The Spanish Oscar winner will bring his latest delight, I'm So Excited, to the Los Angeles Film Festival. Also: Jane Fonda responds to those who aren't pleased with her playing Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler and lineup announcements from the Seattle and Maryland Film Festivals.
Get a taste of the week to come at Film Society with trailers for Malick's To the Wonder, the Brazilian master's Bye Bye Brazil and Orfeu, fun-for-the-whole-family Gershwin musical Funny Face starring Hepburn and Fred Astaire, and more!
Four programs including the Critics Academy (in partnership with Film Society) are now accepting applications for the August festival in Italy. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: Ebert is remembered at a Chicago funeral; Sundance London unveils its talks and music programs; and Meryl Streep reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
Funicello is remembered for her roles in the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s and "beach party" films in the 60s. Also: the Full Frame Documentary Festival announces its winners; The Guardian gives its take of films that defined the Thatcher era; the Hamptons Festival will host a summer Screenwriters Lab; and Spanish director Bigas Luna dies at 67.
Missed Upstream Color at New Directors/New Films? We've got you covered with video of Shane Carruth discussing the film's visual language, storyboarding, title, and the connection to Henry David Thoreau's Walden, just in time for its theatrical run!
Soon to be the recipient of the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award, Streisand's next directorial is unveiled; filmmakers tribute Roger Ebert; HBO plans a Nora Ephron doc; Jane Campion is set for Cannes honors; and H.M. the Queen receives a BAFTA.