Sunday, November 13, 2011

unholy night

Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is developing UNHOLY NIGHT. Based on a recently finished novel by Grahame-Smith (formerly titled We Three Kings), it focuses on the wandering wise men and puts an action-adventure twist on the original Christmas story.
SGS: That is a huge swords and sandals epic, and very dark, and very expensive. We’re going to have to partner with another big producer to get it off the ground, but that’s something we hope to get going. We have a big pitch on that Nov. 1. If Warner Bros. sparks to Unholy Night and really wants to do it, I’ll probably end up writing that very quickly. That one could be a prime candidate to film sometime next year. insidemovies
thanks, peter

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

nov 10-20 | vancouver jewish film festival

Only time for a hasty but timely post. Be sure and check out the link: frankly, I could have listed pretty much every title here, but this is a sampling of films that caught my eye. We've got Catholic priests, atonement and forgiveness, theatre and tv and baseball and more! What's not to like? Thanks, Rosie!

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
Nov 10-20

The Ridge Theatre
November 15 2011 | 07:15 PM
“Can one be a Catholic priest and an Observant Jew at the same time?”

The Ridge Theatre
November 13 2011 | 12:30 PM
"During the family Passover Seder, Hanna (Kirsten Dunst) is asked to "open the front door" for the prophet Elijah. Once the door is opened, she finds herself, not unlike Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, to have entered the 1940's and has stepped into Poland and soon into the life of a prisoner in one of the German death camps." From the young adult novel.

The Ridge Theatre
November 19 2011 | 08:00 PM
"About the search for atonement, and the ability to forgive."

The Ridge Theatre
November 20 2011 | 02:00 PM
I heard a remarkable segment of This American Life dealing with the same story.

The Ridge Theatre
November 18 2011 | 02:00 PM
"A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof."

The Ridge Theatre
November 20 2011 | 12:00 PM
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman.