Toronto Film Fest 2018: Fox Searchlight Acquires Feathers and Birdie

Fox Searchlight has acquired two titles in the Short Cuts program: “Feathers” (a world premiere), directed by A.V. Rockwell, and “Birdie,” from Shelly Lauman. (an international premiere).

Amateurs (2007): Gabriel Velazquez’ Father-Daughter Drama

Gabriel Velazquez’s Amateurs, his first solo effort, is a father-daughter drama set in Madrid’s working class neighborhood of Vallecas.

Venice Film Fest 2018: Missing Titles

Missing from the Venice Fest lineup is Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, who puts in what Alberto Barbera describes as an “Oscar-worthy” performance. But, the Venice artistic director said, Korine’s follow-up to “Spring Breakers,” produced by Anonymous Content, isn’t launching from the Lido. U.S. rights to The Beach Bum were picked up by Neon and […]

Toronto Film Fest 2018: First Man, Widows and Other Notable Films

First Man and Widows are among the awards-season hopefuls that to screen at the 2018 Toronto Film Fest, September 6-16.

Self Made: Israeli Director Shira Geffen’s Follow-Up to Jellyfish in Cannes Fest Critics Week

Arthouse genre movies, such as Danish helmer Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream and American filmmaker David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, are among the seven films set to compete in the Critics Week sidebar in the upcoming Cannes Film Fest. The program, which runs May 15-23 and was selected by artistic head, Charles Tesson, is devoted to […]