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.
Film Society's group for film supporters in their 20s and 30s teamed up with our showcase of emerging cinematic talent to throw this year's ND/NF Closing Night party! Check out photos from the screening of Our Nixon and fete in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
FilmLinc Daily begins a new column spotlighting upcoming films at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This week's snapshot includes the Opening Night film of the 20th New York African Film Festival, unique holocaust documentary No Place On Earth (opens Friday), and more.
Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to announce some of the presenters and musical performers for the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala honoring Barbra Streisand. Participants in the April 22 event include Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Pierce Brosnan, Kristin Chenoweth, Wynton Marsalis, and many more!
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.