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Cedric Klapisch’s ‘Back to Burgundy’ Lands at Music Box (Exclusive)

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Music Box Films has bought the U.S. rights to Cedric Klapisch’s comedy-drama “Back to Burgundy” and plans a fall launch in theaters, followed by a home entertainment release.

“Back to Burgundy” stars French actors Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, and Francois Civil. The story focuses on a man who left his family and his native Burgundy 10 years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father’s imminent death he returns to his childhood home where he, his sister and brother inherit their family vineyard. As the seasons go by and they work to save the vineyard, they’ll have to learn to trust each other again and reinvent their relationship.

“We are thrilled to bring to the U.S. Cedric Klapisch’s tender and charming tale of the ties that bind a family to each other and to the land they love,” said William Schopf, president of Music Box Films. “The »


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‘The Big Sick’ Wins Top Award at 2017 Nantucket Film Festival (Complete List)

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Kumail Nanjiani’s semi-autobiographical romantic comedy “The Big Sick” was the big winner at the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival, which announced its award winners on Monday.

Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” was the runner-up.

Best of the Fest awards went to “The Big Sick,” “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Alexandra Dean,” “Monkey Business,” and “Wind River.” »


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'Bethany' Director James Cullen Bressack to Helm Psychological Thriller 'Break'

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Prolific horror director James Cullen Bressack is ready to give audiences a break.

The filmmaker has signed on to helm Break, a psychological thriller Bressack co-wrote alongside writer and actor Robb Stech, who originated the project's concept. The movie revolves around the great lengths people will go to in the pursuit of fame.

Bressack, 25, has been consistently working in the low-budget horror world since he was 18, but has been branching out into other genres. He notably once talked Tom Green into starring his most recent film, Bethany, after meeting him in a parking lot. Bressack's recent directing credits also include the »


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Prayer-Based Drama ‘A Question of Faith’ Lands at Pure Flix

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Silver Lining Entertainment’s prayer-based drama “A Question of Faith” has been acquired by Pure Flix for a theatrical release on Sept. 29.

A Question of Faith” centers on three families from different cultures who live in the same community. They are complete strangers living vastly separate lives until a texting and driving accident thrusts them onto converging paths where they discover love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy.

Along with a message of faith, the storyline touches on racial prejudice, the consequences of texting and driving, and also addresses the debate surrounding organ donation.

The cast includes Richard T. Jones (“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married,”), Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”), C. Thomas Howell, GregAlan Williams, Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez, Renee O’Connor (“Xena: Warrior Princess”), and T.C. Stallings (“War Room”).

A Question of Faith” is directed by Kevin Otto from a script by Ty Manns. Angela White »


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‘The Leftovers’: Damon Lindelof Promises Naked Justin Theroux if HBO Drama Earns Emmy Nominations

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As Emmy nomination voting comes to a close, there’s only one reason “The Leftovers” won’t land any nods: Damon Lindelof started his campaign too late.

On Monday evening, the co-creator and showrunner of “The Leftovers” unveiled an Emmys Fyc campaign on his Instagram page, and made voters an offer they couldn’t refuse. If “The Leftovers” gets nominated for an Emmy, Justin Theroux gets naked.

Read More: ‘The Leftovers’ Longest Running Joke: A Timeline of Every Reference to Justin Theroux’s Penis

Ok, Ok, it’s a little more specific than that. Take a look for yourself at his first post.

A post shared by Damon (@damonlindelof) on Jun 26, 2017 at 3:50pm Pdt

“Nominate Theroux and the sweatpants go away,” Lindelof wrote over a photo of Theroux wearing gray sweatpants and only gray sweatpants. That’s a pretty clear message paired with a pretty enticing photo. It »


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