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Maps to the Stars at TIFF – Press Conference & Premiere times and links   1 comment

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‘Maps to the Stars’ Press Conference

Starts at 9AM ET/ 2PM BST/ 3PM CET
Live Streams:
TIFF Site: http://live.tiff.net
Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/tiff
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tiff

‘Maps to the Stars’ North American Premiere

Live Streams:
CTV News: http://www.citynews.ca/tifflive/ Starts at 8:30PM ET (1:30AM BST/ 2:30AM CET)
Etalk at TIFF: http://tiff.ctv.ca/tiff Starts at 9PM ET (2AM BST/ 3AM CET)

‘Maps To The Stars’ Screening starts at 9:30PM ET
Who is attending: Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg, John Cusack, Ewan Bird & Sarah Gadon.
Where: Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall.
After the screening, there is a Q&A.

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‘Maps to the Stars’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere on September 9th + Robert Pattinson scheduled to attend   Leave a comment

‘Maps to the Stars’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere is on September 9th + Robert Pattinson scheduled to attend. You can see the guest list here

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‘Maps to the Stars’ US Premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival on September 27th   Leave a comment

Maps To The Stars will have its US premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival.

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And now we know the date: September 27th at 9PM

Here’s the screening schedule for Maps To The Stars at NYFF

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September 27th – 9PM
September 28th – 3PM
Check the full schedule here. Tickets go on sale on September 7th here.

Thanks so much to @Gossipgyal for the link and info | via

US Premiere – ‘Maps to the Stars ‘ at the 52nd New York Film Festival   1 comment

Maps To The Stars has been announced as one of the films part of the 52nd New York Film Festival. It will be the movie’s US premiere.

Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, David Cronenberg, Evan Bird, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon

The 52nd New York Film Festival takes place September 26 – October 12. Tickets go on sale September 7 HERE.

Here’s part of the press release

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New work from a cross section of international filmmakers including Olivier Assayas, Nick Broomfield, David Cronenberg, Asia Argento, the Dardennes, Hong Sang-soo, and more are on tap for the Main Slate of the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival. Thirty films are included in the lineup of the 52nd NYFF, which also features new work from Pedro Costa, Abel Ferrara, Jean-Luc Godard, Bennett Miller, Mike Leigh, Mia Hansen-Løve, the late Alain Resnais, Alice Rohrwacher, and the Safdie Brothers, among others. The list joins previously announced the Opening Night World Premiere Gone Girl by David Fincher, Centerpiece World Premiere Inherent Vice by Paul Thomas Anderson, and Closing Night Gala Selection, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

The Main Slate lineup includes five North American and 14 U.S. Premieres with a number of films that have received prominent awards at festivals around the world. Four films received prizes at this year’s Cannes, including Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders, the winner of the 2014 Grand Prix Award; Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, for which he was named Best Director; David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, for which Julianne Moore took the prize for Best Actress, and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, for which Timothy Spall received the Best Actor Award for his performance as the painter J.M.W. Turner.

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Maps to the Stars (U.S. Premiere)
David Cronenberg, Canada/Germany, 2014, DCP, 111m
David Cronenberg takes Bruce Wagner’s script—a pitch-black Hollywood satire—chills it down, and gives it a near-tragic spin. The terrible loneliness of narcissism afflicts every character from the fading star Havana (Julianne Moore, who won the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her nervy performance) to the available-for-anything chauffeur (Robert Pattinson) to the entire Weiss family, played by John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, and Mia Wasikowska. The last two are brother and sister, damaged beyond repair and fated to repeat the perverse union of their parents. And yet, in their murderous rages, they have the purity of avenging angels, taking revenge on a culture that needs to be put out of its misery—or so it must seem to them. Cronenberg’s visual strategy physically isolates the characters from one another, so that their occasional violent connections pack a double whammy. An eOne Films release.

Check the full press release and line-up at the source

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NEW Maps To The Stars Poster   Leave a comment

Total Film has the exclusive:  a new poster of Maps to the Stars with Robert Pattinson:

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‘Maps to the Stars’ at Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – Gala Presentation   Leave a comment

‘Maps to the Stars’ will be shown  at Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – Gala Presentation
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‘Maps to the Stars’ TIFF page

The Festival will take place from September 4 to 14, 2014

‘Maps to the Stars’ in Cahiers du Cinéma magazine: NEW BTS Still and David Cronenberg Interview   1 comment

‘Maps to the Stars’ is on the cover of Cahiers Du Cinéma Magazine (France) – Features a long and interesting (and spoilery) interview with David Cronenberg – translated in this post – where he mentions Rob a few times and a new behind the scenes still.

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Translation of the Rob Mentions

A child kills another near a urinal, it goes a long way … At the same time, the beauty of the movie is that it’s ‘for’ children, to save the children. The character played by Mia Wasikowska is older but behaves like a child. She gathers children.
Yes the main character is the sweetest, most naive, the purest even she’s crazy. She isn’t here to become a star but to solve a family trauma. Jerome’s character played by Robert Pattinson is also a child. He isn’t born in Los Angeles, he comes from Indiana and elsewhere, he believes that he is able to play the game. It’s pathetic, he’ll be destroyed like a child. He’s too vulnerable. He plays the badass people but he doesn’t. At the end, the children are destroyed by monsters. This is the new direction taken by the poem Liberté which was written by Paul Eluard at the time of the Resistance. Here, freedom is death.

Why did you have so much difficulties to make Maps To The Stars ?
My movies are canadian-UK, Canadian-French or Canadian-German coproductions. I had to shoot at least five days in Los Angeles. We couldn’t recreate Hollywood in Toronto, we had to shoot there, it’s so special. We shot twenty four days in Toronto and five in L.A. One of the problems was to find a coproduction allowing to shoot in the States, and therefore spending money in the United States rather than in the coproducing country. And in most coproductions, it’s not possible to have a co writer which isn’t from the coproduction country … There is also the problem of the actors : we were only allowed to have one American actor, and that’s John Cusack. Julianne Moore has a British passport, Mia Wasikowska is Australian with a Polish passport, Robert Pattinson is English. We didn’t manage to find a coproduction eight years ago or five years ago either. And this is the coproduction with Germany which allowed us to get an American screenwriter. And Saïd Ben Saïd joined us. Here is the reality with which I have to deal as an independent director !

In Maps To The Stars, we can feel the light of Los Angeles. At the end, on the terrace of the hospital, the decor is very strange, we can feel the hills behind.
You believed it? This scene is a CGI one! We shot the hills and we put behind the scenes in Toronto. There was nothing around. I know that in Los Angeles, we would see the hills, that’s why I put this background. We did the same the thing in the scene where Mia discovers Rob on set, the Hollywood hills in the background are made in CGI. When people ask me if I like CGI, I say yes: not to create monsters, but to give birth to this kind of atmosphere without anyone noticing it. It’s invisible but it helps to create a certain reality.

Was it a joke to shoot Robert Pattinson as a limo driver after Cosmopolis?
No. Of course, I thought about it, but he loved the idea of being a part of an ensemble, not being the lead actor. So this is a chance … In fact, in the movie, he’s Bruce Wagner, because Bruce was a limo driver for years, and the lead part in his first novel, Force Majeure, is a limo driver. But only a few people

Magazine scans and full interview after the jump

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