SXSW will continue screening films through Saturday, when most of the festival’s audience awards recipients will be announced. The exception is for the headlining films, such as “A Quiet Place,” “Blockers,” and “Ready Player One” — those verdicts follows on March 19.
This year’s line-up comprised 256 total features and shorts, culled from 8,183 submissions. Best narrative feature “Thunder Road” was adapted from the namesake, one-take short that won a Grand Jury award at Sundance in 2016.
Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture” (2010) and Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Short Term 12” (2013) are among the best-known past jury victors at SXSW. IndieWire’s Dana Harris helped choose the Louis Black “Lone Star” honoree,
At the end of Frances McDormand's Oscars acceptance speech, she gave a call to action for everyone in Hollywood to adopt an obscure contractual clause known as an "inclusion rider." She later explained it is something that actors and filmmakers can request, or even demand, as part of their contract, which requires the production company or studio to have at least 50% diversity for both the cast and crew. Now Michael B.Jordan revealed on social media that he is answering the call, saying he'll adopt inclusion riders for every project he's working on through his production company Outlier Society. Here's what he had to say in his Instagram post.
"In support of the women
The film was originally set up at Broad Green Pictures, but after the studio shuttered earlier this year, producers began looking for a new home, and Warner Bros. was eager to work with Jordan.
Sources say that Jordan would shoot “Just Mercy” at the beginning of 2018, and would follow that up with “Creed 2,” where he would reprise his role as Adonis Creed. “Creed 2” is slated to bow on Nov. 21, 2018. It’s currently unknown if it will stick to that date, but as of now, there’s no plan to move the release.
“Short Term 12” director Destin Cretton is helming and co-wrote the script with Andrew Lanham. Jordan will produce with Gil Netter. Niija Kuykendall will oversee for the studio.
Based on the book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice
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Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the
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Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild
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Based on the 2005 personal memoir of the same name by Jeannette Walls, this involving, sometimes deeply moving drama features a stunning cast, including Oscar winner Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts.
The story revolves around the Walls family, Rex (Woody Harrelson), his wife Rose Mary (Watts), and their four children Jeannette (Larson), Lori (Sarah Snook), Brian (Josh Caras) and Maurenn (Bridget Lundy-Paine). The family are constantly uprooted from their lives, squatting in empty, run-down properties, and constantly living in poverty. They must learn to take care of themselves as their apparent free-spirited parents both hinder and inspire their growth, salt-of-the-Earth-type tortured soul Rex, willing his kids on to find their wild side, falling in and out of sobriety,
The debt and equity financing comes from Emerson Collective, the investment venture headed by Laurene Powell Jobs, who was already a backer of Macro; as well as the Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Libra Foundation. The new coin follows an initial eight-figure round of investment that Macro had at its launch in January 2015.
Macro’s mission of developing content that authentically represents the broad spectrum of stories and experiences among people of color has been a draw for foundations and other private equity sources looking for what has become known as “impact investing.”
“In supporting Charles and his extraordinary vision, I am thrilled to see the success Macro has generated in such a short period of time,” said Jobs, founder
The Glass Castle is the kind of film which used to be more common but doesn’t appear so often anymore – at least to this extent of quality, profile and budget. 'Based on a true story about a dysfunctional family' films tend to appear on tv at anti-social times and on anti-social channels, which varying degrees of success. Thankfully, for the most part, The Glass Castle is a real success. It’s a moving tale of a family across the decades, overcoming obstacles thrown at them by the outside world and each other.
A unit, unlike any other, who spent the childhood of their four children squatting in homes and living in poverty – second eldest Jeannette wrote her memoir in 2005, sharing the story of her unconventional childhood and her deeply dysfunctional parents with the world.
“I’ve just made movies my whole life,” Larson recently told IndieWire. “Every summer, I would write and direct a film that I would direct my cousins in. It mostly took place in the garage, and I would just hang up different sheets and use our storage containers as different heights for things. I had a disco ball that I put outside the garage door, and when I turned it on, it meant we were rolling.”
She added, “I guess this has been part of my way of expressing myself for a very long time.”
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Macro has grown quickly in the more than two and a half years since former top Wma agent King launched the banner, with backing from Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective. The company’s aim is to make movies, TV shows and digital content for multicultural audiences.
Macro is among the producers of the buzzy Netflix film “Mudbound,” and it was a producer on last year’s Oscar-nominated film “Fences.” It’s also a producer on the Denzel Washington starrer “Roman Israel, Esq,” due out from Sony Pictures in November.
Briggs “brings more than 20 years of strategic and financial expertise to our company. Additionally, his depth and breadth of knowledge serving the media and entertainment sectors further strengthens Macro’s market position,” said King, who is founder and CEO of Macro.
Briggs most recently worked as a senior advisor Fti
The Glass Castle UK trailer – Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson give two of the best performances of the year.
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
The screenplay is by Destin Daniel Cretton
David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story,” Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” and Marc Webb’s “Mary” are among the 14 films on track to compete at the festival.
“A Ghost Story,” a supernatural drama which reunites Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara after Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” premiered at Sundance.
“The Rider,” which world premiered at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight and nabbed the Art Cinema Award, centers on a young cowboy who embarks on a road trip across America after suffering a near fatal head injury.
“Mary” stars a Chris Evans as a single man raising his child prodigy niece who is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Several competition films deal with race relations in America. Daryl Wein’s “Blueprint,” for instance, centers around a young Black man in South
Harrelson will be present at the Normandy resort to present his new film The Glass Castle, based on Jeannette Walls' best-selling memoir about her family's tortured upbringing moving around the country and living in poverty with parents who were obsessed with being free of convention. The cast features Brie Larson as Jeannette, Naomi Watts as her mother and Harrelson as her dad, Rex, an alcoholic whose rages and redemptions loomed large over his family. Harrelson is currently shooting a
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Beyond creating certain mention in the first sentence of an obituary, the long-term impact of an Oscar is never clear. In the 15 years since Halle Berry won an Oscar for “Monster’s Ball,” her roles have ranged from decorative to derivative — a trend that continued with this late-summer’s release of the low-budget, don’t-mess-with-Mama thriller “Kidnap.”
Still, is it too much to expect a short-term uptick in interest and box office? The summer of 2017 suggests that may be the case.
Best Actress, 2016
Oscar-winning film: “Room,
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Finishing in a distant third place was the critically-detested animated feature The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature with an opening-week total of $8.9 million. Elsewhere, The Dark Tower fell to fourth place, earning $7.9 million (and a two-week total of $34.3 million) while the abysmal The Emoji Movie finished in fifth place with a weekend total of $6.6 million (and a three-week total of $63.6 million).
The little comedy that could, Girls Trip, finished the weekend with $6.5 million, which was good enough to not only land it in sixth place, but bring its four-week total to $97.2 million as it begins its crawl out of the top ten. Spider-Man: Homecoming continued
The bad news: despite a profitable showing for producer James Wan’s horror prequel “Annabelle: Creation” (Warner Bros.), August could wind up with the worst ticket sales in decades. Year-to-date grosses, which have been keeping pace with 2016 most of the year, are now over four per cent lower. The summer results will be much further down from last year, with the month likely to be off something like 40 per cent.
While this could be an aberration with an autumn rebound just ahead, it comes in the face of disconcerting news that “Wolf Warrior 2,” a Chinese-made period sequel, has grossed $681 million on its home turf. China has produced its own hits before, but lately has struggled with home product.
The latest from New Line and Warner Bros, which serves as the fourth installment in what has become the “Conjuring” extended universe, is casting its evil eye on $35 million from 3,502 locations. That’s a strong start for the horror flick, which was made for about $15 million.
The track record for the franchise is strong — “Annabelle” ($37.1 million); “The Conjuring” ($41.9 million); and “The Conjuring 2” ($40.4 million). David F. Sandberg directed the sequel about a dollmaker whose creation terrorizes a group of orphan girls. For those invested in the “Conjuring” canon, it serves as a prequel to the first “Annabelle.” Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony Lapaglia, and Miranda Otto star in the pic that critics have generally given a thumbs up
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