Sure, every month here at i luv cinema is merry. But March 2015 is jam-packed; here is a preview of what is to come.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema (March 6-15) – a co-curated event between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films, Rendez-vous is celebrating its 20th year of bringing contemporary French cinema to North America. Starting with the opening night premiere of 3 Hearts, there is plenty to regale yourself with over the proceeding ten days whether you are a Francophile, cinephile or both! I am most looking forward to the aforementioned 3 Hearts, as well as Breathe, The Connection and Love at First Fight.
If you are unable to snag a ticket to a desired screening at Lincoln Center, additional screenings and discussions can be seen at BAM and the IFC Center.
Effie Gray (screening in late March; review to come in April) – scribed by Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson goes back to the Victorian England to look at possibly the most the notorious scandals of the time, involving the marriage of Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). The film features an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Sir Derek Jacobi, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Riccardo Scamarcio and Claudia Cardinale.
TCM Film Festival (March 26-29) – I have only been once, but from my experience, the TCM fan community is awesome and I look forward hanging out in Los Angeles with my party peeps! I could attempt to give provide a summary view of what’s in store, but why bother, especially when there wonderfully crafted, comprehensive sites I can refer you to? Of course, the main festival website is a great start, but for a ‘boots on the ground’ perspective, I direct you to Will McKinley of cinematically insane for past and present coverage, as well as tips on how to maximize your festival experience.
This year’s theme is ‘History According to Hollywood’ and kicks of with a red carpet 50th anniversary screening of The Sound of Music.