Although he’s taken home a few Oscars and worked with many brilliant directors from Sydney Pollack to Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman is just getting behind the camera for the first time. Quartet, starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon marks his directorial debut, following a group of opera singers in a retirement home and the old wounds between them that some can’t let go.
After picking the drama up back in May, The Weinstein Company has now added the film to their 2012 slate — one packed with The Master, Django Unchained, Killing Them Softly, Silver Linings Playbook and more. They’ve set a prime awards season date of December 28th, 2012 where it will open alongside Gus van Sant‘s Promised Land. Premiering at TIFF soon, check out new stills above and below.
Are you looking forward to Hoffman’s debut?
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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