DAILY NEWS: Artistic License Buy; Programs at the Guggenheim
by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE
>> Artistic License to Release "The Young Girl and the Monsoon"
(indieWIRE/02.22.01) -- Artistic License has acquired James Ryan's feature
film debut, "The Young Girl and the Monsoon." The film, which premiered at
the LAIFF, will open in New York in early May before screening throughout
the summer nationally.
The films stars Terry Kinney, Ellen Muth and Mili Avital in what is
described in a prepared statement as "a quirky coming-of-middle-age comedy
- drama about a single father dealing with raising his teenage daughter in
New York City."
Artistic License is currently releasing the Oscar nominated documentary
"Sound and Fury" and it will soon open Sande Zeig's "The Girl."
>> GuggenheimFilm Unveils Three Programs; Roy Joins Museum
(indieWIRE/02.22.01) -- Rajendra Roy, who joined the Guggenheim last month
as the Museum's Film and Media Arts Program Manager, announced three new
series for the Spring 2001 season. Roy, who joined the organization from
MIX NYC: The New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, has joined Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts John G. Hanhardt and Curator
Coming this Spring, GuggenheimFilm will offer "Conversations Between Shadows
and Light: Masters of Italian Cinematography," "Drama Queens: Women Behind
the Camera," and "CineKids." Distinguishing the Guggenheim's film program
other museum film series is its "global perspective," according to Roy. The
Museum will team with numerous international partners for upcoming programs,
which will make their way to the Guggenheim Bilbao as well as other museums.
"Through the depth of its resources and international scope, the Guggenheim
Museum provides a unique means to situate film and the media arts within the
history and changing forces of today's global culture," commented John
Hanhardt in a prepared statement. "Spring 2001 season embodies our
commitment to engage diverse points of view in the exploration of the
The CineKids programs is aimed at both children and adults, it will include
shorts as well as classic films and discussions. Drama Queens will include
films from Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino and Miranda July. While the Italian Cinematography program will present cinematographers such as Vittorio
Storaro, Carlo di Palma, Pasqualino De Santis, Dante Spinotti and Luca Bigazzi. [Eugene Hernandez]