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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 21

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Above: Chinese poster for Spirited Away; artist: Zao Dao.The most popular poster to date on my Movie Poster of the Day Instagram, by a dragon’s length, with more than double the amount of likes of its closest contender, was this gorgeous Chinese poster (and its color variant which you can see here) for Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001), which apparently just got a Chinese theatrical release eighteen years after it was made. The posters were painted by the young Chinese comic book artist Zao Dao who you can, and should, read more about here.I was happy to see Renato Casaro’s prop poster for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’s film-within-the-film Kill Me Now Ringo, Said the Gringo—which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago—make such an impression, as well as another of my favorite Casaros painted forty years earlier, for Screamers, a.k.
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Luca Guadagnino in Talks to Direct ‘Lord of the Flies’ for Warner Bros.

Luca Guadagnino in Talks to Direct ‘Lord of the Flies’ for Warner Bros.
Oscar-nominated “Call Me By Your Name” and “Suspiria” director Luca Guadagnino is in negotiations to direct a new adaptation of William Golding’s classic coming-of-age novel for Warner Bros. According to Variety, Warners has been trying to mount the project since reacquiring the rights in 2017.

There have previously been talks of a gender-bent production, swapping in a group of school girls for the boys in the novel who, marooned on a desert island, unravel into savagery and madness. According to other sources, the screenplay will come from Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet — scribes behind such recent action tentpoles including “Captain Marvel,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Tomb Raider.”

Lord of the Flies” would mark the biggest scope, and presumably budget, yet for the Italian auteur who currently already has a busy slate on his hands. He’s in pre-production on the HBO miniseries “We Are What We Are,” which centers
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NYC Weekend Watch: Machiko Kyō, Abbas Kiarostami, Godzilla & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Films by Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, and Naruse kick off a retrospective of Japanese actress Machiko Kyō.

The Pasolini retrospective continues.

Streetwise and its follow-up, Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell, begin a run.

The restoration of A Bigger Splash continues screening, while the ’90s indie film Chalk has been restored.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
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NYC Weekend Watch: 21st-Century Debuts, Barbara Hammer, Burt Lancaster & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film at Lincoln Center

A retrospective of 21st-century debuts is underway, with two-for-one packages doubling some of today’s best working filmmakers.

A free screening of Martin Scorsese’s After Hours is held at Governor’s Island tonight.

A Bigger Splash has screenings.

Museum of the Moving Image

The expressively named “Barbara Hammer, Superdyke” looks
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Woodstock,’ ‘Point Break,’ ‘Dracula’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The director’s cut of Woodstock plays on 35mm this Saturday.

The Pasolini retrospective continues.

The restorations of A Bigger Splash and Audition still screen.

A series on documentarian Kevin Rafferty runs this weekend.

Whale Rider and Max Mon Amour play at opposite ends of the day.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big!
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NYC Weekend Watch: Duras/Godard, Elaine May, ‘The Matrix’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Marguerite Duras’s India Song and Jean-Luc Godard’s Hélas Pour Moi play on Saturday and Sunday.

The Pasolini retrospective continues.

Les Blank’s Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazón have been restored and are screening.

The restoration of A Bigger Splash continues its run, while Audition is now screening.

The J. Hoberman
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Giving meaning by Anne-Katrin Titze

Catherine Cusset on David Hockney: "His big innovation in painting is to introduce movement into painting."

For the theatrical première of Metrograph Pictures 4K restoration of Jack Hazan's A Bigger Splash, Life Of David Hockney novelist Catherine Cusset was invited to introduce the film. As part of the celebration, Andy Warhol's feature Henry Geldzahler and a program of three short films - Christian Blackwood and Michael Blackwood's David Hockney's Diaries, David Pierce's Portrait Of David Hockney, and James Scott's Love's Presentation will be screening on Sunday.

Catherine Cusset on Life Of David Hockney: "I think this novel is about giving meaning. All the time. The paintings and the way this and that happens to him." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Catherine Cusset met with me at the downtown peacefood cafe for an in-depth conversation on her latest novel and the connection to A Bigger Splash. We talked about Olivier Assayas's Non-Fiction,
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Tropical Malady,’ Les Blank, ‘Ishtar,’ ‘Do the Right Thing’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

“Grit and Glitter: Before and After Stonewall” continues with the likes of Dog Day Afternoon, My Beautiful Laundrette, and Tropical Malady. Read our piece on Laundrette here.

“See It Big! Action” offers a print of Coffy.

Two John Waters films, Multiple Maniacs and Hairspray, have showings.

Metrograph

Les Blank’s
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Pride Month Doc Corner: Four restored queer classics in re-release!

by Glenn Dunks

The Film Experience and Doc Corner is celebrating Pride Month with a focus on documentaries that tackle Lgbtiq themes. In this final edition we're looking at four classic documentaries that have now been restored and are back in theaters (in select cities), waiting to be (re-)discovered: The Queen (1968), A Bigger Splash (1973), Before Stonewall (1984), and Paris is Burning (1990).

We will begin with the earliest and move forward through time. I was lucky enough to see The Queen on the big screen at a repertory screening in New York several years ago... 
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Jack Hazan on His Queer Landmark ‘A Bigger Splash,’ Luca Guadagnino’s Title Lifting, and Predicting Reality TV

Jack Hazan’s A Bigger Splash finally found its niche. Not to be mistaken for Luca Guadagnino’s 2015 film—which didn’t have Hazan’s blessing to share the title—Hazan’s 1974 film played the Locarno and the New York Film Festivals among others, but didn’t have much of a theatrical footprint outside of London.

Splash follows artist David Hockney in the aftermath of his break up with lover and muse Peter Schlesinger, with unprecedented access to their inner circle. A year into the shoot, Hockney convinced Schlesinger to sit for a painting. Hazan saw the opportunity to introduce Peter to the narrative and three years later the film debuted to middling praise but gained a cult following. A Bigger Splash was recently restored and has debuted at New York City’s Metrograph theater in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

We sat down with Hazan
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On the right track by Anne-Katrin Titze

A Bigger Splash director Jack Hazan on the 'master' Michelangelo Antonioni, David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger: "The scene in the park when David photographs Peter, it's a reference to Blow-Up." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The morning before the theatrical release at Metrograph of the 4K restoration of A Bigger Splash, director/cinematographer Jack Hazan met with me for a conversation at the Ludlow Hotel. We discussed the initial influence of Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris and where Marlon Brando is for him, Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse, L'Avventura and Blow-Up, Robert Bolt, Joe Strummer of The Clash in Rude Boy, David Hockney and synaesthesia, and a surprising shower scene that Jack Hazan calls an antidote to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

David Hockney illuminates his Patrick Procktor portrait

A Bigger Splash, co-written with editor David Mingay, captures a version of David Hockney's life in the early Seventies through the appearances of Celia Birtwell,
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‘Wild Rose’ Outpaced by Documentaries at Specialty Box Office

‘Wild Rose’ Outpaced by Documentaries at Specialty Box Office
Documentaries continue to dominate the specialized world. Among new openers, three of the four are non-fiction titles. They include “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” (Magnolia) and a reissue of David Hockney biodoc “A Bigger Splash” (Metrograph).

Wild Rose,” the top narrative release of the week from Neon, had a middling start despite strong support and good reviews for breakout Jessie Buckley. The familiar story of an aspiring singer might have limited its appeal.

Among holdovers, documentaries are holding better than the two prime Sundance titles that opened soft in recent weeks. Not showing signs of sustained growth are “Late Night” (Amazon), which dropped more than half on its second wide weekend, while “Booksmart” (United Artists) is nearing $21 million, a total the Amazon film is unlikely to reach.

Opening

Wild Rose (Neon) – Metacritic: 78; Festivals include: Toronto 2018, South by Southwest 2019

$56,183 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $14,046

Rising actress Buckley, on view in HBO’s “Chernobyl,
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‘A Bigger Splash’ Tops Quiet Weekend; ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

‘A Bigger Splash’ Tops Quiet Weekend; ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office
The 4K restoration of 1974 semi-fictionalized documentary A Bigger Splash edged out with the top per theater average among the specialties this weekend, playing an exclusive run at the Metrograph Theater in Manhattan. Directed by Jack Hazan, the Metrograph Pictures release grossed $18K. This is the second release for Metrograph Pictures, following fellow doc, The Raft.

Noted Artistic and Programming Director of Metrograph Sunday: “After 45 years, it’s incredibly heartening to see audiences respond so positively to Jack Hazan’s masterpiece A Bigger Splash. We’re thrilled to be expanding the film nationwide after such a strong opening in New York.” The title, centered on artist David Hockney will head to other cities in the coming weeks.

Neon music drama Wild Rose launched in four L.A. and New York locations Friday. Directed by Tom Harper and starring Jessie Buckley as an aspiring country singer, the Toronto ’18 title grossed an estimated
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David Hockney Film ‘A Bigger Splash’ Finds Redemption, 45 Years After Being Booed

David Hockney Film ‘A Bigger Splash’ Finds Redemption, 45 Years After Being Booed
Nowadays, one can’t open a film festival line-up without seeing the words “documentary/narrative hybrid.” Though the documentary community is touchy about the nomenclature — (is it docu-ficton? docu-drama? Aren’t all documentaries narrative in some way?) — there’s no disputing that films that challenge the conventions of traditional documentary storytelling are lately in vogue. Robert Greene has built a career on provocative genre agnostic films such as “Bisbee ’17” and “Kate Plays Christine;” Errol Morris’ “Wormwood” pushed the form to new artistic heights; even Martin Scorsese recently toyed with audiences with the tongue-in-cheek Bob Dylan tribute “Rolling Thunder Revue.”

Blending fact and fiction is old hat for Jack Hazan, the filmmaker behind “A Bigger Splash,” a beguiling meditation on love and art forged from the real life of English painter David Hockney. Borrowing its title from one of Hockney’s most famous paintings, the film follows Hockney as he struggles
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‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ Booked For Weekend Launch; Jacob Tremblay & Vera Farmiga Lead ‘Burn Your Maps’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

Sundance premiere Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am begins its theatrical run in several New York and L.A. theaters today via Magnolia Pictures. Filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directed the doc about the Nobel laureate, whom he had known for years. Young actor Jacob Tremblay has a Seth Rogan-produced comedy, Good Boys, set for August, but first he will be on the big (and small) screen this weekend with Burn Your Maps, starring opposite Vera Farmiga, bowing in a day and date release. Jessie Buckley, meanwhile, goes country in Neon’s Wild Rose, which debuted out of last year’s Toronto. The title plays New York and L.A. ahead of an expanded roll out to other major markets next weekend.

Other limited releases set for their launches today include Sundance Selects doc, The Quiet One following the three-decaf career of The Rolling StonesBill Wyman as well as Metrograph Pictures’ second release,
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Trailer for 4K Re-Release of 70s David Hockney Doc 'A Bigger Splash'

"There's times when I feel a bit alone as an artist. Truth is, very few artists are interested really in the ideas I am..." Metrograph Pictures has unveiled a new official trailer for the 4K restoration and re-release of the biographic 1970s documentary A Bigger Splash. Filmed over three years, originally released in 1974, the semi-fictional film is about artist David Hockney creating one of his most popular paintings. When his beautiful lover, Peter Schlesinger, decides to break up with him, it leaves David a complete emotional wreck. He suddenly finds himself unable to create anything, awash in depression & loneliness. He finds inspiration in his backyard swimming pool, and begins a portrait of it. "Hazan's film is too-little-seen masterpiece that begs revisiting for a number of reasons: it's both a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s and an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the
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‘A Bigger Splash’ Trailer: David Hockney Film Captures 1970s Hedonistic Gay Life

‘A Bigger Splash’ Trailer: David Hockney Film Captures 1970s Hedonistic Gay Life
Though many are familiar with its namesake work, David Hockney’s famous 1967 painting of a splash rising up from a placid California swimming pool, fewer know Jack Hazan’s too-little-seen 1974 documentary of the same name. An early entry into the documentary/narrative hybrid genre, the film “A Bigger Splash” honors Hockney and his mesmerizing work with a portrait of the artist worthy of his creative genius.

A new 4K restoration of this masterpiece of queer cinema will play New York City’s Metrograph later this month, offering audiences a rare chance to catch this seminal work on the big screen. IndieWire is debuting the brand new trailer exclusively below.

Shot over three years in the early 1970s, the official synopsis calls “A Bigger Splash” “an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well his circle of friends, many subjects of his portraits, including British textile designer Celia Birtwell,
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Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in ‘Covers’ From ‘Late Night’ Director

Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in ‘Covers’ From ‘Late Night’ Director
Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross are set to star in “Covers,” the next film from the director of “Late Night,” Nisha Ganatra, Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced Monday.

Focus is partnering with Working Title Films on the comedy that is set within Hollywood’s music scene.

Ganatra is directing with a screenplay written by Flora Greeson. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with Alexandra Loewy serving as executive producer. Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S., and Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally.

Also Read: Dakota Johnson Has 'Secret' Second Part in 'Suspiria'

“Together Dakota and Tracee are an undeniable force of comedic talent, and along with our friends at Working Title and our director Nisha, we can’t wait to see them go head to head on this new project,” Kujawski said in a statement.

Johnson most recently
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Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross Co-Starring in Comedy ‘Covers’

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Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross Co-Starring in Comedy ‘Covers’
Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross will co-star in “Covers,” a comedy set in the music scene in Hollywood.

Late Night” director Nisha Ganatra is helming from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Focus Features is partnering with Working Title Films on the movie. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with Alexandra Loewy as executive producer. Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S., and Universal Pictures International will distribute overseas.

Johnson starred as Anastasia Steele in Universal’s “Fifty Shades” franchise. She’s a repeat collaborator of Luca Guadagnino, having appeared in his films “Suspiria” and “A Bigger Splash.” She’ll next be seen starring in “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”

Ross is best known for her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the series “Black-ish” and playing Joan Clayton on the long-running series “Girlfriends.”

“Together Dakota and Tracee are an undeniable force of comedic talent,
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Eat What you Sow: Dave Kajganich Kills to Work with Antonio Campos

It’s raining book to film projects for Antonio Campos. Currently filming The Devil All the Time in Alabama, Deadline reports that David Kajganich (best known for penning Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash and Suspiria) will adapt and produce Camille DeAngelis’ novel Bones & All. Theresa Park and Campos will also produce. Campos has been attached to a couple of projects in the past couple of years — so the best outlook for the project would be a 2020 start. Look for

Gist: Based on DeAngelis’s award-winning novel is a coming-of-age character study of a young woman managing a terrifying crisis of identity.…
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