According to Deadline, the Sarah Gavron-helmed Suffragette opened the London Film Festival last week in its European premiere after bowing at Telluride in early September. On Monday, it started previews in the UK with numbers that just keep going up. Pathé UK has the timely period drama locally which is being distributed by Fox under their pact (Focus releases Stateside on October 23). After four days at the polls, UK moviegoers have spent $2.16M through Thursday. Not only that, but playing on 490 screens, Suffragette jumped in the mid-week from $423K on Monday, to $562K on Tuesday and $600K on Wednesday. Going into the weekend, it’s running No. 2 behind The Martian and coming off the strong early days, Pathé is feeling pretty upbeat. The movie has been able to capitalize on that LFF premiere mixed with the currently amplified debate about equality for women. The complete article can be read here.
The last few days have been filled with lots of appearances in the United Kingdom for the promotion of “Suffragette”. Yesterday, Meryl sat down on Graham Norton’s couch (for the second time this year) to talk about the film alongside Carey Mulligan, Nicole Kidman and Nigella Lawson. The complete appearance can be watched in the video archive. Also added are Meryl’s appearances at the Women in the World London Summit, the “Suffragette” press conference at the BFI London Film Festival and an interview with BBC News. For a complete list of new added videos, have a look at the previews below.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Graham Norton Show (2015)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Women in the World London Summit
Video Archive – Public Appearances – BFI London Film Festival – Suffragette Premiere
Video Archive – Public Appearances – BFI London Film Festival – Suffragette Press Conference
Video Archive – News Segments – BBC News (October 07, 2015)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – “We the People” for Global Goals (2015)
Video Archive – Career – Suffragette – Film Scene 02
Hundreds of additional pictures from the BFI London Film Festival’s photocall and premiere of “Suffragette” have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Lindsey for the contribution. Additionally, pictures from the taping of “The Graham Norton Show” as well as the Women in the World Summit in London have been added as well. For more information about the latter two events, check the next update.
As previously reported, “Suffragette” has opened yesterday’s BFI London Film Festival. There has been a lot of bad press towards the film (not to confuse with actual critics who have seen and enjoyed the film) and online hysteria regarding the Time Out London photoshoot, and I’m going to write more about it this weekend (or probably just ignore it), but for now, let’s celebrate the film’s premiere with pictures from the photocall, press conference and premiere. There’s more to come, so check back soon.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – BFI London Film Festival – Suffragette Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – BFI London Film Festival – Suffragette Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2015 – BFI London Film Festival – Suffragette Photocall
A first clip of Meryl Streep portraying Emmeline Pankhurst in “Suffragette” has been released. In the brief clip, which also features Suffragette’s leading lady Carey Mulligan, Pankhurst speaks from the balcony to a large group of followers about equality, saying, “We don’t want to be lawbreakers, we want to be lawmakers”. The clip can be found in the video archive. Many thanks to Joan for the heads-up.
Movie and music fans will get to rock on with Meryl Streep when “Ricki and the Flash” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Streep takes on a whole new gig as a hard-rocking singer and guitarist for Oscar® winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in this original film loaded with live musical performances. Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock n roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield as the Flash band member in love with Ricki; and Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Rickis ex-husband.
A fourth theatrical trailer – this time featuring quotes from the critical praise, a television spot and the official b-roll for “Suffragette” have been released. You can watch all three clips in the video archive. A new production still of Meryl as Emmeline Pankhurst has been added to the photo gallery as well.
On October 9 at 10.35 pm., Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan will join Nicole Kidman on Graham Norton’s couch to promote the theatrical release of “Suffragette”. For more information and tickets, visit the BBC’s official website. This will be Meryl’s second visit to the Graham Norton Show after appearing earlier this year to promote “Into the Woods”. “Suffragette” will also be opening the Savannah Film Festival, which kicks off Saturday, October 24. Many thanks to Glenn and Frank for the heads-up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has nabbed Stephen Frear’s Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The project was shopped to buyers at TIFF. The film is a Pathe and BBC Films presentation with the participation of Canal Plus and Cine Plus of a Qwerty Films Production. Paramount will distribute the film in the U.S., and Pathe will release the film in the U.K. and France. The film is the true story Foster Jenkins (Streep), a New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.
A big batch of additional scans for the international Ricki and the Flash promotion have been added to the photo gallery. These recent scans come from the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, France and Italy and have been contributed by Alvaro, Tereza, Marcela and Luciana. My most sincere thanks to all of you for providing such an extensive press coverage on Ricki and the Flash. Enjoy the new scans.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – News on Cinema (Italy, August 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Grazia (France, August 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Elle (France, August 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Vanity Fair (France, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Ciak (Italy, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Time Out (United Kingdom, September 01, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – F Magazine (Italy, September 02, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – TV Mini (Czech Republic, September 05, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – TV Max (Czech Republic, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Tyden Magazine (Czech Republic, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Grazia (United Kingdom, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Hello (United Kingdom, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – OK (United Kingsom, September 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Marie France (France, October 2015)