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- The New York Film Festival has revealed that Robert Zemeckis's much-anticipated 3D quasi-heist film The Walk will open the 2015 event. The newly released full trailer can be watched above.
- Famed writer Jean Gruault has died at the age of 90. Gruault had written scripts for François Truffaut (Jules and Jim), Jacques Rivette (The Nun), Alain Resnais (Mon oncle d'Amérique), and others, including writing the novel on which Valérie Donzelli's Cannes competitor this year, Marguerite & Julien, was based.
- We're crossing our fingers that Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will make 50+ cinemas in the U.S. equipped to project 70mm.
- This week is a trailer bonanza, including Mistress America, the new Noah Baumbach collaboration with actress Greta Gerwig after Frances Ha.
- This Long Century has published several new pieces, including a video by Mexican director Amat Escalante, and a painting by director and Béla Tarr cinematographer Fred Kelemen.
- A less impressive trailer can be found for Steven Spielberg's Cold War spy flick starring Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies.
"The central question of this year's Cannes Film Festival...[was] what does or doesn't belong on this hallowed red carpet?"
- That's Dennis Lim's eloquent, concise overview of Cannes at Artforum.
- Among Dennis Lim's favorite films at Cannes—and ours too—was Hou Hsiao-hsein's The Assassin. David Bordwell has pointed us to a video lecture on the great Taiwanese director, watchable above.
"We can just put our ideas up there and express what we’re trying to do and how we’re going about doing it. Working the net for money is a little bit outside our thing, we’re private people, but the dream of film being financed by the people who are going to see it seems so simple but it’s a revolutionary concept, an act of independence."
- Is it any secret we love American avant-garde animator Jodie Mack? Incite has a fantastic interview with her by Jennifer Stob.
- Check out Morgan Jeske's character-based fan art for such films as The Conversation (above) and Manhunter.
- For the Criterion Collection, Chuck Stephens lays out the cast Rainer Werner Fassbinder assembled—and worked with later—in The Merchant of Four Seasons.
- Guy Maddin, whose latest film The Forbidden Room we were so impressed by, is exhibiting a series of collages with poet John Ashbery at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York, June 18 - July 31. Above is Maddin's Untitled (#01), from 2015.
- Adrian Martin has published at Sight & Sound, what is, in our mind, the best article on Lisando Alsonso's Jauja thus far.
- Check out the National Film Preservation Foundation's list of 57 films being given grants for preservation.
- Above: the audition for actors Lou Roy-Le Collinet and Quentin Dolmaire for Arnaud Desplechin's My Golden Years.