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Gary Oldman Retrospective in San Francisco

Posted January 31, 2012

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Just like in New York, San Francisco is celebrating Gary Oldman recent Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing George Smiley in TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY with a six-film retrospective.  Oldman already earned a San Francisco Critics Circle's award for Best Actor for TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, and the Circle also voted its Best Adapted Screenplay award to the film's screenwriters Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan, who have also just been Academy Award-nominated. San Francisco's KQED-FM (www.kqed.org), at 88.5-FM, is hosting the retrospective, which runs 3 nights from February 6th through 8th, and will take place at Landmark's Bridge Theatre (www.landmarktheatres.com), located at 3010 Geary Boulevard.

The retrospective kicks off on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 PM with Sid & Nancy (1986), Oldman's breakout role as Sid Vicious, the real-life bassist of the Sex Pistols, followed at 9:00 PM by JFK (1991), with Gary Oldman playing another notorious historical figure, Lee Harvey Oswald. On Tuesday, February 7, you can catch Mr. Oldman in the political drama The Contender (2000) at 6:00 PM, followed at 9:00 PM by Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) with Mr. Oldman suited up as the legendary vampire. And then on Wednesday, February 8, see Gary Oldman playing the rowdy and randy playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987) at 6:30 PM, followed by a special screening of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER,SPY at 9:00 PM. Best of all, the screenings are free.

To get tickets, RSVP via email to OldmanRSVP@gmail.com and in your email, include your full name, the name of the film(s) you want to see, and the number of people attending in total with you. For the complete press release, click here.

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New York City Gary Oldman Retrospective

Posted January 31, 2012

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It's hard to imagine that Gary Oldman recent Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing George Smiley in TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY was his first ever, especially considering his 26 years of amazing performances. To celebrate one of our great actors, New York's WNYC Radio (www.wnyc.org) is hosting a free retrospective of six iconic Gary Oldman films from February 6 - 8, 2012 at Landmark Theaters' Sunshine Cinema (www.landmarktheatres.com). The theater is located at 143 East Houston Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. To reserve tickets and get full calendar info, go to www.OldmanRSVP.com.

The retrospective kicks off on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 PM with Sid & Nancy (1986), Oldman's breakout role as Sid Vicious, the real-life bassist of the punk group The Sex Pistols, followed at 9:00 PM by JFK (1991), with Gary Oldman playing another notorious historical figure, Lee Harvey Oswald. On Tuesday, February 7, you can catch Mr. Oldman in the political drama The Contender (2000) at 6:00 PM, followed at 9:00 PM by Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) with Mr. Oldman suited up as the legendary vampire. And then on Wednesday, February 8, see Gary Oldman playing the rowdy and randy playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987) at 5:00 PM, followed by a special screening of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY at 7:30 PM with Mr. Oldman on hand for a Q&A afterwards. Best of all, the screenings are free. For the complete press release, click here.

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Christopher Plummer on ELLEN

Posted January 30, 2012

Christopher Pummer showed up on the Ellen Show last week to talk to Ms. Degeneres about BEGINNERS and the recenet recognition for his part of an older man coming out later in life and embracing life. Ellen is excited that more people see Mr. Plummer's performance and Mike Mills films, which she counts among her favorite of 2011.

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Christopher Plummer joins Oscar Hopefuls on Daily Beast Panel

Posted January 26, 2012

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As part of their annual round up of Oscar hopefuls, Newsweek and the Daily Beast have gathered together a fantastic round table of talents, including George Clooney (The Descendants), Viola Davis (The Help), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Charlize Theron (Young Adult) and, of course, Christopher Plummer (BEGINNERS). Newsweek's David Ansen moderated a panel and provides an edited transcript as well as some choice video moments with the roundtable. The whole piece is quite funny.

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SUNDANCE 2012: Focus Features Gets FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…

Posted January 24, 2012

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Out of Sundance 2012, Focus Features has acquired fest favorite FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL..., a debut comedy from director Jamie Travis with a star-studded cast and a hilarious set up. The film, written by Lauren Anne Miller & Katie Anne Naylon, focuses on two women -- Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) -- who, short on cash, decide to share a New York apartment together. When Lauren realizes that Katie works as at-home phone-sex operator, she decides to join in, and the two  create a profitable business and lasting friendship. The cast also includes Justin Long, Mark Webber, James Wolk, and Nia Vardalos. Focus CEO James Schamus commented, "The FOR A GOOD TIME... team have crafted that rarest of combinations -- a wildly funny comedy that's also a genuine and heartfelt celebration of friendship and love. We're so proud to join them in bringing to the world a film that not only lifted its cheering audiences at Sundance to their feet, but lifted our spirits, too."  For full info, go to the official Press Release.

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OSCAR Noms for TINKER, BEGINNERS & JANE EYRE

Posted January 24, 2012

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The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced this morning with nominations going out to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, BEGINNERS, and JANE EYRE.

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY received three Nominations: Actor in a Leading Role for Gary Oldman; Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan; Music (Original Score) for Alberto Iglesias. Hard to imagine but this is Mr. Oldman's first Oscar nomination. Mr. Oldman commented, "This afternoon in Berlin I have learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor. You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today, it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognized by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing." You can follow Mr. Oldman's remarkable career in our People in Film: Gary Oldman.  Sadly Bridget O'Connor died before the film was finished. Screenwriter Peter Straughan notes, "I'm stunned and thrilled to hear about the nomination. I wish more than anything in the world that my wife Bridget O'Connor -- who wrote this adaptation with me -- could be here to enjoy this moment. She would be so happy and so proud. I'm going to go and meet my daughter now and tell her how clever her mother was!." Alberto Iglesias responded to his nominations by saying, "This is, I must say, music to my ears. My thanks to the AMPAS members, for it is an honor to be nominated amidst such company - and I'm so happy that several of my TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY colleagues were also nominated." Mr. Iglesias has been nominated twice before: in 2006 for THE CONSTANT GARDENER, and in 2008 for The Kite Runner.

After having just won a Golden Globe Award, Christopher Plummer was nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of a man coming out later in life in Mike Mills' BEGINNERS. Mr. Plummer  expressed, "It’s a shot in the arm for a young kid of 82 to receive an Academy Award nomination this morning.  My gratitude to Writer/Director Michael Mills, The Academy and to everyone involved with BEGINNERS." Mr. Plummer was nominated once before, in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station. You can learn more about Mr. Plummer's amazing career in our People in Film: Christopher Plummer.

For JANE EYRE, Michael O'Connor received an Oscar for Costume Design for his sumptuous and detailed work creating the wardrobe for Cary Fukunaga's period adaptation. Mr. O'Connor has responded, "I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted to be nominated for my work on Jane Eyre." Mr. O'Connor won an Oscar in 2008 for Costume Design for his work on The Duchess.

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Seven NAACP Image Awards for PARIAH

Posted January 19, 2012

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The NAACP Image Awards announced the nominees for the 43rd Image Awards, and PARIAH was recognized with a whooping seven nominations. Here they are: (1) Outstanding Motion Picture; (2) Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Adepero Oduye); (3) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Charles Parnell); (4) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Kim Wayans); (5) Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; (6) Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - Theatrical or Television (Dee Rees); Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture - Theatrical or Television (Dee Rees).

The 43rd Image Awards will be broadcast live on Feb 17 during a two-hour telecast on NBC.

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Gary Oldman & Christopher Plummer in W's Best Performances

Posted January 19, 2012

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W Magazine posted their piece on "Best Performances" from 2011, and, quite rightly, they have both TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR's Gary Oldman and BEGINNER's Christopher Plummer on the list. There's a lovely slide show with images -- photographs by Mario Sorrenti, Styled by Edward Enninful --  of both Mr. Oldman (see above) and Christopher Plummer. There's also a Q&A by Lynn Hirschberg with Gary Oldman in which the star talks about how he got back to being English after having lived in LA for so long: "I've not really lost my accent completely, but it is now a cross-pollination. It came back quickly. The weather of England is in me--I will never lose those clouds and gray skies."

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TINKER TAILOR Colin Firth on ELLEN

Posted January 19, 2012

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLIDER, SPY star Colin Firth joined Ellen DeGeneres on "Ellen" on January 18, 2012 to talk about how his co-star Gary Oldman is an acting hero, and why he should he get an Oscar.

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Kim Wayans on "Chelsea Lately"

Posted January 19, 2012

PARIAH star Kim Wayans joined Chelsea Handler on her show "Chelsea Lately" on Tuesday, January 17.

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