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Arthouse Audit: 'The Iceman' and 'What Maisie Knew' from Millennium Open Strong

In a weekend dominated by the domestic opening of "Iron Man 3," two films from Millennium Films, both of which showed at Toronto last year to modest attention score surprisingly solid openings in limited play. "The Iceman" and "What Maisie Knew" both starred respected actors (hardly a guarantee for specialized success), enjoyed significant advertising support, and enhanced their prospects with key upbeat reviews.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • May 5, 2013 4:20 PM
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food, Wine and Film at Sonoma International Film Festival, Liotta Talks 'Iceman'

As Sonoma Film Festival Director Kevin McNeely says when ebulliently introducing opener "Iceman," 80% of the films in the festival have filmmakers in attendance: "Why wouldn't they want to come to Sonoma? They're certainly going to get enough to eat and drink!" He introduces the mayor of Sonoma, Ken Brown, who is wearing a black Netflix t-shirt, black pants, and has a braided ponytail down his back: he looks like an aging grad student, except an aging grad student would probably be wearing shoes. "We love that you spend money," he says candidly to the audience.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • April 11, 2013 1:57 PM
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