Post by outerbankschick on May 28, 2010 19:54:26 GMT -5
What I find most interesting is that the event this article is about is happening tonight! The author wrote it on the 27th and at the bottom of the article it actually says:
A version of this article appeared in print on May 29, 2010, on page A22 of the New York edition.
That's just plain weird! And you would think that they wouldn't finish up the article without a full report on what the screening was like - how the film and the band were received. But wait...they can't do that because...the event hasn't happened yet!!
In fact, as I type this, it's still nearly two-and-a half hours till showtime! LOL!!
Post by crimefighter on May 29, 2010 11:55:25 GMT -5
For any Vincent fans, go to TheReelBlog they have new photos of Vince, Luca and Elias. also video with Vince and Hugh Jackman, there is a new interview as well with Vince. Great pictures Luca has a wonderfull head of curly blond hair, big boy for two years of age.
Part-time Kingston resident Vincent D’Onofrio described the meaning of his musical/slasher film “Don’t Go in the Woods” as “young people singing out.”
In this case, the youths, faced with the usual social pressures with which the age group must contend, are “expressing themselves under duress” as they are picked off by an unknown killer during a band retreat into the forest, said D’Onofrio, who is best known for his acting roles as Detective Robert Goren in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and Private Pyle in “Full Metal Jacket.”
“The characters unveil who they are through the songs,” added Cassandra Lee Walker, a Kingston High School graduate who plays the main character’s girlfriend in her first non-extra role in a full-length feature. “They sing when they are at their most vulnerable. Usually, the song comes right before a death.”
That’s natural in musical theater, said Walker, 25, because emotion is heightened during songs.
The film, which screens tonight at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper as part of the Woodstock Film Festival’s “Fright Night” event, has been described as “Glee” meets “The Blair Witch Project.” It’s the first full-length feature film D’Onofrio has directed.
D’Onofrio said he has never directed a movie he has not developed himself, and he called caretaking, producing and directing “Don’t Go in the Woods” as “a big job.” Still, he said he is getting a taste for directing.
Walker compared the movie, which was shot on D’Onofrio’s Kingston property in August 2008, to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Sweeney Todd” but said “it is completely different than those.”
A waitress and aspiring actress in New York City after she graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor’s in theater, Walker connected with D’Onofrio through her Kingston roots.
She had been a regular extra on “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” but previously was too nervous to approach D’Onofrio — until she interjected when she heard him talking about his Kingston home.
D’Onofrio described that as a “gutsy” move, and it paid off when he later approached Walker with a role he thought would be a good fit for her — if she could sing.
Walker, who said her favorite role when she was in the KHS Theatrics Club was as Princess Winnifred in the musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” had to audition by singing “Hurricane” for Sam Bisbee, who wrote the music for the film, and immediately was cast as Ashley.
In addition to the connection to her hometown and her longtime dream of performing in musical theater, Walker said the role was appropriate because she loves horror movies and Halloween. As a child, she always took great pride in her costumes and stayed up all night on Halloween watching cheesy 1980s horror movies.
As for D’Onofrio, “I do like horror,” he said.
“It’s not my favorite genre, but you can do a lot with it,” he said. “With horror movies, the audience is willing to take huge leaps of faith. I like that.”
D’Onofrio also described “Don’t Go In the Woods” as a play on the expression that “to create art, you have to get rid of everything around you,” in part because the “cerebral” main character took his band to the woods to eliminate distractions.
Walker, who D’Onofrio said “definitely has talent” and should be able to make it in the film industry if she is persistent, felt her role in the slasher movie “kick-started” her acting career. She hopes “Don’t Go in the Woods” will “randomly pop up in a year,” like “Paranormal Activity,” which she said had similar roots as a small production.
In addition to the 83-minute slasher film, D’Onofrio appears in the 21-minute, Academy Award-winning “The New Tenants,” which is screening at the Woodstock Community Center as part of a group of short films at 5 p.m. today and 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
D’Onofrio said the short film has “a very New York tone to it” that is heightened among people who have been a tenant in the city. According to the festival’s synopsis of the movie, “two men move into a new apartment and find themselves entangled in its terrifying
The video was interesting. Was it a spoof? If so, they deliberately tell us who the killer is. Why would they do that? And if it isn't a spoof, than VDO was being sort of a pr*ck, IMO.
I can see why Vincent has a vacation home in Kingston. Its basically just woods and far from the hustle of NYC. The town is typical upstate New York. People are much friendlier and I's sure the townies love having Mr. Donofrio & family buying groceries at the local Stop & Shop.
I really would love to see this at some point. I hope it does go the way of "Paranormal Activity" and become a sleeper hit.
I thought it awkward until Sam Bisbee brought up the method acting shtick and I really laughed at the pose he took into the camera at the end. I thought there’s a guy with a sense of humour.
I know you shouldn’t prejudge before you’ve seen it, but I’ll be giving this a miss. I don’t think this particular scene is meant to be funny, but the kid sitting in the dark with sunglasses on strumming a guitar and “singing” made me laugh. I've seen trailers for Paranormal Activity and it is very, very scary.
I’d definitely pay money to see The New Tenants. I like the premise.
"Jeff is a nice guy and an excellent actor, whose work has often inspired me. It's a huge honour that he'll be replacing me". Vincent D'Onofrio 2009.
I was lucky enough to see this last night at the Savannah film festival. I was afraid it was going to be a straight up horror movie which I am not too fond of, but it was actually very funny and campy, though it did have it's scary moments. Overall I really enjoyed it and thought most of the performances, especially the singing was really good. I hope someday there might be a soundtrack. The lead actor did a really good job, and Eric Bogsonian makes a surprise guest appearance at the end. The audience also seemed to really enjoy it and was very vocal during the showing. VDO was out front of the theater greeting people and signing autographs before the show and was very kind and considerate. He looked great. He stayed after for a Q and A session and was very funny and seemed really happy that everyone enjoyed it.
OBC, I had several naughty ones in mind , but I am shy beyond all reason in situations such as these. I was so nervous asking him for an autograph that my hands were shaking! He was so nice though and asked me my name and signed the autograph to me personally and then he thanked me for coming. It was one of the highlights of my life and I still smile just thinking about it.
Just in time for Halloween — well, not quite — the ninth annual New York City Horror Film Festival returns, screening more than forty scary features and shorts at Tribeca Cinemas. The festival gets under way November 10 with a free kickoff bash at Soirée on Bowery, with five bands, an hour of free beer, short films, and appearances by many of the filmmakers and actors. The opening-night selection is Stevan Mena’s BEREAVEMENT, about a psychotic man who kidnaps a six-year-old boy and raises him on a pig farm where really bad things happen. Other programs are anchored by such films as Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland’s YELLOW BRICK ROAD, Frank Richard’s THE PACK, Colm McCarthy’s OUTCAST, Israel Luna’s TICKED-OFF TRANNIES WITH KNIVES, and James Mogart’s WON TON BABY. The centerpiece is DON’T GO IN THE WOODS, the directorial debut of Vincent D’Onofrio, who will be on hand for a postscreening Q&A and after-party featuring live music from the film, about a band that gets caught up in a bloody slasher mystery. In addition, Robert Englund will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on SVincent D’Onofrio’s DON’T GO INTO THE WOODS is centerpiece of horror film fest Saturday night, accompanied by a screening of Wes Craven’s original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
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Tribeca Film distribution doubles output to 26 movies including VOD Posted by Christopher H. Wright on February 28, 2011 Newly Acquired Films Starring Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and Featuring Filmmakers Including Jerzy Skolimowski, Vincent D’Onofrio and Peter Mullan.
New York, USA – Tribeca Enterprises today announced that Tribeca Film will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010. The comprehensive distribution label for independent film also announced that it acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles to be released across multiple platforms. The curated selection of films includes many genres and features stars including Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz and filmmakers such as Peter Mullan, Jerzy Skolimowski and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Following its launch in March 2010, Tribeca Film has grown to a year-round, full-service distribution label that delivers quality independent films to audiences through innovative strategies bolstered by its partnership with American Express. Tribeca Film’s significant expansion is highlighted by Tribeca’s continued relationship with Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment and supporter of independent film.
Tribeca Film plans to release the following titles theatrically, on video-on-demand and via other platforms throughout the coming year:
· Beware the Gonzo. From director and writer Brian Gobuloff (writer of The Basketball Diaries) comes a teen-angst comedy about an underground newspaper aiming to give voice to high school misfits. The film stars Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and James Urbaniak.
· The Bleeding House. Written and directed by comic book writer and first time filmmaker Philip Gelatt, this taut horror thriller is an original take on the home invasion genre about a family with a haunted past visited by a sweet-talking Texan killer who has come for retribution.
· Brother’s Justice. This Hollywood satire marks Dax Shepard’s directorial debut and is co-directed by David Palmer. The film follows Shepard as he makes the rash decision to abandon comedy in pursuit of his true dream: to become an internationally-renowned martial arts star. Winner of the audience award at the Austin Film Festival and an official selection of the Hollywood Film Festival, it features performances by Tom Arnold, Bradley Cooper, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum and Nate Tuck.
· Don’t Go in the Woods. Vincent D’Onofrio makes his feature-length directorial debut with this uproarious rock ‘n’ roll horror musical about the fate of a young band seeking a quiet place to write songs in the wrong neck of the woods. The film has screened at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival and the Savannah Film Festival.
· Grave Encounters. Directed and written by first time filmmakers the Vicious Brothers, this cinéma-vérité style supernatural thriller follows a ghost-hunting reality television show host and crew as they shoot an episode inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital, where unexplained phenomena have been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted – it is alive – and it has no intention of ever letting them leave.
· The High Cost of Living. Director Deborah Chow’s dark romantic drama about intertwined fates centers on the burgeoning relationship between an unlikely pair. Nathalie (Isabelle Blais) is expecting her first child, and Henry (Zach Braff) is on his way to his next drug deal. Their paths fatefully collide one night in an event that will irrevocably change their lives. The film was an official selection of the Toronto Film Festival.
· NEDS. Peter Mullan’s third feature as a writer and director, after Orphans and The Magdalene Sisters, is a violent 1970s coming-of-age drama set in a gritty section of Glasgow. NEDS won Best Film at the San Sebastian Film Festival and was chosen Best Film at the 2011 London Evening Standard Awards.
· Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston. No one represented the 1970s quite like legendary designer Halston. In this stylish documentary, director Whitney Sudler-Smith takes a fabulous fun-and-fact-filled journey through Halston’s life and times. Interviews with friends and witnesses (including Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Anjelica Huston, Bob Colacello and Billy Joel, among others) round out this glittering evocation of the man who defined the decadent era.
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