The National Society of Film Critics voted the South Korean film PARASITE as Best Film of 2019 along with Best Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won.
NAME OF FILM: DIANE
DIRECTOR(S): Kent Jones
STARRING: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Deirdre O'Connell, Andrea Martin and Estelle Parsons.
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Diane is the story of a widowed baby-boomer who faithfully devotes her life to serving the needs of others. She spends her days serving soup at a food kitchen, consoling her ailing friends, and desperately attempting to forge a meaningful relationship with her opioid-addicted son (Jake Lacy). As her friends pass away, Diane’s altruistic world begins to crumble, forcing her to reconcile her current life with past regrets, and ultimately come to grips with her own mortality. Taking home Tribeca’s top prize for US Narrative Feature, Dianeis filled with warmth and humanity, anchored by a quietly phenomenal performance from Mary Kay Place that makes Diane’s struggles all the more relatable and profound.
Former president Barack Obama shared his favorite movies of 2019 which included critically acclaimed indies such as American Factory, Parasite, Apollo 11.
Parasite was named Best Picture of 2019 by Los Angeles Film Critics. Other awards went to Ja’Tovia Gary’s The Giverny Document for Best Independent Film and American Factory for Best Documentary.
The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems lead the nominations for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards with 5 nominations each, followed by Give Me Liberty with 4 nominations.
Thirty-three films and series received nominations for the 29th IFP Gotham Awards along with Gotham Tributes for Laura Dern, Sam Rockwell, director Ava DuVernay, and Glen Basner.
Tribeca Film Festival award-winner Diane, directed by Kent Jones, and exec-produced by Martin Scorsese will open in theaters on March 29.
2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival to Screen 223 Films, Opens with Kenneth Branagh’s ALL IS TRUE
The 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 223 films; opening with All is True directed by Kenneth Branagh, and closes with Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford.
AT ETERNITY’S GATE to Open 2018 Marrakech International Film Festival, Fest Unveils Official Selection
From November 30 to December 8, 2018, festival-goers and cinema-lovers alike will discover no fewer than 80 films coming from 29 different countries at the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival
2018 St. Louis International Film Festival to Screen 413 Films + Opening Night Premiere of DESTROYER
The 27th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will run November 1 to 11, and screen 413 films: 88 narrative features, 77 documentary features, and 248 shorts.
The official program of the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival was announced at a press conference today, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival Releases 2018 Lineup, Opens with RBD, Documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
RBG, a revealing and exciting portrayal of the Notorious RBG herself, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will open this year’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival
The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival held its awards ceremony this evening, and top honors went to Diane for the Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature