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Fine Cut Festival of Films: Judges Select 14 Student Finalists for 2019 Contest

  • Variety
Local public broadcaster Kcet has announced the 14 student short film finalists for the 20th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films.

Finalists, all hailing from schools across Southern California, will have their shorts aired as part of a television series, premiering Oct. 2 and running until Nov. 6 on Kcet. Each film will premiere on a weekly basis, airing on themed days that are in line with their respective stories, such as “Fight,” “Play,” “Come Alive,” “Separated,” “Save Me!” and “You’re Crazy.”

Finalists include “The Moon and the Night” (Erin Lau), “Prey” (Jing Sun), “Delay of Game” (Shaun Dikilato), “888 Tours” (Jennifer Nie), “Teddy Mate” (Rommel Villa), “Love Letter Rescue Squad” (Megan Rossman),”Gallery Experience” (Jinghan Tian), “Lalo’s House” (Kelley Kali), “Starlight” (Robyn Romaine), “Bleeding, Kansas” (Daniel Lafrentz), “Assembly Required” (Christian Whittemore), Hau Nguyen’s Coast College’s Food Riders documentary, “Divided”, and “Shoot the Moon” (William Rowe).

Schools represented by the finalists include USC,
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Film News Roundup: Natalie Portman’s ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Gets Awards-Season Release

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Film News Roundup: Natalie Portman’s ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Gets Awards-Season Release
In today’s films news roundup, “Lucy in the Sky” and “Villains” get release dates, “The Angry Birds 2” is moved up a day, Tony Todd gets a part and Art House Theater Day is set.

Release Dates

Fox Searchlight has set an awards-season release date of Oct. 4 for Natalie Portman’s astronaut drama “Lucy in the Sky.”

Noah Hawley helmed “Lucy in the Sky” in his directorial feature film debut. Portman stars as an astronaut who returns to Earth after an extended time is space and begins an obsessive affair with a fellow astronaut, played by Jon Hamm. The plot is loosely based on the true story of Nasa astronaut Lisa Nowak, who was arrested in 2007 for the attempted murder of fellow astronaut Colleen Shipman, who was romantically involved with astronaut William Oefelein.

The film, formerly called “Pale Blue Dot,” also stars Dan Stevens — as the husband of Portman’s
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UK box office preview: will Beatles film 'Yesterday' continue music genre success?

UK box office preview: will Beatles film 'Yesterday' continue music genre success?
Peter Strickland’s latest, In Fabric, also opens this weekend.

This week’s new openers at the UK box office include Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, the story of a failing musician who wakes up in a parallel universe where the Beatles never existed, meaning he has free rein to exploit their entire back catalogue to propel himself to stardom. Universal is releasing the film into 645 cinemas today.

The film follows a recent run of successful, music-themed films based on popular British bands. Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of UK rock group Queen featuring their music, ended on a hefty £54.9m after opening with a £6.4m weekend.
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Exclusive: Peter Strickland on In Fabric – his ode to the lost culture of department store shopping

Though billed as a ghost story in some parts, a creepy horror in others, and with much emphasis on the malevolent dress at the core of the tale – when we interviewed Peter Strickland on his latest film In Fabric – back at the Toronto International Film Festival – he admitted his main inspiration came from something different: department store shopping.

Discussing his own memories spent in that very setting, he talks about the joy in collaborating with Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and comments too on film festival culture, and weighs in on the Netflix vs Cinema debate. He also speaks about his film influences, and what’s next for him…

Watch the full interview below:

Synopsis

During a busy time at a retail department store, various owners of a cursed dress pass it from person to person as it destroys their lives.

In Fabric is released in cinemas across the UK on June 28th
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Dressed to kill: In Fabric and horror’s fixation with evil fashion

Peter Strickland’s new film explores our obsession with clothes, an unlikely antagonist driving many classic chillers

Modern Toss on horror

“A purchase on the horizon, a panoply of temptation, the hesitation in your voice, soon to be an echo in the recesses of the spheres of retail.” Who could resist such seductively florid sales patter? Certainly not Marianne Jean-Baptiste in In Fabric, the latest, laudably bonkers movie by Peter Strickland. Ignoring the sales assistant’s vampiric demeanour, Jean-Baptiste falls in love with the dress she tries on (colour: “artery red”), only to find it is a haunted garment that inflicts upon its wearers pain, suffering and a nasty rash.

Like so many before her, Jean-Baptiste is a literal fashion victim; a woman who pays the price for seeking to make herself look better. It is a notion that harks back to fairytales and pulp horror fiction, and – by the
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‘In Fabric’ Review: Dir. Peter Strickland (2019) [Sydney]

In Fabric Review: Director Peter Strickland embraces silliness with open arms when a demonic red dress runs amok.

A recurring issue with arthouse cinema is the tendency to muddle style and substance to mean one and the same; in the case of Peter Strickland’s In Fabric, a comedic horror about a killer dress, its style is elevated to become its substance.

Strickland’s latest certainly offers a bizarre conceit; it’s a slow-burning, wry look at the shopaholic – a concoction of colours, music and some utterly intoxicating production design to create something wicked and absurdly delightful. Whilst shopping in Dentley and Soper’s – a store that is so off it would be an apt replacement for Mushnik’s Flower Shop in Skid Row – for an outfit for her upcoming date, Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) catches her eye on a one-of-a-kind dress in a beautiful “artery red”. After a more than
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'Rambo V: Last Blood,' 'The Goldfinch,' 'The Kitchen'

Movie Trailers This Week: 'Rambo V: Last Blood,' 'The Goldfinch,' 'The Kitchen'
The latest and highly-anticipated Rambo film from Sylvester Stallone, Rambo V: Last Blood, released its debut trailer this week. The film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch, from John Crowley, debuted its trailer starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Finn Wolfhard. Crime drama The Kitchen, directed by Andrea Berloff and starring Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy, also released its first trailer.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which opens this weekend, and The Lion King, opening July 19, released new TV spots this week.

Two upcoming thrillers released new trailers including A24's In Fabric, starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste and directed by ...
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In Fabric Trailer Unleashes a Killer Dress

In Fabric Trailer Unleashes a Killer Dress
A24's trailer for their upcoming In Fabric looks like a peculiar thriller. Peter Strickland is behind the camera for the movie, which has been called a British horror comedy about a killer dress. Reviews have praised Strickland for his take on the material, which hits North American theaters later this year. While the trailer certainly looks like the work of Strickland, there are also elements of classic horror thrown into the mix, which fans of the genre should enjoy checking out.

In Fabric centers on a lonely woman played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who is recently separated from her husband. She visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life for an upcoming date. She's fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown-which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

Peter Strickland
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‘In Fabric’ Trailer Hands A Killer Red Dress To Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Last year’s Suspira remake was more of a reimagining of the story than a homage to filmmaker Dario Argento. In Fabric, helmed by The Duke of Burgundy director Peter Strickland, definitely feels like an Argento homage that ventures off into new horizons.

The narrative centers on a woman (Blindspot vet Marianne Jean-Baptiste) who purchases a red [...]

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Evil Dress Unleashes a Deadly Curse in A24’s Official Trailer for Peter Strickland’s In Fabric

A killer dress wreaks havoc on its latest buyer and those close to her in A24's trippy trailer for Peter Strickland's new horror movie In Fabric.

Written and directed by Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), In Fabric stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, and Gwendoline Christie. Keep an eye out for In Fabric later this year from A24, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

"A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film,
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Rushes: "Death Stranding", Alien High School, Cannes Wrap Up

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended VIEWINGThe official trailer for Peter Strickland's In Fabric, which stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste as a woman who purchases a haunted dress from a sinister boutique. The long awaited trailer to Hideo Kojima's new boundary-pushing video game Death Stranding, which by way of motion capture stars the likes of Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Guillermo del Toro.Alien: The Play, a North Bergen High School production that features handmade costumes made of recycled materials, is now available online in its entirety. In the latest edition of the Museum of Modern Art's "How To See" series, curator Dave Kehr discusses how the nitrate prints and negatives of cinema's early days inspired audiences by expanding their perception of the world. Miranda July directs the music video for Sleater-Kinney's "Hurry On Home,
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How Stylized Worlds Help Lead Actors Create Emmy-Worthy Performances

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How Stylized Worlds Help Lead Actors Create Emmy-Worthy Performances
The richer the world a character inhabits, the more material actors have to help inform those characters. From highly stylized shot design to specific time periods that beget unique costumes and hair/makeup design, production elements help craft captivating leading man performances across genres.

Homecoming’s” Stephan James, who portrayed a soldier back from war but enrolled in an experimental treatment plan for Ptsd, had the benefit of a fully immersive environment built out by director Sam Esmail and production designer Anastasia White for the Amazon drama. The facility at which his character was living in the show was a full-scale, multi-floor space on a soundstage to aid to the realism.

“You are certainly conscious of what happens in your personal space when you’re working on a project,” James says.

Hugh Grant took on the role of Parliament leader Jeremy Thorpe for Amazon’s “A Very English Scandal,” in
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A24 unveils a killer dress with In Fabric trailer

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This year we’re getting a killer doll and a killer clown, but perhaps neither of them have anything on this one seriously killer piece of fabric. The trailer for the new movie, In Fabric, teases an incredibly weird and intoxicating horror movie about a lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) hoping to find a dress that will give her a newfound sense of confidence in her journey to…
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Beware the Killer Dress in First Trailer for Peter Strickland's 'In Fabric'

"I don't normally wear this kind of thing." A24 has revealed a trailer for the indie horror film In Fabric, which first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year to some solid acclaim. This odd, unique British thriller is about a "killer dress", also known as a cursed dress that kills the person who wears it as it passes from person to person in a London department store. "From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet." This stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Caroline Catz, Julian Barratt, and Gwendoline Christie. Looks so twisted and crazy and unique. Here's the first
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‘In Fabric’ Trailer: A Dress Turns Deadly in Peter Strickland’s Latest Genre Madness

‘In Fabric’ Trailer: A Dress Turns Deadly in Peter Strickland’s Latest Genre Madness
Of all the things to throw someone’s life into abject chaos and uncertainty, a piece of clothing is pretty far down on that list. So in director Peter Strickland’s latest film, it’s no surprise that it’s almost too late when one central character realizes that the growing source of misery in her life is an impulse purchase.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste stars as a recent divorcee, looking to make a statement for an upcoming date. When she buys a striking red dress, the mysterious department store attendant gives the audience some not-so-subtle clues that this may be a choice she comes to regret. “In Fabric” is more than just a “killer dress” movie, but the trailer below gives a pretty good indication of what to expect from Strickland’s most recent film, including the mix of throwback atmospheric horror and raw sensuality that marked the filmmaker’s last
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Wild Trailer for In Fabric, a Film About an Evil Red Dress That Kills

I’ve got a wild trailer here for you to watch today for a delightfully weird new horror movie called In Fabric. The film tells the story of a woman who is lured into a clothing store and ends up walking out with an evil and cursed red dress that terrorizes and kills.

As you’ll see, the movie was heavily inspired by the 1960s Italian horror thrillers. I dig the vibe, and it looks like it will be a fun horror movie. It comes from director Peter Strickland, who previously made films such as The Duke of Burgundy and Berberian Sound Studio.

Here’s the official synopsis:

A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash
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‘In Fabric’ Trailer Reveals a Killer Dress Horror Movie from A24

A24 has released the first trailer for the upcoming horror movie In Fabric, which in truth is a spooky tale about a killer dress. The film stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste as a recently separated lonely woman who visits a Londo department store in search of a dress that will change her life. She gets one, courtesy of a very strange shopkeeper, but it turns out to unleash a malevolent curse. In Fabric hails from director Peter Strickland, and he certainly has a strong, singular vision here just as he did with his previous films The Duke of Burgundy
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Horror comedy In Fabric gets a poster and trailer

A24 has released the first trailer and a poster for the upcoming comedy horror In Fabric. Written and directed by Peter Strickland, the film follows Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), and a lonely and recently separated woman who finds herself the perfect dress for a date, only to discover that the cursed garment has malevolent intentions; take a look here…

See Also: Read our review of In Fabric here

A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

In Fabric features a cast that also includes Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, and Gwendoline Christie.

The post Horror comedy In Fabric gets a poster and trailer appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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‘In Fabric’ Trailer: Peter Strickland Gets Dressed to Kill

After the one-two punch of lavish genre thrills with Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, director Peter Strickland is back with In Fabric, which finds him leaning even further into horror giallo territory. Premiering back at Tiff and now arriving later this summer courtesy of A24, the film follows a cursed dress as it passes through various hands. Ahead of the release, the first trailer and new poster has now arrived.

Ethan Vestby said in his review, “In Fabric is a film that’s wholly retro, and not just in how writer/director (and emerging remix artist) Peter Strickland embraces ’70s Euro-horror tropes (and even judging by one commercial glimpsed on a television; a little bit of vaporwave). Rather, the director longs for a time before Amazon decimated the retail industry, one when a person’s hopes and desires hinged on a trip to that one certain shop.
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Watch: First In Fabric Trailer May Tear Your Soul Apart

Filmmaker Peter Strickland's stock in trade is displayed in fine fashion in the first trailer for In Fabric. The trailer looks moody and unsettling, which is exactly what we might expect based on Strickland's previous two films, the deliriously loopy Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and the extremely atmospheric The Duke of Burgundy (2014). Both sumptuous films played very well on theatrical screens, though I could relate more to the former's mysterious turns than the latter's demented ideas about romance. In Fabric stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, and Gwendoline Christie. Where does Peter Strickland go this time? Here's the official synopsis: "A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will...

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