Adam Leon, Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Zoë Lescaze and Meeko Gattuso of Gimme the Loot at ND/NF in March. Photo by Godlis.
Gimme the Loot, the first feature by New Yorker Adam Leon, is among a trio of titles added to the Cannes Film Festival lineup today. The SXSW hit, which also screened at New Directors/New Films here in New York, will be joined by Aida Begic's Djeca and Gilles Bourdos' Renoir on the Un Certain Regard roster in Cannes. The festival opens on May 16 in the South of France.
Another four films were also added to the Cannes lineup today, including a special screening of Candida Brady's documentary Trashed, as well as Wayne Blair's The Sapphires and Franck Khalfoun's Maniac in the fest's midnight section.
Notably, György Pálfi's Final Cut (Hölgyeim És Uraim) rounded out the roster. Produced by Béla Tarr, the montage film features more than 400 cuts from other films to create a new narrative. It will close this year's Cannes Classics section.
Numerous acclaimed films are set for the festival's Classics section, which showcases restored and rediscovered works. Included are Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time in America (1984), Roman Polanski's Tess (1979), Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975), Alfred Hitchcock's The Ring (1927), David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia 1962), Keisuke Kinoshita's The Ballad of Narayama 1958), Jean Bach's A Great Day in Harlem (1994) along with An All Colored Vaudeville Show and Jammin The Blues.
The Machine That Kills People (1948) and Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy (1954), as well as George Lautner's The Great Spy Chase (1964) will screen along with Usmar Ismail's After the Curfew, Uday Shankar's Kalpana, Andrei Konchalovsky's Runaway Train and Agnes Varda's Cleo From 5 to 7.
Documentaries about filmmakers and filmmaking are also included on the Cannes Classics roster, among them are Robert Weide's Woody Allen: A Documentary, Gregg Barson's Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, Katrine Boorman's Me and Me Dad about filmmaker John Boorman, as well as Emmanuel Barnault's Claude M Le Cinema about the late filmmaker Claude Miller whose final film Theresa Desqueyroux will close this year's Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 27.
Watch the New Directors/New Films Q&A with Adam Leon and members of the cast and crew of Gimme the Loot below: