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Deadline Launches ‘For The Love Of Docs’ Screening Series To Highlight Unsung Film Documentaries

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Deadline is teaming with with the International Documentary Association and Hulu to launch For the Love of Docs, a screening series of 10 feature documentaries that represent the best of the brand. The films will be screened each week at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles beginning September 17 and running until December 10. The screenings are free.

The following films were chosen:

Ask Dr. Ruth, directed by Ryan White: A documentary about America’s favorite sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Bellingcat, Truth in a Post Truth World, directed by Hans Pool: An exciting film about “citizen investigative journalism” tackling issues such as the crash of Mh 17 to the poisoning of a Russian spy.

Halston, directed by Frédéric Tcheng: A captivating documentary about the legendary ’70s fashion designer Halston.

Love, Antosha, directed by Garret Price: A film about the late actor Anton Yelchin, who died in 2016. Told through letters
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Of Course Nicolas Cage Once Went On A ‘National Treasure’-Style Quest for the Holy Grail

Of Course Nicolas Cage Once Went On A ‘National Treasure’-Style Quest for the Holy Grail
Nicolas Cage is known to many as the treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates from Disney’s “National Treasure” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” but it turns out the Oscar-winning actor dabbles in treasure hunting in his personal life. In an extensive, career-spanning interview with The New York Times, Cage reveals to reporter David Marchese he once went on a real-life “quest” to find the legendary Holy Grail.

“That was the time when I almost went on — you might call it a grail quest,” Cage said. “I started following mythology, and I was finding properties that aligned with that. It was almost like ‘National Treasure.’ Of course, that didn’t sustain.”

Cage continued by saying he became obsessed with figuring out the Holy Grail’s location. Asked by Marchese to clarify his “quest,” Cage explained, “You read a book, and in it there’s a reference to another book, and then you buy that book,
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‘After the Wedding’ Film Review: Julianne Moore Remake Swaps Genders, Finds a Reason to Exist

‘After the Wedding’ Film Review: Julianne Moore Remake Swaps Genders, Finds a Reason to Exist
The question that looms over every attempt to remake an existing film is a simple one: “What’s the point?”

If a film is good enough to inspire a remake, after all, doesn’t that mean it exists quite nicely on its own, and doesn’t need somebody else trying to do it all over again?

And if the point of the new version is to change things about the original, don’t you run the risk of losing some of the elements that made the first film special?

Director Bart Freundlich, whose remake of Susanne Bier’s 2006 drama “After the Wedding” was the first film to screen on the opening night of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, clearly knows and has thought about those questions.

Also Read: 'Brian Banks' Film Review: Forgettable Film Squanders Powerful True Story

“Susanne made such a beautiful film,” he said in the Q
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‘Luce’ Opens Strong, ‘The Farewell’ Is Here to Stay as Sundance Makes Box-Office Comeback

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With several name actors, good reviews, and top theaters, Sundance-premiere drama “Luce” led multiple new releases this weekend. Also showing promise are “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent’s second feature, “The Nightingale,” at two initial theaters, while at one New York location “Jay Myself” scored as yet another strong documentary. And summer breakout “The Farewell” continued its strong expansion, adding over $2.4 million to its already impressive figures.

Opening

Luce (Neon) – Metacritic: 73; Festivals include: Sundance, Tribeca 2019

$132,916 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $26,583

This kind of narrative indie doesn’t have an easy pass to success these days. With Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Tim Roth adding to its appeal, the story of parents who face disturbing news about their adopted Eritean son opened in top New York/Los Angeles theaters. Audiences reportedly showed multiple-demographic appeal, critical for any upcoming expansion that seeks a crossover audience.

What comes next: It
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‘Luce’ & ‘The Nightingale’ Bow Solid; ‘The Farewell’ Entrenches in Expansion: Specialty Box Office

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The weekend has had a sizable crowd of specialty newcomers, though as summer begins its sunset, it appears some audiences are going beyond the big studio brouhaha. Sundance psycho-thriller Luce lead the pack with a $132,916 start in five locations, grabbing a $26,583 per theater average for the Neon release in the three-day estimate, while not far behind was IFC FilmsThe Nightingale for $40,082 in two theaters and a $20,041 PTA. A24’s The Farewell, meanwhile, landed comfortably in the top 10 this weekend, while being in far fewer theaters than the studio titles. The Sundance title by Lulu Wang grossed over $2.4M in 409 theaters, averaging a robust $5,939 for the Mandarin and English-language feature. It has cumed over $6.84M.

Neon reported Sunday that writer-director Julius Onah’s Luce’s exits showed “broad appeal,” with a 28% African-American audience and about a 50/50 split between crowds over and under 40 years-old. Moviegoers were about 59% female and 41% male.

“Julius
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‘Love, Antosha’ Clip: Simon Pegg Tells a Heartwarming Story About ‘Star Trek’ Co-Star Anton Yelchin

‘Love, Antosha’ Clip: Simon Pegg Tells a Heartwarming Story About ‘Star Trek’ Co-Star Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin would have been 30 years old this year, but the star of Green Room, Charlie Bartlett, Terminator Salvation and the Star Trek reboot franchise died in a tragic accident in June of 2016. Three years later, a new documentary called Love, Antosha looks back at the unfortunately short life of the actor who […]

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‘Love, Antosha’ Review: Anton Yelchin Doc Is a Celebration of a Life Lived Fully

This is a re-post of our Love, Antosha review from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film is now playing in limited release. Documentaries about famous actors aren’t exactly rare, but there truly was no one like Anton Yelchin. The performer’s passion dripped off the screen with each appearance, and he amassed a tremendous and hefty filmography before his life was tragically cut short at the age of 27. The documentary Love, Antosha is a celebration of Yelchin’s life, packed with home movies and interviews with his parents Irina and Viktor as well as a vast …
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‘Love, Antosha’ Film Review: Anton Yelchin’s Brief, Voracious Life Celebrated in Poignant Doc

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‘Love, Antosha’ Film Review: Anton Yelchin’s Brief, Voracious Life Celebrated in Poignant Doc
It’s hard to imagine a more heartfelt eulogy than “Love, Antosha,” the emotional new documentary from first-time director Garret Price, about the life and the tragic, sudden, almost unbelievable death of actor Anton Yelchin.

Born Anton Viktorovich Yelchin to immigrant ice-skating superstars from the U.S.S.R., the young actor co-starred in 69 movies and television shows before he was crushed by his own car in a bizarre accident when he was only 27. Mainstream audiences probably knew him best as Anton Chekov, the rookie crew member aboard J.J. Abrams’ rebooted “Star Trek” movie franchise. But since 2000, Yelchin had been working as a child actor in high profile projects like “ER” and “Hearts in Atlantis,” before eventually graduating to mature leading roles in celebrated films like “Like Crazy” and “Green Room.”

As a child star, and an enterprising youngster who made experimental films with his friends and family, there’s
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Naomi Watts & Octavia Spencer Lead ‘Luce’; Diane Kruger Is ‘The Operative’; ‘The Nightingale’ In Oz – Specialty Preview

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Naomi Watts & Octavia Spencer Lead ‘Luce’; Diane Kruger Is ‘The Operative’; ‘The Nightingale’ In Oz – Specialty Preview
This is a packed weekend for new specialty rollouts, one of the most crowded of the summer. Neon is opening writer-director Julius Onah’s drama Luce with New York and L.A. runs in its opening frame. The company picked up the title starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Octavia Spencer and Kelvin Harrison Jr. out of Sundance. Diane Kruger stars in psychological thriller The Operative by writer-director Yuval Adler. The Vertical Entertainment release is playing 10 theaters around the country starting Friday. IFC Films released Jennifer Kent’s 2014 feature The Babadook and is spearheading her latest, The Nightingale, with a traditional rollout. Photographer and artist Jay Maisel is at the center of the documentary Jay Myself, which is playing an exclusive window at Film Forum in New York via Oscilloscope. Cohen Media Group picked up Tel Aviv on Fire out of its Venice premiere, beginning its U.S. theatrical run in New York,
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Anton Yelchin Retrospective Returns ‘Green Room,’ ‘Like Crazy,’ and More to Theaters

Anton Yelchin Retrospective Returns ‘Green Room,’ ‘Like Crazy,’ and More to Theaters
Three of Anton Yelchin’s most beloved films will return to theaters this month in the run-up to the release of “Love, Antosha,” a documentary about the late actor’s many creative pursuits which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The theatrical retrospective will feature J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” (2009), Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” (2011), and Jeremy Saulnier’s “Green Room” (2015). The screenings are set to take place at New York’s Quad Cinema and Portland’s Regal Fox Tower Cinemas, with additional cites to be announced at a later date.

Directed by Garret Price, “Love, Antosha” features interviews with the actor’s parents, Irina and Viktor Yelchin, as well as many of his high-profile friends and collaborators. While his acting work is well known to many, Price highlights the lesser-known sides of Yelchin’s artistic process by exploring his photographic projects as well as scoring the film entirely with the actor’s original music.
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Anton Yelchin’s Parents Want to Keep Late Actor’s ‘Legacy Alive’ With Documentary ‘Love, Antosha’

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Anton Yelchin’s Parents Want to Keep Late Actor’s ‘Legacy Alive’ With Documentary ‘Love, Antosha’
Amidst the usual glitz and glamour of a red carpet, Monday night’s premiere of “Love, Antosha” had an air of seriousness bordering on reverence — even the reporters were nervous. And at the center of it all were Irina and Victor Yelchin, the parents of late actor Anton Yelchin.

“Anton deserved it, and everything that we’re doing. We’re trying to keep his legacy alive,” Victor Yelchin told Variety about his emotional experience on the red carpet outside Arclight Hollywood. “For me to watch this movie one more time, it’s a chance to give Anton another 1.5 hours.”

“And for me, I’m leaving in the middle of the film, when I know that something is coming,” Irina Yelchin added, referencing news footage surrounding her son’s death. “We can’t avoid it, that happened. But at some point, I’m coming back again because he’s again alive — he’s smiling,
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‘Love, Antosha’ Is A Moving, Poignant Tribute To Anton Yelchin [Review]

A poignant tribute to the late Anton Yelchin, Garret Price’s documentary “Love, Antosha” filters the young actor’s life through interviews with his collaborators and family. Narrated, in part, by Yelchin’s “Dying of the Light” collaborator, Nicholas Cage and produced by his “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus (whom Price has served as an editor for), the documentary serves as an encapsulation of the profound impact Yelchin made during his all too short time as an actor.

Continue reading ‘Love, Antosha’ Is A Moving, Poignant Tribute To Anton Yelchin [Review] at The Playlist.
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'Love, Antosha' Premiere Celebrates the Life of Anton Yelchin

'Love, Antosha' Premiere Celebrates the Life of Anton Yelchin
It was a somber red carpet on Tuesday night as friends, family and co-stars arrived at the Arclight Theater for the premiere of Love, Antosha, a documentary about the life of actor Anton Yelchin, who died in a tragic accident in 2016.

Anton's parents, Victor and Irina Yelchin, were joined on the red carpet by his co-stars and friends, such as Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella and Drake Doremus, who was a producer of the film.

Doremus directed Yelchin in Like Crazy, one of his breakout roles, and he told THR what Yelchin meant in his life as both a friend and collaborator....
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Anton Yelchin Doc Soundtrack to Feature Songs Written by Late Actor

Anton Yelchin Doc Soundtrack to Feature Songs Written by Late Actor
Upcoming documentary Love, Antosha details the life and career of late actor Anton Yelchin, who rose to fame for roles in tentpole films such as Star Trek and Terminator: Salvation as well as his various indie film performances, among them Like Crazy and Odd Thomas

The documentary, directed by Garret Price, features a look at Yelchin's journal entries, photography and original music, as well as interviews with his family and colleagues. Numerous industry peers share their experiences of him, including J.J. Abrams, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage, Like Crazy director Drake Doremus, Jodie Foster, John Cho and more.

The soundtrack to ...
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Tim Miller Shares New Terminator: Dark Fate Details and Explains Mackenzie Davis Will ‘Scare the F— Out of Misogynists'

I don’t know about you, but I’m actually pretty stoked about Tim Miller and James Cameron’s Terminator: Dark Fate! I love what I’ve seen so far and I can’t wait to see more, which will probably happen at Comic-Con during the film’s panel next week.

While we wait for some new footage to drop, Miller opens up a little bit more about the film, specifically the new character Grace played by Mackenzie Davis. He explained that during their developing meetings it was pointed out that the Terminator films “tend to have a trinity of main characters. One of those is the protector, the Kyle Reese character [portrayed by Michael Biehn in the original, Jai Courtney and Anton Yelchin in sequels].” It’s from this observation that an idea was born that “a new protector from the future is a machine fighter.” He goes on to explain:

“It’s a painful life,
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Director: Why Mackenzie Davis Will ‘Scare the F— Out of’ Misogynists

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Director: Why Mackenzie Davis Will ‘Scare the F— Out of’ Misogynists
Director Tim Miller is set to storm Hall H with “Terminator: Dark Fate,” his new vision for the beloved Arnold Schwarzenegger action franchise, which Paramount and Skydance will release in November. The Comic-Con vet has not only mounted blockbusters like “Deadpool” in San Diego but has also been attending for 25 years. Here’s his fanboy battle strategy.

How will you win over Hall H with this new take on “Terminator”?

If I was a nerd, and I am, I always imagine reading about plot or story and how I would feel as a fan. I can be objective that way, like I did with “Deadpool.” When I read online when we announced the film, “‘Terminator 6’? For f–k’s sake, why don’t they let it die?” I understand where those people are coming from. If it’s not great, then we’ve had enough.

After “Deadpool” there were a
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Star Trek Shares Emotional Anton Yelchin Tribute On Anniversary Of His Death

Today marks the third anniversary of the untimely death of Anton Yelchin in 2016. As a tribute to the much-missed actor, the official Star Trek Twitter account has shared a moving poster in the star’s memory.

“Remembering @StarTrekMovie’s very own Chekov #AntonYelchin,” the tweet says, along with a photo of Yelchin and the hashtags #StarTrek, #StarTrekFamily and #StarTrekRemembers.

Remembering @StarTrekMovie’s very own Chekov, #AntonYelchin. #StarTrek #StarTrekFamily #StarTrekRemembers pic.twitter.com/tgyKVzAnEr

Star Trek (@StarTrek) June 19, 2019

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Yelchin was a hugely prolific actor, with his career encompassing 68 credits across film and TV, but it’s fair to say that he’s best known and beloved for his turn as Ensign Pavel Chekov in the three Kelvin timeline Star Trek movies. He always made the most of his screentime in 2009’s Star Trek, 2013’s Star Trek
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Love, Antosha: The Trailer For the Anton Yelchin Documentary Is Heart-Shattering

Love, Antosha: The Trailer For the Anton Yelchin Documentary Is Heart-Shattering
Hollywood suffered a tragic loss in 2016 when actor Anton Yelchin died at just 27 years old following a fatal car collision outside his home. Despite his young age, he had already built an impressive career filled with memorable roles showing off his talent. And now, thanks to the upcoming documentary Love, Antosha, his family, friends, fans, and colleagues are getting an inside look at his journey to stardom.

The first trailer for the documentary features interviews with Yelchin's family members, as well as costars from films like Star Trek, Fierce People (Kristen Stewart), Terminator Salvation (Bryce Dallas Howard), and more. There are also snippets of his journals and other writings, photography, and original music that he composed, all of which paint a portrait of his successes and struggles in equal measure. Watch the trailer for Love, Antosha before it premieres on Aug. 2.
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Love, Antosha: The Trailer For the Anton Yelchin Documentary Is Heart-Shattering

Hollywood suffered a tragic loss in 2016 when actor Anton Yelchin died at just 27 years old following a fatal car collision outside his home. Despite his young age, he had already built an impressive career filled with memorable roles showing off his talent. And now, thanks to the upcoming documentary Love, Antosha, his family, friends, fans, and colleagues are getting an inside look at his journey to stardom.

The first trailer for the documentary features interviews with Yelchin's family members, as well as costars from films like Star Trek, Fierce People (Kristen Stewart), Terminator Salvation (Bryce Dallas Howard), and more. There are also snippets of his journals and other writings, photography, and original music that he composed, all of which paint a portrait of his successes and struggles in equal measure. Watch the trailer for Love, Antosha before it premieres on Aug. 2.
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Chris Pine Honors Anton Yelchin At 10th-Anniversary Star Trek Screening

It’s been over three years since the world tragically lost 27-year-old Anton Yelchin, but it’s clear that in such a short time, the actor made a massive impact on those around him.

Just this weekend, Chris Pine attended a special 10th-anniversary screening of the first film in J.J. AbramsStar Trek reboot series, which was dedicated to the memory of the young actor. Speaking in front of a massive audience of fans, Pine reflected on their time working together:

“This curious, fascinating, complex, strange little dude who, when we started [Star Trek], was about 10 years younger than all of us. He was kind of our younger brother, and we saw him grow up and continue to get stranger and more curious.”

A trailer for the documentary about Yelchin’s life, Love, Antosha, played prior to the screening. Pine is one of the many stars featured in the documentary,
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