Call Me by Your Name Gets a Trailer

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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for director Luca Guadagnino’s critically acclaimed Call Me by Your Name. Based on a novel by André Aciman, the film takes place in 1983 and stars Timothée Chalamet as 17-year-old American-Italian boy who is on on summer vacation with his family in Italy.  Ann American played by Armie Hammer comes to work with the boy’s father, when a summer romance begins.

Call Me by Your Name first premiered at Sundance where many were already predicting a shot at Best Picture. It will play at Toronto next month.

It opens in theaters on November 24th.

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Trailer for Netflix Documentary Icarus 

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Netflix has released the first trailer for Icarus a documentary about the doping scandal that Russia was involved in during the Rio games. The film debuted at Sundance earlier this year to very strong reviews.

The first half of the doc shows the filmmaker, Bryan Fogel as he himself participates in doping under supervision of course. Fogel then discovers the huge Russian scandal that was going on during 2016.

Icarus will be streaming on Netflix beginning August 4th.

Sundance Prize Winners 2015

We already know that either Birdhood or Boyman or whatever are going to get the Best Picture Oscar. Or maybe American Sniper. I’m over it for this year and ready to start looking into next year.

The Sundance Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday. Prize winners were announced on Saturday.

US Cinema
U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary: The Wolfpack
U.S. Dramatic Directing Award: Robert Eggers for The Witch
Directing Award for U.S. Documentary: Matthew Heineman for Cartel Land
U.S. Dramatic Screenwriting Award: The Stanford Prison Experiment
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Diary of a Teenage Girl
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Editing: Lee Haugen for Dope
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision: Advantageous
U.S. Dramatic Award: Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Social Impact: 3 1/2 Minutes
U.S. Documentary Audience Award: Meru
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Verite Filmmaking: Western
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Breakout First Feature: (T)error
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Cartel Land

World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award: Umrika
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award: Dark Horse
Next Audience Award: James White
World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award: Alante Kavaite for The Summer of Sangaile
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Germain McKicking for Partisan
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting: Jack Reynor for Glassland
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting: Regina Case and Camila Mardila for The Second Mother
World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize: The Russian Woodpecker
World Cinema Documentary Directing Award: Kim Longinotto for Dreamcatcher
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing: How to Change the World
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact: Pervert Park
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Unparalleled Access: The Chinese Mayor
Grand Jury Prize, Short Film: Don Hertzfeldt, World of Tomorrow