East of Eden (1955)
Just days ago Lois Smith received this year’s Golden Key Award for Career Achievement at the Key West Film Festival. Now comes word that the industry vet will be honored at New York City’s Quad Cinema. Four of her career highlights will be screened: “East of Eden,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “Foxes,” and “Marjorie Prime.” Released earlier this year, the latter sees Smith playing a former violinist in the middle stages of dementia. She maintains a close relationship with her late husband who exists in the form of a holographic projection (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”). Smith received excellent reviews for the sci-fi flick.
“Enjoying her seventh decade onscreen, actress par excellence Lois Smith was recently on view at the Quad recreating her stage triumph with her beautiful multifaceted performance in ‘Marjorie Prime’ — and now she’s back in theaters with ‘Lady Bird,’” an announcement from The Quad reads.
Lois Smith has been making her mark on the screen and stage for seven decades. The celebrated actress is set to receive the Golden Key Award for Career Achievement at the Key West Film Festival, a press release has announced.
“East of Eden,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Tumbleweeds,” “Twister,” and “Please Give” are among Smith’s film credits. She’s been earning raves for her latest offering, “Marjorie Prime.” Based on the Pulitzer-nominated play of the same name, the Sundance hit is set in the near future and sees Smith playing Marjorie, a former violinist in the middle stages of dementia. She maintains a close relationship with her late husband via interacting with a holographic projection of him (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”).
Smith’s small screen credits include “Grace and Frankie,” “True Blood,” and “ER.” She’s worked extensively in theater and received Tony
-The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Timothée Chalamet with the Rising Star Award – Actor at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in “Call Me by Your Name.” The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Tuesday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 4 – 15, 2018. Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, Terrence Howard, and Adam Beach.
“Timothée Chalamet gives a stirring performance as Elio, a 17-year-old on the brink of passion and self-discovery. It’s an intimate and erotic performance that transports the audience to another time and place and stays with us long after we’ve left the theater,” said Festival
From Friday Oct. 20 through Oct. 22, the American Cinematheque will host a film series honoring the actress entitled “A Lois Smith Primer,” consisting of three double features that cover important stops in her film resume. Smith is a character actress who first shared the screen with James Dean in “East of Eden.” In “Marjorie Prime,” Smith plays an elderly woman who is comforted by an avatar of her dead husband. Smith also has a supporting turn this year in “Lady Bird.”
The six films in the series, presented as double-features over three nights are: “Twister” (1996) and “Minority Report” (2002) on Friday, “Marjorie Prime” (2017) and “East of Eden” (1955) on Saturday, and “[link
Below, you can watch the creepy clip and check out the new poster, which will be included in the Blu-ray / DVD booklet for the film's new home media release on October 24th. We also have the previous press release with full details on The Old Dark House 4K restoration, and keep an eye out for the film in select theaters beginning Friday, October 6th, including the Quad theater in New York City.
October 10th is another busy day, with the digital releases of Wish Upon, Dementia 13, The 13th Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wes Craven’s cult classic Summer of Fear, and for those looking to spend their Friday the 13th at home, you’ve got M.F.A., Brawl in Cell Block 99, and the Psycho-themed documentary 78/52 to look forward to.
Press Release: Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, today announced that the landmark thriller The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff, will be released by the Cohen Film Collection on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on October 24, 2017. The home video release features the dazzling new 4K digital restoration that was screened to wide acclaim at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
Based on J.B. Priestley's popular novel Benighted, this legendary classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. In The Old Dark House, Whale puts a surprising spin on
Waverly Scott Kaffaga, the daughter of Steinbeck's third wife Elaine, brought this lawsuit in 2014. She alleged she inherited control over the works at issue when her mother died and that the author's son Thom and his wife Gail Knight Steinbeck were blocking her ability to negotiate film adaptations of her stepfather's works, including East of Eden and Grapes of Wrath. Thom died last year, leaving his...
For decades, the Steinbeck clan has feuded with each other for control of the Nobel Prize-winning fiction author's works. For a while, that meant termination notices pursuant to copyright law. There was later some issue over whether literary agents were operating without a license. Most recently, the...
Gkids has announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature Napping Princess.
Gkids will release the film theatrically on September 8 in New York City and Los Angeles, with a national expansion to follow.
Napping Princess, a sci-fi fantasy set in the near future, centres on the journey of a young girl, Kokone, and her friend Morio, as they set out to find Kokone’s missing father who has been accused of a crime.
Kokone soon realises she must tap into a world only accessible through her dreams in order to solve the mystery.
The film is written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the director of East Of Eden and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Formerly known as Ancien And The Magic Tablet, Napping Princess was an official selection at this year’s Annecy Int’l Animation
Gkids will release the film theatrically on Sept. 8 at Village East Cinema in New York and at Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles, with a national expansion to follow, qualifying it for Academy Awards consideration.
Set in 2020, just days before the Tokyo Olympics begins, Napping Princess follows the journey of a young girl, Kokone, and her friend Morio as...
Good movies about being young in America, like East of Eden, Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider, sometimes receive such gigantic commercial and critical acceptance that they single-handedly create new directions in filmmaking. American Graffiti, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by George Lucas from a screenplay by Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck and the director, is certainly the freshest American movie in years and may well prove to be...
Hyams spent more than 40 years at Warners, rising to executive VP of special projects. He worked with Eastwood on all his films from 1971’s “Any Which Way But Loose” through 2004’s “Mystic River” and shepherded the films through film festivals, premieres and awards campaigns.
Eastwood said in a statement, “Joe was an incredibly smart, intuitive and talented executive who played a crucial role in making my movies succeed. More important, he was a great friend and I will miss him.”
Working with stars such as James Dean, Burt Lancaster, Hillary Swank, and Morgan Freeman, Hyams nurtured personal relationships with many of the stars he worked with, and he served as a mentor and advisor to many people.
“To me he was the dean of what he did,
One of the strongest months in recent memory at the New Beverly brings a cornucopia of classics from across the spectrum of American cinema. The all-celluloid rep house’s unofficial series for the month focuses on actor James Dean, whose three most iconic roles will be showcased in multi-night stands of George Steven's Giant (May 7, 8 and 9, screening on an Ib Tech print), Elia Kazan's East of Eden (May 10 and 11, screening with the 2005 documentary James Dean: Forever Young), and Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a...
Alec Baldwin is adding more hosting duties to his resume. The actor has been named as the new host of Turner Classic Movies’ The Essentials, the network announced Tuesday, replacing the late Robert Osborne on the show.
One of TCM’s most popular franchises, The Essentials showcases “must-see” classic films, often with commentary from special guests. Joining Baldwin for the show’s upcoming season, which kicks off on May 6, will be David Letterman, Baldwin’s former 30 Rock costar and series creator Tina Fey, and Oscar-winning director William Friedkin. With each of his guests,
TNT has ordered a pilot for the thriller mystery “Deadlier Than the Male.” The pilot is set to be executive produced by Bruna Papandrea, who also executive produced HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” Harriet Warner and Casey Haver of Papandrea’s Made Up Stories will also executive produce. Warner is also writing the script. The pilot focuses on a young woman who has faced a dangerous killer, a serial predator looking for redemption, and a mother obsessed with finding her missing daughter. With the pressure increasing, the truth about their pasts and motives becomes less and less clear, conflating victim with perpetrator.
MarVista Entertainment and Im Global Television, a collaboration between Im Global, Chinese digital giant Tencent and Tang Media Partners
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