It looks like that Sironia shall be released in local cinemas from September 28, 2012 & on Region 1 DVD on October 16, 2012 — can’t wait! The relevant extract from the article has been posted below.
The irony hasn’t escaped director Brandon Dickerson: He won’t be present at next week’s long-awaited Waco screenings of his film “Sironia” because he’s working on a new movie.
“I’m so bummed,” he said in a recent phone interview from Los Angeles, where he’s doing pre-production work on his next film project. “But I couldn’t be more thrilled it’s in Waco.”
More than two years after Dickerson and his crew completed filming the Waco scenes for “Sironia,” the finished movie gets its local close-up.
There will be a 7 p.m. Thursday showing in Room 101 of Baylor University’s Castellaw Communications Building, as part of the Texas Independent Film Network series.
After the screening, at around 9:30 p.m., Wes Cunningham, the lead actor, composer and performer of the film’s songs, will play in concert at Common Grounds coffeehouse adjoining the Baylor campus.
The film’s weeklong theatrical release starts Sept. 28 at Hollywood Jewel 16 Cinemas with a question-and-answer session with actors Cunningham and Stella Otto after the 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 screenings. Dickerson’s heard some good-natured grumbling about how long it’s taken to get “Sironia” to Waco, but he says critics are missing the point: It may have taken two years, but Waco gets the only theatrical run the movie will have. On Oct. 16, the film goes digital, with an iTunes, Video on Demand and DVD release.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald
Angie Sep 21st, 2012 Person of Interest 0 Replies
The press release for the 2nd episode from season 2 of Person of Interest does confirm that Amy will also be appearing in this episode. Details are under the cut as they contain minor spoilers.
Angie Sep 14th, 2012 Articles & Interviews and Person of Interest 0 Replies
There’s a very complimentary review of Amy’s performance in the upcoming season 2 episode of Person of Interest; I’ve posted the relevant extracts below — please note that the full article is spoiler heavy. Happy reading!
Acker offers, by far, the most newly intriguing performance. Emerson has always played his Finch quiet and cool– in his head– but opposite Acker, he seems smaller, like a little boy being led by a mother he fears. We don’t begrudge Finch his style; what she is able to bring out in him will be the true challenge for the character this season, but we want to see him make his move soon, but right now, she dominates every scene she is in.
Meanwhile, we eagerly anticipate the episode in which she and Caviezel can finally go head-to-head to see if she has finally met her match to restore balance to the show. But the more she steals focus, the more the tone and theme of the show shifts, and producers didn’t set out to make a show about a woman so damaged she wants to wreak chaos on complete strangers, so it’s hard to get too attached.
Additionally, the show itself drives home Root’s point that humans, unlike programmable machines, are broken code. We probably shouldn’t be sympathetic to Root or her point, going about her ways harming innocent people, destroying their lives even if not permanently and physically, and therefore living exactly the opposite as to which Finch has sworn. Yet, at times in this premiere, it’s almost impossible not to be, causing the first glimmers of shades of gray in a previously black or white procedural.
Angie Sep 14th, 2012 Articles & Interviews and Much Ado About Nothing 0 Replies
…”When we showed up for the first day of filming, everyone was like, oh, a real movie. We weren’t sure if it was Joss with a flip camera,” Acker said. “And when we got there, there was a crew and craft service and trucks and lights, so it was for real. Luckily, he only gave us about two weeks’ notice and he didn’t give us enough time to panic and realize, oh, we’re playing these majorly important and great parts. We just had to learn the lines and do it.”
It still was a do-it-yourself affair, shot in just 12 days, with Whedon also producing and composing the music, as well as editing the film with a colleague during lunch breaks and weekends while he was finishing “The Avengers.”
Whedon was shopping the film around at the Toronto festival to find a distributor, hoping for a theatrical release, and by late Tuesday, it had already been sold to Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for release in North America.
But even before the sale, Whedon counted “Much Ado” as a project that had already paid off.
“It was the best vacation I ever took,” Whedon said. “I’ve literally never been happier. Every day, my best friends that I hadn’t seen since I’d been away doing ‘Avengers’ for so long came to my house to do my two favorite pastimes, film and Shakespeare. And then often dance all night.”
Source: The Detroit News
Angie Sep 14th, 2012 Much Ado About Nothing 0 Replies
Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” following its premiere at the Toronto Film Fest.
The deal closed on Tuesday night — marking the company’s fourth deal in two days. Lionsgate has emerged as the biggest buyer during the fest, with acquisitions Monday of Kristen Wiig comedy “Imogene” and Sarah Polley’s docu “Stories We Tell” and Tuesday of Stuart Blumberg’s directorial debut “Thanks for Sharing.”
“Much Ado” will be a joint theatrical release by Lionsgate and sister company Roadside Attractions. Whedon’s version of the Shakespeare comedy, with a contemporary spin, stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg and Reed Diamond.
…Lionsgate released “The Avengers” helmer’s “Cabin in the Woods” earlier this year.
“I’m thrilled to be working with my cronies at Lionsgate again, and with the Roadside team. That they all embrace a Shakespearean romance with the same enthusiasm they had for ‘Cabin in the Woods’ that they’re exactly the mad fools we want to be partying — I mean working — with,” said Whedon.
Angie Sep 10th, 2012 Much Ado About Nothing 0 Replies
The actors of Joss Whedon’s new film give us some insight into working with the director and filming the feature in only twelve days.
“Essentially it was sort of like rehearsing a play and then we came back and shot these scenes and to me it felt like we were shooting live theater, he just happened, you know a camera just happened to be there catching these moments” said Sean.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Angie Sep 10th, 2012 Galas & Festivals and Gallery Updates 0 Replies
I’ve updated the gallery with several HQs, as promised, as well as adorable — Amy & Alexis! — images from the Much Ado About Nothing portrait session that took place yesterday. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!
- TIFF – The Hollywood Reporter Video Lounge Presented by Canon
- TIFF – ‘Looper’ Private Party Hosted by Endgame Entertainment
- TIFF – ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Premiere & Party
- TIFF – Guess Portrait Studio – Day 4
- TIFF – ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Portraits