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Sundance Film Fest: London 2018's Feature Lineup Is 58 Percent Women-Directed

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” will screen

Some of the biggest hits out of Park City are heading to the UK. The program for Sundance Film Festival: London 2018 has been announced, and those who didn’t make it out to Utah in January will be able to catch Desiree Akhavan’s Grand Jury Prize winner “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” among other titles. Of 12 features screening, seven are women-directed, amounting to 58 percent of the slate.

Toplined by Chloë Grace Moretz, “Miseducation” follows a teen sent to gay conversion camp after she’s caught in the back seat of a car with a female classmate. The pic, which took home the U.S. Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic section, marks Akhavan’s follow-up to “Appropriate Behavior,” her 2014 feature debut.

Other films making their way across the pond include Laura Dern-starrer “The Tale,” Jennifer Fox’s acclaimed sexual abuse drama,
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Sundance Film Festival London Programme Launched with Women in Film at the forefront

This morning both the Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced this year’s programme for Sundance Film Festival: London. Female stories and filmmakers shine brightly in this years line-up as seven out of the twelve films showcased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London were directed by women. Along with a thrilling array of female leads on screen, the selection champions female voices and highlights some of the broad and excellent women-led work direct from Sundance Utah.

The Festival, which will take place between the 31st May – 3 June at Picturehouse Central, will open with the UK premiere of Jennifer Fox’s The Tale, starring Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki. The festival also honours British talent once again, this time by premiering Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie. Women in Film takes centre stage at this year’s event, as movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo continue to highlight inequality in the film industry.
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Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London

Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London
Seven of the dozen films screening at Sundance Film Festival: London 2018 are directed by women as the U.K. edition of the indie festival puts female filmmakers center stage.

The selection includes the U.K. premieres of Desiree Akhavan’s “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (pictured), Crystal Moselle’s “Skate Kitchen,” and the international premiere of Augustine Frizzel’s “Never Goin’ Back.” The organizers said the lineup “champions female voices and highlights some of the broad and excellent women-led work direct from Sundance Utah.”

Other international premieres include Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” and Amy Adrion’s “Half the Picture.” Jim Hosking’s “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn,” Lauren Greenfield’s “Generation Wealth,” Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace,” and Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale,” will all have their U.K. premieres, as will Idris Elba’s “Yardie.”

Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” will also have its international premiere and its star,
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‘Generation Wealth’ Trailer: Look Upon Our Cultural Excess, Ye Mighty, and Despair

‘Generation Wealth’ Trailer: Look Upon Our Cultural Excess, Ye Mighty, and Despair
Lauren Greenfield, the filmmaker behind the acclaimed 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles, is back. Her newest movie, Generation Wealth, is an exploration of materialism, cultural excess, and the perversion and mutation of the American Dream. The film is gripping and horrifying in equal measure. Check out the new Generation Wealth trailer below and see what […]

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Trailer Watch: Lauren Greenfield Explores a Shift in the American Dream in “Generation Wealth”

“Generation Wealth”

“I’ve been a photographer for 25 years. With my lens focused on wealth, I noticed that no matter how much people had they still want more,” says Lauren Greenfield in a trailer for “Generation Wealth.”

Best known for Sundance winner “The Queen of Versailles,” a 2012 documentary about a billionaire couple constructing a mansion modeled after Versailles, Miller’s new doc explores a “shift in the American dream” and why the nation’s “obsession with wealth has grown.”

The trailer introduces us to characters who own wear 33 pounds of gold and diamonds, collect Birkin bags, and make no apologies. “If I wanna work 100 hours a week and never see my family and die at an early age, that’s my prerogative,” says one woman. Another character admits he knows the names of the Kardashians better than the names of his neighbors.

“Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging, and more,
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First Trailer for Lauren Greenfield’s ‘Generation Wealth’ Captures a Luxury Overdose

Lauren Greenfield’s The Queen of Versailles was the perfect and perhaps too prescient portrait of a specific slice of the 1%, and now for her next documentary, she takes on a bigger scope. Generation Wealth, based on her recent exhibit, is a look at different factions (and the machinations) of obscene high class. Following a Sundance premiere, Amazon Studios picked it up for a summer release, and now the first trailer has arrived.

Dan Schindel was mixed in his Sundance review, saying “The results are, predictably, both infuriating for the extreme societal inequality these people embody and depressing for all the ways their money has failed to give them any lasting satisfaction. From the former hedge fund manager turned fugitive to the flash-in-the-‘90s-pan rapper to the onetime porn star, we see clear patterns of status and power acting as a drug, driving people to seek more until they hit some kind of crash.
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Official Trailer for Lauren Greenfield's Superb Doc 'Generation Wealth'

"I noticed that know matter how much people had - they still wanted more." Amazon has debuted a trailer for the superb documentary Generation Wealth, from photographer / filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (also of The Queen of Versailles). This first premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, and it's an outstanding doc about how our obsession with money has actually gotten worse, and destroyed more lives, than anything positive. Greenfield takes a long-form look at her photography work, by examining a series of shots she took of wealthy kids in Los Angeles and following up with them today to see where they are. In addition, she profiles other wealthy (and formerly wealthy) people and asks them what it means to them. I adore this doc because it perfectly posits how greed will be America's downfall, with endlessly compelling examples of people good and bad. If you aren't actually aware just yet,
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‘Generation Wealth’ Trailer: The Sundance Docu Examines The World’s Obnoxious Obsession With Money

‘Generation Wealth’ Trailer: The Sundance Docu Examines The World’s Obnoxious Obsession With Money
Lauren Greenfield’s documentary Generation Wealth puts the spotlight on the wealthy via her life’s work. As a photographer, she has photographed some of the wealthiest members of society and with her doc, she pieces all of that together for an interesting investigation into pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. From the trailer above, we see how the obnoxiously wealthy can make us jealous, sad, frustrated, and angry all at…
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Dogwoof inks deals on Vivienne Westwood, Yayoi Kusama docs (exclusive)

Dogwoof inks deals on Vivienne Westwood, Yayoi Kusama docs (exclusive)
Lorna Tucker’s Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist premiered at Sundance in January.

Documentary specialist Dogwoof has secured a flurry of deals on two of its big sales titles at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

Lorna Tucker’s Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist – the feature doc about British fashion icon Vivienne Westwood – has sold to Us (Greenwich Entertainment), Canada (Films We Like), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Cis and Russia (Pioner), China TV rights (Dd Dream), Thailand (Movies Matter) and world inflight (Jaguar).

Previously announced territories were China (Tencent), Germany, Austria, Switzerland (Nfp), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Switzerland (Nfp), Hong Kong (Edko), and Japan (Kadokawa).

The film premiered at Sundance in January, Dogwoof will release in the UK on March 23. Producers on the project were Eleanor Emptage, Shirine Best, Nicole Stott, and John Battsek. Executive producers were Anna Godas and Leo Haidar.

Dogwoof has also racked up deals on Kusama – Infinity, Heather Lenz’s portrait
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Amazon Studios’ Bold New Leader Faces a Film Division With an Identity Crisis

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Amazon Studios’ hire of NBC Entertainment veteran Jennifer Salke as its new president should bode well for its TV production, which needs a seasoned hand to develop its own must-see TV. However, while she has no background in film development or production, Amazon’s film division will also need her leadership to focus its own strategy.

Read More:Amazon Officially Names NBC’s Jennifer Salke To Head Up Its Studio, Overseeing Both TV and Film

Amazon Studios’ chief operating officer Albert Cheng, who served as its interim head following Roy Price’s resignation last fall, will report to Salke, as will Jason Ropell, VP and worldwide head of motion pictures for Amazon Studios and Prime Video. This resolves one matter up front: After Price’s exit, Ropell refused to report to Cheng and reported directly to Seattle-based Amazon senior VP Jeff Blackburn. With new leadership in place, however, the deep-pocked production
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‘Generation Wealth’ Director on Why Kardashians, Trump Dominate Our Culture (Video)

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‘Generation Wealth’ Director on Why Kardashians, Trump Dominate Our Culture (Video)
In her new documentary, “Generation Wealth” director Lauren Greenfield explores the cultural obsessions of wealth in our generation, and how the recent changes in our political climate have continued to fuel not just having wealth, but the desire and the aspiration for wealth. “Over these 25 years, we’ve also never seen so much inequality and so little social mobility,” Greenfield told TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly at the Sundance Film Festival. Also Read: 94 Sundance Portraits From TheWrap at Acura Studios With Keira Knightley, Robert Pattinson and More (Photos) “Keeping up with the Joneses has literally become ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians,'” she said,...
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Dogwoof heads to Efm with Sundance doc 'Generation Wealth' (exclusive)

UK sales agent announces deal in Park City.

The UK’s Dogwoof has acquired international sales rights to Amazon Studios’ Sundance selection Generation Wealth directed by Lauren Greenfield and will introduce to buyers at the Efm next month.

The Doc Premieres entry premiered on opening night (January 18) and comes six years after Greenfield won the Sundance documentary directing award for The Queen Of Versailles.

Dogwoof will commence sales in Berlin on Generation Wealth, which will receive its international premiere at the Berlinale in the Panorama selection and provides a snapshot of materialistic, image-obsessed culture in the Us.

The Doc Premieres selection highlights the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots, and the lengths people will go to in order to attain the trappings of success.

Amazon Studios will release Generation Wealth theatrically in the Us on July 20.

Greenfield produced with Frank Evers, and Wallis Annenberg. Executive producers are Regina Scully, Lilly Hartley, Jeffrey Tarrant, and Geralyn
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Berlin Film Festival adds 'Yardie', Pedro Almodovar-produced 'The Silence Of Others'

Berlin rounds out Panorama line-up.

Source: Studiocanal

Yardie

The Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama line-up will feature a total of 47 films from 40 countries, with 37 world premieres and 16 directorial debuts.

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20 films will be screened in the scope of Panorama Dokumente, while 27 fiction features are shown in Panorama Special as well as the main programme.

Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx will open Panorama Special on February 16 at Zoo Palast. Nearly dialogue-free, the film tells the story of a female doctor on a sailing holiday gone unexpectedly sour somewhere between Europe and Africa. The main programme will open on the evening before with the previously announced feature River’s Edge.

A Czech production opens Panorama Dokumente. Jan Gebert’s Až přijde válka (When the War Comes) treats the global trend of a rising political nationalism using the example of the young Slovak paramilitary organisation Slovenski Branci. Meanwhile, Árpád Bogdán’s feature film Genezis (Genesis) takes up the series
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Berlin Panorama line-up includes 'Yardie', Pedro Almodovar-produced 'The Silence Of Others'

Berlin rounds out Panorama line-up.

Source: Studiocanal

Yardie

The Berlin Film Festival has rounded out its 2018 Panorama line-up which will feature a total of 47 films from 40 countries, with 37 world premieres and 16 directorial debuts.

20 films will be screened in the scope of Panorama Dokumente, while 27 fiction features are shown in Panorama Special as well as the main programme.

Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx will open Panorama Special on February 16 at Zoo Palast. Nearly dialogue-free, the film tells the story of a female doctor on a sailing holiday gone unexpectedly sour somewhere between Europe and Africa. The main programme will open on the evening before with the previously announced feature River’s Edge.

A Czech production opens Panorama Dokumente. Jan Gebert’s Až přijde válka (When the War Comes) treats the global trend of a rising political nationalism using the example of the young Slovak paramilitary organisation Slovenski Branci. Meanwhile, Árpád Bogdán’s feature film Genezis (Genesis) takes up the series
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Berlinale 2018: Full Panorama Programme Announced

The full line-up for this year’s Panorama section of the Berlinale has been announced.

The programme features a total of 47 films from 40 countries, with 37 world premieres and 16 directorial debuts. 20 films will be screened in the scope of Panorama Dokumente, while 27 fiction features are shown in Panorama Special as well as the main programme.

The section finds a gripping start with Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx, which will open Panorama Special on February 16 at Zoo Palast. Nearly dialogue-free, the film tells the story of a female doctor on a sailing holiday gone unexpectedly sour somewhere between Europe and Africa. The main programme will open on the evening before with the previously announced feature River’s Edge.

A Czech production opens Panorama Dokumente. Jan Gebert’s Až p?ijde válka (When the War Comes) treats the global trend of a socially acceptable form of nationalism using the example of the young Slovak
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Generation Wealth review – moneyed elite get skewered in mixed documentary

Latest film from Queen of Versailles director Lauren Greenfield is at its best when examining consumer capitalism but suffers from an uneven tone

Lauren Greenfield skewered the fall from grace of two members of America’s moneyed elite in the brilliant Queen of Versailles, and returns to similar territory in Generation Wealth. This time her target is the entire edifice of consumer capitalism and concept of modern wealth, making for an ambitious essay documentary that is often brilliant but is let down by a parallel focus on Greenfield’s own family and career which becomes too sentimental and stretches the film out beyond its natural length.

The misdirection of the family and personal sequences is frustrating because otherwise, when Greenfield is talking about other people, she’s superb. Returning to the subjects of her photography from the last 25 years, she presents a cast of rogues demonstrating the psychological tragedy of wealth.
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Sundance Review: ‘Generation Wealth’ is a Detached Examination of Modern Hedonism

Photographer Lauren Greenfield started her career documenting native tribes, but soon found a different focus, one which would occupy her for the next 25 years. She applied her anthropological lens to the wealthy and privileged, and has been doing variations on that idea ever since, with photo series on Hollywood youths, women’s body issues, conspicuous consumption, new money in China and Europe, and more. Greenfield then compiled these series into a retrospective, Generation Wealth, both as a book and an exhibition which began touring last year. Generation Wealth the documentary is a companion of sorts to the book and exhibition, chronicling both Greenfield’s development over her career and how her subjects have been affected by gaining, having, spending, and/or losing so much money.

The results are, predictably, both infuriating for the extreme societal inequality these people embody and depressing for all the ways their money has failed to give them any lasting satisfaction.
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‘Generation Wealth’ Review: A Fascinating and Horrifying Examination of Cultural Excess [Sundance]

‘Generation Wealth’ Review: A Fascinating and Horrifying Examination of Cultural Excess [Sundance]
“Societies accrue their greatest wealth at the moment they face death,” says one of the talking heads in the opening seconds of Generation Wealth, setting the tone for a documentary that takes a deep dive into the excesses of societies across the globe and surfaces with some disturbing results. You may recognize Lauren Greenfield as […]

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Generation Wealth’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Generation Wealth’
Lauren Greenfield is on to something. The sociographic photo-essayist best known to moviegoers for her documentary portraits “Thin” and “The Queen of Versailles” has spent a quarter-century chronicling excess in all its forms: luxury living, hyper-consumerism, substance abuse, plastic surgery, child beauty pageants, spoiled celebrity kids, strippers, escorts, and trophy wives. With “Generation Wealth” — first her oeuvre-encompassing exhibition, then the blinged-out coffee-table book, and now this unexpectedly personal documentary of the same name — she makes a compelling argument for a society on the brink of precipitous decline, choosing to interpret the runaway vanity and rampant materialism observed in her own work as harbingers of our imminent destruction, while serving up Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump as case-in-point examples.

It’s a convenient thesis, since it so nicely fits a career spent documenting what one talking head calls “ultra-decadence,” albeit a bogus one, as if Diane Arbus looked back over her life’s work, only to conclude
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'Generation Wealth': Film Review | Sundance 2018

'Generation Wealth': Film Review | Sundance 2018
Lauren Greenfield's new documentary, Generation Wealth, is a harsh condemnation of consumer culture and voyeuristic largesse. The Amazon Studios release, which is premiering out-of-competition at the Sundance Film Festival, is also an extended exploration and celebration of Greenfield's 500-page book of the same name, a weighty and glossy tome with a list price of $75 and now available on Amazon.com.

Ironic? Hypocritical? Opportunistic? Merely a symptom of the perversion of the American Dream that Greenfield is attempting to depict? At times I felt each of those three sentiments while watching Generation Wealth, easily the most ambitious film of the director's career,...
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