From from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 19 through Monday, January 22, IndieWire will sit down with approximately 100 entertainment luminaries at 625 Main Street. Among those scheduled are Aubrey Plaza (“An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn”),Chloë Grace Moretz (“The Miseducation Of Cameron Post”), Chloë Sevigny (“Lizzie”), Chris O’Dowd and Rose Byrne (“Juliet, Naked”), Daveed Diggs (“Blindspotting”), Elle Fanning, Peter Dinklage, and Reed Morano (“I Think We’re Alone Now”), Ethan Hawke (“Blaze” and “Juliet, Naked”), Idris Elba (“Yardie”), Gus Van Sant (“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”), Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Kindergarten Teacher”), Joan Jett (“Bad Reputation”), Keira Knightley (“Colette
The Variety Studio, in collaboration with At&T and DirecTV, will be housed in the DirecTV Lodge presented by At&T and will include interviews with the Gloria Allred (“Seeing Allred”), Nicolas Cage (“Mandy”), Claire Danes (“A Kid Like Jake”), Idris Elba (“Yardie”), Elle Fanning (“I Think We’re Alone Now”), Jane Fonda (“Jane Fonda in Five Acts”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Wildlife”), Jon Hamm (“Beirut”), Armie Hammer (“Sorry to Bother You”), Jennifer Hudson (“Monster”), Keira Knightley (“Colette”), Danny McBride (“Arizona”), Robert Pattinson (“Damsel”), Jason Segel (“Come Sunday”) and Tessa Thompson (“Sorry to Bother You”).
The video interviews will be posted on Variety.com during the festival.
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Keira Knightley has criticised the amount of sexual violence against women in films, saying that she prefers period stories to contemporary-set dramas because, in the latter, “the female characters nearly always get raped”.
In an interview with Variety, Knightley was explaining her preference for “historical pieces” in the run-up to the premiere of her Colette biopic – set during the Parisian belle époque – at the Sundance film festival. “I always find something distasteful in the way women are portrayed [in films set in the modern day], whereas I’ve always found very inspiring characters offered to me in historical pieces.” She acknowledged, however, that there has been some improvement in “the last few years” as the Hollywood mood change has meant that “women’s stories are suddenly viewed as important”. She said: “I’m suddenly being sent scripts with present-day
Throughout her career, Keira Knightley has been anything but shy when asked about Hollywood’s disappointing lack of female stories and creators. She has consistently spoken her mind and continues to do so in 2018. Knightley believes that her latest project, “Colette,” particularly speaks to the current feminist climate.
In a recent interview with Variety, Knightley stresses the continued lack of female stories and respectable portrayals thereof. Though this has improved lately, especially with the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, she still defaults to historical pieces, because modern “female characters nearly always get raped.”
Alongside many of her fellow actresses, she recognizes the current #MeToo and #TimesUp climate as an “eye-opener” to the detrimental dynamics that persist both on- and off-screen. “For too long, you really did go, ‘Oh, this is just normal,’” she said. “It’s terrifying that was our response … There
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What are the chances of getting into film festivals if you are a near unknown filmmaker? Sundance itself is proud to point out that of the 121 feature-length films selected, 53 are by first time filmmakers including 30 in competition. But this year, what I see looking at the lineup of Sundance, makes me question how the selections are made. To me it looks like programmers brought in films from well-known suppliers. Nearly every film is represented by an established international sales agent or by one of the Hollywood talent agencies acting as the producer representative. 81 out of 118 have international sales agents. That means 37 have no sales agent.
And while Knightley, who will next be seen in the Sundance premiere “Colette” (a fact-based, historically set feature about the eponymous trailblazing French novelist) is seeing some uptick in the world of modern-set scripts. She told Variety, “There’s been some improvement. I’m suddenly being
The actress, 32, opened up about how she chooses her movie roles, saying she prefers period pieces because women are simply treated better.
“I don’t really do films set in the modern-day because the female characters nearly always get raped,” she told Variety. “I always find something distasteful in the way women are portrayed, whereas I’ve always found very inspiring characters offered to me in historical pieces.”
Knightley said she’s impressed with the strong female characters she sees on television and streaming services and is
While most movie stars frequently offer up anodyne responses to reporters’ inquiries and deploy an army of publicists and image makers to ensure they never say anything remotely controversial, Knightley refuses to dodge tough questions. She’s ostensibly talking to Variety about “Colette,” a historical drama centering on the legendary French novelist that will premiere Jan. 20 at the Sundance Film Festival, but Knightley is more comfortable holding forth on the topical subjects of feminism, sexism and the lack of opportunities for female directors than she is talking about her creative process.
That’s what makes the 32-year-old actress a natural fit for the title role in the indie production. The mononymous Colette, perhaps best known for her novella “Gigi,” was a barrier breaker. A woman who had romances with women and men, and who rose to the top of belle époque society by writing stories, such as “Chéri
The year begins in style with Black Panther on February 16th. Directed by Ryan Coogler, this is shaping up to be an interesting departure from the usual Marvel Studios fare. Chadwick Boseman leads an all-star African-American cast that takes us to a never before seen corner of the McU.
Next, March 9th sees the release of A Wrinkle in Time, an adaptation of the 1963 Madeleine L’Engle novel about brave children on a universe-spanning quest to find their scientist father. It stars Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zach Galifianakis.
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