Apr 2014
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HBO debuted the first teaser trailer for The Leftovers following last night’s Game of Thrones season premiere, offering a first look at what the world looks like when two percent of the population mysteriously disappears without a trace.
“Two percent doesn’t sound like much, but two percent of the entire planet — of every person on it — that’s more than the world’s 10 largest cities combined,” a calm voice informs the viewer. “It’s more than every death from every war in the 20th century. If every one of those people joined hands, they would wrap around the world six times. It’s 140 million people.” “And like that — they were gone.”
The teaser cuts to a woman calling out for her missing son, Sam, while we see other glimpses of how humanity is dealing with the sudden loss. Men and women walk along in unison, all clad in white, perhaps as some sort of cult inspired by the new world order. One woman brushes her teeth in a bathroom, staring at a message inscribed on the wall: “We are living reminders.” Two people jump from a rooftop, presumably plummeting to their death. Needless to say, it’s a grim picture of a world occupied by the unselected, by those who were left behind — a world populated by the leftovers. With Lindelof and Perrotta behind the wheel, the upcoming drama is certain to be one of the must-watch events of the summer season.
The Leftovers, starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler, premieres on HBO on June 15.

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Apr 2014
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Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation is drawing support from celebrities like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Liv Tyler as it gets ready to host its first fundraiser. “The Village Fête” will be held May 4 to benefit the center’s arts programs and build an observatory, photo lab and music room within the brick walls of the former factory. The event will feature performances, live music, cocktails and food from the Fat Radish as an “untraditional” party for the city’s creative and artistic community. Writer Bob Colacello, fashion entrepreneur Lauren Santo Domingo and actors Gyllenhaal, Tyler and Peter Sarsgaard are chairing the fundraiser.
“We’re trying to make it an anti-gala gala,” said Ella Marder, the Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation’s program director. Pioneer Works, located at 159 Pioneer St., was founded by Dustin Yellin to bridge “the chasm between disparate disciplines,” according to its website.
Mirroring that mission, the Fête seeks to create a “cross-pollination” of experts from biologists and physicists to musicians and dancers, Marder said. “The idea is to really take down all the usual compartmentalization,” she said.
For the first half of the upcoming gala evening, donors can purchase tables for $10,000 to $50,000 or a single seat for $1,000 to witness about a dozen performances, including a thereminist, who will play the electronic musical instrument, an opera singer, an all-female mariachi band, a 3-D printer and possibly acrobats and aerialists, she said.
“It’s going to be very untraditional,” she said. The event will also feature an art auction. The festivities will continue with an after-party at 7:30 p.m. with music from Ariel Pink and DJs Chances with Wolves, MGMT and the Beastie Boys’ Mike D. Tickets for just the party will be priced at $100.
The money raised will go toward new rooms and facilities at Pioneer Works as well as the center’s events, programs and residencies. For tickets, visit this website.

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Apr 2014
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The Leftovers will have its series premiere June 15, directly following the season four finale of Game of Thrones. The show is based on Tom Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name, which takes place after a global Rapture of some sort, and focuses on the group of people who are left on Earth. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston and Liv Tyler star. Lost’s Damon Lindelof serves as showrunner.
Teasers will air Sunday during the Game of Thrones fourth season opener.

Source: Variety.com

Apr 2014
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In the pic, “No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.”
Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Judy Greer, Madisen Beaty and Liv Tyler star

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Mar 2014
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There’s no way to prepare you for the insanity of Space Station 76. It’s a comedy set in a mid-1970s version of the future that looks like Space: 1999. But it’s also a surprisingly dark character study of people who are slowly falling apart, which owes a lot to The Ice Storm. Here’s our nearly spoiler-free first impressions of this new movie.
Space Station 76 made its premiere at South By Southwest in Austin, but we were lucky enough to see a screener of it separately. And this film made us really, really uncomfortable. It contains lots of huge laughs, which range from stoner humor to retro-futuristic 1970s spoofery — but then once it’s pulled you in, it hits you with a lot of surprisingly dark, bleak humor.
For example, Patrick Wilson plays Captain Glenn, the alcoholic commander of the space station — and at first, his alcoholism seems to be played for pretty broad comedy. But after a while, the film starts to engage with his alcoholism in a darker, more serious fashion, and it goes from funny to horrible.
The basic plot of the film is only tangentially related to space travel, but the movie makes use of the setting in a lot of inventive, and sometimes breathtaking, ways — running character arcs include low-gravity floating, cryogenic freezing, and asteroid impacts.

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Mar 2014
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Space Station 76
One of the best things about film festivals is discovering new films that probably wouldn’t survive the public marketplace simply because they don’t quite fit the norm. Jack Plotnick’s feature directorial debut is one of those movies. Part screwball comedy, part sci-fi satire, part suburban drama, the film continually keeps viewers off balance as it moves from broad comedy to serious commentary on ’70s era parenting. It’s unexpected and intelligent, and well worth discovering.

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Mar 2014
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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to Jack Plotnick’s Space Station 76. The move comes on the eve of the film’s SXSW premiere. Space Station 76 stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O’Connell and Keir Dullea and was written by Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Rocha and Michael Stoyanov.
The comedic drama about revolves around a group of people — and several robots — living on a space station in a 1970s version of the future. When a new assistant captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.
“We are thrilled to be working with SPWA as our international distribution partner and are excited for the film to reach a large, earthly audience,” Plotnick said. Space Station 76 premieres March 8 at SXSW 2014 as part of the Visions section.
The film was produced by Edward Parks, Rachel Ward, Dan Burks, Joel Michaely and Katherine Ann McGregor. Niraj Bhatia and Frank Mele executive produced. The deal was negotiated by Parks and Mele at Rival Pictures and their legal team at Reder & Feig. Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz negotiated on behalf of SPWA. U.S. rights are being handled by Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content.

Source: HollywoodReporter.com