Films Premiering Include the Works of Prominent Actors and Directors Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jackie Chan, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Fassbender, William Friedkin, Amy Heckerling, Keira Knightley, Richard Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Carey Mulligan, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Todd Solondz, Audrey Tautou and Michelle Williams
The full screening schedule and detailed information on all films is available at TheFilmCatalogue.com
The 32nd American Film Market (AFM) will screen 395 motion pictures, including 65 world premieres and 295 market premieres, for thousands of buyers and industry professionals from 70 plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today. The 2011 AFM will take place Nov. 2-9 in Santa Monica, CA.
Films making their World Premieres include A Gang Story, starring Gérard Lanvin and Tchéky Karyo (Gaumont);Bad Karma, starring Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell and Rhona Mitra (Screen Media); Columbus Circle, starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Pollak (Lightning Entertainment); Nobel’s Last Will,starring Malin Crépin, Björn Kjellman and Leif Andrée (Zodiak Rights); Snowflake, the White Gorilla, starring Elsa Pataky and Pere Ponce (Filmax International); Special Forces, starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou and Benoit Magimel (StudioCanal); and The Expatriate,starringAaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko (Essential Entertainment).
Among the 295 films set to make their Market Premieres are: A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender (HanWay Films); Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson (WestEnd Films); Bernie, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey (Hyde Park International); Dark Horse, starring Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Jordan Gelber and Christopher Walken (Goldcrest Films International); Detachment,starring Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu (Celluloid Dreams); Edwin Boyd, starringScott Speedman, Brian Cox, Kelly Reilly and Kevin Durand (Myriad Pictures); Face to Face, starring Luke Ford, Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton and Matthew Newton (Jinga Films); George Harrison: Living in the Material World, starring Paul McCartney and Terry Gilliam (Exclusive Films International, Limited); Hick, starring Blake Lively, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Redmayne, Alec Baldwin and Juliette Lewis (Content); Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Juno Temple and Gina Gershon (Voltage Pictures); Le Skylab, starring Julie Delpy and Eric Elmosnino (Films Distribution); Loosies, starring Peter Facinelli, Jaimie Alexander, Michael Madsen, Vincent Gallo and Joe Pantoliano (CMG – Cinema Management Group); Lucky, starring Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Jeffrey Tambor and Ann-Margret (ICAP Media); and Michael,starring Naseeruddin Shah, Mahie Gill and Purav Bhandare (Fortissimo Films).
Other Market Premieres include Peace, Love and Understanding, starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyle MacLachlan (Voltage Pictures); Rampart, starring Woody Harrelson, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon and Ice Cube (Sierra/Affinity); Seven Days in Utopia, starring Lucas Black, Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo (Mission Pictures International); Shame, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan (HanWay Films); Shaolin, starring Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Bingbing Fan, Jing Wu and Jackie Chan (Emperor Motion Pictures); The Flying Machine, starring Heather Graham and Lang Lang (Distribution Workshop); The Woodsman and the Rain, starring Shun Oguri and Koji Yakusyo (Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd.); Twixt, starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern and Ben Chaplin (Pathé International); Vamps,starring Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver (Parlay Films); Take This Waltz, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman (TF1 International); The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale (Protagonist Pictures); The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis (EuropaCorp); The Sorcerer and The White Snake, starring Jet Li, Eva Huang, Raymond Lam and Charlene Choi (Distribution Workshop); Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, starring Lin Ching-Tai, Umin Boya, Vivian Hsu and Masanobu Ando (Fortissimo Films); and You May Not Kiss The Bride, starring Katharine McPhee, Dave Annable, Rob Schneider, Mena Suvari and Kathy Bates (Showcase Entertainment, Inc.).
For a complete list of the films and the screening schedule, visit TheFilmCatalogue.com. This year, 27 films will be presented in 3D. Additionally, 54 plus films not listed in The Film Catalogue will have their world or market premieres during AFM. Those films will be announced by their respective companies on the eve of the market.
About the AFM
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution – a truly collaborative process – reaches its peak every year at the AFM, when more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from more than 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
Founded in 1981, the AFM quickly became the premier global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed – on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production – making the AFM the must-attend industry event.
The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information is online at www.IFTA-online.org.
About The Film Catalogue
Available in nine languages, The Film Catalogue lists more than 4,000 recent motion pictures and projects, making it the world’s most extensive online resource for producers, distributors and buyers. The Film Catalogue advanced search tools allow users to browse or search for films by language, production status, year of completion, budget, director, cast, company, title and genre. Users can also track changes to the catalogue by searching new updates within the past day, week, month or quarter. The site operates year-round and includes market line-ups at EFM, Filmart and Cannes.