The distinction between a film or TV documentary may, at this point, seem academic. There’s a mountain of nonfiction now produced for the small screen. Almost every year at Sundance,
Liz Garbus is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker whose film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” opened the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, received a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Oscar. Her other films include “The Farm: Angola, USA,” “Girlhood,” and “Bobby Fischer Against the World.”
“The Fourth Estate” will premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28.
W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.
LG: “The Fourth Estate” is a vérité film taking you inside The New York Times for the first year of the Trump presidency, pulling back the curtain on how the most important newspaper in the world would fight for the people’s right to know the truth in the era of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
W&H: What drew you to this story?
LG: After Donald Trump’s win, I knew
The award, announced Wednesday, was created in memory of Karen Schmeer, the film editor of “The Fog of War,” “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control,” and “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2010. Bye will receive the fellowship on March 13 at the SXSW Film Festival Awards Ceremony in Austin, Texas.
The yearlong fellowship is designed to foster development of an emerging documentary film editor by offering opportunities for creative growth and professional community building and includes mentorship, passes to film festivals and screening series, a $1000 cash award, and a collection of Schmeer’s films. Bye’s mentors will be Sabine Krayenbühl (“The Price of Everything,” “Letters from Baghdad”), Michael Levine (“Restrepo,” “The Cruise”), and Enat Sidi (“Jesus Camp,” “The Wolfpack”). It’s the only documentary editing fellowship in the United States.
Awards for fake news stories and the fact that terms like “post-truth” exist suggest that we need a David and Goliath narrative about the importance of journalism now more than ever. Thankfully, as Deadline reports, Liz Garbus’ documentary on The New York Times will air on Showtime on May 27. The previously-announced doc chronicles the publication’s inner workings during the first year of the Trump Administration, which isn’t exactly a proponent of the free press (to put it mildly). Produced by RadicalMedia for Showtime, Garbus’ project is tentatively titled “The Fourth Estate.”
“From the first time President Trump called The New York Times ‘highly inaccurate’ in its coverage of his administration, through his false claim that the paper is ‘failing’ and losing thousands of subscribers, to ultimately declaring the majority of the nation’s major news outlets ‘fake news,’ a chief task for the Times,
The film stars Tobey Maguire as American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, before getting a limited U.S. release in 2015.
Set at the height of the Cold War, the film tells the story of Fischer and the epic matches he had at the 1972 World Chess Championships, effectively a match-up between the superpowers of the U.S. and Soviet Russia.
Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.K. will be able to stream or download the movie from this weekend, as the film is released in theaters. Bleecker Street took the U.S. rights to the movie, and in the U.K. it is with eOne.
Directed by Edward Zwick (“The Last Samurai”) and written by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders
Pawn Sacrifice follows American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire), who squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, in this gripping drama from director Edward Zwick (Glory) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises).
Watch the trailer below.
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And music from all those films was on display at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, where Howard was honored during the June 30 opening ceremony with the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.
“I’m very lucky,” Howard told IndieWire at the festival the next day. “I do seem to be in demand.”
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Fittingly, after receiving his award,
Not just for Maren Morris’ Grammy-winning single “My Church,” but for every other stellar achievement of the past year that has kept country fans coming back for more.
All the standout tunes, trends and triumphs of last year are showcased in a new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit titled American Currents (The Music of 2016) — which opened Friday — and many of its subjects turned up at a preview event on Tuesday to see for themselves what they have accomplished.
What they saw in the hallowed Nashville museum is an amalgam that proves the diversity,
1930 Taina Elg is born in Finland. Briefly becomes a star in Hollywood with Les Girls (1957) winning a Golden Globe
1940 Much missed Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia was born on this day. "Oh Gomez..." ♥︎
1943 Chess genius Bobby Fischer is born. He was recently biopic'ed via Tobey Maguire in Pawn Sacrifice.
1963 Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée is born in Montreal. He's really been cranking out the hits lately: Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, and the juicy actress-bliss of Big Little Lies
1964 Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, one of the greatest actresses in the world, is born in Paris...
Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, 25, is the current chess world champion, but if there were a tournament for the best chess movie of all time, this one would get knocked out well before the quarter finals. Why a documentary about Carlsen is hitting our screens at all rather than one about, say, his rival Viswanathan Anand, may have something to do with Magnus’ stolid Scandinavian good looks, chiselled if somewhat bovine features that have made him a bit of a celebrity beyond the chess world. But even though director Benjamin Ree has accessed the family archive of footage showing young Magnus as a socially awkward prodigy through the years and interviewed him directly many times, the film barely dents his inviolate wall of polite reticence. Worse still, there’s scant input from chess
But Magnus, it turns out, is the anti-Bobby: a fascinatingly “normalized” prodigy. He can,
Whether you’re one of the dedicated who have already binged all 13 episodes or are slowly savoring each installment, there’s plenty happening on the screen beyond the main action. Some of it may be obvious, such as when a street hawker in the first episode (selling DVDs of The Incident in “The Avengers”) refers to Tony Stark, “the blonde dude with the hammer, the old dude with the shield, the green monster and I don’t mean Fenway.”
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Many of the references may not be so blatant though or of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it variety. Here’s a breakdown of just some of the fun references made that we caught on the first pass.
Making a chess movie is a tricky move. Your first stumbling block is that, of all sports, this must be one of the most uncinematic – as well as the most baffling for the novice. Even those familiar with the queen’s gambit need a little while to take a look at a board in an apparently tense setup and assess its import for both players.
Plus, on the big screen at least, the dramatis personae are rarely appealing. Traditionally, movie chess is the recourse of the brilliant but socially awkward male, who uses it to communicate when more common methods prove elusive. Such folk can be a struggle to root for, their victories and defeats wrapped up in psychological trauma and solitary childhoods.
My knowledge of the man was always miniscule: a footnote to a 1980s film I watched religiously called Searching for Bobby Fischer.
Raised by his single Jewish mother, Brooklyn native Fischer was born in 1943 and was proficient on the chess board by the age of six. A self-taught player, he continued mastering his game though his early teens, when he defeated star players. As an adult (played by Tobey Maguire) Fischer’s success at the game grows, but his mental state begins to unravel and he suspects the government is watching his every move. Two men enter Bobby
It’s the story of Bobby Fischer, America’s foremost chess player, who faced the reigning champion, Boris Spassky of Russia, in a series of matches that held the world spellbound.
For fans of 1972’s “Match of the Century,” the film is everything you’re hoping for. Zwick’s movie is flawless right down to the re-enactment of the 1971 interview with Dick Cavett.
Bobby Fischer first makes waves in the elite world of chess as a 6-year-old whiz-kid from Brooklyn famous for his laser-like concentration and ability to dominate all challengers. By his teens, the boy wonder has gone from chess savant to international grandmaster, but his meteoric rise is punctuated by unpredictable personal behavior and escalating demands that raise hackles in the conservative chess establishment.
As he travels the globe with manager Paul Marshall (Michael Stuhlbarg
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