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Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' Gets September 16th Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 6:06 AM
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Not long ago, there was a brief bit of drama surrounding Gus Van Sant's upcoming "Restless." As you might recall, the film was originally set to be released by Sony on January 25th. But the film was yanked from that slot and then transferred over to the arthouse arm, Sony Pictures Classics, who as it turns out are much better suited to handle the film. It's now a major part of next month's Cannes Film Festival where it will open the Un Certain Regard programming. And now, a new release date has been set for the film.
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'The Tree Of Life,' 'Drive' & 'Melancholia' Head Up Mouth-Watering 2011 Cannes Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 14, 2011 10:14 AM
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Almodovar, Paolo Sorrentino, Takashi Miike, The Dardenne Brothers & Lynne Ramsay; Also In Line-Up; 'Pirates 4,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2' & 'The Beaver' To Play Out Of CompetitionThis morning brought one of the moments on the calendar that every serious film lover awaits with bated breath: the announcement of the line-up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, still the most prestigious on the circuit. Year after year, some of the world's best directors hold off to debut their new films on the Croisette, and virtually every year brings at least one stone-cold classic -- along, of course, with the famous Cannes bombs. With last year's selection generally deemed to be the weakest in a while, has this year's batch (the 64th!) turned things around? We've heard the rumors for months now, and we knew that Woody Allen's latest, "Midnight in Paris," would be opening the festival on May 11th, but little solid fact otherwise. So -- how's it looking?

Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' To Open Un Certain Regard; 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Headed For Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2011 1:01 AM
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Just one day to go until Thierry Fremaux reveals the full lineup of films set to unspool at this year's Cannes Film Festival and a couple more titles have been announced in advance of the fest. Joining "The Tree Of Life" and "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" -- both of which are set to screen out of competition -- are two more titles, one arthouse fave and one blockbuster movie for everyone else.

Sony Pictures Classics To Release Gus Van Sant's 'Restless'; Fall Bow Being Eyed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 31, 2011 10:31 AM
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Now this is more like it, frankly. When Sony Pictures had control of Gus Van Sant's romantic drama "Restless" under its purview, the film curiously was slotted in the throwaway January season (January 25 to be exact), which seemed fairly odd for a picture from a two-time Oscar nominee, considering his last film "Milk" earned eight Academy Award nominations in 2008.

The Playlist's Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 4:15 AM
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Alright, continuing with our Most Anticipated Films of 2011 series which will roughly be in four parts (unfortunately, character/size limits prevent us from doing one massive feature). Here's part one which we published yesterday. If you're wondering where some of the tentpoles were yesterday -- "X-Men: First Class," "Cowboys And Aliens" and "Sherlock Holmes" -- well, they're here. If you were asking, whether indie-driven auteurs would be represented -- Lynne Ramsay's return with "We Need To Talk About Kevin," Mike Mills' "Beginners" or David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" -- well, they're all here too. The way these lists are lumped together is a bit arbitrary, so don't fret, lots and lots more Most Anticipated Films of 2011.

Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' Headed To Cannes By Way Of Sony Pictures Classics?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 20, 2010 2:20 AM
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After being surprisingly pulled from a planned January 28th release late last month, it sounds like there's already movement happening behind the scenes of Gus Van Sant's quirky teenage romancer "Restless" which stars Henry Hopper, son of Dennis, and Mia Wasikowska.

Gus Van Sant's 'Restless' With Mia Wasikowska Pulled From January Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 1:56 AM
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With two months to go until its planned January 28th bow, Sony has pulled Gus Van Sant's quirky teenage romance "Restless" from the release calendar.

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