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.
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.
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.
Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer's directorial debut I Give It a Year is headed to U.S. theaters, as is Dan Mirvish's Between Us. Also, Tribeca listed seven titles it will screen online; Korean films are on the upswing; and My French Film Festival selects five winners.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, a restoration of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy will close the 12th Tribeca Film Festival. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: SXSW winner Short Term 12 picked up, Scorsese to give Kennedy Center address, Sarasota to tribute Frances Ha star Mickey Sumner, and Wes Anderson's latest set for theaters.
Penny Lane's documentary on Richard Nixon and his close aides wins a big festival prize just before it's set to close New Directors/New Films. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: MoMA unveils films for its annual German showcase and the Havana Film Festival NY and Buenos Aires Film Festival announce their lineups.
The Nicole Kidman-starrer about the late Princess Grace of Monaco will open theatrically Stateside later this year and SXSW documentary "12 O'Clock Boys" finds a theatrical home, plus news about James Cameron and Helen Mirren in today's FilmLinc Digest.
Also in Monday's FilmLinc Digest: The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival unveiled its winners, with one U.S. film picking up an Audience Prize; China moved to second place in the world's most lucrative film markets; and Danny Boyle scoffs at the longevity of 3-D.