Jul 15
2015

Jonathan Demme’s musical dramedy Ricki and the Flash, which stars Meryl Streep as a musicians seeking to mend her family relationships after a career spent on the road pursuing musical fame, will open the 68th Locarno Film Festival. The film, which Sony is releasing, was written by Diablo Cody (Juno) will world premiere August 5 at the Piazza Grande. The fest, which runs August 5-15, has a strong line-up of American titles, including Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, Catherine Corsini’sLa Belle Saison and Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw. Michael Cimino’s Vietnam classic The Deer Hunter gets an airing to tie in with Cimino being awarded a Pardo D’onore Swisscom. Many thanks to Frank and Glenn for the heads-up!