Barry Jenkins

IFP Week Programs Announced, Including Filmmaker-Hosted Opening Day with Barry Jenkins, Safdie Bros, Dee Rees and More

By Scott Macaulay

IFP, Filmmaker‘s parent organization, announced today programs to be included in its annual signature event, IFP Week. They include, I’m excited to say, an opening day hosted by Filmmaker timed to the celebration of this magazine’s 25th Anniversary and 100th issue. On Sunday, September 17, I and other Filmmaker editors and writers will be moderating a day of presentations and discussions at BRIC with speakers who’ve been important our collective history, including Oscar-winning filmmakers Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski of Moonlight; Josh and Benny Safdie of Good Time; and Emmy-nominated director Dee Rees of the forthcoming Netflix release, Mudbound. The […] → continue…

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10 Highly Anticipated Future Productions By Acclaimed Directors

By Luc Hinrichsen

Normally, Taste of Cinema is a platform for looking into the glorious (or not so glorious) past of cinema. This list will take an opposite approach and examine some future productions by acclaimed directors.

10. First Man (Damien Chazelle)

After his surpassing success of “La La Land”, Damien Chazelle has another iron in the fire. His next project is a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, adapted from the biography “First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong”. Born in Ohio in 1930, Armstrong served in the US Army in Korea in the 50s and was a test pilot for the NASA. In 1969, he was the first person who travelled to the moon and back.

This movie marks the second collaboration between the director and Ryan Gosling, whose teamplay proved to be very prolific, regarding award wins and huge box office successes. The screenplay is written by Oscar winner Josh Singer (he won the trophy for “Spotlight” in 2016), and the movie will be released in October 2018.

9. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

Other than Chazelle, Barry Jenkins is the shooting star of the directing sphere of Hollywood in 2017. His second feature film, “Moonlight”, gained him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and was a massive success.

His next production is an adaption of the 1974 novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” by James Baldwin. Set in Harlem, the original tells the story about Tish and Fonny, an engaged couple whose relationship is put to the test after Fonny is falsely accused of rape. While pregnant, she tries to prove his innocence before the birth of their baby.

Jenkins wrote the screenplay during his work on “Moonlight” – a time he obviously was in a brilliant state of creativity. “To translate the power → continue…

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