Today on indieWIRE, we hyped this fall's most anticipated indie releases, 'The Ides of March' got mixed reviews in Venice and much more.
- Fall Movie Preview: The 30 Must-See Indies: Summer is essentially over. Maybe not by the calendar, but certainly when it comes to Hollywood. The 'Transformers 3's' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4's' have come and gone, and for anyone who likes a mediocre $200 million-budgeted film aimed at teenage boys, you're out of luck for at least a few months. (Editor's note: Yay.)
- George Clooney's 'Ides of March' Debuts in Venice to Mixed Reaction: As the opening night film of the Venice Film Festival, George Clooney's 'The Ides of March' made its debut Wednesday night in Italy, kicking off two straight weeks of non-stop high profile premieres at Venice, Telluride and Toronto.
- Nicholas Ray Was an Early Adopter: An Interview With Susan Ray on Her Husband's Legacy: Of the big names premiering work at this year's Venice Film Festival, one is particularly both notable and unexpected. More than 30 years after his death, legendary American filmmaker Nicholas Ray appears in the program -- and not with a retrospective, but with a "new" work.
- Oscilloscope Buys Nicholas Ray's Last Film, 'We Can't Go Home Again': North American rights to Nicholas Ray's final film, 'We Can't Go Home Again,' have been picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories ahead of the centenary of the late director's birth. A restored/reconstructed version of the film will debut at the Venice Film Festival followed by the New York Film Festival in October.
- Cinemad Will Release 'Shit Year,' Starring Ellen Barkin, This Fall: Microdistributor Cinemad Presents will release Cam Archer's 'Shit Year,' starring Ellen Barkin, in the U.S. this fall.
- Venice 2011: A Guide to the Film Festival: The Venice Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 31, with the world premiere of George Clooney's 'The Ides of March,' leading into 11 days that feature some of the most anticipated premieres of the year, from David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method' and Roman Polanski's 'Carnage' to Madonna's 'W.E.' and Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion.'
- Upcoming Telluride Festival Gets $50K AMPAS Grant; Lineup Set for Thursday: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given $50,000 to underwrite the 2011 Telluride Film Festival's Guest Director program.
- Phase 4 and Submarine Go for James Westby's Dark Comedy 'Rid of Me': Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to James Westby's black comedy 'Rid of Me.'
- Leonard Maltin Reviews 'The Debt': Sometimes a film seems to have everything going for it and still comes up short; such is the case with 'The Debt.'
- Watch: Trailer for Fred Schepisi's TIFF Entry 'Eye of the Storm' With Geoffrey Rush: It has been a long time since Australian director Fred Schepisi has been behind the camera. His last effort was the acclaimed HBO miniseries 'Empire Falls' and before that his last feature film was 2003's forgettable 'It Runs in the Family.'
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