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Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in San Francisco

Posted January 31, 2012

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Best Actor Academy Award Nominee Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in San Francisco;

KQED Sponsoring Free Screenings Including THE CONTENDER, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, JFK, PRICK UP YOUR EARS, SID AND NANCY.

Celebrating the iconic characterizations of one of the foremost actors of his generation, San Francisco’s KQED-FM (www.kqed.org), at 88.5-FM, is hosting a free retrospective of Gary Oldman’s movies. Mr. Oldman last week earned his first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and is also currently a BAFTA Award nominee, for Focus Features’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, in which he portrays tenacious spy George Smiley. Mr. Oldman recently won the San Francisco Critics Circle’s award for Best Actor for his performance; 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.

All screenings, being held on 3 nights from February 6th through 8th, will take place at Landmark’s Bridge Theatre (www.landmarktheatres.com), located at 3010 Geary Boulevard. Tickets are free, and will be available only via RSVP through OldmanRSVP@gmail.com. To RSVP, send an e-mail to the latter address and make sure to include full name; the name of the film(s) to see; and the number of people attending in total.

The films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, February 6th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, February 6th at 9:00 PM; The Contender (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM; Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM; Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 PM; and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, on Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 PM.

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Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in New York City

Posted January 31, 2012

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Best Actor Academy Award Nominee Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in New York City;

WNYC Sponsoring Free Screenings Including THE CONTENDER, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, JFK, PRICK UP YOUR EARS, SID AND NANCY;

Gary Oldman to Participate in Live Q&A on February 8th.

Gary Oldman, who last week earned his first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, will visit Manhattan for a Q&A session immediately following a screening of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He is also currently a BAFTA Award nominee for the Focus Features movie in which he portrays the tenacious spy George Smiley. Celebrating the iconic characterizations of one of the foremost actors of his generation, WNYC Radio (www.wnyc.org) of New York City is hosting a free retrospective of Mr. Oldman’s movies.

All screenings, being held on 3 nights from February 6th through 8th, will take place at Landmark Theatres’ Sunshine Cinema (www.landmarktheatres.com), located at 143 East Houston Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Tickets are free, and will be available only via RSVP through www.OldmanRSVP.com. The Q&A with Mr. Oldman will take place on the final night of the retrospective, following the 7:30 PM screening on Wednesday, February 8th of Focus’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is nominated for 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay (Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan), and Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias).

The other films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, February 6th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, February 6th at 9:00 PM; The Contender (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM; Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM; and Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, February 8th at 5:00 PM.

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Focus Features Acquires Worldwide Rights to FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…

Posted January 24, 2012

Directed by Jamie Travis and Starring Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller;

Comedy World-Premiered at this Year’S Sundance Film Festival.

Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to AdScott Pictures’ contemporary comedy For a Good Time, Call…, the debut feature from director Jamie Travis. For a Good Time, Call…, written by Lauren Anne Miller & Katie Anne Naylon, world-premiered this week at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement today.

Two young women, short on the funds needed to live in New York City, agree to room together. But they’re an at-odds couple; Lauren (played by Ms. Miller) is reserved, while Katie (Ari Graynor of The Sitter) is irrepressible. These roommates have nothing in common – until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. As the money begins to roll in, the two realize the value of not just their booming partnership but their growing friendship.

Ms. Miller and Ms. Naylon produced the movie with Josh Kesselman, Jenny Hinkey, and Jennifer Weinbaum. Ms. Graynor is also an executive producer of the movie along with Daniel M. Miller, who financed the film through his AdScott Pictures. The filmmakers were represented in the transaction by Cinetic Media and Sloss Eckhouse LawCo.

Mr. Schamus said, “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.”

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Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in Hollywood

Posted January 03, 2012

THE CONTENDER, DRACULA, JFK, PRICK UP YOUR EARS, SID AND NANCY also screen in free 3-night series co-hosted by KCRW.

Gary Oldman to participate in live Q&A on January 11th.

Celebrating 25 years of one actor’s unforgettable screen performances, the ArcLight Hollywood will host a 6-film retrospective of movies starring Gary Oldman. Regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation, Mr. Oldman will be at the ArcLight in person on Wednesday, January 11th following a showing of Focus Features’ critically applauded Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, in which he stars as tenacious spy George Smiley – the latest in a career full of iconic characterizations.

Focus is co-hosting the free-admission 3-night series with radio station KCRW, 89.9-FM in Los Angeles. Matt Holzman, host of KCRW's Matt's Movies screening series, will conduct the live Q&A with Mr. Oldman on the final night of the retrospective, following the 8:00 PM Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy screening on the 11th. The free tickets will be available only via RSVP through www.OldmanRSVP.com. KCRW will also be offering its listeners a limited number of giveaway tickets to the screenings.

The other films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, January 9th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, January 9th at 9:00 PM; The Contender (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 PM; Dracula (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 PM; and Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30 PM.

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