March 17, 2013
Robert E. Relyea, 82, the film producer and director whose credits included The Magnificent Seven and West Side Story , died March 5 in Los Angeles. Mr. Relyea's career spanned more than 40 years. He worked with stars such as John Wayne on The Alamo and Elvis Presley on Jailhouse Rock . He collaborated with Steve McQueen on several films, including Bullitt , Le Mans and The Reivers . Mr. Relyea started as an MGM crew member in 1955 and served as president of production at MGM-United Artists from 1997 to 2001.
March 15, 2013
Repertory Films Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782. www.adventureaquarium.com . 4D Theater. $22.95; $19.95 children 2-12. Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org . Going Gaga. $7. Wed. Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. www.thecolonialtheatre.com . MST3K: Gamera vs. Guiron (Japan, 1969) $9; $7 seniors and students; $5 children 2-12. Fri. 9:45 pm. The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
March 15, 2013 |
'I hate when they call me the 'Grandmother of French New Wave Cinema,' or 'the only woman along with Godard, Truffaut, and the rest,' " Agnès Varda declares with a dismissive flick of her wrist. "I started earlier," notes the irrepressible octogenarian ("85 in May," she prompts), sipping Earl Grey while admiring the play of light on rooftops outside the picture window of the Inn at Penn. Indeed, Varda - artist in residence this week at the University of Pennsylvania, where she will speak to students, show her films, and teach a master class - made La Pointe-Courte , her debut feature, in 1954.
March 14, 2013
Three-time mayoral candidate Sam Katz will present excerpts from "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment," a film series on the city's history, at a lunchtime discussion Thursday at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The documentary is a 12-part series that Katz, 63, is co-producing with his son, Philip, 30. Three 30-minute television episodes have been completed so far and each has aired on 6ABC. Katz said the $5.5 million project, which is being funded mostly by foundation grants, has roots in his political defeats.
March 13, 2013 |
AUSTIN, TEXAS - Iconoclastic director Harmony Korine unveiled what may be one of the most twisted spring-break movies in recent memory with a screening heralded by a roving motorcade of scooter drivers in bikinis and ski masks and lasting into the wee hours Monday at the South by Southwest film festival. "Spring Breakers," positioned as both a celebration and an indictment of the annual bacchanal, follows four bikini-clad college students through a series of improbable adventures.
March 11, 2013 |
'It's definitely an uncomfortable film," says Mia Wasikowska , who stars in the creepy psychological reverie Stoker - and whose character is both the source and the object of much of that discomfort. India Stoker has just turned 18 - on the day her father dies in a mysterious accident. She lives with her mother, a frosty and distant Nicole Kidman , in a beautiful house in the country. And then, at the funeral for her father, an uncle she never knew - Uncle Charlie, an effortlessly sinister Matthew Goode - appears.
March 9, 2013 |
The delicately bittersweet Israeli drama Yossi doesn't feel like a sequel. Director Eytan Fox's follow-up to the star-crossed 2002 romance Yossi and Jagger is a freestanding film that requires no knowledge of the previous movie. However, some acquaintance with heartache wouldn't hurt. In the decade since that first film, Yossi Hoffman has progressed significantly career-wise, but he hasn't made much headway emotionally since his secret boyfriend and fellow soldier Lior (also known as Jagger)
March 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Filmmakers from Richard Linklater to David Gordon Green to Whoopi Goldberg are bringing films to this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The New York festival announced the second half of its 89-film slate Wednesday, all in various out-of-competition sections. Some of the films, like Linklater's "Before Midnight" and Green's "Prince Avalanche," will be continuing on the festival circuit after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Others, like Goldberg's documentary, "I Got Somethin' to Tell You," about the comedian Moms Mabley, will be showing for the first time.
March 6, 2013 |
F ILMMAKER JASON OSDER says that every generation has a moment when it loses its innocence. For his parents, it was the day John F. Kennedy was shot. For his students at George Washington University, where he is an assistant professor, it's 9/11. For Osder, it was May 13, 1985, the day of the MOVE bombings. Osder, who grew up right outside of Philadelphia and graduated from Springfield High School, will premiere his documentary on the radical group MOVE, called "Let the Fire Burn," at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, where it will compete in the World Documentary Feature Competition.
March 4, 2013
Movies The ABCs of Death An anthology horror film, with 26 chapters. Barbara In 1980s East Germany, a doctor runs into trouble with Communist authorities. German with subtitles. Dead Man Down See Steven Rea's preview on this page. Emperor See Steven Rea's preview on this page. Greedy Lying Bastards The makers of this documentary place the blame for the planet's deteriorating condition on politicians and big business. Oz: The Great and Powerful See Steven Rea's preview on this page.