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Reply #30 on: December 08, 2015, 12:50:54 PM
Production Begins On Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’; Full Cast Includes Brie Larson, Zosia Mamet & More
via The Playlist

still via The Playlist

"This film tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy."


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Reply #31 on: May 04, 2016, 10:45:38 AM
listing Edward Lachman's credits because

Cinematographer (72 credits)

 2017 Wonderstruck (filming)
 2016 Wiener-Dog (director of photography)
 2015 Don't Blink - Robert Frank (Documentary)
 2015 Carol
 2014 Cathedrals of Culture (Documentary) (segment "The Salk Institute", as Ed Lachman)
 2013 Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) (segment "'I'm Still Here'", as Ed Lachman)
 2013 Paradise: Hope
 2012 Dark Blood
 2012 Paradise: Faith
 2012 Paradise: Love (as Ed Lachman)
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part Four (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part Three (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part Two (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part One (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2010 Howl (director of photography)
 2009/II Collapse (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 2009 Life During Wartime
 2007 I'm Not There.
 2007 Import Export
 2007 Hounddog (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 2006 The Music of Regret (Short)
 2006 A Prairie Home Companion (as Ed Lachman)
 2004 Stryker
 2004 Cell Stories (Documentary short)
 2003 Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease (Video documentary)
 2002 Far from Heaven (director of photography)
 2002 Ken Park (as Ed Lachman, photography)
 2002 S1m0ne
 2001 Sweet November
 2000 Erin Brockovich (as Ed Lachman)
 1999 The Virgin Suicides
 1999 The Limey (as Ed Lachman)
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (as Ed Lachman)
 1997 Selena
 1997 Touch (as Ed Lachman)
 1995 My Family
 1994 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 1993 Horse Opera (TV Movie)
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Box (1993) ... (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 1992 My New Gun
 1992 Light Sleeper (as Ed Lachman)
 1991 Soldiers of Music (Documentary)
 1991 London Kills Me
 1991 Mississippi Masala
 1990 Catchfire (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 1990 The Local Stigmatic (as Ed Lachman)
 1988 Karajan in Salzburg (TV Special) (cinematography by)
 1987 Less Than Zero (director of photography)
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1987 Making Mr. Right
 1986 El día que me quieras
 1986 True Stories (as Ed Lachman)
 1986 Mother Teresa (Documentary)
 1986 The Little Sister (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 1986 Stripper (Documentary)
 1985 The Look (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 1985 Ornette: Made in America (Documentary)
 1985 Heart of the Garden
 1985 Tokyo-Ga (Documentary)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (director of photography)
 1985 R.A.B.L. (Short)
 1984 I played It for You (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 1984 The Last Trip to Harrisburg (Short) (as Ed Lachman)
 1984 In Our Hands (Documentary)
 1983 Portfolio
 1983 Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph (Documentary short)
 1982 Report from Hollywood (Documentary)
 1982 Les petites guerres
 1982 Say Amen, Somebody (Documentary)
 1980 Lightning Over Water (Documentary)
 1980 Union City
 1978 Wings of Ash: Pilot for a Dramatization of the Life of Antonin Artaud (Short)
 1977 La Soufrière (Documentary short) (as Ed Lachman)
 1977 False Face (director of photography - as Edward Lachman Jr.)
 1974 The Lords of Flatbush


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Reply #32 on: May 05, 2016, 04:02:00 PM
Wiener Dog opens June 24th


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Reply #33 on: May 05, 2016, 04:54:02 PM
is it going to have a wide opening?


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Reply #34 on: May 05, 2016, 04:59:44 PM
It's being distributed by IFC so probably not.

Maybe it'll show up on Amazon streaming though?


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Reply #35 on: June 27, 2016, 05:57:29 PM
Solondz's NYU thesis film Babysitter (1984)


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Reply #36 on: February 02, 2017, 03:34:41 PM
Penélope Cruz & Edgar Ramírez Have Todd Solondz’s ‘Love Child’ — Berlin
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EXCLUSIVE: Penélope Cruz and Edgar Ramírez are attached to Todd Solondz’s new project Love Child, which MadRiver Pictures is bringing to market in Berlin next week.

Solondz, who’s the brains behind Wiener- Dog and Welcome to the Dollhouse, writes and directs the project, which is described as a dark and hilarious twist on the classic Oedipal theme. Story follows 11 year-old Junior, a delusional aspiring Broadway star with an inappropriate obsession with his mother Immaculada. After orchestrating an accident that nearly kills his abusive father, he encourages Nacho, the handsome man living in the family’s guesthouse to court his mother and become his new dad. But when the two fall in love, Junior becomes so jealous that he is no longer the subject of his mother’s attention that he hatches a plan to frame Nacho for his father’s murder.

The pic, which is sure to be a sought-after project at EFM, is currently in pre-production and Christine Vachon’s Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa will produce.

Cruz recently boarded Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, based on Agatha Christie’s beloved murder mystery novel. She’ll join an ensemble cast including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench. She’s also in Escobar with husband Javier Bardem in a movie that examines the love affair between drug lord Pablo Escobar and Colombian journalist Virginia Vallejo.

Ramirez recently starred alongside Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train, adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-selling book, and Gold with Matthew McConaughey, the adventure mining story from Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and HWY 61’s Michael Nozik. He’s also got a role in New Regency’s sci-fi Bright with Will Smith and Noomi Rapace.


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Reply #37 on: January 30, 2020, 12:31:59 AM

I've been reading the recent Solondz entry in the Contemporary Film Directors series, and in an interview with the book's author, Solondz gives shoutouts to both Phantom Thread and A Ghost Story:


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Reply #38 on: January 30, 2020, 01:55:31 AM
the sort of um indicator of one’s actual iq isn’t so mysterious really, but one’s capabilities within the amorphous realm of conceptualization is a separate category, not wholly independent from but also not wholly dependent upon one’s iq, it’s art shit, and anybody into art shit is into A Ghost Story

i’ve read and quoted Lowery-the-filmmaker-who-is-a-separate-entity-from-Ghostboy speak about how unpredictable and unintentional that movie was, but he’s getting behind in the one for them and one for me category


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Reply #39 on: April 15, 2020, 03:11:27 PM
From a recent AMA with one of the founders of Arbelos Films. Probably false hope, but as far as I know this is the most concrete bit of info about a potential release available:


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Reply #40 on: April 15, 2020, 03:18:58 PM
Cinelicious is defunct but its releases are listed there. Do you know the connection? Since Cine is still listed as oop a licensing thinger is involved


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Reply #41 on: April 15, 2020, 03:29:25 PM
Cinelicious became Arbelos and is founded by several of the same people, but the releases previously distributed under the Cinelicious label are OOP.

From a late 2017 Hollywood Reporter article:

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Arbelos, a new boutique distributor focusing on the release of both new and restored classic art house titles, officially launched at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The company's first release will be a 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper's 1971 cult classic The Last Movie, which will get a new theatrical bow, and its first ever Blu-ray and digital streaming release, via Arbelos in 2018.

Arbelos looks to blending both new independent features with 4K restorations of classic and cult films, cutting across all genres and eras, the group said. Arbelos plans to release 6-8 titles per year, around half new titles, and will be scouting films while in Toronto.

The team behind Arbelos — co-founders David Marriott, Dennis Bartok, Craig Rogers and Ei Toshinari — previously collaborated together on Cinelicious Pics, the distribution arm of L.A. digital restoration studio Cinelicious and the new company's initial slate will include Cinelicious Pics film library of 14 feature films, including the recent 4K restoration of Toshio Matsumoto’s transgender classic Funeral Parade of Roses, Tim Sutton’s Dark Night and the 4K restoration of Eiichi Yamamoto’s underground anime Belladonna of Sadness.

“We all share a very left-of-center passion for hidden and underappreciated movies,” said Bartok. “The success of Belladonna of Sadness, which had been forgotten for over 40 years and went on to be one of the biggest arthouse re-releases of last year, showed that we’ve barely scratched the surface of great, overlooked movies. We love the fact that we’re starting our company with literally The Last Movie, Dennis Hopper’s brilliant and long-unavailable masterpiece.”

Bartok, Marriott and Toshinari left Cinelicious Pics several months ago and began to collaborate with Rogers, a restoration expert at Cinelicious, and Jonathan Marlow, who had acquired several Cinelicious Pics releases for the SVOD streaming service Fandor. Marlow will take up the position of chief business development officer at Arbelos.

It's a bit more than a name change though, as Cinelicious also used to have a physical presence in Hollywood:

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In 2018 Cinelicious Pics closed, the building Cinelicious was operating in on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood was sold and Cinelicious Pics did not relocate.


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Reply #42 on: April 15, 2020, 03:38:03 PM

they’re the good fight of course. Happiness has been missing yeah. Mondo Macabro’s Gemini release is my most anticipated right now