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Many U.S. arthouse moviegoers were wowed last year when they were introduced to Toni Servillo, one of Italy's finest actors, in The Great Beauty. The film went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Next Friday the 28th we are excited to open Mr. Servillo's latest film to make the journey from overseas, VIVA LA LIBERTA. Servillo plays Enrico Oliveri, a politician who realizes that the decline of his party is inevitable and decides to disappear, fleeing to Paris to find peace in the home of his ex-girlfriend Danielle (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) while creating a panic within the party. His top aide and his wife decide to contact his twin broth [...]
Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, now in his sixth decade of filmmaking, always gets good reviews but his latest, a film that immerses its audience in London's National Gallery and we open November 21 at the Royal Theater, is garnering raves. From Manohla Dargis at the New York Times ("Like most of Mr. Wiseman's work, the movie is at once specific and general, fascinating in its pinpoint detail and transporting in its cosmic reach."), to Tim Grierson at Paste Magazine ("Nourishing and enthralling, NATIONAL GALLERY is the work of a man still invested in the arts, in the world and in people."), to David Denby at the New Yorker ("Holds th [...]
What’s it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? In PELICAN DREAMS, Sundance and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving (“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill”) follows a wayward California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. Newsweek Magazine just published this piece about the film. It begins, "'A friend of mine was in this traffic jam,' Judy Irving recalls. 'She said, 'You'll never guess why I was held up on the bridge.'' It's not unusual for traffic to come to [...]
Indiewire Interview with FORCE MAJEURE Filmmaker: "The tourists dressed up in neon colors, and the goggles, the well-to-do people who don't have problems in their lives. I was fond of the idea of messing things up for those people."
On October 31 we open the Swedish film FORCE MAJEURE, Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama about a seemingly model married couple who suddenly find themselves in crisis after the husband does something extremely cowardly and selfish. Written and directed by Östlund (Play, Involuntary), the film was a word-of-mouth sensation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard. Östlund recently sat for an interview with Indiewire's Ryan Lattanzio to talk about this top contender for the Foreign Language Oscar: Indiewire: What initially interested you about a couple in c [...]
In 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT, Juliette Binoche plays Rebecca, one of the world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose her family. 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT director of photography John Christian Rosenlund will participate in a Q& [...]