Also in a round-up of news briefs Tuesday morning, the Academy is set to honor Stanley Kubrick; the Austin Film Festival announces winners of its Audience Awards; And, a doc spotlighting Levon Helm heads to U.S. theaters.
Academy to Honor Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick will be feted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wednesday November 7th. Hosted by Malcolm McDowell at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, the evening will feature film clips and personal remembrances by friends and collaborators including Paul Mazursky, Ryan O'Neal and Matthew Modine. The tribute is in association with the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) which is hosting a retrospective.
Silver Linings Playbook Wins Austin Film Festival Audience Award
The romantic drama by David O. Russell won the Austin Film Festival's "Marquee Feature Audience Award, while Junk by Kevin Hamedani took the Narrative Feature Audience Award. Joseph Levy's Spinning Plates and T.C. Johnstone's Rising From Ashes tied for the Documentary Feature Audience Award. The Muslims Are Coming! by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah took the Comedy Vanguard Audience Award.
Kino Lorber Picks Up Levon Helm Doc Ain't In It For My Health
The film is an in-depth and intimate look at music legend Levon Helm who died last April. The NYC-based distributor picked up the film on the heels of a recent "Love for Levon" tribute concert in New Jersey earlier this month where nearly 20,000 fans packed an arena to hear musicians including Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh and Lucinda Williams celebrate his legacy. Kino Lorber is planning an early 2013 release followed by a VOD/home video release in early summer.
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Tom Cruise Teases a Mission: Impossible 5
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Hurricane Sandy Forces Broadway Theaters to Go Dark for Third Day; Region Slammed
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