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Weekly Rushes. 14 October 2015

Tributes to Chantal Akerman, the Coen brothers' new trailer & Brothers Quay self-portrait, on the set of Soderbergh's "The Knick," & more.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

Chantal Akerman's Je tu il elle
"She was a gay woman – proudly, unabashedly – who refused to be placed in either category, would not show her work in “gay” or “women’s” festivals, (“I won’t be ghettoized like that”) but never refused the ghetto of Judaism, and would always show in Jewish festivals. She was, it sometimes seemed, a Jew before she was anything, even before she was a person, and she was more of a person than anybody I’ve known."
  • Another Chantal Akerman tribute done proper: Janus Films is making its Akerman films—News from Home, La chambre, Je tu il elle, Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Hotel Monterey, and Les rendez-vous d'Annaavailable to stream for U.S. audiences free through October 21.
  • Wowza: Hail, Caesar!, the new film by the Coen brothers set in Hollywood in the 1950s, is looking like ten tons of fun, particularly courtesy of a roundelay cast of aces.
  • Speaking of the Coens, Interview magazine has enlisted Jeff Bridges to talk to the great cinematographer Roger Deakins (who shot Hail, Caesar!).
  • On the other side of the film industry, the terrific New York microcinema Spectacle Theater has turned to Kickstarter to fund a new lease. Support good programming!
Japanese poster for Seijun Suzuki's The Story of a Prostitute
  • The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the full lineup of their hotly anticipated (and mostly 35mm) retrospective of Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill director Seijun Suzuki.
  • What is "the holy grail of workprints," you might ask? It's how Cinephilia & Beyond describes the rough cut 5-hour version of Apocalypse Now. And you can watch it online, too.
  • Matt Zoller Seitz reports from the set of the second season of Steven Soderbergh's turn of the century New York medical drama, The Knick.
  • With the Museum of the Moving Image's huge retrospective of French director Maurice Pialat (À nos amours, Under the Sun of Satan) about to begin, Craig Keller has been posted absolutely essential translations of interviews the director has done which originally accompanied Masters of Cinema's home video releases: on Police, À nos amours, and Passe ton bac d'abord.... Keller has also posted his essay The War of Art on that last film. There's more there to discover, including filmmaker and Notebook contributor Dan Sallitt's essays on Police and À nos amours.
  • The Proposition director John Hillcoat's latest film, Triple 9, looks particularly dark and sinister in its new trailer.
  • Above: A fan poster by the A115 Film Club for their screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's Junun.

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