Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Kristen Stewart headed to a Los Angeles prison to shoot Camp X-Ray, she expected that her role as a soldier who befriends a detainee in Guantanamo Bay would be intense—but she had no idea that ghost hunting would be part of the job. Spending almost a month on the set of a deserted detention center, Stewart and her co-stars found themselves getting spooked more often than not when filming the powerful drama. We caught up with the cast at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where they filled us in on the most haunting behind-the-scenes moments from the movie, out now.
One night after filming, the creepy surroundings got the best of Stewart. “It was really late, and I needed to blow off steam and be alone for a second,” she recalled. “I walked back to my trailer by myself, and I started running. I think I was even saying, ‘Leave me alone! I don’t care!’ as I was running.”
The ghosts on set weren’t all scary, and Stewart believes that one of them even helped her impress her male co-stars on the basketball court during breaks. “I literally felt like the court was haunted, and some little boy [ghost] was like, ‘I’m gonna make the girl win and piss off all the dudes on set,” she says. And when they weren’t practicing their free throws, the cast took part in other (ghost-free) activities. “We went bowling a lot, and then we built a golf course in the prison,” said co-star Lane Garrison, who plays a prison guard in the film. “Kristen’s a great golfer!”
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
In "Clouds of Sils Maria," you play an aging actress who sort of gets threatened by a younger actress. I'm assuming you aren't actually threatened by Kristen Stewart or Chloe Moretz. Did you take on a mentor or teaching role during filming?
It's interesting, because I read in an interview -- and I don't really read interviews -- that Olivier said that there were moments when I was showing up Kristen, showing her how to act. For me it's never been like that. Sometimes I push her, because I know her potential. When you see that, it's very exciting as an actor to go and push someone. I think deep down I would like to teach one day. It's about mothering, about giving birth, a midwife kind of situation, and there's something very rewarding in a very hidden place. When you see somebody transforming and growing, it's such a reward because it gives hope to everybody. With Kristen, in the films she's done, I don't think she ever really experienced how amazing she is. Actually, when I saw her in interviews, the way she listens and the way she answers, I said, "This is a great actress." Just the way of receiving and giving back. I think she has an amazing career in front of her, and she's gonna surprise us.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
'Still Alice' and 'Clouds of Sils Maria' will both have special screenings at the AFI Film Festival in November
Press release by the AFI Film Festival
AFI FEST’s Special Screenings are CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (DIR Olivier Assayas); STILL ALICE (DIR Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland).
Click on each film's title to go to their AFI Film Festival page.
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA – Actress Maria (Juliette Binoche) struggles to return to the stage play that made her famous 20 years earlier, but this time in a different role, and opposite a rising young starlet. DIR Olivier Assayas. SCR Olivier Assayas. CAST Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger. Switzerland, Germany, France.
- Egyptian 11/07/2014, 9:30 p.m.
- Chinese 1 11/12/2014, 12:00 p.m
STILL ALICE – Julianne Moore gives a heartbreaking performance as a linguistics professor facing early onset Alzheimer’s disease in this festival favorite. DIR Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland. SCR Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland. CAST Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish. USA.
- Egyptian 11/12/2014, 8:00 p.m.
- Chinese 1 11/13/2014, 2:30 p.m.
Read more on the festival, venues and how to get tickets here.
Monday, October 20, 2014
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AnoopSimon I'm happy that i am getting private messages and praise all day today, since fans have been getting a chance to watch "CampXray". As one of the only real Military Iraqi War Veteran who was an actor in this film, I am proud with what Dir.Peter Sattler accomplished. Especially with the respect and honor that Kristen has for our Armed forces and the rest of the cast. Peyman's performance was amazing as well... The movie is not to sympathize with the terrorists but for the innocent who were wrongly accused and labeled as such. Heck i served my nation and fought the fight to bring the bad guys to justice so out of all, I know that there is evil and then there are those who are wrongly labeled. Definitely watch it, research the topic, and see the message that we were trying to portray.
It is playing in select theaters and is on Video on Demand, so check with your local cable providers for showtimes ... I am so blessed that i got chance to work with the amazing cast and crew, all of who became colleagues and friends now.