A valentine to New York City, “Frances Ha” is “a deft, uproarious comedy” (Scott Tobias, The AV Club) from acclaimed director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”, “Greenberg”) with a wildly inventive comic performance from Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote the script. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter called it, “Exhilarating, smart and delightful. A terrific new film that’s incredibly rich to watch. Greta Gerwig is embraceable, unpredictable and possessed of gifts for physical comedy. This is unquestionably her defining performance to date.” Frances Ha” has charmed audiences at Telluride, Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, and IFC Films is proud to be releasing the film in May in New York and Los Angeles before a nationwide rollout.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Release: May 11, 2012
Directed by: John Madden Cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel with Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is supposed to be India’s answer for the UK’s most elegant retirees – a place where they can spend their golden years surrounded by lush amenities – that is, until seven retirees who are in need of a transformation find themselves on the front steps of the not-quite-ready resort. Thus begins a comic, romantic and poignant adventure in a land full of unexpected pleasures, brought to life by some of the most honored and accomplished screen actors of our time.
Release: June 8, 2012 (NY &LA)
Directed by: Daryl Wein Cast: Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones, Joel Kinnaman, Hamish Linklater, Debra Winger and Bill Pullman
Greta Gerwig plays Lola, a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Linklater) and Alice (Lister-Jones), Lola embarks on a series of desperate encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Release: June 27, 2012 (NY &LA)
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions
Release: July 25, 2012 (NY &LA)
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina and Deborah Ann Woll
Calvin (Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
Here is the trailer from Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film LOLA VERSUS. The movie is directed by Daryl Wein, starring Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones, Joel Kinnaman, Hamish Linklater, Debra Winger, Bill Pullman.
Here is the trailer from Sony Pictures Classics upcoming film To Rome With Love. The movie is directed by Woody Allen, starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page.
To Rome With Love opens in theaters June 22, 2012.
Here is the trailer from Sony Pictures Classics upcoming film DAMSELS IN DISTRESS . The movie is directed by Whit Stillman , starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen, Aubrey Plaza & Caitlin Fitzgerald.
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS releases in select theaters on April 6, 2012!
Seven Oaks is an East Coast college with beautiful Greek Revival architecture and a boorish male student population. Decades after coeducation’s arrival the male atmosphere still prevails. A dynamic trio of girls — group leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore) — decide to change all that, setting out to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.
At New Student Orientation the trio spots lost-looking Lily (Analeigh Tipton) and takes her under wing. Meanwhile the girls become romantically entangled with a series of men — including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Metcalf) and Thor (Magnussen) — who threaten their friendship and sanity.
Woody Allen announced today the full cast for “The Bop Decameron,” his latest film in pre-production. Starring, in alphabetical order, are: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page. Co-stars include Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ornella Muti, Flavio Parenti, Alison Pill, Riccardo Scamarcio and Alessandro Tiberi.
“The Bop Decameron” is a Gravier Productions film produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. This is Allen’s first film to be financed by the Italian production and distribution company, Medusa Film. “The Bop Decameron” begins production on July 11 and marks Allen’s first time shooting in Rome. His latest film, “Midnight in Paris,” is currently playing in theaters.