Classics

Toronto International Film Festival to Hold Live Script Read of Rob Reiner’s Classic “The Princess Bride”

Toronto International Film Festival to Hold Live Script Read of Rob Reiner’s Classic “The Princess Bride”

The Princess Bride script is the subject of the Jason Reitman Live Read at the upcoming 40th Toronto International Film Festival.  Jason Reitman Live Read is a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. The script of Rob Reiner’s “beloved classic” will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman narrating stage direction. “The Princess Bride premiered at the Festival in 1987 and has captured audiences’ imaginations ever since,” […]

Archive Gala of 59th BFI London Film Festival to World Premiere of New Restoration of Anthony Asquith’s SHOOTING STARS

Archive Gala of 59th BFI London Film Festival to World Premiere of New Restoration of Anthony Asquith’s SHOOTING STARS

The Archive gala screening at the 59th BFI London Film Festival will be the world premiere of a new restoration of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars (1928). Asquith’s first film as co-director and scriptwriter, Shooting Stars is a fascinating drama set behind the scenes at a contemporary film studio. Newly restored by the BFI National Archive, Shooting Stars will be presented with a new live score by John Altman, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning composer whose work […]

San Sebastian Festival to Honor Original KING KONG Directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack with a Retrospective

San Sebastian Festival to Honor Original KING KONG Directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack with a Retrospective

The 63rd San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a retrospective to directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, masterminds of the iconic King Kong (1933).  Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) and Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893-1979) were, in the golden age of Hollywood, one of the strangest and most exciting creative twosomes ever to come out of Hollywood. The coming edition of the San Sebastian Festival will recover their work in a cycle dedicated to their films. Acclaimed […]

Restored THE THIRD MAN Starring Orson Welles to Get Two Week Theater Run |TRAILER

Restored THE THIRD MAN Starring Orson Welles to Get Two Week Theater Run |TRAILER

Carol Reed’s Film Noir masterpiece THE THIRD MAN (1949), starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles, will run at Film Forum from Friday, June 26 through Thursday, July 9 (two weeks), in a new 4K restoration – its first major restoration ever. In rubble-strewn postwar Vienna, pulp Western writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives to meet up with his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find that he’s dead — or is he? […]