Toronto Dispatch: Mike Mills’ BEGINNERS

OKCMOA Film Curator Brian Hearn is at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will be posting some of his thoughts on what he’s seeing. Here’s his latest report:

I like Mike Mills. He seems like a cool guy. He’s a graphic designer, musician, and film director, perhaps best known for his music videos and his debut feature THUMBSUCKER (2005) which featured his distinctly “indie” visual style. I was lucky enough to catch the world preem of his new film BEGINNERS starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Melanie Laurent. Despite the $40 ticket at the old school, cushy red velvet seated Elgin Theater (probably my favorite venue at TIFF), it was worth every penny. Read more…

TORONTO DISPATCH: Out for a Very Long Walk

OKCMOA Film Curator Brian Hearn is at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will be posting some of his thoughts on what he’s seeing. Here’s his second report:

For my generation (X that is), Emilio Estevez will forever be associated with his acting roles in THE OUTSIDERS, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, ST. ELMO’S FIRE and REPO MAN. We’ll forgive him the rest; errr…THE MIGHTY DUCKS!? Anyway, then he turns up a few years back with a pretty decent film that he wrote and directed, BOBBY. Yesterday I saw the world premiere of his new film THE WAY starring who else, his dad. Why wouldn’t you cast Martin Sheen? Read more…

TORONTO DISPATCH: C’EST WHAT? GODARD IS HARD

OKCMOA Film Curator Brian Hearn is at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will be posting some of his thoughts on what he’s seeing. Here’s his first report:

Greetings from lovely and amazing Toronto. The 35th Toronto International Film Festival, arguably THE main event in North America, (other than deadCENTER of course!) kicked off last night and I got things started with the 100 proof stuff. By that I mean Jean-Luc Godard’s latest, “Film Socialism.” It’s incredible to think that Godard helped reinvent the language of cinema fifty years ago with his first feature “Breathless.” We’re in a different century now and he is still pushing the envelope of what cinema can be and do. “Film Socialism” could be described as anti-narrative and decidedly experimental. Read more…

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