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Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy will Close the Toronto Film Festival on September 16, 2018.

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy will Close the Toronto Film Festival on September 16, 2018.

Variety : “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy,” stars Laura Dern as an author who adopts a fictitious persona of JT LeRoy, a queer man. After her book tops the best-seller list and JT LeRoy becomes an object of fixation among the literary set, she’s forced to come to terms with the consequences of her creative nom-de-plume. Kristen Stewart co-stars in the film. “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy” will be the festival’s closing night offering.

Justin Kelly directs “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy” and the film also features Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Courtney Love. The festival runs from Sept. 6 to 16.

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#PersonalShopper and #CertainWomen to premiere with a Q&A at the New York Film Festival

#PersonalShopper and #CertainWomen to premiere with a Q&A at the New York Film Festival

NYFF : Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt 2016 USA 107 minutes
Q&A with Kelly Reichardt, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, and Lily Gladstone on 10/3
Adapting short stories by Maile Meloy, Kelly Reichardt constructs a lean triptych of subtly intersecting lives in Montana, starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart. Shooting on 16mm, Reichardt creates understated, uncannily intimate dramas nestled within a clear-eyed depiction of the modern American West.
Showtimes : October 3 October 4
9:00 PM 6:00 PM

Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas 2016 France 105 minutes
U.S. Premiere • Q&A with Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart on 10/7, Assayas only on 10/8
Kristen Stewart is the medium, in more ways than one, for this sophisticated genre exploration from director Olivier Assayas. As a fashion assistant whose twin brother has died, leaving her bereft and longing for messages from the other side, Stewart is fragile and enigmatic—and nearly always on-screen.
Showtimes : October 7 October 8
9:00 PM 3:00 PM

New York Film Festival to honor Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver at this year’s festival

New York Film Festival to honor Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver at this year’s festival

The New York Film Festival’s Special Events section always lives up to its name, and this year is no different. The lineup for the 54th edition of the festival is anchored by conversations with Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver as part of our “An Evening With…” benefit series.

FilmLinc : Special Events will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price’s Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince’s 1981 musical-flop-turned-cult-favorite Merrily We Roll Along, with Price and theater luminary Sondheim in person. Thirty-five years later in the world of musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is a Broadway sensation. Alex Horwitz’s Hamilton’s America goes behind the history of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize–winning production, and makes its world premiere at NYFF with the director and special guests to be announced. The Film Society will do outreach to young audiences for the screening, which debuts in advance of its PBS Great Performances broadcast on October 21. Festival veteran Jim Jarmusch brings a second film to NYFF (in addition to Main Slate selection Paterson) with the U.S. premiere of Gimme Danger, a documentary chronicling the history of legendary proto-punk band The Stooges. Jarmusch and Stooges front man Iggy Pop will appear in person for the screening.

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#BillyLynn to have its World Premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival

#BillyLynn to have its World Premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival

FilmInc : Ang Lee’s highly anticipated Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will screen as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square (1998 Broadway, New York, NY 10023).

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk astonished me, and it moved me deeply—in the grandest way, as a story of America in the years after the invasion of Iraq, and on the most intimate person-to-person wavelength. Ang Lee has always gone deep into the nuances of the emotions between his characters, and that’s exactly what drove him to push cinema technology to new levels. It’s all about the faces, the smallest emotional shifts. In every way, Billy Lynn is the work of a master.”

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#CertainWomen and #PersonalShopper make the list at TIFF 2016

#CertainWomen & #PersonalShopper Among New York Film Festival 2016 Lineup

#CertainWomen & #PersonalShopper Among New York Film Festival 2016 Lineup

The Hollywood Reporter : Films starring Kristen Stewart, Adam Driver, Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert will screen at the fest, kicking off Sept. 30.
“Good filmmaking is by people who need to get their films made, and will do anything it takes to do that,” Kent Jones, New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair, told reporters Tuesday morning, as the Film Society of Lincoln Center unveiled the 2016 fest’s main slate.

While the lineup’s three world premieres have nabbed the fest’s gala slots —Ava DuVernay’s The 13th (opening night), Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women (centerpiece) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z (closing night), as previously announced — its main slate features a slew of titles that made memorable impressions at festivals earlier this year.

Selections from Cannes include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning I, Daniel Blake, Olivier Assayas’ Kristen Stewart starrer Personal Shopper, Jim Jarmusch’s Adam Driver title Paterson, Maren Ade’s father-daughter film Toni Erdmann and Paul Verhoeven’s rape comedy Elle, among others. The fest will also a screen a new cut of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Cannes premiere, The Unknown Girl — one that “changes the pace of the action in terms of the lead character,” said Jones.

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Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ to Open Seattle International Film Festival

Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ to Open Seattle International Film Festival

The Hollywood Reporter : The film will have its world premiere at Cannes, but its North American debut will be in Seattle.

Woody Allen’s latest film, Cafe Society, will be featured during the Opening Night Gala of the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival.

Cafe Society stars Jesse Eisenberg as a young man who arrives in Hollywood from New York during the 1930s and finds himself swept up in the cafe society of the age. Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Parker Posey and Blake Lively also star.

“Woody Allen delivers a delightful, vibrant and entertaining tale that continues to expand his repertory of acting talent. Combining the power of SIFF, which boasts the largest audience of any film festival in the country, with an emerging Seattle-based film distribution powerhouse that firmly believes in the theatrical experience, along with one of our most acclaimed directors, is a perfect match,” said festival director Carl Spence.

Cafe Society will have its premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in May.

The film is being distributed by Amazon. The Seattle-based company has six titles at the festival, including Author: The JT LeRoy Story, The Dressmaker and Gleason.

The 42nd Seattle International Film Festival will run from May 19 to June 12.

‘Café Society’ to be released in the US on August 12 via Lionsgate and Amazon

‘Café Society’ to be released in the US on August 12 via Lionsgate and Amazon

Deadline : We mentioned in our report on Amazon Studios’ CinemaCon lunch that Lionsgate is releasing the online retailer studio’s Woody Allen film Cafe Society in August. But now Deadline has learned is that the all-star film — which will open the Cannes Film Festival next month — is going wide on August 12, making it the filmmaker’s first wide release since 2003’s Anything Else.

The Hollywood Reporter : Just hours after learning that five of its films will play the Cannes Film Festival, Roy Price’s Amazon Studios revealed in Las Vegas that the streaming service is teaming with Lionsgate to release Woody Allen’s Cafe Society — which opens the festival — in theaters in August.

Price, speaking at CinemaCon, also made it clear the streaming service will give most of its original movies a proper theatrical release, unlike rival Netflix.

“A good robust theatrical run is good for everyone,” Price told the crowd, prompting several rounds of applause. “Therefore, almost all of our films will have full theatrical releases. Our goals are aligned with exhibition.”

Amazon Studios marketing Bob Berney led the lunch presentation. It’s a coup that Amazon was part of the official program at CinemaCon, considering many exhibitors have been leery about Netflix and Amazon’s move into the original movie business. However, Amazon has quickly decided that it’s better for their films to play first in theaters and honor the 90-day window before making them available to Amazon Prime customers. Otherwise, most theaters will refuse to play the movies at all.

#Equals to have its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

#Equals to have its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival : Equals, directed by Drake Doremus, written by Nathan Parker. (USA) – US Premiere, Narrative.

Set in a sleek and stylish future world, Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance envisions an understated dystopia, where all human emotion is seen as a disease that must be treated and cured. Against this backdrop, coworkers Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) begin to feel dangerous stirrings for one another. An A24 release.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 13th-April 24 in New York City.

For ticket information please visit the festival’s official website.

Kristen to star in ‘JT Leroy’ Movie

Variety : Kristen Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join James Franco in “JT LeRoy,” a behind-the-scenes look at the story of the literary hoax.

Justin Kelly, who directed Franco in “I Am Michael,” will direct the film from his own script, based on the memoir and life rights of Savannah Kroop, who was identified in 2006 as the person who portrayed JT LeRoy — a woman who pretended to be a man who identifies as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world and elite literary circles.

LBI Entertainment, Aquarius and Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions are producing, while Aquarius is providing equity financing. International rights are being sold at the Berlin Film Festival by Fortitude International.

Producers are planning on starting to shoot this summer.

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