Trust the Man
Trust the Man is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed and written by Bart Freundlich and starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film deals with three relationships, a realization of just how important those relationships are, it had a limited release on August 18, 2006. Rebecca is a film actress, about to make her stage debut at Lincoln Center, her husband, Tom gave up a lucrative job in advertising to take care of their young daughter. Tom and Rebecca have sex. Tom and Rebecca's best friends are her brother Tobey, a sportswriter, his girlfriend Elaine. Elaine, dating Tobey for seven years, has begun to feel the ticking of her biological clock. Tom and Rebecca each face extramarital temptations. Tom responds to a personal crisis that stems from his decision to choose kids over career by watching pornography and having an affair with a divorced mother from his son's school. Rebecca is pursued on the set by a young costar, who would like to be able to claim that he's bedded a famous actress.
David Duchovny as Tom Julianne Moore as Rebecca Billy Crudup as Tobey Maggie Gyllenhaal as Elaine Justin Bartha as Jasper Garry Shandling as Dr. Beekman Ellen Barkin as Norah Eva Mendes as Faith James LeGros as Dante Based on 100 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 27% approval rating; the site reported in a consensus that "What aspires to be a sophisticated, unconventional romantic comedy turns out to be a contrivance-filled pretender to other, better films of its genre." Another review aggregator, gives the film a 43/100 approval rating based on 30 critics' reviews. Trust the Man on IMDb Trust the Man at Rotten Tomatoes Trust the Man at Metacritic Trust the Man at Box Office Mojo
Will Chase is an American actor and singer, best known for his work in Broadway musicals and in his role as country superstar Luke Wheeler on ABC's Nashville. Chase was born in Frankfort, is the youngest of three boys, he graduated from Western Hills High School and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied conducting with Robert Spano and majored in percussion. Chase attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music, training as a conductor. Chase started his acting career in Chicago, performing in regional theater productions and received three Joseph Jefferson Award nominations, he played Chris in the 2nd National Tour of Miss Saigon. He first performed on Broadway in 1998 as the Squeegee Man and Roger understudy in Rent in the role originated by Adam Pascal, his additional Broadway credits include Miss Saigon. He was in A Little Princess the Musical as Captain Crewe. In 2005, he played Neville Craven in the 2005 World AIDS Day The Secret Garden concert. In 2006, he starred in the short lived High Fidelity on Broadway, starred as Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, for which he received a nomination for the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor.
He appeared in The Pajama Game opposite Kate Baldwin at The Muny in July 2007. He starred in Oklahoma in 2007 at the Lyric Theatre opposite Kelli O'Hara, as well as the musical The Story of My Life in 2009, he was nominated for the 2013 Tony Awards for Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget in the revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chase guest starred as Michael Swift in the NBC series Smash, he went on to play the role of country superstar Luke Wheeler on the television series Nashville. His other television appearances include Quantico, HBO's The Deuce, the recurring role of Pat Mahoney on Rescue Me, Canterbury's Law, Law & Order, Third Watch and Queens Supreme, Hallmark's The Lost Valentine, alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White. In 2012, he appeared on the series White Collar, in the episode "Neighborhood Watch", appeared on the series Unforgettable, in the episode "The Comeback", he played the title role in the 2013 film Butterflies of Bill Baker.
Chase voices Angee in A Warrior's Tail. Chase assumed the role of William Shakespeare from Christian Borle in the musical Something Rotten! on July 18, 2016. He played Neil Hargrove in the second season of the American supernatural horror-science fiction web television series, Stranger Things, which premiered on Netflix on October 27, 2017, appears in HBO's drama Sharp Objects as Bob Nash. Chase has been cast to join Kelli O'Hara in the planned 2019 Broadway revival of Kate. Chase has two daughters with Lori Chase, to whom he was married from 1998 to 2008 and was married to actress Stephanie Gibson from 2009 until their divorce in 2012, he dated Debra Messing from 2012 to 2013. He is in a relationship with musician Ingrid Michaelson. Will Chase on IMDb Will Chase at the Internet Broadway Database
World Traveler is a 2001 drama directed by Bart Freundlich. It stars Julianne Moore, it was screened at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival. The plot centers around a restless New Yorker named Cal who one day drives off into the open road, leaving his wife and infant son behind and along the way, meets a number of unusual characters; the film uses numerous songs by Willie Nelson. Billy Crudup... Cal Julianne Moore... Dulcie Cleavant Derricks... Carl Liane Balaban... Meg David Keith... Richard Mary McCormack... Margaret Karen Allen... Delores James LeGros... Jack Francie Swift... Joanie Filming took place in Alabama and the Oregon towns of Pacific City and Enterprise; the film has a 35% rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 66 reviews. World Traveler on IMDb
Sony Pictures Classics
Sony Pictures Classics is an American film production and distribution company, a division of Sony Pictures. It was founded in 1992 by former Orion Classics heads Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, Marcie Bloom, it distributes and acquires specialty films such as documentaries and art films in the United States and internationally. As of 2015, Barker and Bernard are co-presidents of the division. Sony Pictures Classics was founded in 1992, by Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, Marcie Bloom, set up as an autonomous division of Sony Pictures; the model of the company is to produce, acquire and/or distribute independent films from the United States and internationally. Sony Pictures Classics has a history of making reasonable investments for small films, getting a decent return, it has a history of not overspending. Its largest commercial success of the 2010s is Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which grossed over $56 million in the U. S. becoming Allen's highest-grossing film in the United States. Sony Pictures Classics agrees to release films for all other film studio divisions of Sony.
The following films have been announced by Sony Pictures Classics, but have "to be determined" release dates. Where's My Roy Cohn? John Prine: Hello in There Mongrel Media, the exclusive theatrical Canadian distributor for Sony Pictures Classics films Official website Sony Pictures Classics on IMDb
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, takes place annually in Park City, the largest independent film festival in the United States with more than 46,660 attending in 2016. It is held in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as at the Sundance Resort, it is a showcase for new work from international independent filmmakers. The festival consists of competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature films and short films, a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Midnight and Documentary Premieres; the 2019 Sundance Film Festival began January 24 and ran through February 3. Sundance began in Salt Lake City in August 1978, as the Utah/US Film Festival in an effort to attract more filmmakers to Utah, it was founded by John Earle. The 1978 festival featured films such as Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire, Midnight Cowboy, Mean Streets, The Sweet Smell of Success. With chairman Robert Redford, the help of Utah Governor Scott M. Matheson, the goal of the festival was to showcase American-made films, highlight the potential of independent film, to increase visibility for filmmaking in Utah.
At the time, the main focus of the event was to conduct a competition for independent American films, present a series of retrospective films and filmmaker panel discussions, to celebrate the Frank Capra Award. The festival highlighted the work of regional filmmakers who worked outside the Hollywood system; the jury of the 1978 festival was headed by Gary Allison, included Verna Fields, Linwood G. Dunn, Katharine Ross, Charles E. Sellier Jr. Mark Rydell, Anthea Sylbert. In 1979, Sterling Van Wagenen left to head up the first-year pilot program of what was to become the Sundance Institute, James W. Ure took over as executive director, followed by Cirina Hampton Catania as executive director. More than 60 films were screened at the festival that year, panels featured many well-known Hollywood filmmakers; that year, the first Frank Capra Award went to Jimmy Stewart. The festival made a profit for the first time. In 1980, Catania left the festival to pursue a production career in Hollywood. Several factors helped propel the growth of Utah/US Film Festival.
First was the involvement of actor and Utah resident Robert Redford, who became the festival's inaugural chairman. By having Redford's name associated with the festival, it received great attention. Secondly, the country was hungry for more venues that would celebrate American-made films as the only other festival doing so at the time was the USA Film Festival in Dallas. Response in Hollywood was unprecedented, as major studios did all they could to contribute their resources. In 1981, the festival moved to Park City and changed the dates from September to January; the move from late summer to midwinter was done by the executive director Susan Barrell with the cooperation of Hollywood director Sydney Pollack, who suggested that running a film festival in a ski resort during winter would draw more attention from Hollywood. It was called the US Video Festival. In 1984, the now well-established Sundance Institute, headed by Sterling Van Wagenen, took over management of the US Film Festival. Gary Beer and Van Wagenen spearheaded production of the inaugural US Film Festival presented by Sundance Institute, which included Program Director Tony Safford and Administrative Director Jenny Walz Selby.
The branding and marketing transition from the US Film Festival to the Sundance Film Festival was managed under the direction of Colleen Allen, Allen Advertising Inc. by appointment of Robert Redford. In 1991, the festival was renamed the Sundance Film Festival, after Redford's character the Sundance Kid from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. UK-based publisher C21 Media first revealed in October 2010 that Robert Redford was planning to bring the Sundance Film Festival to London, in March the following year, Redford announced that Sundance London would be held at The O2, in London from 26–29 April 2012. In a press statement, Redford said, "We are excited to partner with AEG Europe to bring a particular slice of American culture to life in the inspired setting of The O2, in this city of such rich cultural history, it is our mutual goal to bring to the UK, the best in current American independent cinema, to introduce the artists responsible for it, in essence help build a picture of our country, broadly reflective of the diversity of voices not always seen in our cultural exports."The majority of the film screenings, including the festival's premieres, would be held within the Cineworld cinema at The O2 entertainment district.
The 2013 Sundance London Festival was held 25–28 April 2013, sponsored by car-maker Jaguar. Sundance London 2014 took place on 25–27 April 2014 at the O2 arena; the Sundance London 2015 Festival was cancelled in an announcement on 16 January 2015. Sundance London returned to London from 2–5 June 2016 and again 1–4 June 2017, both at Picturehouse Cinema in London's West End. Inaugurated in 2014, Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong took place from 22 September to 2 October 2016 and is scheduled again for 21 September to 1 October 2017, it is held at The Metroplex in Kowloon Bay each year. From 2006 through 2008, Sundance Institute collaborated with the Brooklyn Academy of Music on a special series of film screenings, panel discussions, special events bringing the institute's activities and the festival's programming to New York City. M
Julianne Moore is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is known for her portrayals of troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance, her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman's Short Cuts, successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months and The Lost World: Jurassic Park established her as a leading lady in Hollywood. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours.
In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three featured her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife. She had success with the films The Big Lebowski, Hannibal, Children of Men, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right, Crazy, Stupid and won several awards for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change. Moore went on to give an Academy Award-winning performance as an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars, she appeared in the final two films of The Hunger Games series and starred in the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry", she is married to director Bart Freundlich. Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina, the oldest of 3 siblings, her father, Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, attained the rank of colonel and became a military judge.
Her Scottish mother, was a psychologist and social worker from Greenock, who emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her family. Moore has a younger sister, Valerie Smith, a younger brother, the novelist Peter Moore Smith; as Moore is half-Scottish, she claimed British citizenship in 2011 to honor her deceased mother. Moore moved around the United States as a child, due to her father's occupation, she was close to her family as a result, but has said she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place. The family lived in multiple locations, including Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, Moore attended nine different schools; the constant relocating made her an insecure child, she struggled to establish friendships. Despite these difficulties, Moore remarked that an itinerant lifestyle was beneficial to her future career: "When you move around a lot, you learn that behavior is mutable. I would change, depending on where I was... It teaches you to watch, to reinvent, that character can change."When Moore was 16, the family moved from Falls Church, where Moore had been attending J.
E. B. Stuart High School, to Frankfurt, where she attended Frankfurt American High School, she was clever and studious, a self-proclaimed "good girl", she planned to become a doctor. She had never considered performing, or attended the theatre, but she was an avid reader and it was this hobby that led her to begin acting at the school, she appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career. Moore's parents supported her decision, but asked that she train at university to provide the added security of a college degree, she was accepted to Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1983. Moore moved to New York City after graduating, worked as a waitress. After registering her stage name with Actors' Equity, she began her career in 1985 with off-Broadway theatre, her first screen role came in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night. Her break came the following year. Playing the dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes, she found this intensive work to be an important learning experience, she said of it fondly: "I gained confidence and learned to take responsibility."
Moore performed on the show until 1988, when she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. Before leaving As the World Turns, she had a role in the 1987 CBS miniseries I'll Take Manhattan. Once she had finished the soap opera, she turned to the stage to play Ophelia in a Guthrie Theater production of Hamlet opposite Željko Ivanek; the actress returned intermittently to television over the next three years, appearing in the TV movies Money, Murder, The Last to Go, Cast a Deadly Spell. In 1990, Moore began working with stage director Andre Gregory on a workshop theatre production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Described by Moore as "one of the most fundamentally important acting experiences I had", the group spent four years exploring the text and giving intimate performances to friends. In 1990, Moore made her cinematic debut as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Darksid
Mychael Danna is a Canadian film composer. He won both Oscar for Best Original Score for Life of Pi, he has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special in his work on World Without End: Medieval Life and Death Part 1 and 2. Danna was born in Winnipeg, but his family moved to Burlington, Ontario when he was four weeks old, he is the brother of fellow composer Jeff Danna. He has been scoring films since his 1987 feature debut for Atom Egoyan's Family Viewing, a score which earned Danna the first of his thirteen Genie Award nominations, he has won five times for Achievement in Music - Original Score. Danna is recognized as one of the pioneers of combining non-Western sound sources with orchestral and electronic minimalism in the world of film music; this reputation has led him to work with such directors as Atom Egoyan, Deepa Mehta, Terry Gilliam, Scott Hicks, Ang Lee, Gillies MacKinnon, James Mangold, Mira Nair, Billy Ray, Joel Schumacher, Denzel Washington.
His soundtrack for Ang Lee's Life of Pi earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song Pi's Lullaby. He studied music composition at the University of Toronto, winning the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985. Danna served for five years as composer-in-residence at the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto. Works for dance include music for Dead Souls, a score for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Gita Govinda based on the 1000-year-old classical Gita Govinda, with choreographer Nina Menon. In June 2014, Danna was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Toronto, for his career achievements in the field of music. Danna's wife Aparna is of Indian origin, he is the older brother of composer Jeff Danna. Recent projects include Deepa Mehta's Water, Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies, Terry Gilliam's Tideland, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine, Bennett Miller's Capote and Marc Webb's Days of Summer. Coleman, Lindsay. "Mychael Danna Interview".
In Coleman, Lindsay. Contemporary Film Music: Investigating Cinema Narratives and Composiiton. Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 187–193. Doi:10.1057/978-1-137-57375-9_12. Golub, Peter. "Mychael Danna: Music as Metaphor". In Coleman, Lindsay. Contemporary Film Music: Investigating Cinema Narratives and Composiiton. Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 195–219. Doi:10.1057/978-1-137-57375-9_13. Official site Mychael Danna on IMDb Danna talks about The Nativity Story