Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘The Hunting Ground’ Plans College Campus Screenings After Arthouse Debut

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Hunting Ground,” a lacerating examination of college administrations’ failure to acknowledge and grapple with sexual violence on campuses, will make its case directly to students as part of an unorthodox distribution plan. The hot-button documentary will screen in college towns and, in many cases, on the campuses themselves, according to the film’s distributor, Radius-TWC.... Read more

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Sullivan Stapleton to Star in ‘The Lake’ for EuropaCorp

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“300: Rise Of An Empire” star Sullivan Stapleton will star in EuropaCorp’s action-thriller “The Lake,” set to start shooting in April. Variety reported in September that “Into the Storm” director Steven Quale was attached to the project, written by EuropaCorp topper Luc Besson and “The Equalizer” screenwriter Richard Wenk. The story focuses on a group... Read more

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LevelK Allies With ‘The Turning”s Creative Team For ‘Spear’

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– Following “The Turning,” LevelK is set to reteam with Indigenous choreographer and director Stephen Page on “Spear.” Page previously directed “Sand,” one of the segments featured in the LevelK-repped omnibus picture “The Turning” which world-premiered in Berlin and went on to win various awards. Now in production, “Spear” follows a young Aboriginal man, who sets... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Hedi Schneider is Stuck’

February 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

German humor is a distinctly conflicted concept in "Hedi Schneider is Stuck," an improbably wry, compassionate character comedy about that least chucklesome of topics: clinical depression.

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Weinstein Co. Buys Michael Keaton’s McDonald’s Movie ‘The Founder’

February 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Weinstein Co. has acquired distribution rights to Michael Keaton project “The Founder,” the story of how Ray Kroc turned McDonald’s into a global fast food empire. FilmNation is producing along with Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield, through their shingle theCombine. The company plans to shoot later this year with John Lee Hancock directing. The... Read more

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Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Montana Drama

February 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kristen Stewart has joined Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in Kelly Reichardt’s untitled drama, set in  Montana. Stewart will portray a lawyer from Boise, Idaho, who takes a teaching job several hours from her house. After taking the job, Stewart’s character develops a friendship with a local woman who’s auditing her class. Stewart was seen... Read more

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Adam Goodman Leaving Paramount, Offered Production Deal

February 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paramount Pictures formally announced that Adam Goodman is transitioning out of his job as president of its film group and has been offered a production deal. Here’s the full memo: I am writing to let you know that Adam Goodman is transitioning out of his role at Paramount Pictures. We have offered him a production... Read more

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Sylvia Chang’s ‘Murmur’ to Open Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival

February 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HKIFF to give tributes to Roy Andersson, Paul Clipson, and investigate German and Israeli cinema

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Film Review: ‘Greenery Will Bloom Again’

February 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Beautifully lensed scenes testify to the master’s 55 years in the director’s chair, yet this unexpected return to features lacks the fullness of vision that graced “The Profession of Arms.”

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Strand Releasing Brings ‘May Allah Bless France’ to U.S. Auds

February 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– L.A.-based distributor Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to “May Allah Bless France,” the directorial debut of hip hop musician Abd Al Malik. Sold by Films Distribution, the black-and-white pic, which won the FIPRESCI prize at Toronto, is an autobiographical drama adapted from Malik’s eponymous memoir. “May Allah Bless France” follows Regis, a Black teenager... Read more

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