By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire September 14, 2011 at 10:1AM
Today on indieWIRE, we continued our Toronto coverage with the latest film acquisitions, sat down with "Albert Nobbs" stars Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, pondered over an unusual "creative brief" regarding Harmony Korine and much more!
Abel Ferrara’s “Last Day” Picked Up by IFC
North American rights to Abel Ferrara’s “4:44 Last Day on Earth” have been picked up by IFC Films. The film debuted earlier this month in Venice and is set to have its Stateside premiere at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
Jafar Panahi’s “This is Not a Film” Nabbed By Palisades Tartan
Palisades Tartan has acquired U.S. and U.K. rights to Jafar Panahi’s acclaimed Iranian documentary “This is Not a Film” out of Toronto.
INTERVIEW | Glenn Close and Janet McTeer On the Unsung Heroes of “Albert Nobbs”
Dana Harris speaks to Glenn Close and Janet McTeer about gender bending, the power of a particular Albanian woman and why “Albert Nobbs” deserves a nomination for best use of nudity.
TORONTO INTERVIEW | Todd Solondz: “Expectations work against me.”
Eric Kohn speaks to Todd Solondz about his latest film, "Dark Horse."
Oscilloscope Takes Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights”
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights.” The film is currently screening at the Toronto Film Festival after debuting in Venice last week.
Here’s the “Creative Brief” That’s Fueling the Harmony Korine/Val Kilmer Movie
ICE Films head Eddy Moretti wrote up a very strange "creative brief" for the Harmony Korine's possible collaboration with Val Kilmer.
Facebook Debuts Its First Film: "The Perfect House"
The Perfect House, a horror anthology, will be the first film to debut on FlickLaunch, Facebook’s new movie distribution platform.
criticWIRE @ TIFF: Steve McQueen’s “Shame” Is Top Pick As Fest Winds Down
The Toronto International Film Festival is in the midst of the seventh day of its 2011 edition, and indieWIRE is in the midst of entering in hundreds of critics grades to our criticWIRE section.
Film Independent Forum Kicks off with “Like Crazy”; Hosts TV, FIlm & Media Panelists at DGA
The 7th annual Film Independent Forum announces its opening night selection—Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy”—and panelists. The Forum, presented by indieWIRE, will take place at the Directors Guild of America October 21-23.
Toronto Day 7: Minute by Minute
Each day at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19), indieWIRE is publishing a frequently updated dispatch from Toronto.
Natural History Museum Announces Margaret Mead Award Doc Filmmaker Nominees
The Margaret Mead Film Festival, the American Museum of Natural History’s annual festival of anthropological film named after the famed anthropologist, has announced the seven nominees for its Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award.
“Albert Nobbs” and “Jeff Who Lives at Home” to Open Mill Valley Film Festival
The 34th Mill Valley Film Festival will open this year on October 6 with two high-profile independent releases: Rodrigo Garcia’s “Albert Nobbs” and Jay and Mark Duplass’ “Jeff Who Lives at Home.”
Toronto Inspired: indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs
The international film industry and local cinephiles have been sampling hundreds of new titles for the past week at the Toronto International Film Festival. For the latest indieWIRE curated selections on Hulu’s Documentaries page, we’re taking inspiration from TIFF’s crop of new docs.
Watch: Charming Trailer for Cleaning Lady Comedy “The Women on the 6th Floor”
Here’s the iW exclusive trailer for Phillippe Le Guay’s upcoming social comedy “The Women on the 6th Floor.”