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Production begins on ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ from André Øvredal and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro

CBS Films and eOne announced today that Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum) have joined the cast of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The film is set to be directed by André …

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TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers on this year’s slate and the rise in popularity of documentary film

Thom Powers has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006. He oversaw TIFF’s Mavericks conversation series for nine years and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He serves as the Artistic Director of Stranger Than Fiction and DOC NYC and hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey from 2012-14. He programs for …

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Lucas Hedges returns home in teaser trailer for ‘Ben is Back’

Courtesy of LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions 19 year-old Ben Burns (Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love …

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‘A Private War,’ starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan to open 41st Mill Valley Film Festival

Returning for its 41st year, the Mill Valley Film Festival announced today the first of two official Opening Night films for 2018, Aviron Pictures’ A Private War, based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our era. Attending the Opening Night festivities will be Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed director Matthew …

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TIFF 2018 In Conversation With…Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Toronto International Film Festival presents this year’s In Conversation With… lineup: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Through insightful, dynamic and intimate discussion, this program will provide an engaging experience for TIFF’s audience with artists who have commanded their distinct roles on screen. All discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, along with clips of career …

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Tremble tremble, the ‘Suspiria’ trailer is here with darkness, tears and sighs

“When you dance the dance of another,  you make yourself in the image of its creator.” The first full trailer for Suspiria from Academy Award-nominee Luca Gaudagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is here in all of its bone-crunching horror. Oozing with terror, spectral oddities, and an appropriately creepy score from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Guadagnino’s reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 …

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NYFF56 Retrospective and Revivals brings The Marriage of Maria Braun, My Dinner with André, Play Misty For Me

Play Misty for Me The Retrospective and Revivals sections have been announced for the 56th New York Film Festival, taking place September 28–October 14 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This year’s three-part Retrospective section pays tribute to late film industry luminaries Dan Talbot and Pierre Rissient, and spotlights three documentary odes to cinema. NYFF Director and Selection Committee …

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