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Announcing The 32nd Gotham Independent Film Awards Winners

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Last night the winners for the 32nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out and I’m happy to start your Tuesday morning with this information if you are a follower of any kind of independent film. I have to admit that I stick to my main big screen Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers stuff for the most part and only get to the theater for those types of releases and I should look more into them based on my overall love of movies on the whole. Stuff for the future right? I’ve left the nominations listed alongside the winners and as you will notice a number of special awards were also given out. Enjoy.

Best Feature:
WINNER – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Aftersun
The Cathedral
Dos Estaciones
Tár

Best Screenplay:
WINNER – Tár – Todd Field
After Yang – Kogonada
Armageddon Time – James Gray
Catherine Called Birdy – Lena Dunham
Women Talking – Sarah Polley
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Announcing The 32nd Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

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Earlier today the nominations for the 32nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced and while we didn’t “see” this news officially, have culled the finer details from their provisions. Fans of independent films might enjoy perusing this list down below. Have at it.

Best Feature:
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Aftersun
The Cathedral
Dos Estaciones
Tár
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United Artists Releasing Presents “Creed III” Official Trailer

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Most of the friends of my vintage grew up with the “Rocky” franchise of films and many were excited about the story continuing with the offspring of the late great Apollo Creed with the “Creed” films. With the first two films doing good in the box office, MGM is offering up a third in “Creed III”. The first trailer for this 2023 release just dropped and I’m sharing this along with the premise, casting and artwork. Enjoy.

The Synopsis: Five years after Creed II, after dominating the boxing world, Adonis “Donnie” Creed has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian “Dame” Anderson, resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Donnie must put his future on the line to battle Dame – a fighter who has nothing to lose.
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60th New York Film Festival Main Slate Announced

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The Press Release:
Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) announces the 32 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 60th New York Film Festival (NYFF), taking place September 30–October 16 at Lincoln Center and in venues across the city.

Festival Passes are now on sale, with discounts through Friday, August 12. NYFF60 single tickets will go on sale to the General Public on September 19, with pre-sale access for FLC Members and Pass holders prior to this date. Save 20% on FLC Memberships through August 16.

“If there is one takeaway from this year’s Main Slate, it is cinema’s limitless capacity for renewal,” said Dennis Lim, artistic director, New York Film Festival. “Collectively, the films in the program suggest that this renewal takes many forms: breathtaking debuts, veterans pulling off new tricks, filmmakers of all stripes seeking new and surprising forms of expression and representation. We love the range and eclecticism of this group of films and are excited to share it with audiences.”
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Now Playing: Disney-Pixar “Lightyear” (6/17/2022)

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As a long time fan of the “Toy Story” original film and its sequels and yes the subsequent toy lines I have to say that I am very excited about the opening of the brand-new Disney/Pixar film “Lightyear” which takes us back in time to the origins of the man who eventually inspired a toy. The film opens today and we’ve already shared the Teaser Trailer and the Official Trailer in other narratives which you can peruse by clicking the hyperlinked text. To round this out properly I’ve got some new art, the basic premise and of course the voice casting. To infinity and beyond!!!! Let’s go.

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The Premise: The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans.
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