Specialty Box Office: ‘Woman Thou Art Loosed’ Solid In Debut Weekend

By | Sunday April 15, 2012 @ 12:59pm PDT

Code Black Entertainment’s Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day hit the ground running among specialty releases, averaging a solid $6,376 in 102 locations, managing a higher per theater average than any other movie among the top 15 grossers. … Read More »

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Specialty Box Office: ‘Bully’, ‘Damsels In Distress’ Solid; ‘Comic-Con’ Not So Much

Damsels In Distress and We Have A Pope lead a new crop of specialty releases for the holiday weekend: Sony Pictures Classics’ Damsels averaging a robust $16,050 in four theaters and a total of $64,200 while Sundance Selects’ … Read More »

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Specialty Box Office: ‘Comic-Con Episode IV,’ ‘Damsels In Distress,’ ‘The Hunter,’ ‘We Have A Pope’

By | Friday April 6, 2012 @ 9:00am PDT

Among the upcoming Easter weekend’s new specialty releases is a feature about a fictional election of a reluctant pope, a fan’s view of a uber popular summer festival, a Willem Dafoe starrer set in one of earth’s … Read More »

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68th Venice Film Festival Sets Fall Lineup

By | Thursday July 28, 2011 @ 4:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

The 68th Venice Film Festival has unveiled its film lineup of pictures that will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. It begins with the George Clooney-directed The Ides of March and concludes with Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress. Every fall fest tries to be a harbinger of Oscar gold, but last year’s winner, the Sofia Coppola-directed Somewhere, became mired in controversy and was a total non-factor in an Oscar race that was shaped by film launches in rival festivals that included Toronto, Telluride and the New York Film Festival. Here are the films that will play in Venice:

In Competition

The Ides Of March, George Clooney (US)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany)
Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (UK)
Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Maan (US) (second work)
Quando La Notte, Cristina Comencini (Italy)
Terraferma, Emanuele Crialese (Italy/France)
A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg (Germany/Canada)
4:44 Last Day On Earth, Abel Ferrara (US)
Killer Joe, William Friedkin (US)
Un Ete Brulant, Philippe Garrel (France/Italy/Switzerland)
A Simple Life (Taojie), Ann Hui (China/Hong Kong)
The Exchange (Hahithalfut), Eran Kolirin (Israel) (second work)
Alps (Alpeis),Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)
Shame, Steve McQueen (UK) (second work)
L’ultimo Terrestre, Gian Alfonso Pacinotti (GIPI) (Italy) (first work)
Carnage, Roman Polanski (France/Germany/Spain/Poland)
Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (France/Belgium/Germany)
Faust, Aleksander Sokurov (Russia)
Dark Horse,Todd Solondz (US)
Himizu, Sion Sono (Japan)
Seediq Bale, Wei Te-Sheng (Taiwan) (second work)
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Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels In Distress’ To Close Venice Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival announced today that Whit Stillman’s comedy Damsels in Distress will be the closing-night film for the fest’s 68th edition, which opens Aug. 31 with George Clooney’s The Ides of March, which was just tappedRead More »

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Sony Pictures Classics To Release Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels In Distress’

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 6:33am PDT
Mike Fleming

NEW YORK, NY (March 29, 2011) –Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Oscar nominated Whit Stillman’s latest film Violet Wister’s DAMSELS IN DISTRESS worldwide. Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer produced alongside Stillman, who also wrote the screenplay.

The film stars Greta Gerwig (GREENBERG, upcoming ARTHUR remake), Adam

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