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October 20, 2014   •  Category: Movies, News0 Comments

Tommy Lee Jones’ Cannes competition film, The Homesman has been added as an additional Centerpiece Gala to this year’s growing lineup for the AFI Fest. The film which he directedAFI Fest and also co-stars in with Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep among others will screen on Tuesday November 11th.

AFI Fest 2014 Presented By Audi runs November 6 through the 13th in Hollywood.

Source: http://deadline.com



October 10, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

Sometimes formulaic works.

“You’re Not You” has the classic ingredients of a made-for-TV weeper, but thanks to a fine screenplay, sure-handed direction and two beautiful performances, it becomes something more, something better.

Something that earns your heart.

Hilary Swank has never become a giant movie star, but there’s a reason she has two Academy Awards. When given the right material, she soars.

Swank plays Kate, a gifted classical pianist with a seemingly idyllic life. Her dashing husband (Josh Duhamel) dotes on her, she has marvelous friends, and she lives in a house suitable for the cover of Architectural Digest.

But after playing piano one night at a dinner party, Kate experiences a slight tremor in her hands — and unless you’ve never seen any movie, ever, you know when a character notices a minor affliction, it’s just the beginning of her troubles.



October 10, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

In “You’re Not You,” Hilary Swank’s portrayal of Kate, a gifted concert pianist with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is so intensely persuasive that once you’re engaged by her wrenching ordeal, you mostly forgive the movie’s emotional manipulation.

As everyone surely must know, thanks to the widely publicized ice bucket challenge to raise money for A.L.S. research, this progressive ailment — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — affects nerve cells in the brain that control voluntary muscle movement. As their condition worsens, patients have increasing difficulty walking, talking and breathing. Many die from respiratory failure. Ms. Swank’s meticulous, unsparing depiction of the symptoms, which can be excruciating to observe, seems to come from deep inside.



October 8, 2014   •  Category: MoviesComments Off




October 6, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum plays a woman suffering from ALS and her free-spirited companion in this drama based on Michelle Wildgen’s novel

Few actresses suffer so movingly onscreen as Hilary Swank, as the two-time Oscar winner proves once again in You’re Not You, based on the novel by Michelle Wildgen. Playing a classical pianist afflicted with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Swank delivers an emotionally and physically committed performance that significantly elevates the sometimes mawkish material. Well matched by Emmy Rossum as the directionless young woman who finds spiritual redemption while working as her assistant, Swank could well find herself competing in yet more award races.



October 1, 2014   •  Category: Movies, VideoComments Off




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September 20, 2014   •  Category: MoviesComments Off

Here are some festival stops in October for The Homesman:

Austin – Oct. 23 – 30
AFI Fest 2014 – November 11



September 11, 2014   •  Category: MoviesComments Off





September 11, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher will take home special awards from the 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which also has set the slates for its Golden Starfish competitive categories.

“A Conversation With…” Hilary Swank will be held on Sunday, October 12, at 3:00 pm at Bay Street. Along with this Master Class discussion, moderated by Variety Executive Editor Steven Gaydos, she will also be honored with Variety’s Creative Impact in Acting Award. Swank is attending the Festival on behalf of the Corcoran-sponsored Sunday Centerpiece film, The Homesman, which will mark its East Coast premiere at HIFF 2014.

Actress and producer Hilary Swank began acting at the age of 15. During her twenty-plus-year career, she has worked on a wide range of films, including starring in and executive producing the following: Conviction; Mira Nair’s Amelia, the story of the legendary aviatrix; and Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese and based on the inspiring story of teacher Erin Grumell and her “at-risk” class.

Additional acting credits include Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia, Richard LaGravenese’s romantic drama P.S. I Love You, her breakout and Academy Award for Best Actress-winning performance in Boys Don’t Cry; and the role that won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress in Million Dollar Baby, in which she starred opposite Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.

Source: http://variety.com





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