

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the 'obsessive love' feature "Disobedience", directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman, starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola, opening April 27, 2018:

"...a woman returns from New York after the death of her father to the religious community in North London where she grew up.

"Once back at home, she stirs up controversy when she shows 'an interest' in a childhood friend..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Disobedience"...
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Disobedience (2017) Movie Trailer: Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams’ Forbidden Romance

Disobedience Trailer Sebastian Lelio‘s Disobedience (2018) movie trailer stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser, and Nicholas Woodeson. Disobedience‘s plot’s synopsis: based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, “The film follows Ronit (Weisz) as she returns from New York, after the death of her estranged rabbi father, to the Orthodox Jewish community in [...]

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Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams embark on a forbidden love affair in trailer for Disobedience

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in a tale of forbidden love that threatens the boundaries of their faith in the new trailer for Bleeker Street’s Disobedience.

Based on Noami Alderman’s book, the film is directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola star.

After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017. It will be released in the Us on April 27 by Bleecker Street. The film is scheduled to be released in the UK on August 24,

Disobedience Official Synopsis

The film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

The post Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams embark on a
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