Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo
Cannes Invites Kim Novak as “Guest Of Honor”Novak will attend the Festival de Cannes as its “Guest of Honor” to mark the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Novak will attend the screening of the 1958 film, which will screen as a part of its Cannes Classics program. Novak will also award a prize at the closing ceremony of the 66th Festival de Cannes on Sunday, May 26. Novak first attended Cannes for the 1959 film Middle of the Night by Delbert Mann.
Bernardo Bertolucci's Me And You Named Film of the Year by Italy's Oldest Film Awards
Io e te (Me and You), a drama about an introverted teenager from two-time Oscar winning director Bernardo Bertolucci, has been selected as the film of the year by Italy’s Nastri d’Argento (Silver Ribbons) honors. The film revolves around a teen who likes to his parents about going on a ski trip so he can spend time alone in a basement. The honor is the film's first major award and is Bertolucci's first film in ten years since his 2003 romantic drama, The Dreamers. THR reports.
DiCaprio, Theron, Bill Clinton Take GLAAD Awards Stage
The Hollywood actors presented their lawyer Steve Warren a trophy at the annual event that celebrates positive media images related to the gay, lesbian and transgender community. Warren was honored for his work advocating gay rights in the entertainment industry. Oscar-winer Jennifer Lawrence presented former President Bill Clinton with the inaugural Advocate for Change Award for his work to legalize same-sex marriage. Clinton will present Barbra Streisand with the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Monday night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Also taking GLAAD honors was Emma Watson, who received the Outstanding Film Award, BBC reports.
Tribeca Film Institute Honors Director Ava DuVernay, Latin American Filmmakers
Middle of Nowhere director DuVerany is the winner of Tribeca Film Institute's first Heineken Affinity Award, which includes $20K in cash and “year-round support” for future projects. DuVernay gained attention as the first African American woman to win Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 for Middle Of Nowhere, a prison drama that later won the John Cassevetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. She is currently working on her latest project, Part of the Sky. Also winning TFI honors were Michelle Serieux, Sergio Estrada and Anabel Rodriguez Rio, who are the recipients of the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, TOH reports.
Specialty Box Office: Filly Brown Croons, Ricky Jay Doc Opens Solid
Music drama Filly Brown rhymed its way atop the Specialty Box Office this weekend with a hefty release in 188 theaters, grossing over $1.36 million. In the per screen average race, Kino Lorber’s doc Deceptive Practices: The Mentors And Mysteries Of Ricky Jay took in $15K in one New York location, while Cohen Media Group’s In The House averaged $11,738 from three locations. Anchor Bay had the biggest roll out with Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem. The thriller bowed in 355 theaters, though it was comparatively slight with a $1,752 average and a gross of $622K. Deadline reports.