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Rushes. Anne Wiazemsky, Harvey Weinstein, Alan Rudolph, "Reservoir Dogs" at 25

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThe luminously thoughtful French actress Anne Wiazemsky, indelible for her starring roles in Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar, Jean-Luc Godard's Le chinoise, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and Porcile, and Philippe Garrel's L'enfant secret, has died at the age of 70. Part of her memoir Un an après has been adapted in the controversial film Redoubtable, which premiered at Cannes this year.Significant writings concerning Miramax and The Weinstein Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse are appearing far and wide: Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker, Jodi Kantor & Rachel Abrams for The New York Times, Heather Graham for Variety, and Naveen Kumar for Vice. Recommended VIEWINGUploaded five months ago and undiscovered until now: Neil Bahadur has found the first trailer for Alan Rudolph's first film in 15 years, Ray Meets Helen.
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Folk Stars Steven Stills and Judy Collins Together Again in Concert for New Album, Stills & Collins

Folk Stars Steven Stills and Judy Collins Together Again in Concert for New Album, Stills & Collins
Celebrated folk singer Judy Collins (Judy Blue Eyes) has reunited with Crosby Stills and Nash legend and former beau, Steven Stills, to create a new album, Stills & Collins, Forbes reported. The ’60’s folk icons and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers first met in 1967, during a high point in the young Collins’ career.

The two quickly fell into a tumultuous love affair that was immortalized in the Crosby, Stills & Nash‘s 1969 instantly recognized classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” off their first self-titled album. Despite ending their relationship, they have remained friends, and are set to release their first album together on Sept.
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D'Andra Simmons: 5 Things to Know About the New Real Housewives of Dallas Star

D'Andra Simmons: 5 Things to Know About the New Real Housewives of Dallas Star
Will it be another brunette who brings the drama on season 2 of The Real Housewives of Dallas?

Real Housewives of Dallas are getting to know newcomer D’Andra Simmons, who joined fellow new Housewife Kameron Westcott in shaking up the dynamic among returning cast members Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, Brandi Redmond and controversial brown-haired beauty LeeAnne Locken.

Here are five things to know about Simmons.

1. She’s a Dallas socialite.Simmons was born and raised in Dallas and comes from a wealthy family that is considered one of the city’s most prominent. Her father, Glenn Simmons, and uncle were self-made millionaires.
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Rhod: 5 Things to Know About Dallas Socialite Kameron Westcott

There’s a new blonde bombshell in town, and she’s joining the Dallas drama!

Real Housewives of Dallas are getting to know newcomer Kameron Westcott, who joins fellow new Housewife D’Andra Simmons in trying to find a place among returning cast members Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond.

Here are five things to know about Westcott.

1. She’s a Dallas socialite.

The Westcott family is one of the wealthiest and most prominent in Dallas. Highly respected in the city’s charity scene, she has a broad social circle that spans throughout the city.

“Kameron Westcott is a Dallas socialite.
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Two new stars join The Real Housewives of Dallas

The Real Housewives of Dallas is back for Season 2 on Bravo — along with two new stars. D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott join returning housewives Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond to the series. D’Andra, who was born into a wealthy family and now runs her own beauty line, is a big face on the Dallas social scene. She lives with her photojournalist husband Jeremy and his 20-year-old son from a previous marriage in the city’s plush Highland Park area. Kameron also lives in Highland Park although she grew up in Montecito, California. She lives with...read more
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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Take Baby Luna to the Zoo -- See the Sweet Pic!

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Take Baby Luna to the Zoo -- See the Sweet Pic!
Luna's first tour is off to a great start!

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen made the most of their pit stop in Chicago on Friday.

Related: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Daughter Luna Threw Out First Pitch at Seattle Mariner’s Game: Cute Pics!

The couple spent some family time with their 1-year-old daughter, Luna, in between Legend's tour dates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Highland Park, Illinois, with a visit to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo!

"Time for a zoo visit! #LunasFirstTour," Legend captioned an adorable family photo from a zoo tram.

While the family enjoyed their zoo visit, Teigen couldn't leave Chicago without letting Luna try some deep dish pizza.

"You want a cheese pizza?" the model cooed at her daughter during their lunch at Lou Malnati's.

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Related: Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Luna Has 'All Eyes on Dada' at John Legend Concert -- See the Adorable Video!

Luna definitely loves to travel! See the tot's
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A&E Orders Docuseries That Embeds Young Adults In High School

A&E Network said today it has ordered a docuseries that will examine the inner workings of life in public high school in a different way: by sending seven young adults back to school. The network plans 12 episodes of the docuseries from Lucky 8 TV arm Learning Tree Productions. The seven young adults, who went through an extensive screening process, were sent by school officials for a semester at Highland Park High in Topeka, Ks, to immerse themselves and ultimately help…
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Chicago Couple Married 69 Years Dies Holding Hands: ‘They Are Angels Dancing Together,’ Says Son

Chicago Couple Married 69 Years Dies Holding Hands: ‘They Are Angels Dancing Together,’ Says Son
Chicago couple Isaac and Teresa Vatkin were “always holding hands” during their 69 years of marriage — so their children weren’t surprised when they passed away hand-in-hand at Highland Park Hospital on April 23.

“Through the sadness of it all, I’m so glad they left together,” their son Daniel Vatkin tells People. “Their hands remained held until mom passed and she was taken away.”

Teresa, 89, died first at 12:10 a.m and Isaac, 91, passed away about 40 minutes later. They leave behind three children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

“It was difficult, but in another way it’s a beautiful piece,” says Daniel.
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Film Festival Roundup: True/False Announces Childcare Initiative, Hamptons Rolls Out Anniversary Screening Series and More

Film Festival Roundup: True/False Announces Childcare Initiative, Hamptons Rolls Out Anniversary Screening Series and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

New Initiatives

– Exclusive: For its 2017 edition, the True/False Film Fest is partnering with Kickstarter to expand its staff childcare initiative to include visiting filmmakers, artists, and musicians. True/False will provide free, professional daycare during the four-day weekend of the Fest in order to make the festival more accessible to artists with young children.

Through this initiative, True/False and Kickstarter seek to support the real, current needs of low-income and single parents, as well as model possibilities for other festivals on how to be more feminist and equitable. With the support of Kickstarter, True/False hopes to offset the cost of expensive child care and help parents give birth to their films, build essential industry relationships and remember why documentary filmmaking is an urgent art.
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Interview: Scott Freiman on ‘Deconstructing the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Album’

Chicago – Scott Freiman is an entrepreneur, producer, composer and musicologist, and turned his primary passion – painstakingly delving into the song production techniques of The Beatles – into a series of lectures called “Deconstructing The Beatles.” He has turned those lectures into films, and “Deconstructing The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Album” will screen in Chicago at area Landmark Cinemas on February 6th, 2017.

The 50th anniversary of the release of the album “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” will be June 1st, 1967, and the record marked a crossover of sorts for the Fab Four, from the mop-top image of their early career to the introspective studio musicians in the second half of their collaboration. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had just finished their last live show in August of 1966, and launched Sgt. Pepper amid rumors that they were finished as a band. “Pepper” was universally popular, and was the number one album in the U.
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Michigan Woman Shines a (Solar-Powered!) Light on Her Abandoned Neighborhood: ‘I Want the Good Life’

Michigan Woman Shines a (Solar-Powered!) Light on Her Abandoned Neighborhood: ‘I Want the Good Life’
Episode 5 of American Doers, a new 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the United States.

In Shamayim Harris’ hometown of Highland Park, Michigan, more than 50 percent of the population lives in poverty.

In 2011, the city could not afford its electric bill, so the energy company turned off the street lights and physically repossessed them. But Harris, who is affectionately known as “Mama Shu,” refused to let Highland Park go dark.

As she set out to rebuild a half-abandoned nearby block, she focused on transforming her community into a sustainable eco-village. One of the first
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Teen Son Inspired by Mother to Transform His Detroit Neighborhood: ‘This Is His Baby’

Teen Son Inspired by Mother to Transform His Detroit Neighborhood: ‘This Is His Baby’
Episode 5 of American Doers, a new 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the United States.

When Shamayim Harris of Highland Park, Michigan, began rebuilding a half-abandoned nearby block into a sustainable eco-village, she inspired her entire community. And no one was more moved into action than her son Chinyelu.

Harris owns 10 properties within what is now called Avalon Village, including an after-school homework house and a community park. And it all began with hard work and dedication. Harris and a group of volunteers removed mattresses, toilets, liquor bottles — even an abandoned boat — from the neighborhood.
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Meet the Woman Who Is Rebuilding Her Neighborhood in Memory of Her Late Son: ‘It’s Been Healing’

Meet the Woman Who Is Rebuilding Her Neighborhood in Memory of Her Late Son: ‘It’s Been Healing’
Episode 5 of American Doers, a new 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the United States.

Shamayim Harris wasn’t sure she’d survive after her 2-year-old son Jakobi was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007. “I remember waking up the next morning, thinking, ‘I’m living through this pain that I thought would kill me. I’m not afraid of anything anymore,’ ” says Harris, 51, of Highland Park, Michigan.

Six months after her son’s death, the single mother of three channeled her grief into action, embarking on her dream of transforming a half-abandoned nearby block into a sustainable eco-village.
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Highland Park Movie Review

Indie films are often a treasure trove of great writing, clever comedy, and realistic statements on the world that, for one reason or another, aren’t the sort of projects that can deliver a wide enough demographic to recoup the budget of bigger efforts. This is especially likely to be the case whenever you run into a smaller film with Parker Posey in it. Throw in Danny Glover and Billy Burke, and you can expect to be in for something interesting.

Highland Park doesn’t quite live up to those expectations, but it’s an interesting effort nonetheless. It’s also one that, given the right proclivity for entertainment, is probably a lot more enjoyable than most releases. If nothing else, there’s something to be said for spinning things along a path that doesn’t entirely make sense, thus giving it at least an element of unpredictability.

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City Of Highland Park Is The Subject Of A New Feature Film

City Of Highland Park Is The Subject Of A New Feature Film
The cash-strapped city of Highland Park, Mich. has become the unlikely muse for a new movie starring Danny Glover, Parker Posey and Billy Burke. The Detroit enclave is certainly a place with no shortage of real-life problems. Not only has the city's struggling school system been taken over by the state, but its public lighting infrastructure has been decimated and its municipal water system is grappling with issues that are both fiscal and physical.

There's no question it's a city that could use a little luck -- and that's the premise of "Highland Park," which is being distributed now by Tribeca Film through a Video On Demand (VOD) format.

The movie's plot revolves around a group of high school faculty facing an uncertain future due to the city's unstable finances. They pool their money together for a chance at winning the lottery. Remarkably, the group's lucky numbers turn up one day for a staggering jackpot,
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Danny Glover, Rockmond Dunbar, Kimberly Elise In Ensemble Cast High School-Set Drama

Here's the first trailer for an upcoming ensemble drama titled Highland Park, which follows a high school faculty facing job eliminations due to budget cuts, who are hoping that their fate changes after the pool money together to play the lottery using the same numbers they've played for ten years. Familiar names in the starring ensemble cast include: Danny GloverRockmond Dunbar, Kimberly Elise and Naturi Naughton. Andrew Meieran directed, from a script penned by himself and Christopher Keyser. No official release date set yet, although the film is expected to debut this year. It was actually completed in 2011 but never released. Watch the trailer below:
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Highland Park Now Available On Demand

Highland Park Now Available On Demand
Challenging odds are met in “Highland Park,” uplifting drama about one town coming to terms with what has caused their city’s high school to crumble into decay. The film, directed by Andrew Meiera and stars Danny Glover (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Dreamgirls”), Parker Posey (“Party Girl”, “Best in Show”), Billy Burke (“Twilight”), Kimberly Elise, John Carroll Lynch, Rockmond Dunbar, Deborah Ann Woll and Haaz Sleiman is now available on VOD. The film is a story that will entertain as well as motivate: “‘Highland Park’ follows the fortunes of an impoverished city’s high school faculty as budget cuts eliminate most of their jobs. After decades of an endless downward spiral this close [ Read More ]

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Deborah Ann Woll Joins Are We Officially Dating?

"True Blood" star Deborah Ann Woll is set to appear opposite the previously announced Zac Efron in the romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating? , Deadline reports. Tom Gormican will both write and direct. The movie is based around three New York City friends who make a pact to remain single just as they start falling in love. Woll was recently seen on the big screen in Ruby Sparks and will soon appear in the comedy drama Highland Park . The film will be produced by Treehouse Pictures' Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen with Scott Aversano and Andrew O'Connor. Michael Simkin, Jason Barrett and Manu Gargi executive producing. (Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com)
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2012 Sundance Predictions: Andrew Meieran's Highland Park

#30. Highland Park  - Andrew Meieran I thought Andrew Meieran's dramedy might be ready for a 2011 edition showing -- but if this hasn't preemed anywhere else then perhaps the post-production process was a tad bit more lengthier than anticipated. With True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll and Park Posey toplining, perhaps Highland Park will indeed be receiving a Premieres showing. Gist: This centers on a group of high school faculty members and their desire to improve their community. Confronted with overwhelming problems and limited resources, their lives and priorities change when money seemingly falls into their lap. They see the restoration of the library as the means to inspire civic pride and a way to re-energize people. Posey will star as Shirley Paine, onetime homecoming queen and now the Mayor of Highland Park. A scheming opportunist, she is a woman drunk on power, eager to cash in on the city's notoriety.
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Win Passes To See Machine Gun Preacher In St. Louis

In Relativity Media’s Machine Gun Preacher, when ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region.s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it.s most needed.in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord.s Resistance Army (Lra), a renegade militia that forces children to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.

But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the Lra.s intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives.and eventually his own. Wamg is giving away passes to an advanced screening of Machine Gun Preacher on Tuesday,
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