6 Degrees: Friday Flix


Hope everyone has had a great summer, and has fun plans for the holiday weekend that include watching some great flicks! Here’s a short list of the latest film news.
*The Venice Film Festival has wrapped and everyone was talking about the drama Roma, a film from Alfonso Cuaron, the director of Gravity and Children of Men. Roma was semi-autobiographical, a look at the director’s life in Mexico City in the early 1970’s in a middle-class family that included a live-in housekeeper.
*The MeToo Movement has taken root; Woody Allen’s latest film A Rainy Day in New York starring  Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning and others, has been suspended indefinitely and may never be released by Amazon Studios.
* The late, great Orson Welles has a film that was in a state of permanent suspension and is finally being released, The Other Side of the Wind.
* The Buzz: Crazy Rich Asians is still a big breakout hit for the summer. And there is good early word of mouth buzz for the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man from Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land with Ryan Gosling as Armstrong.
From 6 Degrees magazine: Two articles of note this week: The 10 Best black & white horror movies ever made from Esquire magazine: and from nofilmschool: Go inside The directorial process (and mind) of David Lynch.
For those wondering what to see this coming fall film season, worry no more. Here’s the link to the 6 Degrees Fall Film Newsletter, out last week; Have a wonderful holiday weekend, film fans, and see you at the movies!-ML

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Author of "6 Degrees of Film: The Future of Film in the Global Village", Ms. Johnson continues to blog on film and publishes a newsletter plus the Flipboard magazine 6 Degrees of Film @ the Movies. Her book is currently available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Degrees-Film-Future-Global-Village/

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