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Weekly Rushes. Locarno Awards, Lynch's First Film, Comic Book Kitano, Gus Van Sant's Polaroids

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.
Photo by Luca Dieguez
  • The trailer for Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, the director's long-awaited follow-up to his first feature, 2008's Medicine for Melancholy. It's scheduled to play at the Toronto and New York film festivals.
  • We've been fans of American actress Kate Lyn Sheil since her (relatively) early days working with Alex Ross Perry and Joe Swanberg. Her star has continued to gently rise in the indie world, and her collaboration this year with documentarian Robert Greene, Kate Plays Christine, is bringing her even more attention. Melissa Anderson at the Village Voice profiles the actress:
Her ability to so smartly lay bare the existential pitfalls of performing may be rooted in her early disenchantment with the profession. As Sheil says in the opening minutes of Greene's film, in what seems to be a "real" autobiographical précis, she had wanted to be an actor since she was nine, explaining of the profession's appeal: "Acting somehow became this outlet for me to be seen." Yet shortly after graduating from New York University's drama program in 2006, she quit.
AVC: So, help me imagine this environment. Were these standard shooting days?

DM: I don’t like to do more than 10 hours a day. And it was hot, and there were challenges with the cars—a lot of car stuff you can’t really control so well. We did six-day weeks because we had to squeeze in everything we could with Chris. And it eased off, because we had the lawmen and you can see it in the film—they’re a bit slower and they’ve got more time to talk. It’s less frenetic. It was very fortunate to divide the filming into those two sections: You had one frenetic half and one that’s more stately, more relaxed. We had four and a half weeks to shoot that stuff, which was a very reasonable time to do it.
  • We love Benjamin Marra's poster design for the re-release of Takeshi Kitano's Boiling Point (1990).

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