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.
DiCaprio and Tom Hanks will produce a movie on the former Soviet leader who oversaw the end of the USSR; Tribeca and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announce the recipients of their annual fund; Montclair Film Festival unveils its lineup; Adrien Brody's Cannes-set comedy is cancelled; and Disney pulls the plug on LucasArts.
Our second weekly column spotlighting emerging film talent focuses on Frances Bodomo, whose short Boneshaker stars Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis, premiered at Sundance, and screens this week in the 20th New York African Film Festival.
Uber-critic Roger Ebert is reducing his workload while he deals with a recurrence of cancer; Provincetown Film Society's Gabrielle Hanna resigns; Clinton to receive GLAAD honors; Howard's End writer dies at 85; and the $100K broken and battered Oscar sells.