(l-r) Kodak's Lorette Bayle and Stella Kyriakopoulos
Photo by Jonathan Hickerson
Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which are running concurrently in Park City, Utah.
“These two festivals showcase innovative filmmakers who bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to the screen every year, and Kodak is dedicated to supporting their art,” says Andrew Evenski, President and General Manager for Entertainment & Commercial Films at Kodak. “Motion picture film plays an important role in the indie community, giving these unique storytellers the creative freedom and option to tell their stories as they envisioned.”
The countdown has begun as the entertainment industry eagerly looks to the New Year when Oscar® nominations are announced, and gears up for a new wave of highly-anticipated movies to arrive at theaters. One thing is for certain, 2015 will prove to be a year that is filmworthy.
Oscar buzz has been building around a number of productions originating on Kodak film, including Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, James Gray’s The Immigrant, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, and Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent.
JOAQUIN PHOENIX on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures' and IAC Films' "INHERENT VICE," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Wilson Webb Copyright: © 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The circa 1970 Greater Los Angeles of Inherent Vice is a land of contradicting moods: sprawling yet claustrophobic; sun-lit, yet disorienting. Paul Thomas Anderson’s seventh film is an adaptation of Thomas Phynchon’s seventh novel.
The story follows California detective “Doc” Sportello, played by Joaquin Phoenix, as he investigates a series of comedy-tinged mysteries. Anderson directed the film in collaboration with a close-knit team who has worked together on many of his movies, including cinematographer Robert Elswit, ASC, an Oscar® winner for There Will Be Blood.
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum star in Foxcatcher. Photo by Scott Garfield, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Based on true events, Foxcatcher is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty, and the emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great wealth and power. Bennett Miller, director of Capote and Moneyball, spent years researching this complex story. His fourth turn at the helm has already garnered a Best Director Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Miller’s commitment to conveying the gravity and intricacy of the story led him to director of photography Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS (Snow White and the Huntsman, Killing Them Softly, Let Me In).
The story follows Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.