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DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE "Slumdog Millionaire" The eclectic British director of Irish Catholic descent receives his first Academy Award nomination in the directing category for his sleeper indie hit about a poverty-stricken teenager in Mumbai who goes...
Zap2It.comOscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant is holding an open casting call for both supporting and lead roles in his next film, titled "Paranoid Park." The call, which went out on MySpace, as well as other Internet realms, is described as being the primary...
Times Staff WriterCurrent assignment: "Last Days," Gus Van Sant's film about the last days of a Kurt Cobain-esque rock star. Previous credits: "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "The Mummy," "Sahara" and Van Sant's "Gerry" and "Elephant." Sound off: "A sound designer is a very...
Times Staff Writer"William Eggleston in the Real World" is a look at an artist by an artist, and that is the heart of its success. Narrated, photographed and directed by Michael Almereyda, it is an elegantly discursive examination of one of the great modern photographers,...
Zap2It.comWarner Bros. has snagged "Aardvark Art's Ark," a script for a potential animated family film written by actor Casey Affleck. According to Variety, Affleck would also executive produce the film, which focuses on a family (aardvarks, we're guessing) aboard...
Tags: Matt Damon, Family, Steve Buscemi, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman
Times Staff WriterThe Festival de Cannes wants to be all things to all people, to be the place for breakout extravaganzas as well as artistic ventures. For this year's 59th edition, both ends of the spectrum have American names attached. It's the sheer size of the thing...
Zap2It.comSofia Coppola, Richard Linklater and Richard Kelly are the three American filmmakers who will have projects in competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival. The program for the Festival, which runs from May 17-28, was unveiled on Thursday (April 20)....
Times Staff Writer"Clean" opens and closes on antithetical landscapes. At the start, Emily (Maggie Cheung) pulls into a motel in rural industrial Ontario with her husband, Lee Hauser (James Johnston), a fading rock star with a heroin habit that his fans, friends and family...
Tribune movie reporterThe romance of the Sundance Film Festival is simple: It's the place where long-harbored dreams are first exposed to public view and, if favorably received, are launched into the world. Gordy Hoffman had been driving a cab in Chicago for 3 1/2 years...
Times Staff WriterThe question is put to Robert Redford: Are the movies being screened at the Sundance Film Festival becoming too commercial? It is a complaint heard often around this snow-dusted resort town that annually plays host to America's largest celebration of...
Tribune movie reporterDoom-and-gloom expectations have long been staples of the independent film world, but factoring in today's troublesome economy and the general post-Sept. 11 weariness, it would be logical to assume that now might be a particularly bad time for the...
Tags: Festive Events, Entertainment, Sissy Spacek, Terrorism, Sports
Times Staff WriterGus Van Sant's "Elephant" takes place during a school shooting meant to evoke Columbine, the high school in Littleton, Colo., where in 1999 two gun-toting teenagers slaughtered 13 and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. An unblinking look at our...
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