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See Jenny Lewis Whimsically Perform ‘Wasted Youth’ on ‘Colbert’

See Jenny Lewis Whimsically Perform ‘Wasted Youth’ on ‘Colbert’
Jenny Lewis and her band performed a whimsical “Wasted Youth” from her fourth solo album, On the Line, during The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday. She and her seven-piece band wore matching outfits with flower crown-adorned skulls in front of a flower motif backdrop.

While the song’s title recalls themes of her own difficult childhood, the performance captures the playful side of being young. On a colorful upright flanked with two bright pink phones on display, Lewis played the jaunty melody buoyed by a string section. “Why are you lying?
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Review: Jenny Lewis Tells Some Brilliant La Stories on ‘On The Line’

Review: Jenny Lewis Tells Some Brilliant La Stories on ‘On The Line’
“I believe that one can never leave home,” wrote Maya Angelou in Letter To My Daughter; “I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and the dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe.”

That said, there must be San Fernando Valley silt in Jenny Lewis’ lobes. The child SoCal film star came out as a singer-songwriter adept in the ‘00s with Rilo Kiley, flirted with Omaha’s indie scene for a hot minute,
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Watch Jenny Lewis Dazzle ‘Kimmel’ With ‘Red Bull and Hennessy,’ ‘Wasted Youth’

Watch Jenny Lewis Dazzle ‘Kimmel’ With ‘Red Bull and Hennessy,’ ‘Wasted Youth’
Jenny Lewis brought some classic country flare to Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, performing two new songs “Red Bull and Hennessy” and “Wasted Youth.”

Strapped with an acoustic guitar painted pink and blue, Lewis moved through the smoldering “Red Bull and Hennessy,” which captures the peaks of desire in a new relationship, then the ways they slowly disintegrate. “I’m on fire, c’mon and get next to me/I wanna ride with you,” Lewis sang before her guitarist launched into a mesmerizing closing solo.

Lewis then hopped behind an equally well-decorated piano for “Wasted Youth,
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Jenny Lewis: 10 Great Moments from Her Stellar Career

Jenny Lewis: 10 Great Moments from Her Stellar Career
Jenny Lewis’ stellar songwriting chops were visible back in 2001 on Takeoffs and Landings, the first LP by Rilo Kiley, the band she co-fronted with Blake Sennett. They’ve only grown stronger since — and as her take on the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care” proved, she’s got a way with covers, too. To give some context to On The Line, her fourth solo LP, here are some highlights, past to present.

“Pictures of Success” (Rilo Kiley, Take Offs and Landings, 2001) A sweetly chilling evocation of broke-ass despair cloaked in shaky optimism,
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Hear Jenny Lewis’ Addictive New Song ‘Wasted Youth’

Hear Jenny Lewis’ Addictive New Song ‘Wasted Youth’
Jenny Lewis has shared her new song “Wasted Youth,” the third single from the singer’s upcoming On the Line. Like the LP’s previous singles, Lewis taps into the classic Seventies singer-songwriter sound on “Wasted Youth,” a catchy rumination that echoes her own difficult childhood.

“Why are you lying?/The bourbon’s gone/Mercury hasn’t been in retrograde for that long, oh no/Stop your hiding and drop that bomb/Do you remember when I used to sing you this little song,” Lewis sings. “I wasted my youth
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Hear Jenny Lewis’ Smoldering New Song ‘Red Bull and Hennessy’

Hear Jenny Lewis’ Smoldering New Song ‘Red Bull and Hennessy’
Jenny Lewis explores unfulfilled desire on her alluring new song “Red Bull & Hennessy.” The track marks the first sample of her upcoming fourth solo LP, On the Line, out March 22nd via Warner Bros. Records.

The singer channels the groove of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” throughout “Red Bull & Hennessy,” crooning over a steady, two-note bassline, rippling tremolo guitars and chiming piano melodies. “I’m about to be wicked/You got me lying on my back/Hallelu,” she sings. “All will be forgiven, but why you gotta act like that — make me beg for you?
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #129. Monday – Argyris Papadimitropoulos

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One of a handful of notable directors stepping out from the shadows of the Greek Weird Wave is Argyris Papadimitropoulos, who will present his most high-profile offering to date with fourth feature, Monday. Produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulous, Damian Jones and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, the English language feature stars Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough. Papadimitropoulos’ sophomore film Wasted Youth (2011) premiered in Rotterdam as did his third feature, the breakout Suntan (2016), which also played SXSW. Production took place back in August and wrapped last month.…
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Greek Producers of 'Wasted Youth' Win Eurimages Co-Production Award

Greek producers Konstantinos Kontovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas, whose credits include Wasted Youth, The Harvesters and Son of Sofia, are the winners of this year's Eurimages Co-Production Award.

Kontovrakis and Karnavas first came together on the sleeper success Wasted Youth, from directors Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, which opened the 2011 Rotterdam film festival and went on to become a cross-over arthouse hit.

The pair founded Athens-based production company Heretic, whose credits include Elina Psykou's Son of Sofia, which premiered in Tribeca last year, and Etienne Kallos' South African drama The Harvesters, which bowed in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this year. The two also run ...
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'Suntan' wins big at Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat

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'Suntan' wins big at Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat
Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.

Argyris Papadimitropoulos’s (Wasted Youth) drama Suntan was the big winner at the Iris Hellenic Film Academy Awards on Tuesday evening (March 21) winning six prizes out of the 11 for which it was nominated including best film and director.

The film, which played in the Rotterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, SXSW, Odessa and Jeonju festivals, was also awarded best screenplay, best actor for Makis Padimitriou and best supporting actress for Elli Tringou.

The Faliro House, Marni and Oxymoron production is a bitter sweet drama about a middle-aged doctor on a Greek island whose life turns upside down when he gets embroiled with a group of hedonist tourists.

The film is widely tipped to be Greece’s submission in the best foreign language category at next year’s Oscars.

World sales are handled by Us outlet Visit Films. Strand Releasing is the Us distributor.

Also winning awards was Tasos Boulmetis’ coming of age story
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'Suntan' sweeps Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat

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'Suntan' sweeps Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat
Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.

Argyris Papadimitropoulos’s (Wasted Youth) drama Suntan swept the Iris Hellenic Film Academy Awards on Tuesday evening (March 21) winning six prizes out of the 11 for which it was nominated including best film and director.

The film, which played in the Rotterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, SXSW, Odessa and Jeonju festivals, was also awarded best screenplay, best actor for Makis Padimitriou and best supporting actress for Elli Tringou.

The Faliro House, Marni and Oxymoron production is a bitter sweet drama about a middle-aged doctor on a Greek island whose life turns upside down when he gets embroiled with a group of hedonist tourists.

The film is widely tipped to be Greece’s submission in the best foreign language category at next year’s Oscars.

World sales are handled by Us outlet Visit Films. Strand Releasing is the Us distributor.

Also winning awards was Tasos Boulmetis’ coming of age story Mythopathy, which won three
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Greek Film Centre appoints Electra Venaki as industry challenges mount

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The Greek Film Centre (Eek) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.

The versatile filmmaker Electra Venaki has been appointed director general of the Greek Film Centre (Ekk), marking the first time that a woman has helmed the organisation.

The appointment follows sweeping changes within the organisation last January and the installation of a new board by the Culture minister.

During her 20-year experience in the film industry Venaki specialized in editing and sound design and is known for her close association with the acclaimed late Greek director Alida Dimitriou.

Venaki was in charge of audiovisual production in the Lambrakis Press Group and chief editor of Greek media site in.gr from 1999 to 2005.

Among her immediate tasks will be lobbying for the re-establishment of the special levy on cinema admissions, which was unexpectedly scrapped last August by the government.

The levy was generating between four and eight million Euros for the industry
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Visit Films Picks Up Coming-of-Middle-Age Drama 'Suntan'

Visit Films Picks Up Coming-of-Middle-Age Drama 'Suntan'
Visit Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to Greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ "Suntan," which will have its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival and compete the prestigious Vpro Big Screen Awards. The movie will mark the director's return to Rotterdam after his 2011 drama, "Wasted Youth," opened the 40th edition. "Suntan" is produced by Oxymoron Films and Phaedra Vokali of Greek independent production company Marni Films. The deal excludes sales rights in Greece and Cyprus. Read More: Cannes '15: Visit Films Licenses “Just Jim” and “The Nymphets” The drama stars "Chevalier" actor Makis Papadimitriou as Kostis, a lonely middle-aged doctor of a tiny holiday island. When he meets and falls for a beautiful tourist named Anna, he begins spending nearly all of his time partying with her and her group of wild friends. But what starts as a rediscovery of his long-lost youth slowly turns into an obsession as.
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Visit Films acquires Rotterdam title 'Suntan'

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“Coming-of-middle-age” drama to world premiere at Iffr.

New York-based sales firm Visit Films has acquired worldwide rights excluding Greece and Cyprus for Suntan.

The dark “coming-of-middle-age” drama is set to receive its world premiere at International Rotterdam Film Festival (Iffr) tomorrow (Feb 2), where it is competing for the Vpro Big Screen Awards.

The film stars Makis Papadimitriou (L, Chevalier) as Kostis, a lonely, middle-aged doctor of a tiny holiday island. When he meets and falls for Anna, a 19-year-old tourist, he begins spending nearly all of his time partying with her and her group of wild friends. But what starts as a rediscovery of his long-lost youth, however, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep Anna.

Written and directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Wasted Youth), the film also stars Elli Tringou, Milou Van Groessen, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, and Marcus Collen.

It marks Papadimitropoulos’ third feature film following box office
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Heretic starts new fest/sales consultancy

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Exclusive: Producers Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis of Athens-based Heretic Productions are teaming with Ioanna Stais to launch Heretic Outreach, a new initiative to help the global reach of innovative films from Southeastern Europe.

The company, something of an alternative sales company and consultancy, will be headquartered in Athens and will aim to help filmmakers with strategies for festivals, international sales and alternative distribution and exhibition.

Stais, a Sorbonne graduate who has been working with Wide Management’s Eye on Films initiative since 2012, will serve as Heretic Outreach’s head of festivals and sales.

Stais said: “We want Heretic Outreach to become a strategic partner for the region’s filmmaking communities’ and their needs to reach out to the rest of the world.”

In addition to working with filmmakers individually, Heretic Outreach will also offer consultancy services to third parties like film institutes and film funds.

The company expects to announce its first films shortly, and will seek
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Tiff 2013. Lineup

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Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, one of many Special Presentations at this year's Tiff.

The Toronto International Film Festival has begun to announce its lineup for its 2013 edition, beginning with Gala and Special Presentations. To browse the festival's programming on their web site, visit here.

Gala Presentations

American Dreams in China (Peter Chan, China)

The Art of the Steal (Jonothan Sobol, Canada)

August: Osage County (John Wells, USA)

Cold Eyes (Cho Ui-seok & Kim Byung-seo, Korea)

The Fifth Estate (Bill Condon, USA)

The Grand Seduction (Don McKellar, Canada)

Kill Your Darlings (John Krokidas, USA)

Life of Crime (Daniel Schechter, USA)

The Love Punch (Joel Hopkins, France)

The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Justin Chadwick, South Africa)

Parkland (Peter Landesman, USA)

The Railway Man (Jonathan Teplitzky, Australia/UK)

The Right Kind of Wrong (Jeremiah Chechik, Canada)

Rush (Ron Howard, UK/Germany)

Shuddh Desi Romance (Maneesh Sharma, India
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2013 Toronto Film Festival Adds Midnight Madness, Vanguard, City to City and Documentary Selection

The 2013 Toronto Film Festival selection grew quite a bit today as the organizers announced the Midnight Madness, Documentary, Vanguard, City to City and Cinematheque selections for this year's festival. Among the title announced there aren't exactly a ton of names that pop off the paper immediately. The Midnight Madness selection will open with Lucky McKee's All Cheerleaders Die in which a young girl who practices the dark arts turns on her best friend after she joins the cheer squad. However, I assume most attention will be on Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, a film in which a group of humanitarians go to the Amazon to help a native tribe only to have the tribe kidnap them and later learn their cannibalistic heritage is very much intact. The Documentary selection includes plenty of familiar faces such as Marcel Ophuls, Claude Lanzmann and Errol Morris and Frank Pavich will be bringing Jodorowsky's Dune,
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Toronto reveals doc line-up

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Toronto reveals doc line-up
New work from Errol Morris and Frederick Wiseman will screen in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tiff Docs strand, while City To City spotlights Athens and Alex Aja’s Horns is among the Vanguard offerings.

Festival staff remind readers that the following listing is not complete or final and is subject to change.

Premieres key

Wp = World PremiereIP = International PremiereNAP = North American PremiereCP = Canadian PremiereTIFF Docs

A Story Of Children And Film

Mark Cousins (UK) Nap

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Marcel Ophüls (France) Nap

At Berkeley

Frederick Wiseman (Us) Nap

Beyond The Edge

Leanne Pooley (New Zealand) Wp

Burt’s Buzz

Jody Shapiro (Canada) Wp

The Dark Matter Of Love

Sarah McCarthy (UK) Nap

The Dog

Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren (Us) Wp

Faith Connections

Pan Nalin (France/India) Wp

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

Barry Avrich (Canada) Wp

Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Us) Wp

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Alanis Obomsawin (Canada
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Toronto reveals documentary line-up

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Toronto reveals documentary line-up
New work from Errol Morris and Frederick Wiseman will screen in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tiff Docs strand, while City To City spotlights Athens and Alex Aja’s Horns is among the Vanguard offerings.

Festival staff remind readers that the following listing is not complete or final and is subject to change.

Premieres key

Wp = World PremiereIP = International PremiereNAP = North American PremiereCP = Canadian PremiereTIFF Docs

A Story Of Children And Film

Mark Cousins (UK) Nap

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Marcel Ophüls (France) Nap

At Berkeley

Frederick Wiseman (Us) Nap

Beyond The Edge

Leanne Pooley (New Zealand) Wp

Burt’s Buzz

Jody Shapiro (Canada) Wp

The Dark Matter Of Love

Sarah McCarthy (UK) Nap

The Dog

Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren (Us) Wp

Faith Connections

Pan Nalin (France/India) Wp

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

Barry Avrich (Canada) Wp

Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Us) Wp

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Alanis Obomsawin (Canada
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Sarajevo unveils Competition line-up

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Sarajevo unveils Competition line-up
Feature film competition five world premieres and four regional premieres, including multi award-winner In Bloom.

The Sarajevo Film Festival (Sff), running August 16-24, has announced the Feature, Short and Documentary Competition titles comprising 50 films.

Selectors and the Sff team viewed 750 films from the region, including 200 feature films, 150 documentaries and 400 short and animated films.

Across the three Competition sections are 15 world, seven international and 18 regional premieres.

The main competition will feature five world premieres including Carmen, the first feature by Romanian director Doru Nitescu.

It is a family drama co-written by Tudor Voican, known for Periferic and Medal of Honour. The Filmex Romania production stars Doru Ana from Principles of Life, Adrian Titieni from Child’s Pose and Maia Morgenstern.

Greek director Dimitris Bavellas’ debut feature Runaway Day is a black-and-white film exploring how young Greeks feel lost in modern day Athens, a city under financial occupation. It starts Maria Skoula from Wasted Youth.

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Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma Reveals Its Line-Up

Today, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (Fnc), which will take place between October 12 to 23. Here's the complete line-up of feature films according to the press release we received.

Opening and closing

The 40th edition of the Fnc kicks off on Wednesday, October 12, with Declaration of War by Valérie Donzelli (France) at Cinéma Impérial (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon). This critically-acclaimed second feature by Valérie Donzelli (The Queen of Hearts) tells the love story of Roméo and Juliette who are battling to save their sick child. The director and her producer Edouard Weil will be in attendance.

Ten days later, on Saturday, October 22, Monsieur Lazhar (Quebec/Canada) by Philippe Falardeau will close the Festival. Selected to represent Canada at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lahzar shows the efforts of an Algerian schoolteacher to help his Grade 6 students come to terms with their teacher’s death.
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