omplete QPORIT: July 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

 

TOM HANKS STARS ON OPENING NIGHT AT THE 2013 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL


THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
51st NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2013
 
Opening Night Gala selection:
 World Premiere of Paul Greengrass’s

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
starring Tom Hanks 


A SCENE FROM 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Opening Night NYFF 2013
IMAGE #3 COURTESY  NYFF


Paul Greengrass’s CAPTAIN PHILLIPS will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night Gala presentation for the upcoming 51st New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13).



TOM HANKS 
DETAIL FROM A SCENE (IMAGE #3)
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Opening Night NYFF 2013 
 IMAGE #3 COURTESY  NYFF

Starring two-time Academy Award® winner and 2009 Film Society Chaplin Award honoree Tom Hanks in the title role, the film is Academy Award®-nominated director Paul Greengrass’s multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.

NYFF’s Director of Programming and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones said, “Paul Greengrass has become a master of immersive reality-based narratives set along geopolitical fault lines – in this case, the 2009 seizure of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship by four Somali pirates. I’m excited that this tough, tense, real-life thriller, capped by the remarkable performances of Tom Hanks and four brilliant first-time Somali actors (Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdirahman and Mahat M. Ali), is opening the 51st edition of the festival.”



THE HIJACKERS
AS PORTRAYED IN A SCENE FROM
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Opening Night NYFF 2013 
 IMAGE #2 COURTESY  NYFF


CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
 is—through Greengrass’s distinctive lens—simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.  The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi).  Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control.
 


From a screenplay by Billy Ray, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca. The Sony Pictures release is due in theaters October 11.

Note: See below at the end of this story (after a list of NYFF Opening Night films) for links to more information about Tom Hanks, the Director Paul Greengrass, the film, the story of the hijacking, and Captain Richard Phillips!

The screening will mark Greengrass’s return to NYFF following his film BLOODY SUNDAY in 2002.
 
FilmLinc Daily Managing Editor Brian Brooks spoke with Greengrass about CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, the film’s selection for NYFF’s Opening Night Gala and looking ahead to the debut of the film. That interview can be found at www.Filmlinc.com


General Public tickets will be available September 8th.


Subscription Packages and VIP Passes for the New York Film Festival are on sale now to Film Society Members. There also will be an opportunity for Members to purchase single screening tickets in advance of the General Public.



For more information about becoming a Film Society Member visit 




More ticket information for the New York Film Festival will be available mid-August on





New York Film Festival Opening Night Films

The Opening Night Films have come mostly from the US, next most often from France, and have been productions or co-productions from 12 other countries:

US - 18
France -  15
USSR / Soviet Union - 3
UK - 3
Italy - 3
Czechoslovakia - 2
Spain - 2
Poland - 2
Japan, China, Mexico, West Germany, Denmark, Algeria - 1

Truffaut had three Opening Night films.  Almodovar, Altman, Ang Lee and Greengrass have each had two.

Here's the list:

1963    The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, Mexico)
1964    Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, USSR)
1965    Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
1966    Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia)
1967    The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria)
1968    Capricious Summer (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia)
1969    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, US)
1970    The Wild Child (François Truffaut, France)
1971    The Debut (Gleb Panfilov, Soviet Union)
1972    Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, France)
1973    Day for Night (François Truffaut, France)
1974    Don't Cry With Your Mouth Full (Pascal Thomas, France)
1975    Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, Italy)
1976    Small Change (François Truffaut, France)
1977    One Sings, The Other Doesn't (Agnès Varda, France)
1978    A Wedding (Robert Altman, US)
1979    Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy/US)
1980    Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, US)
1981    Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, UK)
1982    Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany)
1983    The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan, US)
1984    Country (Richard Pearce, US)
1985    Ran (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
1986    Down By Law (Jim Jarmusch, US)
1987    Dark Eyes (Nikita Mikhalkov, Soviet Union)
1988    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
1989    Too Beautiful For You (Bertrand Blier, France)
1990    Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen, US)
1991    The Double Life of Veronique (Krysztof Kieslowski, Poland/France)
1992    Olivier Olivier (Agnieszka Holland, France)
1993    Short Cuts (Robert Altman, US)
1994    Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, US)
1995    Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, China)
1996    Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, UK)
1997    The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, US)
1998    Celebrity (Woody Allen, US)
1999    All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
2000    Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, Denmark)
2001    Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette, France)
2002    About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, US)
2003    Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, US)
2004    Look At Me (Agnès Jaoui, France)
2005    Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney, US)
2006    The Queen (Stephen Frears, UK)
2007    The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, US)
2008    The Class (Laurent Cantet, France)
2009    Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, France)
2010    The Social Network (David Fincher, US)
2011    Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Poland)
2012    Life of Pi (Ang Lee, US)



LINKS
TOM HANKS - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000158/

TOM HANKS - WIKIPEDIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hanks

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Phillips

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109/

PAUL GREENGRASS - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0339030/

PAUL GREENGRASS - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Greengrass

MAERSK ALABAMA HIJACKING - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maersk_Alabama_hijacking

BOOK: A CAPTAIN'S DUTY: SOMALI PIRATES, NAVY SEALS, AND DANGEROUS DAYS AT SEA - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Captain%27s_Duty



 AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

BOOK
A CAPTAIN'S DUTY: SOMALI PIRATES, 
NAVY SEALS, AND DANGEROUS DAYS AT SEA


 
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - PREVIEW  
(DVD NOT YET AVAILABLE)



 
TOM HANKS


THE TERMINAL - TOM HANKS
(Does this film suggest Edward Snowden's current residence?)



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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

 

SUMMER THEATER IN NEW YORK - 2013


New York City is host to a tremendous amount of theater in the summer.  Here is a guide to some of the major theater festivals in NY this summer.  Of course, Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway continue playing through the summer as well! (We've also listed the Williamstown Theater Festival, one of my favorites: an important festival not too, too far from NY.)


(Special Freebie Note: Check their websites: many of these festivals have free and open special events before and during their festival!)



SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Now thru Aug 18
http://www.shakespeareinthepark.org/#!calendar/cfvg


WILLIAMSTOWN THEATER FESTIVAL
Now thru Aug 18
http://wtfestival.org/2013/season


BRICK THEATER GAME PLAY FESTIVAL
JULY 5 - 28
http://bricktheater.com/


LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL
JULY 6 - 28
http://www.lincolncenterfestival.org/


NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL (NYMT)
JULY 8 - 28
http://www.nymf.org


EAST TO EDINBURGH
JULY 9 - 28
www.59e59.org


MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL (MITF)
JULY 15 - AUG 4
http://www.midtownfestival.org/


BETWEEN THE SEAS
JULY 22 - 28
http://betweentheseas.org/home/


SAMUEL FRENCH OFF-OFF-BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
JULY 23-28
http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/the-festival-schedule/


NEW YORK FRINGE FESTIVAL
AUG 9 - 25
http://www.fringenyc.org/


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ADL LIVE STREAMING A REVIEW OF THIS YEAR'S SCOTUS RULINGS


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is holding a live streaming event today at 12:00 p.m. EDT!


Legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick M. Lawrence, Lyle Denniston and Jeffrey Rosen will examine several significant rulings of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS)'s 2012 - 2013 term, including decisions on affirmative action, voting rights, and marriage equality.

The event will be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and will be streamed live across the country from this site:


www.adl.org/supremecourtreview

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