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  • Ethan Hawke Documentary Acquired by Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has bought U.S. and Latin American rights to Ethan Hawke's documentary "Seymour: An Introduction," just prior to its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. The documentary, which profiles pianist Seymour Bernstein, was produced...
  • 'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality

    'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality
    In "The Congress," an ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable dystopian saga from Israeli writer-director Ari Folman ("Waltz With Bashir") adapting a novel by Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem, Robin Wright gamely and effectively plays a version of...
  • Iceland wows movie producer from Orlando

    Iceland wows movie producer from Orlando
    Film producer Christina Jennings is giving new meaning to going on location. The former Orlando resident so loved Iceland while making the movie “Land Ho!” that she will move there next month. “I was just completely taken with it,&...
  • 'Whiplash' Director Damien Chazelle Inspired by His Own Band Days

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Writer-director Damien Chazelle's own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire "Whiplash," his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles Teller) trying to curry favor...
  • Venice: France's BAC Films Grows With Renewed Production Focus (EXCLUSIVE)

    France's BAC Films is renewing its production focus, upping French distrib buys and dramatically increasing film investment under owner-CEO David Grumbach. The company is at the fest for Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The President," which it co-produced and which...
  • Toronto: Gaumont Snags Buyers for 'Gemma Bovery' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Gaumont has inked a raft of major pre-sales on Anne Fontaine's "Gemma Bovery," a romantic comedy with Gemma Arterton, ahead of its world premiere at Toronto. Gaumont has pre-sold the film, a playful twist on Gustave Flaubert's...
  • Specialized box office: Late summer hits and misses

    Specialized box office: Late summer hits and misses
    As the eye-popping blockbusters of summer gradually give way to the prestige pictures and awards-season hopefuls of fall and winter, there comes an annual fallow period at the multiplex. Last week saw only two new movies in wide release ("As Above, So...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Kevin Smith returns with 'Tusk': 'I was done and out'

    Toronto Film Festival: Kevin Smith returns with 'Tusk': 'I was done and out'
    The new film by Kevin Smith, “Tusk,” has its world premiere Saturday night as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. This is something of a surprise as Smith himself quite publicly declared he was quitting filmmaking during the...
  • Eugenio Derbez Developing 'The Valet' Remake Under New Pantelion Deal

    Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is developing a remake of the French film "The Valet" as the first project under his new first-look deal with Pantelion Films. The exclusive deal with Derbez underscores the high stakes of reaching the coveted Hispanic...
  • Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' to Get Earlier Release

    The Weinstein Company will give audiences in New York and Los Angeles an earlier look at "St. Vincent" than originally planned. The Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy about a curmudgeon whose hard edges are softened ever so slightly by the son of a...
  • Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'

     Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'
    "The Skeleton Twins" stars "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, but it may not be what you think. Case in point, the film opens with Hader's character attempting suicide. Though there are light moments, the story's deeper contours...
  • Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Wins 2014 Fipresci Grand Prix

    MADRID -- Finally getting something like global recognition, Richard Linklater has won the 2014 Intl. Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Grand Prix for film of the year. Shot over 12 years between 2002 and 2013, and tracking boy actor Ellar Coltrane's...