Latest Jonathan Demme Stories

2014-04-01 16:23:39

Original Screenplay by Diablo Cody, Produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick, and Directed by Jonathan Demme CULVER CITY, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TriStar Productions today announced an all-star band of film talent will collaborate on Ricki and the Flash. Produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick, the film unites Oscar® winners Diablo Cody, who wrote the original screenplay, director Jonathan Demme, and Meryl Streep, who will star in the title role. Ricki and the...

2010-05-05 14:35:00

LOS ANGELES, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For his third Tavis Smiley Reports primetime special, Tavis Smiley will travel to New Orleans to capture the mood and spirit of the city's courageous residents five years after the levees failed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The episode, entitled "Been in the Storm Too Long," premieres, July 21, 2010 at 8pm/7pm Central on PBS. This special comes out of a ongoing collaboration between Tavis Smiley and Academy-Award-winning director Jonathan Demme...

2009-05-12 14:43:00

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Spokesperson, CARE Advocate for Maternal Health and Contributing Editor at Marie Claire Magazine Christy Turlington Burns; and Director Jonathan Demme Headline Program NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) jointly announced today the creation of a new annual forum, entitled "Envision," which will bring together dozens of leaders from the international...

2008-12-02 16:45:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Classics took an impressive 18 Spirit nominations (in a addition to "Synecdoche, New York" winning a special Robert Altman Award) which were announced this morning in Los Angeles for their films "Rachel Getting Married," "Sugar," "The Class," "The Wackness," "Synecdoche, New York," and "Frozen River." "Rachel Getting Married" receiving some of the best critical praise of the Fall film releases took 6 nominations including Best Feature, Best...

2008-10-08 15:00:25

Anne Hathaway said she was amazed to hear U.S. director Jonathan Demme wanted her to play an acid-tongued, recovering drug addict in his new movie. Best known for her good-girl turns in films like "The Princess Diaries,""The Devil Wears Prada,""Becoming Jane" and "Get Smart," Hathaway accepted Demme's offer to play a woman who wreaks havoc on her sister's wedding in "Rachel Getting Married" -- and has been earning rave reviews for her performance. "I was so amazed that Jonathan sent (the...

2008-10-03 06:00:15

By Claudia Puig Rachel Getting Married is a bit of a misnomer. Though the story is structured around the marriage of Rachel, the movie is all about Kym, a neurotic recovering addict and prodigal daughter, played powerfully by Anne Hathaway. It is a humorous and moving family drama, interspersed with plenty of stark realism and a bit of artificiality. Kym comes home from rehab for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) and destabilizes the family dynamic, dredging up buried...

2008-10-01 06:00:38

By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY There are directors who tend to bring out the best out in male stars. Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and, yes, the aptly named Michael Mann are but a few. Then there is Jonathan Demme, whose deft touch with actresses in such indelible late-20th-century favorites as Something Wild, Married to the Mob and his Oscar triumph Silence of the Lambs could put him in the running for the modern era's closest successor to George Cukor. "I've always been a sucker for...

2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Glenn Whipp "Rachel Getting Married" began life when Sidney Lumet's daughter, Jenny, imagined a young bride looking at herself in a three-way mirror. Then her sister bursts into the room, and the moment is either enhanced or ... destroyed. Or perhaps a little of both. As realized by director Jonathan Demme, "Rachel Getting Married" (in theaters Friday) captures life in all of its messiness, juxtaposing a gorgeous wedding against a family confronting both a past tragedy and the...

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