An all-star fundraiser has been announced for legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who is a founding member of Funkadelic and who has worked with the Talking Heads, Fela Kuti, Mos Def and others. Worrell was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The benefit will take place in NYC at Webster Hall on April 4 with all-star guests like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Living Color, Rick Springfield, Paul Shaffer, Maceo Parker, BIll Laswell, Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison, B-52s’ Fred Schneider and many more, including filmmaker Johnathan Demme and actress Meryl Streep, who worked with Worrell on last year’s movie Ricki and the Flash. Tickets for that show are now on sale. Thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.
Following last week’s fantastic teaser trailer, Pathé is pleased to present the official main poster for “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. “Florence Foster Jenkins” will be released in UK cinemas 6th May 2016.
“Suffragette” has been released on DVD, Blu-Ray and on demand in the United States on February 02. In case you haven’t seen it, make sure to grab your copy. Blu-Ray screencaptures of Meryl’s cameo performance as Emmeline Pankhurst have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Claudia for sending them in. The disc comes with several featurettes on the making of the film, an excerpt can be found in the video archive.
Meryl Streep and her Berlin jury have picked the winners of the 66th annual film fest’s Gold and Silver Bears. The most politically-charged Berlin Film Festival of recent years comes to a head tonight with the awards ceremony for the winners of the Gold and Silver Bears. Meryl Streep said of the Golden Bear-winning film “Fire at Sea” from Gianfranco Rosi: “This is a film that commands our attention and demands action. It is a documentary on the refugee crisis, looking at the island of Lampadusa In Italy where thousands of refugees have flooded into Europe.” The first batch of pictures from the closing ceremony have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: A video from the closing ceremony, including Meryl’s interview and the presentation of the Best Actress and Best Film awards has been added, alongside screencaptures from the show. Enjoy.
Lots of additional images from the Berlin Film Festival have been added to the photo gallery, including yesterday’s jury reception of the White Bear at the mayor’s office, the Berlinale Talents conversation as well as the photocall, press conference and opening ceremony.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 66th Berlin Film Festival – White Bear Reception
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 66th Berlin Film Festival – Berlinale Talents
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 66th Berlin Film Festival – Opening Ceremony
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 66th Berlin Film Festival – Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2016 – 66th Berlin Film Festival – Photocall
While Meryl Streep is busy judging the films in competition at the Berlin Film Festival (besides an appearance at the Berlinale Talents on Sunday, there’s nothing new to report), the Telegraph is delighting us with the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins”, out in the UK this March. Unfairly but undertandably for a teaser trailer, Florence’s “singing voice” is not revealed, only the shocked faces of Hugh Grant, Nina Arianda and Simon Helberg. This looks like great fun. Check out the trailer above and screencaptures in the photo gallery.
Today, hundreds of new pictures and a bunch of video clips have been added to the archives. In the video archive you’ll find the press conference and opening ceremony for the 66th Berlin Film Festival, various German tv reports with interviews and profiles on Meryl. Also, an interview excerpt of PBS’ recent Mike Nichols documentary has been added as well. Then, there are new pictures for all the recent Berlinale appearances, including screencaptures for the above mentioned. To launch all last added pictures, click any of the previews below.
And so it begins. Early today, Meryl Streep has arrived in Berlin for tomorrow’s launch of the 66th Berlin Film Festival and her duties of leading the international jury. Earlier today she joined jury members Lars Eidinger, Nick James, Brigitte Lacombe, Clive Owen, Alwa Rohrwacher and Malgorzata Szumowska for a photocall. As the festival’s opening night takes place tomorrow, make sure to check back for more pictures and videos.