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Remains of the Day: Christopher Doyle at TIFF, Ballast on VOD, Barthes on Charlie Rose

Christopher Doyle’s “Picture Start” (Doyle (Happy Together) reconsiders how images evolve before the director’s call to “action” and what happens to them after the “cut.” Doyle superimposes directives from traditional film leader on to the processed still film and filmmaking images he has created during his extensive career.

Lots of Fall festival news today from New York, Toronto and Spain and I know what my first piece of TIFF coverage will be: Christopher Doyle’s “Picture Start” (Doyle (Happy Together) reconsiders how images evolve before the director’s call to “action” and what happens to them after the “cut.” Doyle superimposes directives from traditional film leader on to the processed still film and filmmaking images he has created during his extensive career. Curated by Noah Cowan at the INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Avenue in Toronto. Here is a look at eight and 1/2 news items that we didn’t have enough time to cover but are worth mentioning here for August 11th…

1. Tell Me Where you are Josh!
Blair Witch creators looking to make a sequel. Must be out of money and ideas. (Via Slashfilm.com)

2. Charlie, Sophie and Giamatti 
Cold Souls director and star on Charlie Rose last night

3. San Sebastian Announcements
Kutxa New Directors Line Up:

77 Doronship, Dir: Pablo Agüero (Argentina-France)
Animal Town, Dir: Jeon Kyuhwan (South Korea-USA)
Leo’s Room (Le Cuarto De Leo), Dir: Enrique Buchichio (Uruguay)
Desperados On The Block, Dir: Tomasz E. Rudzik (Germany)
Eight Times Up (Huit Fois Debout), Dir: Xabi Molia (France)
The Day God Walked Away (Le Jour Ou Dieu Est Parti En Voyage), Dir: Philippe Van Leeuw (Belgium)
Masks (Mascares), Dir: Elisabet Cabeza and Esteve Riambau (Spain)
Before My Eyes (Min-Dit), Dir: Miraz Bezar (Germany-Turkey)
Norteado, Dir: Rigoberto Perezcano (Mexico-Spain)
Ori, Dir: Miguel Angel Jiménez Colmenar (Spain-Georgia)
Together (Sammen), Dir: Matias Armand Jordal (Norway)
The Scouting Book For Boys, Dir: Tom Harper (UK)
Seasons In The Sun, Dir: Zhang Huilin (China)
Perfect Happiness (Zorion Perfektua), Dir: Jabi Elortegi (Spain)
10 To 11 (11’E 10 Kala), Dir: Pelin Esmer (Turkey-France-Germany)
La Mujer Sin Piano, Dir: Javier Rebollo (Spain)
Me Too (Yo Tambien), Dir: Álvaro Pastor, Antonio Naharro (Spain)

4. Not on my TO DO TIFF List 
Neil Young sings, Sapphire reads and Roller Derby.

5. Side Work
Candice Breitz, Don McKellar, Isabella Rossellini, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jesper Just and Christopher Doyle present Future Projections presentations during TIFF.

6. Tel Aviv in T.O 
TIFF’s 1st edition of City to City section includes: a pair of docs on filmmaker Raphael Nadjariand Cannes’ Keren Yedaya’s Jaffa. See List Here.

7. Add Some More Paprika
German helmer takes on anime film? (Via Moviehole)

8. 3 Titles worth the VOD Treatment.  
Gravitas Ventures has acquired VOD rights to “Crips and Bloods Made in America,” “Harvard Beats Yale: 29-29” and one of my top 10 from 2008 – Ballast.

1/2. Imagine the 25th of December
We have a date but still no distributor for Terry Gilliam’s latest? (Via ThePlaylist)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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