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12 Years A Slave to debut at New York Film Festival

12 Years A Slave to debut at New York Film Festival

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New York, NY (August 30, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment Magazine announced today that they will host the U.S. premiere of Steve McQueen’s new film, 12 Years A Slave, on Tuesday, October 8th at the New York Film Festival. McQueen will be on hand to present the film along with cast members, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Paul Dano and Alfre…

London Film Festival announces UK premiere of Stephen Frears’ Philomena

London Film Festival announces UK premiere of Stephen Frears’ Philomena

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(Press Release) London, 30th August, 2013: – The 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that the Festival’s American Express Gala will take place on Wednesday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with the UK Premiere of Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA, the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman’s search for her lost son. Academy Award ® winner Judi…

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Telluride Lineup Announced – Gravity, Llewyn Davis, Labor Day

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40th Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program, the ‘SHOW’: · ALL IS LOST (d. J.C. Chandor, U.S., 2013) · BEFORE THE WINTER CHILL (d. Philippe Claudel, France, 2013) · BETHLEHEM (d. Yuval Adler, Israel, 2013) · BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (d. Abdellatif Kechiche, France, 2013) · BURNING BUSH (d. Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic, 2013) · DEATH ROW:…

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Twitter reacts to Gravity in Venice

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GRAVITY (A) Mainlined sensation. A staggering dance, then a balletic fall, into great silence. Maybe I'd change a thing? We'll talk later. — Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 28, 2013 Oh, and if Lubezki can't finally win the Oscar for digitally embellished 3D work (see: HUGO, LIFE OF PI, AVATAR, all inferior), I give up. — Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 28, 2013 Now that the embargo is up, I can say…

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Off to Telluride: And So it Begins

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This afternoon I will drive from Los Angeles to Telluride making a few stops along the way. Telluride film festival is set to announce their lineup on Wednesday, the day before the festival begins. It is officially the start of Oscar season, a race that is then shaped and reshaped by the Venice films fest, Toronto and New York. By the time those festivals all end, Best Picture should be…

Official New York Film Festival Lineup

Official New York Film Festival Lineup

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  The fest will play, most notably, Captain Phillips and Her.  Many of the choices were seen at Cannes, and will be seen at Telluride. Some will skip Toronto.  The full lineup for the fest, which runs from September 27 through October 13. Main Slate lineup for the 51st New York Film Festival: ABOUT TIME (2013) 123min Director: Richard Curtis Country: UK Richard Curtis adds a touch of time-travel to…

TIFF Midnight Madness line-up

TIFF Midnight Madness line-up

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(via Deadline) TIFF programmer Colin Geddes: “Since its 1988 launch, the Midnight Madness programme emerged as a touchstone of cinematic shock, satiating the adventurous palate of bloodthirsty cinephiles from all over the world. When the witching hour strikes and the human brain starts slipping into dream mode, the Ryerson Theatre will once again serve up a feast of phantasmagorical characters and jaw-dropping scenes, playing host to bizarre biological monstrosities, ruthless…

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70th Venice International Film Festival line-up

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  From ScreenDaily via our good buddy Paddy Mulholland at ScreenOnScreen The line-up of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28th August > 7th September) has been announced. The official selection includes: Venezia 70, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and Venice Classics. The autonomous and parallel sections include the International Critics’ Week, and the Giornate degli Autori – Venice Days. The world premiere of Gravity will screen in 3D on August…

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Top Ten Most Promising Oscar Contenders at TIFF 2013

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Of the lineup so far, it is easy to cherry pick the Oscar favorites. Herewith, AwardsDaily’s top ten of what seems most likely to go to the Big Show sight unseen (for most of them). 1. 12 Years a Slave – Picture, directing, acting, writing 2. The Fifth Estate – Picture, directing, acting, writing 3. Gravity – Picture, directing, acting, writing 4. Labor Day – Picture, directing, acting, writing 5….

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Toronto Opens with the Fifth Estate, Osage County, 12 Years to Preem

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The lineup for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has just been announced – whether there will be any crossover for Telluride or not is still a mystery. However, last year Argo did well at both fests, but Silver Linings Playbook really got its start at Toronto. It was really the only standout. But there seem to be, at this early stage anyway, many good films to watch so that…