Take My Nose... Please!: Facebook
Toronto, Sep 27 (Canadian-Media): The theatrical release of the award winning documentary TAKE MY NOSE... PLEASE! a film by Joan Kron will open nationally following exclusive one week engagements in New York, U.S. October 6 - 12 at the Village East Cinemas, and then at Los Angeles, U.S. from October 13 - 19 at Laemmle Monica Film Center, media reports said.
Kron wrote on her facebook page yesterday, "Well, pinch me--my film is going into a theater in NY Oct 6-12 (see our NYTimes ad below) and in LA from Oct 13-19. Please take a friend or two or ten to see it. And for those who are wondering if it will ever be on VOD -- The Orchard, a respected distribution company, will be taking TMNP to digital in North America in January 2018. More news on that later."
Joan Kron: Facebook
TAKE MY NOSE... PLEASE! is a feature film from longtime former Allure Magazine editor now turned filmmaker, Kron, who at the age of 89 took a passion for documentary films.
The film is a comedy from the top female comedians on the subject of women and plastic surgery and their career as artists. The magic to this film has been added by the interviews, clips and commentary from some of our legendary comics including Roseanne Barr, Phyllis Diller, the late Joan Rivers, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykies, Lisa Lampanelli, Giulia Rozzi, and Adrianne Tolsch.
The film has won awards from the Miami International Film Festival and the Berkshire International Film Festival have.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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Toronto, Sept 23 (Canadian-Media): The rights to 'Super Size Me: Holy Chicken', directed by Academy Award® nominee Morgan Spurlock and co-written with Jeremy Chilnick, from Warrior Poets, Snoot Entertainment and Public Domain was acquired by YouTube, announced on Sep. 22 by media reports.
YouTube, a Google company was reportedly launched in May 2005 with a belief that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories.
An award-winning and Academy Award®-nominated writer, director and producer. Morgan Spurlock's first film, 'Super Size Me', received Best Directing honors, and was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
Super Size Me 2
Soon after that it won the inaugural Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay.
The greatest Movie ever sold, 'Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?', 'One Direction: This is Us', 'Rats', 'The Eagle Hunters' and many are other films from Spurlock.
The Oscar® nominated documentary, 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! -- officially selected from the Festival’s Documentary Premiere section -- was world premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIIF). This documentary is reported to be theatrically released in 2018, followed by the exclusive global premiere on YouTube Red.
According to official reports, YouTube Red is a subscription that gives you access to YouTube Red Original movies and series, a premium music service and is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Korea.
The successful release of his documentary “Vlogumentary” on YouTube Red in 2016 was followed by “Supersize Me 2” which reportedly marked Spurlock's partnership for the second time with YouTube.
“Morgan Spurlock has tackled so many thought-provoking topics over the years, and we’re thrilled to partner with him once again on this revealing documentary,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube is quoted by media as saying. “Morgan is skilled at sparking a global conversation on today’s most relevant issues, and 'Super Size Me 2’ is yet another powerful film that will captivate viewers.”
Thirteen years after SUPER SIZE ME garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Best Feature Documentary, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock opens his own fast food restaurant.
"I’m ecstatic to be partnering with YouTube Red for the release of Super Size Me 2!” Media quoted Spurlock. “There's no one better to help get this film in front of more people worldwide than these guys. They are going to blow this clucker up!"
Morgan Spurlock: Twitter
The film was produced by Warrior Poets’ Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin, as well as Keith Calder and Jessica Calder of Snoot Entertainment -- co-founded by Keith Calder and Jess Calder in 2004 to develop, finance, and produce films across all genres and media -- and Spencer Silna and Nicole Barton of Public Domain, production and finance company that focuses on filmmaker-driven, culturally resonant feature films.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Toronto, Aug 5 (Canadian-Media): THE SWAN, an Icelandic novel, adapted from Guðbergur Bergsson's celebrated novel, will world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto in Discovery Programme and would highlight sophisticated coming-of-age drama from Iceland, Europe, media reports said.
THE SWAN is a tale of Sól, a nine-year-old girl and her attempt to come to terms with a new- found adulthood as she spent her summer on an isolated landscapes and remote Icelandic farmland, during childhood to mature -- an Icelandic tradition that only recently began to fade -- and become independent.
'The Swan is an exploration of the human heart, and the wild territory that is the life of our emotions. It’s a story about human beings lost (and found) in nature; the actual nature around, and their own heart’s nature. Our guide is Sól, a vulnerable 9-year old girl from the sea, whose arrival on this remote farm unlocks far more drama than she can imagine,' says writer/director Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, an Icelandic writer and director, born in 1984 in Reykjavík.
The story THE SWAN, uniquely told from Sól's perspective is a complex, tale of a child's growth that also indirectly points to a nation's maturation.
The Synopsis of the story is as follows:
Set in contemporary rural Iceland, THE SWAN is the story of 9-year old girl, Sól, who was sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature.
The nature extended endlessly there with the animals soulful but the people harsh, except the mysterious farmhand Jón, with whom she had an instant inclination.
During her struggle to understand the nature and life on the farm, she finds comfort in a new friendship with a mysterious farmhand, Jón.
When the farmer's rebellious daughter Ásta claims Jón as well, Sól becomes entangled in an adult complicated drama which she did not anticipate.
The programme details are as follows:
World Premiere - Discovery ProgrammeTHE SWAN
Iceland / 2017 / 91 min / Color / Icelandic with English subtitles
Worldwide Sales (excluding Iceland, Germany, Estonia): m-appeal world sales
Limited embargoed advance screener links available upon request.
Director Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir is available for interviews upon request.
Monday, September 11th, 10am - 12pm
Writer/Director: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
*Convenient central festival location to be provided upon request
Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
Sat 9 Sept 1:15PM Scotiabank 6, P&I Screening
Sun 10 Sept 1:45PM Jackman Hall, Public Screening (World Premiere)
Tue 12 Sept 11:30AM TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4, Public Screening
Wed 13 Sept 4:45PM Scotiabank 6, P&I Screening
Sun 17 Sept 12:30PM Jackman Hall, Public Screening
Writer / Director: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
Asa Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, an Icelandic writer and director did her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Iceland and La Sorbonne - Paris IV Université. She worked for a while as a book critic for the Iceland National Radio before she decided to move to New York City and pursue her true love, filmmaking.
She graduated with honors from the Columbia University Film MFA program in 2012. Ása has written and directed a number of short films, most notably the award-winning films Ástarsaga ("Love Story"), a 2013 finalist for a Student Academy Award, and Þú og ég ("You and Me"). Her first feature film, "The Swan", an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Icelandic novel of the same name, will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Producers: Birgitta Björnsdóttir, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
Cast: Gríma Valsdóttir, Þorvaldur Davíð Kristjánsson, Þuríður Blær Jóhannsdóttir, Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)